Germany kept us waiting and waiting for the Unser Lied für Israel songs. And on Friday all seven acts finally took to the stage with their three-minute ditties for their shot at representing Germany at Eurovision 2019.
In the end, it was late addittion duo S!sters who won both the jury and televote with their song, “Sister”!
S!sters — “Sister”
S!sters are made up of non-sisters, Carlotta Truman and Laurita. Their song was co-written by Laurell Barker, who is also part of the writing team behind the UK’s “Bigger Than Us”.
Unser Lied für Israel — Results
The result of Unser Lied came in three parts. First of all, a group of former Eurovision jury members gave their votes. Familiar faces on this jury included Ruth Lorenzo, Tinkara Kovac and Margaret Berger.
After the first round of votes, S!sters led the way, just pipping Makeda to the 12 points.
Those points were then rounded down to 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5 and finally 4 points each.
Following this round came the votes of the 100-person panel, whose evaluation had been ongoing since October. Our very own William Lee Adams was on hand to help give out the panel’s points. The leader changed following this section of the vote, with Sisters only getting 6 points from the jury.
Aly Ryan took 12 points, with Makeda again scoring the 10.
Finally, EBU chief Jon Ola Sand came out to announce the winner of the German televote. S!sters won the televote, making them the winner of Unser Lied für Israel and Germany’s act in Tel Aviv!
Also during tonight’s show, we saw a number of interval act performances. Eurovision winner Lena and Germany’s 2018 act, Michael Schulte, returned to the German NF. Revolverheld and Udo Lindenberg also performed.
What do you think of Germany’s choice? Do you think S!sters can deliver another strong result for Germany, or could last year have just been a fluke? Let us know your thoughts down below!