Seven acts are competing to represent Germany at Eurovision 2019. They will compete in Unser Lied für Israel. The winner will represent the Big 5 nation in Tel Aviv. The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has listened to all seven songs and has quickly developed strong opinions. Did we find an act to  replicate Michael Schulte’s success? Read on to find out.

Robyn

1. Aly Ryan – “Wear Your Love”

In a way, any one of the User Lied songs would be good enough for Tel Aviv. But there’s one thing that would really stand out. Aly Ryan’s “Wear Your Love” is modern and stylish, fun and sensual. The dreamy verses erupt into a massive chorus that suggests big potential for staging. If Aly can deliver live, “Wear Your Love” will slay!

2. Linus Bruhn – “Our City”
3. BB Thomaz – “Demons”
4. S!sters – “Sister”
5. Lilly Among Clouds – “Surprise”

Julian

1. Aly Ryan – “Wear Your Love”

First, I have to underline what an incredibly good job Germany has done this year. These songs and staging — it’s the best German selection since 2010. That leads to my personal winner who definitely has to be Aly Ryan with “Wear Your Love”. I fell in love, especially with the catchy hook, “Dress me, Dress me up, all I wanna do is wear your love”. The song is the perfect mixture of dance pop and Daft Punk with a perfect vibe for Eurovision. And the staging screams Melfest realness. The point is — bring this to Eurovision and you may have a winner here.

2. Makeda – “The Day I Loved You Most”
3. Lilly Among Clouds – “Surprise”
4. Linus Bruhn – “Our City”
5. Gregor Hägele – “Let Me Go”

Barnabas

1. BB Thomaz – “Demons”

Here’s the song for Germany, ladies and gentlemen — a soul track with an edge. The guitars give the number the roughness needed to avoid being too “poppy”, and BB has a strong voice that fits the song. Deutschland, you better send this to Tel Aviv!

2. Aly Ryan – “Wear Your Love”
3. Makeda – “The Day I Loved You Most”
4. Gregor Hägele – “Let Me Go”
5. Lilly Among Clouds – “Surprise”

Pablo

1. Aly Ryan – “Wear Your Love”

Oh Mein Gott, yes! Germany may have been scared to send big pop numbers after past efforts they would not like to talk about, but Aly Ryan is going to set the world on fire, and I will dance to the beat of that. This is both the perfect song to send after last year’s effort and for how this year is shaping. This is an entry to be proud of. Proud to send. Proud to sing. And proud of the great position I bet it will end up at.

2. BB Thomaz – “Demons”
3. Lilly Among Clouds – “Surprise”
4. Linus Bruhn – “Our City”
5. Makeda – “The Day I Loved You Most”

Luis

1. Aly Ryan – “Wear Your Love”

In a field of extremely pleasant mid-tempos, this horn-filled banger takes the crown. “Wear Your Love” is sultry yet straightforward, powerful and ready to top the airplay charts around Europe. It’s been ages since Germany sent an up-tempo entry, and this one is a perfect chance to command the European dancefloor. Hoping that Aly can deliver — this is the most distinctive song in Unser Lied für Isräel and the Germans should not hesitate. Das ist ein Banger, Deutschland!

2. Lilly Among Clouds – “Surprise”
3. BB Thomaz – “Demons”
4. Linus Bruhn – “Our City”
5. Gregor Hägele – “Let Me Go”

Florian

1. Aly Ryan – “Wear Your Love”

“Wear Your Love” is a very interesting track. Starting off with a catchy intro, the verses build up to something. And in the chorus, I really like the transition from the verses into the refrain. Besides, Aly’s voice makes this a unique song that would stand out among others in Tel Aviv. And she definitely knows how to perform!

2. Lilly Among Clouds – “Surprise”
3. BB Thomaz – “Demons”
4. Gregor Hägele – “Let Me Go”
5. Makeda – “The Day I Loved You Most”

Antranig

1. Aly Ryan – “Wear Your Love”

I’m going to do things a bit differently here. In its current state, Lilly Among Clouds is definitely my favourite in Germany but I’m ranking Aly first because she has the most potential. “Wear Your Love” has the ability to be “Fuego” levels of epic on stage. The chorus is arguably rather lacklustre and just needs to be spruced up before it reaches those tantalising woodwind beats. I’m being really particular because this has the potential to finish in the Top 5 at Eurovision but needs to be tightened up to get there.

2. Lilly Among Clouds – “Surprise”
3. Linus Bruhn – “Our City”
4. S!sters – “Sister”
5. Gregor Hägele – “Let Me Go”

Cinan

1. Aly Ryan – “Wear Your Love”

I think it’s time for Germany to send a bop to Eurovision and let us party so hard this season. “Wear Your Love” is definitely going to slay on every Eurovision party and also on the Wiwi Jam! Can’t wait to see how this will do live. One of the most important things about this song is that it’s not boring, it keeps exciting me until the end of the 3 minutes. Also, this song and my second favourite were the two songs who grabbed me in a few seconds, which is so important for people who are going to listen for the first time only on the final in Tel Aviv. It was really difficult to choose if this song should be on the top of my ranking or my second favourite song.

2. BB Thomaz – “Demonz”
3. S!sters – “Sister”
4. Lilly Among Clouds – “Surprise”
5. Makeda – “The Day I Loved You Most”

Who are you favourites in Unser Lied für Israel? Can Germany remain in the Top 5? Let us know in the comments below.

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Serge

Disappointed. And also a good example and a cautionary tale of why anything voted in polls on this site and by this crowd or jury (I mean wiwibloggs) should be taken with a grain of salt.

Mufasa
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Mufasa

Why why why bottom 5 Germany

Dalth
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Dalth

Lilly among the clouds and aly where my favourites beforehand but lily felt like a budget Kate Bush and Aly felt a wee bit too gimmicky with all the special effects, think the best performance won in end.

Finn
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Finn

The sisters were the best. I think the performance was so emotional and powerful.

xmynameis
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xmynameis

How the hell did they chose the worst one?! I… Germany canceled.

Jonas
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Jonas

It was weird to see Jon Ola actually giving the results, instead of just approving them.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’ll need to wait for this result to sink before opinating on it. It’s solid and has potential, but it was only my 5th choice, so I’m naturally disappointed. Basically it’s Destination Eurovision all over again.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

By the way, I checked the odds during the show and Sisters was by far last place, which means that some people made REAL money tonight. I hope they use it with ther siblings. 😛

Tibor
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Tibor

Fun fact: this is also last with the wiwipoll … 😉
What a curious decision.

Phon
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Phon

We’ve chosen Sisters… only the Panel was smart enough to put Aly first… I’m crying I will see my country in the bottom 5 again 🙁 Anyway, good luck to them!

Pandaman
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Pandaman

I liked it! Even though it was my number three, behind Lilly Among Clouds and Aly Ryan, I think it’s still a very solid choice. Exciting voting sequence as well, good job on the whole national final, Germany!

If there was anything that surprised me, though – Aly Ryan getting just six points from the televoting and Linus Bruhn getting so high with the juries.

Good job everyone!

Jonas
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Jonas

I haven’t been this disappointed since Heart Shaped Hole went down in flames!

I don’t want to say anything bad about Sister because it is good, and they are great, but…

up!
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up!

I’m just so extremely disappointed right now. We had such a good selection and well, my number 6 won… I’ve voted like 25 times for Aly…

Leo
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Leo

Their winning performance was so cute.
I get that some of you didn’t expect that and don’t agree with it, but do you really have to downvote supporters?

Colin
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Colin

Winner – Solid song, but not my favorite. That basically sums mostly all NF winners thus far.

Miles johnson
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Miles johnson

Lily among clouds was robbed

Thought Germany could win for once … turns out they’re finishing bottom 5 then …

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

I hate this. Why would you send Sisters??? I’m so devastated….

Jo.
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Jo.

I’m not keen on the winner.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Wow! Well done Sisters. And congrats to “you know who”, for yet another song at Eurovision!! 🙂

Joe
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Joe

Say her name three times and she shows up in the Wiwi comments section.
Can we officially declare her the new, improved Ralph Siegel? Especially now that she’s got a song for Germany? (And if she’s Siegel Mark 2, could she PLEASE write something for San Marino?)

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

But this time with a nice one, on the contrast to the uninspired UK song.

oli
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oli

LOL Germany

Tibor
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Tibor

That was unexpected …
Congratulations, Sisters.

Leo
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Leo

Congrats to the Sisters. Loved them ???

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Exciting voting sequence. Not bad, the I agree with the international jury’s top 2.

Joe
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Joe

Have we got a winner?

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

S!sters

Joe
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Joe

Huh! Always the one you least expect. People seem to like it, though.

Tibor
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Tibor

Staging was impressive for all these songs, but did we expect less from Germany?
I prefer “Surprise”, it’s the most unusual of the selection and even if she struggled a bit with her high notes (the commentator said she was ill the whole week), it was still the most interesting song of the evening.
Aly’s performance was a little bit wooden, but the staging was cool albeit more static than I would have expected from the only uptempo number of the evening.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I feel that the treadmill restricted Aly a little bit. I guess they could get rid of it with similar results and giving her more time to breath.

Tibor
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Tibor

True, but she also seemed slightly scared, I got a hint of Blanche-vibes there. Besides she struggled to get out of her dress on the treadmill, that seemed a bit odd – why not give her a dress, she can just rip off?

Sabrina
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Sabrina

The “costume change” was also an unnecessary thing. They have a fun song, a good performer and good looking visual effects, they didn’t need gimmicks, just good choreography and the right camera work.

Tibor
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Tibor

Agreed, she should have moved more instead.

Jo.
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Jo.

yeah, the treadmill wasn’t a good idea.

Lloyd
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Lloyd

Studio version i liked Aly
But seeing them live, my favorite is Lilly

Colin
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Colin

Had no idea of anything before the show, so everything was new to me and depended on the impact. Overall, it’s again a quite solid final. Personally, I’d probably go for Makeda or Gregor, but that might change if I hear songs more than once. I just hope whoever Germany chooses will deliver it in May.

Joe
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Joe

Could potentially be the best batch of host/Big 5 entries since at least 2011. Just gotta hope Kobi has a good song.

Leo
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Leo

I really didn’t expect that but I love the sisters right now. They gave me life. But Aly, Linus and Lilly were great, too. And the other three were good too, I just don’t expect them to do well in Israel.
But the bottom line is: great great national fimal.

Joe
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Joe

I haven’t heard any of these songs but I’m incredibly hyped.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

It was a good show, but I feel it could be even better if they had more time to rehearsal. That’s sometimes the problem with final-only national selections. There’s a lot of potential to explore in these entries. No idea who will win, but I would vote for Lilly.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

The same here, Sabrina, although I felt that the show was well-rehearsed for the most part. I only spotted a couple of lighting/cueing mistakes, towards the end. The quality of the staging is undeniably high; I loved the crazy choreography for some of the songs. Fantastic creativity. None of the performances were weak, so just pick a number from 1 to 7, Germany! 🙂
Ohh ok then. Lilly for the win. Or Makeda. Or (you get the point.)

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Yeah, nothing serious, just a matter of getting everybody from the production team on the same page. Examples: the lights on Aly’s face sometimes didn’t allow us to see her eyes and the camera angles while the boomerang-demons (!) on BB’s performance were coming and going. Also I felt that some singers were nervous, especially Gregor. If someone lets them do it all again tomorrow, I bet we would get even more confused about who to pick.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Don’t kill me but my favorite performance was Makeda. lol

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I cried during that performance. In a good way. The song is outstanding, and I connect with the lyrics.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

She gave it all, but the whole matter/shatter/better/rather of the chorus disturb me a little bit.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It is in the spirit of Whitney Houston’s biggest hits, isn’t it?

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I guess we could say so. By the way, she looked amazing. Not a surprise, since she’s beautiful.

Tibor
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Tibor

It’s true, that was a very emotional performance.

Alexxx
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Alexxx

I want Surprise just saw it live omg

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yep. She gave me winner vibes.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

The first three performances were fantastic! This might end up being the strongest National Final of the season. It is possible.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Seriously though. Germany can’t go wrong here, surely? They’re all outstanding.

Colin
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Colin

I’d second that. Probably after a few listenings I’d order them more clearly, but from the first impression, I think all 7 did a good job. But is it 6.5/10 (decent) or 10/10 (masterpiece)? For that, I’d need to hear them again, including the studio version which doesn’t contain the public clapping.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

IMO, the live versions were actually mostly an improvement on the studio recordings. Perhaps the only unlucky artist tonight was Lilly in the clouds, because her voice wasn’t fully healthy. But I still think she could win anyhow.

Colin
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Colin

Oh, okay. I noticed Lily’s voice cracking a bit at heights, but it was still very well done. If both studio and live version exist, it would be good to hear both, but if the live one is better, good. In any case, I rarely ever rate songs I haven’t heard at least 3 times (Minimum for NF songs is 2, but most get about 4-5, excluding watching clips at lists), so whoever wins will need a re-listen to get to my list. Even so, it’s blatantly obvious they are all better than songs from Montenegro, Croatia and Latvia, at… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Haha. I still think Montenegro’s “Heaven” can be re-arranged into something special. (If they can, or want to.)

Leo
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Leo

Loved Aly, Lily, Linus and the sisters, but the other three were good performers too. A great selection. Best one of the year yet and best German one in decades basically.

LawStudent
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LawStudent

OUR CITY!!!!!

Emily
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Emily

lilly among clouds <3

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Well, this should be interesting. 🙂

Jake
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Jake

Wear Your Love has the open of Legends with the sentiment of Madonna’s Dress You Up (in my love)

John
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John

Aly Ryan ouzes WINNER – in Tel Aviv!

Girl, please don´t disappoint us live!!

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Happy National Final everybody! See you afterwards to discuss 😀 I am so excited what my country will do! ^^

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I think that Germany regained its faith after Michael Schulte’s success. There’s nothing left, but to wait for this surely splendid show. Just don’t pull Ester Peony card Germany!

noone
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noone

Aly Ryan has to win, it’s a really amazing song! We need this in Tel Aviv, we already have songs like the other 6. As a big Lilly among clouds fan, I’m quite disappointed with her entry, as I was expecting more of an indie-bop,

Shane Dawson @ ESC
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Shane Dawson @ ESC

Guys is there a YouTube live stream of GERMAN NF tonight?

Alexandra
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Alexandra
Joe
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Joe

Side note: I now know which song reveal on March 7th I’m most excited for: Serhat!

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Jeez, why does everyone has to do song reveals in March? I’m sick of waiting!

Joe
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Joe

Delayed gratification!

Igranka
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Igranka

tasteless as usual

Floprina
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Floprina

There’s no clear favourite here, literally any song could win (that’s how good the standard is this year). Although Sisters and Linus are the ones I’m least keen on!

Ben ESC
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Ben ESC

Am I the only one loving Sister?

Katariina
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Katariina

yes

E. Scoti
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E. Scoti

Im with you. Might be one of my favourites from this eurovision season.

NickC
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NickC

Aly is the only one I don’t like, funny enough.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

aly ryan truly needs to win

Alexandra
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Alexandra

My goodness! 4 hours then I can hear the songs too. I am so incredibly excited. My clear favorite is Aly. The stage design alone convinced me.
#esc2020inBerlin

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I just listened to the songs for the first time and as of now, I am a bit indifferent to who will win, as nobody really stood out to me. I’m neither excited, nor do I find anyone bad. I think Lilly Among Clouds is the best here. Then, BB Thomaz and Makeda. Linus Bruhn probably has the weakest offering, so that is the one act I would advise against choosing. Generally speaking, I would choose a female act.

Alkisti
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Alkisti

Why is wiwipeople so addicted to bops? Haven’t we enough of those? Sincerely Aly’s song is really cheap and vulgar. Any other song is better than that.

Porsteinn
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Porsteinn

We’ve got 13 songs selected and how many bops? 0? That’s definately not enough!

Floprina
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Floprina

Most of the songs this year so far are downbeat ballads anyway (apart from Spain, Italy and Estonia)

Joe
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Joe

And the Czech Republic! And given that we now know all the candidates Finland.

wilhelm
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wilhelm

just watched the show that Antranig participated… thats a shame he is not gay such a cutie