Yesterday we looked at how the Eurovision Panel voted during Germany’s national selection “Unser Lied für Israel”. And today our friends at German web site ESC-Kompact have once again sourced some numbers — this time with insight into how the televote panned out.

The Los Angeles-based artist Aly Ryan dominated the results with the Eurovision Panel, earning top marks from nearly half of them. But the televote was another story entirely.

As you’re well-aware at this point, S!sters were the clear winner of Germany’s national selection, having earned 12 points from both the international jury and the televote — plus six points from the panel. That makes 30 points in total.

They owned the televote, clocking a quarter of all votes cast. That’s one in every four votes! lilly among clouds was a close second, earning around 22%. That means together these two acts accounted for nearly half of all votes.

Even so, the Schwestern were not as dominant as last year’s winner Michael Schulte. He won last year’s show with 33% of the vote.

“Unser Lied für Israel” televote results

  • S!sters – Sister (93,413 votes – 25.0%)
  • lilly among clouds – Surprise (83,677 votes – 22.4%)
  • Linus Bruhn – Our City (71,490 votes – 19.1%)
  • Aly Ryan – Wear Your Love (39,503 votes – 10.6%)
  • Makeda – The Day I Loved You Most (39,480 votes – 10.6%)
  • Gregor Hägele – Let Me Go (26,052 votes – 7.0%)
  • BB Thomaz – Demons (20,697 votes – 5.5%)

In third place Linus Bruhn also had a strong showing. He was within striking distance of the favourites, having earned more than 19% of the vote.

But after that the votes really fall off a cliff. The difference between third-placed Linus and fourth-placed Aly is more than 30,000 votes. That’s like the entire population of Bad Nauheim! Aly was only 23 votes ahead of fifth-placed Makeda.

Also interesting is the fact that the top three acts in the televote performed fifth, sixth and seventh in the running order. Maybe start position really does impact televoter decisions?

Overall the number of German televotes decreased in comparison with 2018 — from 427,519 last year to 374,313 in 2019.

Did the televote go as planned?

Aly Ryan has suggested that there were faults in the televoting system. In a recent Instagram Story she claimed that she got hundreds of messages complaining about problems with the televote. The singer had a fan comment on her story too, saying there has to be something foul going on.

“My calls for Aly constantly got cancelled and I didn’t get any confirmation even though I voted for Aly 20 times,” the fan wrote.

Stories like these are quite common in the aftermath of a hard-fought national final. German broadcaster NDR hasn’t responded to Aly’s allegations. But given that she finished more than 50,000 votes behind the winner, it’s safe to assume a handful of votes wouldn’t have made a difference anyway.

What do you think of the numbers? Have you heard about any problems with the televote? Let us know in the comment section below!

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gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

Am I missing something? This is so boring and generic.

Infinite
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Infinite

Really liked Aly’s song but from taking the song of Spotify straight after loosing and now accusations of rigging, she really does come off as a sore loser.

Felix Reißig
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Felix Reißig

The song is on Spotify?

Anita
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Anita

In a way Germany combined the two different ways they did it in the last years- the first six participants were chosen by the new process and there songs were either written in the song camp they had together (the artist was involved in the songwriting) or in the case of Lilly Among Clouds she decided not to sing the song from the songcamp but one she had written by herself. With Sisters the NDR did there old routine – an international song writer wrote a song and than they tried to find the artists who could sing ist…

oli
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oli

How come? I don’t get it… the song si quite blah, it didn’t stand out for me at all…

Alican
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Alican

I feel like there’s something dodgy going on… Sisters have a connection in the jury panel and were put last in the running order, and fans complaining about not being able to vote for Ally Ryan …. I mean, why would German twitter complain if the majority voted for sisters?? Or did they…

Yssy
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Yssy

Then why did German fans get so surprised by the results if they voted for S!isters overwhelmingly. German Twitter went crazy afterwards.

Pandaman
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Pandaman

The thing is, most people who voted for the winner don’t go to Twitter/Youtube/Facebook to comment on that. Just at the like:dislike ratio under any Youtube video from national selections right at the time of announcing the winner and, say, 10 minutes later – it changes drastically because it’s much more common for people to dislike stuff online than actually like it.

Jack
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Jack

Makeda was 1 international jury point[0.1%] and 23 televotes[0.006%] (behind Aly) away from representing Germany, so unluckily close! Sisters won by the skin of their teeth,

sunny
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sunny

I don’t know why people are so confused they are not real sisters. Men are calling each other “brother” all the time.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Indeed. Some men are even calling each other sister as well.

Miki Bihon
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Miki Bihon

Well, there’s James Charles who greets his viewers as ‘sisters’ so you have a point there

Wolken
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Wolken

I don’t think I’ll ever understand how this song inspired over 90,000 people to pick up the phone and vote. With that said, I love how excited they are about Eurovision and I can’t wait to see them in Tel Aviv!

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Probably less people who voted more than once. It doesn’t strike me as a high number for such a big country.

James
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James

Complacency with Aly probably cost her bigtime.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Give the people what they want. Aly might wanna take some German lessons, honestly, and learn the word “dass”.

Lollipop ESC
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Lollipop ESC

Well, I had no problems. I have voted several times for Aly und the S!sters and had no problems at all.