It has become an annual tradition for Germany to host its own Eurovision show in the run-up to the contest, with panelists ranking this year’s entries. And in the first songcheck the countries of the first half of the first semi-final as well as host country Israel received their scores. And after all scores were in, Cyprus‘ Tamta came out on top.
About the German songcheck
The songcheck has taken place every year since Lena’s triumph with “Satellite” at the 2010 contest. Hosted by Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel, the hosts discuss the entries with a panel of experts, and also bring in comments from readers and viewers.
The 2018 programme sees some familiar faces as show guests. Germany’s commentator Peter Urban, radio host Thomas Mohr, Jan Feddersen, “Dr. Eurovision” Irving Wolther, Marcel Stober, Constantin “Consi” Zöller, singer and actor Isabel Varell, moderator and DJ Larissa Rieß, actress Kathrin Ingendoh, YouTuber Freshtorge and members of the Olivia Jones family join the two hosts. Besides, our very own William Lee Adams and Deban Aderimi are once again part of the programme, too.
A new feature of this year’s songcheck programme is the addition of a fan expert. Back in March, Paul Klur from Dortmund won the voting on their website and thus joins the other guests.
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First show rankings
In what’s considered a close race, the panel’s scores somewhat mirror the bookies’ favourites. Cyprus’ Tamta leads the table with a score of 7.6 from the public, followed closely by Slovenia (7.4) and the Czech Republic (6.6). Host country Israel comes in a bit lower with a score of 4.9.
What do you think about the results of the first songcheck? Did Tamta deserve to top the scoreboard? Comment down below!