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. Back on Friday, Cyprus topped the first songcheck. Tonight, Spain‘s Miki 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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Tonight the second German songcheck took place. After an incredibly close race, ?? Spain’s @miki.ot2018 took the lead ahead of ?? Greece’s @katerineduska – while ?? @officialtamta wins the first semi-final overall! _____________________ #eurovision #esc2019 #songcheck #tamta #katerineduska #miki #daretodream
SECOND SHOW RANKINGS
In what’s considered the closest race for the top spot in the programme’s history, Spain’s Miki came out on top. He’s ahead with a score of 7.8, followed closely by Greece (7.4) and the Czech Republic (6.6). Host country Israel comes in a bit lower with a score of 4.9.
- Spain 7.7 (7.8 audience / 6 Stefan / 10 Alina)
- Greece 7.65 (7.4 audience / 7 Stefan / 8 Alina)
- Belgium 6.7 (7.3 audience / 5 Stefan / 7 Alina)
- Iceland 6.65 (6.9 audience / 10 Stefan / 3 Alina)
- France 6.65 (6.8 points / 8 Stefan / 5 Alina)
- San Marino 6.3 (6.6 / 5 Stefan / 5 Alina)
- Australia 6 (6.0 audience / 8 Stefan / 5 Alina)
- Estonia 5.8 (5.7 audience / 3 Stefan / 2 Alina)
- Portgual 4.1 (5.5 audience / 8 Stefan / 5 Alina)
- Georgia 3.5 (2.9 audience / 4 Stefan / 4 Alina)
The first semi-final is now complete and the ranking looks as follows:
What do you think about the results of the second songcheck? Did X deserve to top the scoreboard? Comment down below!