German Eurovision 2023 hopefully Frida Gold has withdrawn from national final Unser Lied für Liverpool mere hours before the show begins.
Frida Gold, one of the biggest names in the show, has withdrawn from the competition due to illness. Yesterday, they weren’t able to rehearse at all because singer Alina felt sick. Unfortunately, the situation wasn’t getting better.
In a statement released this morning, Frida Gold explain why they had to make the decision of not taking part in the German Eurovision selection anymore:
“On the second day of rehearsals [the first day of open rehearsals], it was clear to everyone involved that Alina Süggeler was very ill and suffering from a fever. It had to be reduced to two runs, during which she could only sing sporadically. After that she went straight home hoping that rest and medication would stabilize her for the next day.
Unfortunately, the opposite was the case, in addition to fever, chills and acute sore throat, she had also completely lost her voice. The immediate visit to the doctor meant that he had to write her off sick for a week and ordered her absolute bed rest.”
They added: “Any short-term medical measures had not led to any acute improvement to enable a performance. After weeks of work and preparation, this is a shock and an immense disappointment for Alina and everyone involved.
It was Frida Gold’s idea and desire to present the message of the song “Alle Frauen in mir sind müde” in front of a large audience, because it is important to them.
The possibility of singing it in Liverpool as a German contribution was also a great motivation.”
The duo thanked their fans for the support. Before they made this difficult decision, they thought about using their rehearsal clip for the jury voting. Back then, Alina already struggled to sing, so those clips weren’t useable. So instead of taking part in any different way, Frida Gold has pulled out of the competition.
There will not be a replacement for Frida Gold tonight. Instead, only eight acts will compete and try to win the German Eurovision ticket for Liverpool. The eight juries will each award 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point to the contestants. To avoid a similar situation than what happened to Loreen’s performance in Sweden last week, the organizers told us they acquired even more security guards than usual. They will be present during the show, to make sure no performance can get interrupted.
What do you think about Frida Gold not taking part in Unser Lied für Liverpool? Who do you wanna see representing Germany this year in Liverpool? Let us know in the comments below.
I glad my favourite out performed the expectations of the haters and finished fourth.
There goes my favorite and another potential top 5 entry on my personal ranking. 🙁 I hope Alina gets well soon and that they try Eurovision again someday.
The NF starts far too late
They should have shown her music video instead like they did in Benidorm Fest 2022 when one of the contestants got covid.
this is so sad, her entry served quality and a strong message. It was one of the best NF entries that Germany could give us and now it can’t take part. Couldn;’t Ikke get sick instead?
Huge bummer… 🙁?
(Without the questionmark, idk why is it there)
Of course my favorite withdraws… :/
Guys, when whe show starts and how to watch it live?
In 1 hour and here should be possible:
And here https://www.eurovision.de/videos/2023/eventlivestream7036.html
Anyway Germany have lost an amazing singer for their NF and an enjoyable song is also lost.
No point changing now, but after the rehearsal, and having done this before due to covid, couldn’t any of the rehearsals be used for the final?
Im afraid no. This states in the article above- The duo thanked their fans for the support. Before they made this difficult decision, they thought about using their rehearsal clip for the jury voting. Back then, Alina already struggled to sing, so those clips weren’t usable. So instead of taking part in any different way, Frida Gold has pulled out of the competition.
Guys Ikke is a slave trader and he abuses both women and men, and r*people them too
Guys Ikke has dead bodies in his basement, he is the reason countries like Montenegro and Bulgaria can’t participate, he stole their money and entire GDP’s.
Guys Ikke is homophobic,racist and sensitive, if he gets chosen, I’ll riot.
A song like Poland would be a masterpiece compared to this trash horrible piece of sh*t
Guys Ikke used black magic to make Frida Gold sick, because he is jealous a woman is better than him in every way.
Ikke next pls
Did Frida stand a chance of winning? Does this mean Ikke is going to Liverpool?
They were the biggest name in the competition, so yes, I believe they had a chance. But I still think, it’s most likely that Lord of the Lost will win.
Thank you, I hope you are right.
I would love to be as optimistic as Tibor but from what I’ve read from Germans, I’m not feeling this NF at all. Even some German eurofans commented that they wanted to say Ikke to give “a huge middle finger” to the rest of Europe… lovely.
Please, please be right. I am so afraid we will send Ikke Hüftgold because he did a lot to promote himself and there is this big Ballermann fanbase.
I’m not really enthused about the alternatives, but Ikke would indeed be the bottomless pit. Still, if he does win, the broadcaster will have brought this upon themselves (and Europe), because nobody forced them to include a “TikTok wildcard”. In my opinion, everything about this selection process is wrong.
Frida has been on my Wishlist for a long time ever since I heard 6 Millonen. Hoping she comes back next year!
Well, it’s always sad when an artist has to give up and withdraw after months of preparations and the illusion of representing their country. I would be fuming. Having said that, I didn’t understand at all the hype around it. I prefer Lonely Spring, Lord of the Lost or Rene Miller.
This is really sad; the worst timing ever. I wish Frida all the best.
That is most unfortunate. Or as Luke Black would put it: Game over.
i’m so sad i voted for her on the online voting and was looking forward her live performance so baaaad ! i hope she get well soon
My favourite is gone, I´m crying….
So sad to learn this. I love the song and the music video very much.
Hope Alina will recover soon. *hugs*
Alle Frauen in ihr sind müde
I assume the couldn’t do like Wild Youth did and let one of the other band members to take over the vocals for this occasion? In any case, I’m sorry that they are no longer competing. I wish Alina a quick recovery. I wonder what will happen with the online votes that went to them. I assume they’ll be annulled. Will those users be able to cast their vote again this afternoon?
So like that, she’s gone?! Her song was so unique and was one of the few in German! The staging looked unique as well!
This is JESC 2022 all over again
Elov & Beny from Sweden’s Melodifestivalen are also both ill and probably won’t be able to perform on Saturday, not sure if SVT will air their Heat 1 performance or DQ them
This is why holding song contests from December to March is a questionable choice
I hope everyone gets better soon
Sad to see people go
Considering that Melfest usually copy-pastes their performances from heat to semi to finals to ESC, I’d be very disappointed if SVT doesn’t keep Elov & Beny in the show, and don’t run with their heat performance. And I’m saying that as someone who has their song in bottom 3. They have to be able to compete!
I’m sorry to hear about that. I hope they get better.
I only liked two songs from this selection even a little, and now one of them is gone.
One of my favourite acts, sad about this. Wishing her a speedy recovery!