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We’ll be kicking off the next national final weekend early this time, as on Friday, Germany will decide on its entrant for Eurovision 2024 for Malmö through the show Das Deutsche Finale 2024.

But before the German audience and juries decide who will take the victory, it’s time to see who our readers would prefer to see win.

After opening our poll, 2,374 votes were submitted. We’ve counted and verified the results, and now we’re ready to share them!

Ryk is a favourite to win Das Deutsche Finale 2024

With a significant lead, you have named Ryk as the one act you’d like to see grace the stage of Eurovision this May, with his emotional, cinematic, self-penned song “Oh Boy”.

Ryk finished in third place at the 2018 German national selection. But now many have the star down to go all the way and take first place in 2024.

“Oh Boy” picked up 890 votes in the poll — 37.49% of the total share.

In second place, we have Bodine Monet with her ethereal pop number “Tears like Rain”.

She’s become another favourite to potentially walk away with the ticket to Eurovision. This is very much seen in our poll, where she amassed a quarter of all the votes — 25.65% to be exact, which counts for an impressive 609 votes.

The bronze medal goes to Marie Reim, who will sing a classic piece of glittery German schlager. “Naiv” earned 351 votes, 14.79% of the total.

Marie is the daughter of Germany’s representative from Eurovision 2001, Michelle. Perhaps the Eurovision torch will be being passed down to a new generation.

Full results: Who should win Das Deutsche Finale 2024?

  1. Ryk – “Oh Boy” | 37.49% (890 votes)
  2. Bodine Monet– “Tears like Rain” | 25.65% (609 votes)
  3. Marie Reim – “Naiv” | 14.79% (351 votes)
  4. Galant – “Katze” | 6.87% (163 votes)
  5. Isaak – “Always on the Run” | 5.6% (133 votes)
  6. Leona – “Undream You” | 3.79% (90 votes)
  7. Max Mutzke – “Forever Strong” | 2.11% (50 votes)
  8. NinetyNine – “Love on a Budget” | 2.11% (50 votes)
  9. Floryan – “Scars” | 59% (38 votes)

What do you think? Do you agree that Ryk should win Das Deutsche Finale and is the one that can take Germany to the top once more? Let us know in the comments below!

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Eightlegs
Eightlegs
1 month ago

Does anyone have a link to the broadcast?

Eightlegs
Eightlegs
1 month ago
Reply to  Eightlegs

Nevermind, found it on eurovision(dot)de

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  Eightlegs

Thank you for that. I’m watching it now. Bodine Monet just blew me away. Ryk was amazing too, but the song just didn’t go anywhere for me

Mr. Smith
Mr. Smith
1 month ago

Even though it’s a blatant copy of “Wo sind die Katzen” (Kaia Tamm @ Eesti Laul 2019), Galant’s “Katze” will win hands down in the televoting. It might even be enough to win. Trust me.

Scott
Scott
1 month ago

Ryk will probably represent Germany. Yet another boring song – that will not do well- because Germany takes itself too seriously in ESC. Too much like Arcade and now outdated. What does Germany do better than anyone in the world – and when it’s done really well….. it’s very good? Schlager!!!!! Ever since Michael Schulte they have wanted to go ‘radio friendly’ and it’s never worked. Stick with what you do best….. camp it up, glam it up, diva it up and go with Marie Reim!!!!

Johan
Johan
1 month ago

Knowing Germany and how they love to take a piss out of Eurovision, Max Mutzke is the winner tonight. No way they will go for the favourite. Unfortunately.

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

Ryk has the best song: It’s deep, emotional and speheric. Something I would listen to in long night car drive or with my headphones on sitting in a big chair and dreaming – and that’s why the best song in the competition is the worst song for the eurovision competition. Compared to Matthias Schulte it lacks the memorable chorous that sounded like a very personal anthem and thus was memorable for the audience. Ryks song is not for the big stage, a competition where the audience is eating sweets and is drinking and talking to friends. It requires focus and… Read more »

grft
grft
1 month ago

i just know that the Germans will ruin this and Marie Reim or Max Mutzke will go to ESC. Ugh. Please we need Ryk

grft
grft
1 month ago
Reply to  grft

Streets are saying the German broadcaster rigged the jury to ensure a Max Mutzke win. It would make sense since they also put him at the end of the running order. Ugh please let it not be true.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  grft

I also think it’s gonna be between Max and Marie. Max is the one being more promoted, but honestly Germans and schlager have a very weird relationship.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  grft

It’s not rigged, he simply is the act the most people will tune in for, so it makes sense to have him finish the show.

Still Ryk’s fans really need to show up and do as best as they can. Basically all of Max’ celebrity friends, including a lot of A-listers, are campaigning for him on social media right now.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  grft

Marie would not be the worst result. But Katze would even be better than Max’s song!

Olaf
Olaf
1 month ago

Marie Reim please

Anoy
Anoy
1 month ago

I just listened to Ryk’s song for the first time, and I really don’t like it, sorry. It makes me wonder if the people voting in the poll voted for the song or something else. Or if all the other songs are much worse.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

Ryk tops the poll here, so yeah it is 110% predictable he is going to Malmo, nothing can go wrong tonight

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

You are either being ironic or not familiar with German televoting habits 🙂

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

well ironic, i mean others have been overhyping him, with his ordinary unauthentic normal-ish ballad

Marie could be a favourite if you ask me, her live performing skills are quite powerful honestly, i saw her last year in Die Giovanni Zarrella Show (she’s been a regular on that last few years now, very popular well watched music show on ZDF, Marco Mengoni performed Due Vite on that same night as well btw, Giovanni attracts very big name guest acts, even acts like Michael Bolton, Simply Red enjoy performing there)

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I kinda feel that Marie is gaining some momentum but who knows?
PS. I live in Germany.

Olaf
Olaf
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

you have no clue how wrong it will go tonight:)

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago

I feel its Bodine’s for the taking. The Florence & The Machine notes have me everytime

Jonny
Jonny
1 month ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

She is not German. I fear the German public is too racist for that.

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonny

This post actually shows that you are the racist here……!

Jonny
Jonny
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

I don’t think so. Do you read the news?

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonny

they aren’t though?

i mean Rurik Gislason isn’t german, and he won lets dance and is very popular, same goes for Alvaro Soler, also isn’t german but also very popular

Mia Gucek (who we know from slovenia EMA, lasted a couple liveshows too in DSDS few years ago)

dutch people are quite liked in germany: Harry Wijnvoord, Ilse DeLange, Sylvie Meis, Loiza Lamers

Jonny
Jonny
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

But none of them competed in a show where the German representative for an international event was chosen.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonny

Elaiza’s lead singer is Polish-Ukrainian and still won the NF in 2014… by a landslide actually.

Mom
Mom
1 month ago

Oh boy is much easier to get into then You and I was and Ryk is super talented. Unfortunately for me his stage presence is just not there. Not even for a second he was able to catch my attention. That was my big problem in 2018 and it seems for the German public as well since he got last place in the public voting. I am very interested to see if he gets his emotions across this time. From the rehearsal pictures and the preview clips of his music video I’m afraid he doesn’t. At least for me. But… Read more »

Robbert
Robbert
1 month ago
Reply to  Mom

Well, maybe the German audience has learned. That’s not impossible.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Robbert

The German audience doesn’t ‘learn’. They will just vote for the biggest names tonight. I don’t really think that Ryk will win.

Kobe
Kobe
1 month ago

I’m Naive all the way 😉

Dida
Dida
1 month ago

“Oh boy” is such a depressing and boring song, who voted for it in this Poll? Makes me wonder… But the real question is, who’s gonna vote for it during Eurovision if this will be sent? Exactly, no one… Think carefully, Germany. You’ve got one shot wit the 80’s themed “Naiv”…

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago
Reply to  Dida

Eurofans just love these overdramatic male ballads where there’s nothing concrete going on. Naiv is the best choice, very flavorful!

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Dida

What are you on about? She can’t hit one single note!

Robbert
Robbert
1 month ago
Reply to  Dida

The audience doesn’t exist of only ‘clap your hands and stamp your feet’ people. The european audience is not only German schlager lovers. The latter live in Germany and at best in Austria. There are a lot of people who love beautiful and serene music. Live with that!

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

“Oh Boy” has the potential to achieve Germany’s best result since “You Let Me Walk Alone”

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

That isn’t saying much… it could come 24th and be Germany’s best result since then!

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

Hahaha, that’s true. I should have added that I believe he’s going to crack the top 15.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I don’t think he will tonight. I can see him finishing around 4th with televoting – Max, Marie and even Galant will probably do better with the German public.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

There will be powervoting for Ryk tonight. Galant will barely receive televotes. I expect them to finish second-to-last, on par with Floryan.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

I’ve read comments and posts about that but I’m wondering if it’s gonna be enough. Sure the fact that the show is on quite late might allow the fans to have some more effect on the result. And you’re probably right about Galant – my perspective is a bit more Berlin influenced.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

We’ll have to wait and see. I was pretty confident about Ryk this morning. But with people like Joko, Pufpaff, Kebekus and Mälzer telling their fans to vote for Max now, even powervoting might not be enough for Ryk to secure the 12 points from the televote.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

I’ve finally realised who Ryk reminds me of!. In the UK it’s the same style as James Blake

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Marie Reim or Galant for me, Ryk is boring sorry

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

Katze is the dark horse. With THAT staging, expect the unexpected!

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

???
Hahaha, that’s a good one.
The arrangement is way to simple. If it did something that hit you like the music pattern of the finish guy from last year, it would have worked.

Katze is a joke entry

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Why is there an actual child on the artwork for this song? That’s what confused me as to what it is about.

I do hope it wins.

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Its him as a child…

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

Yeah, I guessed that… but that is not the “boy” is not whom he is singing to… right?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Just to be clear, I never for a moment was trying to suggest he was singing to a literal child, except maybe his younger self. The artwork does in no way seem relevant to a song about unrequited love.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Could it not be a message about loving yourself?

Jonny
Jonny
1 month ago

He explained the message: it is unrequited love.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Didn’t you recognise the eyebrows?

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Then there’s Marie and to give her some credit, she has a pretty solid Schlager voice. The lyrics are so bad for me. But are they for the product she is selling? The song is titled Naiv and the lyrics deliver what the song title promises, they are so very naive. So is it actually a job well done? I dunno, it feels like it’s not quite a bottom finisher for Eurovision but rather around 18th place. Like, some respect points but that’s about it. Unless the final quality in Malmö is bad.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

If “Oh Boy” doesn’t work for me live, I’m voting for “Naiv” – which is exactly what it says, although I can’t stand the lyrics either.The fact that it’s in German will help in ESC, since most of Europe will have no idea how bad those lyrics are.

dirtsa
dirtsa
1 month ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

I will never vote for “Naiv”. I just don’t like Schlager, and this is a very basic song. I want an Act I can stand behind, an act that I can be proud of, no matter of the outcome at the ESC-final.
Ryk’s song is very artisic, it catches me from the start and has my full attention till the last note. A yourney!
So I’m pretty sure I’ll vote as much as possible for him. The performance can’t be so bad, that I’ll change my mind!

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

I don’t connect with the melody of oh boy. You and I should have gone to Lissabon though, although the performance with the female dancers feels disingenuous now.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

*dancer

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Maybe he felt pressure at the time to conform. Sad.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Like Tooji in 2012 and Deen in 2004 (regardless of what he says)

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

I actually agree Ari. I have great difficulty connecting with “Oh Boy”, although after a few listens it has started sounding fine. Maybe it will come to life performed live, let’s see.
PS. “You and I” was gorgeous.