Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014

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Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Country  Germany
National selection
Selection process Unser Song für Dänemark
Selection date(s) Club concert:
27 February 2014
Final:
13 March 2014
Selected entrant Elaiza
Selected song "Is It Right"
Finals performance
Final result 18th place, 39 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Germany participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The German entry was selected through the national final Unser Song für Dänemark, organised by the German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). Elaiza represented Germany with the song "Is It Right".

Unser Song für Dänemark[edit]

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Unser Song für Dänemark ("Our Song for Denmark") was the competition that selected Germany's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The German national final took place at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne on 13 March 2014.[1] Like in the previous four years, the national final was co-produced by the production company Brainpool, which also co-produced the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf and the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.[1] Eight artists participated in the competition with two songs each; seven of the participants were established artists, while the eighth participant was selected from a club concert wildcard round for young talents.[2][3] Both the club concert wildcard round and the national final were hosted by Barbara Schöneberger with Janin Reinhardt reporting from the green room during both shows.[4][5]

Club concert – wildcard round[edit]

German singer Adel Tawil headed the campaign to find young talents that are interested in representing Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.[6] A submission period was open from 25 November 2013 until 22 January 2014 during which artists were required to upload a video with a performance of an original song or a cover version on YouTube and submit an online application.[2] 2,240 artists had applied at the close of the submission deadline from which ten finalists were selected by a special jury.[7] On 10 February 2014, NDR announced the ten acts for the wildcard round.[8] On 27 February 2014, the selected artists competed during a live broadcast from Edelfettwerk in Hamburg where televoting selected the group Elaiza to receive a wildcard to compete in the German national final.[2][9]

All artists performed original songs unless otherwise noted.

Draw Artist Song (English Translation) Result Place
1 Elaiza "Is It Right" 23.6% 1
2 Nicole Milik "I See Fire"1 8.2% 5
3 Simon Glöde "Blame it on the Boogie" 7.5% 6
4 Melanie Schlüter "Run"2 4.9% 10
5 Cassie Greene "Not This Time" 6.6% 8
6 Valentina "Love is Gone" 7.3% 7
7 Caroline Rose "Amber Sky" 17.2% 2
8 Max Krumm "Home" 8.6% 4
9 Ambre Vallet "Siehst du mich?" (Do you see me?) 6.3% 9
10 Bartosz "Walk Away" 9.8% 3
1.^ Cover version of "I See Fire" originally performed by Ed Sheeran.
2.^ Cover version of "Run" originally performed by Snow Patrol.

National final[edit]

Elaiza, the winning artists, performing during Unser Song für Dänemark

The national final featured the eight competing artists performing their songs with the selection of the winning entry occurring over three rounds of public televoting: the first round reduced eight artists to four, the second round reduced four artists to two and the third round resulted in the selection of the winning artist and song. In addition to the performances from the competing artists, the show featured guest performances by Eurovision Song Contest 2013 winner Emmelie de Forest performing the 2013 winning entry "Only Teardrops" as well as the theme song for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest "Rainmaker", German singer Adel Tawil performing his single "Weinen" and 2014 Italian Eurovision entrant Emma Marrone performing the Italian 2014 contest entry "La mia città".[10][11] At the conclusion of the show, Elaiza was selected as the winner with the song "Is It Right".[12]

Competing artists and songs[edit]

Artist Songs (English translation) Composer(s) Photo
Das Gezeichnete Ich "Weil du da bist" (Because you're there) Das Gezeichnete Ich, Sebastian Budde Das Gezeichnete Ich 06.jpg
"Echo" Das Gezeichnete Ich, Sebastian Budde
Elaiza "Is It Right" Elżbieta Steinmetz, Frank Kretschmer, Adam Kesselhaut Elaiza 11.jpg
"Fight Against Myself" Elżbieta Steinmetz, Frank Kretschmer, Adam Kesselhaut
Madeline Juno "Like Lovers Do" Madeline Juno, Dave Roth Madeline Juno 06.jpg
"Error" David Jost, Dave Roth, Madeline Juno
MarieMarie "Cotton Candy Hurricane" Thies Mynther, MarieMarie, Juri Kannheiser, Thomas Rainer Berthold MarieMarie 01.jpg
"Candy Jar" MarieMarie, Anya Weihe, Johannes Vogt, Maximilian Spindler, Alexander Rapp
Oceana "Thank You" Oceana Mahlmann, Sir Darryl Farris, Andre Harris, Joseph ("joblaq") Macklin 20140312 Cologne ESC Germany 0792.jpg
"All Night" Oceana Mahlmann, Sir Darryl Farris, Andre Harris, Joseph ("joblaq") Macklin
Santiano "Wir werden niemals untergehen" (We'll never go down) Frank Ramond, Mark Nissen, Hartmut Krech, Lukas Hainer 20140312 Cologne ESC Germany 0028.jpg
"The Fiddler On The Deck" Frank Ramond, Mark Nissen, Hartmut Krech, Lukas Hainer
The Baseballs "Mo Hotta Mo Betta" Beatzarre, Gareth Owen, Konstantin "Djorkaeff" Scherer, Rüdiger Brans, Sebastian Rätzel, Sven Budja Unser Song für Dänemark - Probe - The Baseballs-1887.jpg
"Goodbye Peggy Sue" Håkan Glänte
Unheilig "Als wär's das erste Mal" (As if it were the first time) Der Graf, Henning Verlage, Markus Tombült 20140312 Cologne ESC Germany 0577.jpg
"Wir sind alle wie eins" (We are all as one) Der Graf, Henning Verlage, Markus Tombült

Round 1[edit]

In the first round, each artist performed one of the two songs they have selected to perform first. The top four artists were selected by televoting to proceed to the second round.

Draw Artist Song Result
1 Das Gezeichnete Ich "Weil du da bist" Out
2 Oceana "Thank You" Out
3 Santiano "The Fiddler On The Deck" Advanced
4 MarieMarie "Cotton Candy Hurricane" Advanced
5 The Baseballs "Mo Hotta Mo Betta" Out
6 Elaiza "Is It Right" Advanced
7 Unheilig "Als wär's das erste Mal" Advanced
8 Madeline Juno "Like Lovers Do" Out

Round 2[edit]

In the second round, the four artists that have qualified from the first round performed their second song. Out of all 8 songs of the remaining artists (both from round 1 and 2) the top two songs were selected by televoting. These 2 songs had to be from different artists. If the top 2 songs were both from the same artist only the first would advance together with the third placed song.

Draw Artist Song Result
1 Santiano "Wir werden niemals untergehen" Out
2 MarieMarie "Candy Jar" Out
3 Elaiza "Fight Against Myself" Out
4 Unheilig "Wir sind alle wie eins" Advanced
Santiano "The Fiddler On The Deck" Out
MarieMarie "Cotton Candy Hurricane" Out
Elaiza "Is It Right" Advanced
Unheilig "Als wär's das erste Mal" Out

Round 3[edit]

In the third round, public televoting determined the winning song and artist, respectively.

Draw Artist Song Televote[13] Result
1 Elaiza "Is It Right" 55% Winner
2 Unheilig "Wir sind alle wie eins" 45% Runner-up

At Eurovision[edit]

Elaiza at rehearsal in Copenhagen
Ela Steinmetz performing during rehearsal

As a member of the "Big Five", Germany automatically qualified for a place in the final, held on 10 May 2014. The European Broadcasting Union approved a request from the German broadcaster for Germany to vote in the second semi-final on 8 May 2014.[14] During the German delegation's press conference on 6 May 2014, Germany was allocated to compete in the first half of the final.[15] In the final, the producers of the show decided that Germany would perform 12th, following Austria and preceding Sweden.[16]

On stage, the members of Elaiza performed alone with band members Yvonne Grünwald playing the accordion, Natalie Plöger playing the contrabass and Ela Steinmetz performing lead vocal. The German performance featured paper streamers that fall over the stage during the first and last chorus.[17]

In Germany, both the semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on EinsPlus and on delay on EinsFestival. The semi-finals were also broadcast live on Phoenix, while the final was broadcast live on Das Erste. All shows were commentated by Peter Urban.[18] The German spokesperson revealing the result of the German vote in the final was Helene Fischer.[19]

Points awarded to Germany[edit]

Points Awarded to Germany (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Germany[edit]

Split voting results[edit]

The following five members comprise the German jury:[20]

Semi-final 2[edit]

The German votes in the second semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[21]

Semi-final 2 – German Results
Draw Country J. Weist M. Juno K. Sommermeyer P. Würdig A. Bourani Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Malta 6 3 15 7 13 8 8 8 3
02  Israel 5 14 8 14 14 11 7 9 2
03  Norway 2 4 3 4 4 3 6 4 7
04  Georgia 4 15 14 1 3 6 13 10 1
05  Poland 3 8 2 3 1 2 2 1 12
06  Austria 12 6 10 15 12 13 1 7 4
07  Lithuania 7 13 7 13 15 12 11 12
08  Finland 1 1 1 2 2 1 9 6 5
09  Ireland 14 10 11 11 10 15 14 15
10  Belarus 15 9 9 12 11 14 12 14
11  Macedonia 11 12 4 10 7 9 15 13
12   Switzerland 9 2 12 5 6 5 4 2 10
13  Greece 8 7 5 9 8 7 3 5 6
14  Slovenia 13 11 13 8 9 10 10 11
15  Romania 10 5 6 6 5 4 5 3 8

Final[edit]

The German votes in the grand final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[22]

Final – German Results
Draw Country J. Weist M. Juno K. Sommermeyer P. Würdig A. Bourani Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Ukraine 20 20 18 14 16 18 14 16
02  Belarus 24 23 19 20 25 23 21 22
03  Azerbaijan 10 17 9 15 4 9 25 20
04  Iceland 19 9 15 16 18 14 8 9 2
05  Norway 4 6 6 3 10 5 9 6 5
06  Romania 12 14 16 21 22 16 17 18
07  Armenia 5 7 8 4 9 6 6 5 6
08  Montenegro 23 22 21 22 24 24 24 25
09  Poland 6 4 4 5 3 4 3 2 10
10  Greece 16 21 20 24 19 22 4 14
11  Austria 9 13 11 13 12 11 1 4 7
12  Germany
13  Sweden 11 8 5 6 6 7 16 11
14  France 21 10 17 15 20 20 20 21
15  Russia 17 16 23 12 21 19 5 12
16  Italy 22 18 10 17 11 15 18 19
17  Slovenia 15 24 22 23 14 21 23 23
18  Finland 3 2 3 7 5 3 12 7 4
19  Spain 7 19 14 10 8 10 13 10 1
20   Switzerland 18 5 12 11 13 12 7 8 3
21  Hungary 14 12 24 19 17 17 15 17
22  Malta 13 11 13 9 15 13 11 13
23  Denmark 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 3 8
24  Netherlands 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 12
25  San Marino 25 25 25 18 23 25 22 24
26  United Kingdom 8 15 7 8 7 8 19 15

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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