This is being written in an extreme rush coinciding with a busy week in my personal life. Germany have gone back to a national selection – with a somewhat ambitious/hopeful new name. I think, given the six choices on offer, it’s very much on the hopeful/hostage to fortune end of things as Germany has stepped back from the wacky/risky of last year and reverted to a fairly same-y, beige, risk free approach.
That isn’t to say the national final won’t be without some emotional moments – Jamala is scheduled to perform – having fled Ukraine from the invading Russian army, her performance of 1944 is bound to be a viscerally emotional moment.
The two favourites
There are two clear favourites within the fandom, and they probably represent Germany’s best chances on not finishing last or in the bottom 3 or 5.
Favourite 1: Felicia Lu “Anxiety”
The clear favourite on the Eurovision scoreboard app, and I would say the most stand out song among this six, I think Germany would be well advised to vote for this…
Favourite 2: Malik Harris “Rockstars”
This is a competent male ballad, if a little short on excitement. I do fear this might be what the German public go for but there are already some outstanding male ballads likely to be in the final – and would overshadow this.
The show will be broadcast from 8pm UK time on Friday 4 March. You can watch the show on the broadcaster’s website.