Germany: Two candidate songs to be revealed on February 8, new details announced

NDR has announced today new details about its 2017 national final show “Unser Song” which will be held on the 9th of February. This year the German broadcast will introduce a brand new tool so as to know the international fans opinion about the acts. The national final will feature 2 songs “Wildfire” and “Perfect Life” that will be performed during the 4 rounds that will make up the show.

New App “Eurovision Vibes”:

All international fans will be able to vote for their favourites of the German final through a brand new feature in the Eurovision APP called “Eurovision Vibes”. Moreover, this App will include videos of the rehearsals that will take place before the live show, as well as an official broadcast of the Grand Final. NDR wants the international fan community to help select the 2017 German act for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Five singers:

5 singers selected internally by NDR will compete at the German final:

Two candidate songs:

The 2 candidate songs will be released a day before the show, on Wednesday, February at 20:15 CET. The international voting will be then open on “Eurovision Vibes” until a few minutes before the show ends on Thursday evening. The winner and German representative will be selected by the national audience, that will be able to know the international fans opinion during the show.

You can find information about the songs and lyrics below:

Wildfire

“Wildfire” – (Tofer Brown, Marit Larsen, Greg Holden)

Turn another page
Lost another day
Holding all that madness in your heart
Praying for relief
Trying to believe
Keep hanging on to every broken part

Don’t let the moment that you lose control
Be the one that decides where you fall

If you wanna feel
Then you gotta fight
If you wanna live
Gotta run through the wildfire
You gotta hurt
If you wanna heal
If you wanna love
Gotta run through the wildfire

You’ve forgotten what you’re after
You wake from every dream
You see the signs but you don’t know what they mean
You’re looking for an answer
But you’re too afraid to ask
For anything and everything that lasts

Don’t let the moment that you lose control
Be the one that decides where you fall

If you wanna feel
Then you gotta fight
If you wanna live
Gotta run through the wildfire
You gotta hurt
If you wanna heal
If you wanna love
Gotta run through the wildfire

Oh Ohh Ohh
Run through the wildfire
Oh Ohh Ohh
Don’t let the moment that you lose control
Be the one that decides where you fall

If you wanna feel
Then you gotta fight
If you wanna live
You Gotta run
If you wanna feel (you wanna feel)
Then you gotta fight (you gotta fight)
If you wanna live
Gotta run through the wildfire
You gotta hurt (You gotta hurt)
If you wanna heal (If you wanna heal)
If you wanna love
Gotta run through the wildfire

(Oh) You gotta feel (Ohh Ohh)
You gotta fight (Ohh ohh)
If you wanna live run through the wildfire
(Oh you gotta feel) oh ohh (you gotta fight)
Run through the wildfire (if you wanna live)
Mmm Run through the wildfire
Run through the wildfire
Mmm Run through the wildfire
Mmm
You wanna heal
Run through the wildfire

Perfect Life

“Perfect Life” – (Lindsey Ray, Lindy Robbins, Dave Bassett)

I come alive
Inside the light of the unexpected
Maybe I thrive
Outside the comfort zone
What is a prize without a fight
Yeah I got addicted
To what I thought I wanted
And all along

I’ve been walking asleep
Dreaming awake
Finding I bend but I don’t break
Almost a sinner
Nearly a saint
Finding with every breath I take
I’m not afraid
Of making mistakes
Sometimes it’s wrong before it’s right
That’s what you call a perfect life

Gathering thorns from the stems of a thousand roses
Weathering storms on the long way home
I look for the sweet in every bitter moment tasted
In every last mistake I see the other side

I’ve been walking asleep
Dreaming awake
Finding I bend but I don’t break
Almost a sinner
Nearly a saint
Finding with every breath I take
I’m not afraid
Of making mistakes
Sometimes it’s wrong before it’s right
That’s what you call a perfect life

Don’t need a resolution
To know I’ll be alright
I’ll be alright

I’ve been walking asleep
Dreaming awake
Finding I bend but I don’t break
Almost a sinner
Nearly a saint
Finding with every breath I take
I’m not afraid
Of making mistakes
Sometimes it’s wrong before it’s right
That’s what you call a perfect
That’s what you call a perfect life

I come alive
Inside the light of the unexpected

Four voting rounds:

The winner of Unser Song 2017 will be decided after 4 rounds of audience voting that will feature both songs performed differently by the candidates:

  • Round 1: The 5 candidates will perform cover songs up to their choice with only 3 of them going through to the next round.
  • Round 2: The remaining 3 finalists will perform different versions of the first original song for Eurovision. Only two of them will advance to the third round.
  • Round 3: The selected two superfinalists will perform two different versions of the second original song and the audience will choose the best artist-song combination, from rounds 2 and 3.
  • Round 4: The two candidates will perform the best artist-song combination according to the audience with the one with most votes being declared the winner.

A jury panel, made up of Lena (Eurovision 2010), Tim Bendzko and Florian Silbereisen,will be providing the contenders with support and advice during the final show, but the winner will be selected by 100% public vote.

“Unser Song 2017” will be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger live from Cologne at 20.15 CET.

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)

My name is Belén. I’m a musician and English teacher from Spain.

I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest). I love Eurovision because I love discovering new songs every year.

Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about (Junior) Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos, designing and editing videos, I’m very creative!

I have already traveled to Eurovision and Junior Eurovision a few times and I highly recommend it! =)

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