Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processGermany 12 Points
Selection date(s)4 March 2022
Selected entrantMalik Harris
Selected song"Rockstars"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Malik Harris
  • Marie Kobylka
  • Robin Karow
Finals performance
Final result25th, 6 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2021 2022

Germany participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with the song "Rockstars" performed by Malik Harris.[1] The German entry for the 2022 contest was selected through the national final Germany 12 Points, organised by the German broadcaster ARD in collaboration with Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). The national final took place on 4 March 2022 and featured six competing acts with the winner being selected through online radio voting and public voting.

Background

Prior to the 2022 contest, Germany has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest sixty-four times since its debut as one of seven countries to take part in 1956.[2] Germany has won the contest on two occasions: in 1982 with the song "Ein bißchen Frieden" performed by Nicole and in 2010 with the song "Satellite" performed by Lena. Germany, to this point, has been noted for having competed in the contest more than any other country; they have competed in every contest since the first edition in 1956 except for the 1996 contest when the nation was eliminated in a pre-contest elimination round. In 2021, the German entry "I Don't Feel Hate" performed by Jendrik placed twenty-fifth out of twenty-six competing songs scoring 3 points.

The German national broadcaster, ARD, broadcasts the event within Germany and delegates the selection of the nation's entry to the regional broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). NDR confirmed that Germany would participate in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest on 19 March 2021.[3] Between 2013 and 2019, NDR set up national finals with several artists to choose both the song and performer to compete at Eurovision for Germany, while an internal selection was organised in 2020 and 2021. On 3 November 2021, the broadcaster announced that they would organise a multi-artist national final to select the German entry.[4][5]

Before Eurovision

Germany 12 Points

Germany 12 Points was the competition that selected Germany's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The competition took place on 4 March 2022 at the Studio Berlin Adlershof in Berlin, hosted by Barbara Schöneberger.[6] The show was broadcast on Das Erste and One as well as via radio on the nine ARD radio channels and online via the broadcaster's Eurovision Song Contest website eurovision.de.[7] The national final was watched by 3.25 million viewers in Germany.[8]

Competing entries

Interested artists and composers were able to submit their entries for the competition between 4 November 2021 and 30 November 2021.[9][10] By the end of the process, it was announced that 944 submissions were received by NDR and 25 entries were shortlisted.[6] The six competing entries were selected during a final casting round held in Berlin in January 2022 by a seven-member panel consisting of Alexandra Wolfslast (head of German delegation for Eurovision), Meike Nett (NDR 2 head of music), Holger Lachmann (Antenne Brandenburg head of music), Edi van Beek (Bayern 3 head of music), Gregor Friedel (SWR3 music director), Andreas Loeffler (WDR 2, WDR 4 and 1LIVE head of music) and Alexander Schmitz (MDR Jump music director).[11][12][13] The six participating acts were announced during a press conference on 10 February 2022.[14]

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Emily Roberts [de] "Soap" Emily Roberts, Andreas Öhrn, Didrik Thott, Simon Wangemann
Eros Atomus "Alive" Eros Atomus, Eike Freese, Marcel Zürcher
Felicia Lu [de] "Anxiety" Felicia Lu Kürbiß
Maël & Jonas "I Swear to God" Jonas Brochhausen, Maël Brunner
Malik Harris "Rockstars" Malik Harris, Marie Kobylka, Robin Karow
Nico Suave & Team Liebe "Hallo Welt" Nico Suave, Toni Mudrack, Niklas Esterle, Jan Dettwyler, Volker Neumüller, Buket, Joshua Stolten, Dominik Köhl, Johannes Arzberger

Final

The televised final took place on 4 March 2022. The running order for the participating entries was determined on 23 February 2022 during the show Live nach Neun on Das Erste, hosted by Alina Stiegler and Peter Großmann.[15][16] The winner, "Rockstars" performed by Malik Harris, was selected through a 50/50 combination of votes from radio voting and public voting, the latter which included options for landline and SMS voting.[1] For the radio vote, listeners were able to vote via the official websites of the nine ARD radio channels between 28 February 2022 and 4 March 2022.[6] In addition to the performances of the competing entries, 2016 Ukrainian Eurovision winner Jamala performed her winning song "1944", while 2014 Austrian Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst performed a medley of Eurovision entries together with 1973 German Eurovision entrant Gitte Hænning and member of 2006 German Eurovision entrant Texas Lightning, Jane Comerford.[17][18]

Final – 4 March 2022
Draw Artist Song Radio Televote Total Place
1 Malik Harris "Rockstars" 90 118 208 1
2 Maël & Jonas "I Swear to God" 106 79 185 2
3 Eros Atomus "Alive" 53 70 123 5
4 Emily Roberts "Soap" 46 7 53 6
5 Felicia Lu "Anxiety" 74 65 139 4
6 Nico Suave & Team Liebe "Hallo Welt" 63 94 157 3
Detailed radio voting results
Draw Song AB
(RBB)
B3
(BR)
BV
(RB)
hr3
(HR)
MDR Jump
(MDR)
NDR2
(NDR)
SR1
(SR)
SWR3
(SWR)
WDR2
(WDR)
Total
1 "Rockstars" 10 12 10 10 8 10 10 10 10 90
2 "I Swear to God" 12 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 106
3 "Alive" 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 53
4 "Soap" 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 46
5 "Anxiety" 8 8 8 8 10 8 8 8 8 74
6 "Hallo Welt" 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 63
Radio voting spokespersons[19]
  • Antenna Brandenburg: Marcus Asmus and Anneli Rienecker
  • Bayern 3: Katja Wunderlich
  • bremen vier: Malte Janssen
  • hr3: Tobi Kämmerer
  • MDR Jump: Sarah von Neuburg and Lars-Christian Karde
  • NDR2: Elke Wiswedel and Jens Mahrhold
  • SR1: Daniel Simarro
  • SWR3: Constantin Zöller
  • WDR2: Jan Malte Andresen

Ratings

Viewing figures
Show Date Viewing figures Ref.
Nominal Share
Final 5 March 2022 3,250,000 N/A [20]

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. As a member of the "Big Five", Germany automatically qualifies to compete in the final on 14 May 2022.[21] Germany is set to perform in the first half of the final.[22] In addition to their participation in the final, Germany is also required to broadcast and vote in one of the two semi-finals. This was decided via a draw held during the semi-final allocation draw on 25 January 2022, when it was announced that Germany will be voting in the second semi-final.[23]

At the final, Germany came in last place, with 6 points total, all of which came from televoting.

Voting

Points awarded to Germany

Points awarded to Germany (Final)[24]
Score Televote Jury
12 points
10 points
8 points
7 points
6 points
5 points
4 points
3 points
2 points
1 point

Points awarded by Germany

Detailed voting results

The following members comprised the German jury:[26] [27]

Detailed voting results from Germany (Semi-final 2)[25]
Draw Country Jury Televote
Juror 1 Juror 2 Juror 3 Juror 4 Juror 5 Average Rank Points Rank Points
01  Finland 5 11 7 10 6 7 4 4 7
02  Israel 4 9 11 15 2 9 2 9 2
03  Serbia 18 15 14 13 10 17 2 10
04  Azerbaijan 11 2 8 2 4 2 10 16
05  Georgia 3 8 1 18 17 8 3 13
06  Malta 6 17 9 12 15 14 17
07  San Marino 15 18 4 13 12 12 11
08  Australia 1 6 10 9 6 5 6 8 3
09  Cyprus 14 13 14 7 13 15 12
10  Ireland 16 16 18 17 18 18 14
11  North Macedonia 8 4 3 4 1 1 12 15
12  Estonia 7 7 2 6 9 7 4 7 4
13  Romania 17 1 12 3 3 3 8 6 5
14  Poland 9 12 6 11 4 11 1 12
15  Montenegro 10 14 17 16 11 16 18
16  Belgium 2 5 15 5 7 6 5 10 1
17  Sweden 13 3 5 1 16 4 7 3 8
18  Czech Republic 12 10 16 8 8 13 5 6
Detailed voting results from Germany (Final)[24]
Draw Country Jury Televote
Juror 1 Juror 2 Juror 3 Juror 4 Juror 5 Average Rank Points Rank Points
01  Czech Republic 20 22 12 22 16 23 22
02  Romania 11 17 4 23 6 10 1 17
03  Portugal 13 7 17 14 15 16 11
04  Finland 22 18 10 19 24 21 12
05   Switzerland 5 21 3 17 19 9 2 16
06  France 24 24 9 20 24 22 18
07  Norway 6 15 20 7 5 8 3 10 1
08  Armenia 16 19 15 18 9 20 14
09  Italy 21 9 16 21 12 18 8 3
10  Spain 1 2 8 9 3 3 8 9 2
11  Netherlands 14 5 18 3 11 7 4 7 4
12  Ukraine 2 1 13 5 2 2 10 1 12
13  Germany
14  Lithuania 19 8 22 16 17 19 13
15  Azerbaijan 8 20 2 8 8 5 6 23
16  Belgium 18 6 5 13 13 11 21
17  Greece 15 14 19 11 10 17 19
18  Iceland 23 13 21 24 22 24 24
19  Moldova 7 23 7 15 23 15 2 10
20  Sweden 4 16 11 1 2 4 7 6 5
21  Australia 10 12 1 12 20 6 5 20
22  United Kingdom 3 3 6 1 4 1 12 5 6
23  Poland 17 4 23 10 14 14 3 8
24  Serbia 9 10 24 4 18 13 4 7
25  Estonia 12 11 14 6 7 12 15

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