Jendrik Sigwart will represent Germany at Eurovision 2021

Jendrik

I Don't Feel Hate

Country
🇩🇪 Germany
Grand Final
Song
I Don't Feel Hate
Lyrics
Jendrik Sigwart, Christoph Oswald
Music
Jendrik Sigwart, Christoph Oswald
Participant pronouns
He/Him
Broadcaster
Norddeutscher Rundfunk

Where would Elton John be without his piano, or Lizzo if you took away her iconic flute solos? We don’t want to know, and the same applies to Jendrik and his ukulele.

Some musicians spend years searching for their signature instrument, but Jendrik found his in the hands of a little sister who’d received the tiny four-stringed lute as a birthday present. Hogging the gift for himself, Jendrik started to compose songs for his parents and siblings, and this is how his songwriting career began.

The next stop for the Hamburg-born ukulelist was the Institute of Music at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, and you can probably guess the topic he chose for his Bachelor of Arts thesis… yep, the ukulele.

To get to Eurovision, Jendrik had to impress a German selection panel composed of industry experts and the general public, so in August 2020 he set about creating a colourful and unconventional laundrette for his entry’s promo video.

“The idea of the laundrette came to mind and I started offering to take local people’s broken machines from them. So I had tours around Hamburg collecting washing machines and other bits for the video, and then I asked my friends to appear too. The whole thing is self-made. The washing machines were so heavy.”

The laundromat video sent the German judges into a spin, and in February 2021 they confirmed Jendrik’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Lyrics of I Don't Feel Hate

I don't feel hate I just feel sorry you feel so very clever whenever you find another way to wear me down But I don't feel hate I just feel sorry so you can wiggle with that middle finger it'll never wiggle back to you 'cause i don't feel sorry I really don't care that you want to bash me do it with flair and I'll let you be (I'll let you be common Eileen) but don't you dare, mmm, to get angry when you realise those words just don’t hit me (whaaat?) Cause I don't feel hate I just feel sorry you feel so very clever whenever you find another way to wear me down But I don't feel hate I just feel sorry so you can wiggle with that middle finger it'll never wiggle back to you 'cause i don't feel hate sorry I really don't mind to be your rival cause for your kind it's essential for survival (say what) (he did not just say that) yes I did, and I feel sorry, I don't feel hate, that's the whole point of the song I guess you need patronization as some kind of validation: you won't cope with the frustration that your random me-fixation is another affirmation that you're just a hateful person who's not really better than me! (trumpet and whistle duet) (tap break) (I don't feel hate) I don't feel hate (I just feel sorry) I just feel sorry (you feel so very clever whenever you find another way to wear me down) Meine Damen und Herren das war’s mit “I Don’t Feel Hate” ich hoffe Sie haben noch ein derbe nices Leben und bis bald. (but I don't feel hate) No no no no (I just feel sorry) I just feel sorry (you feel so very clever whenever you find another way to wear me down) don’t wear me down (I don't feel hate) I don't feel hate (I just feel sorry) I just feel sorry (so you can wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle you) wiggle wiggle wiggle you ‘cause I Don’t feel

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