As always, the show started by a televote that determined the starting order of tonight's candidates. Because only five candidates remained in this quarter-final, each singer had the chance to perform twice.
After their performances, Alina Süggeler, Thomas D, and Stefan Raab - all of which are German music "experts" - commented on the songs and stage performances. Then the TV public chose tonight's qualifiers by means of televoting. This is the outcome (in order of appearance, qualifiers in bold):