Lord of the Lost is Germany's pick for Liverpool04 March 2023 at 00:24 CET
The evening of Friday 3 March saw Germany host its Unser Lied für Liverpool competition - the national pre-selection to find an entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in May.
8 songs competed, but in a very closely-fought race to the top of the scoreboard, Lord of the Lost reached that winner's summit with the song Blood & Glitter.
On the night, scoring was done by both an international jury vote and a public vote, with each contributing 50% of the points. Lord of the Lost ended up scoring particularly favourably with the public vote, with Germans awarding them a whopping 146 points.
Combined with the jury score, Lord of the Lost won Unser Lied für Liverpool with 189 points, compared to the runner-up's tally of 111.
Formed in 2009, Lord of the Lost is a five-member band from Hamburg St. Pauli, that is made up of singer Chris Harms, guitarist Pi Stoffers, bassist Klaas Helmecke, multi-instrumentalist Gared Dirge and drummer Niklas Kahl.
With a sound that has settled somewhere between rock, metal, glam, wave and pop, Lord of The Lost has performed at many German and international festivals, such as Wacken Open Air, M'era Luna and Summer Breeze Festival. In addition to this, they have staged their own tours on big stages in over 30 countries.
The band win Unser Lied für Liverpool with the title track of their new studio album Blood & Glitter. This album immediately hit number 1 in the German charts at the beginning of January after only 6 days of pre-sales.
You can listen to all 8 of the songs that performed in Germany's s Unser Lied für Liverpool right here.
Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest
Germany was 1 of the founding countries of the Eurovision Song Contest and has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest every year since 1956, apart from 1996 when its entry failed to qualify from a pre-selection round.
Germany's early decades at the Eurovision Song Contest were a mixed bag; a couple of Top 5 placings but finishing last with zero points in 1964 and 1965. It would take Germany until 1970 to reach the Top 3 for the first time, when Katja Epstein represented the country in Amsterdam.
Germany's most successful decade at the Eurovision Song Contest was the 1980s, when the country notched up 6 Top 5 placings including 4 second-place finishes and its first victory in 1982, when Nicole won the contest in Harrogate with Ein bißchen Frieden. In 2010, Lena won the Eurovision Song Contest for Germany for the second time with the song Satellite.
In 2018, they made a return to the Top 5 of the competition thanks to Michael Schulte's You Let Me Walk Alone.
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