Germany 12 Points! was the competition that selected Germany's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. The competition took place on 12 March 2005 at the Treptow Arena in Berlin, hosted by Reinhold Beckmann. Ten acts competed during the show with the winner being selected through a public televote.
Nine acts were nominated by major record labels. The nine participating acts were announced on 27 January 2005. On 9 February 2005, Gracia was announced as the tenth act participating in the final due to her success in the German singles charts during early 2005.
The televised final took place on 12 March 2005. The winner was selected through two rounds of public voting, including options for landline and SMS voting. In the first round of voting, the top two entries were selected to proceed to the second round. The top two entries were: "A Miracle of Love" performed by Nicole Süßmilch & Marco Matias and "Run & Hide" performed by Gracia. In the second round, the winner, "Run & Hide" performed by Gracia, was selected.
"Run and Hide" stirred some controversy in Germany, when it turned out that Brandes had bought numerous copies of the CD himself so the song would chart high in the German Top 100. The song was temporarily disqualified from the chart listing, but Gracia's Eurovision appearance itself was never in any danger.