Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009

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Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processInternal Selection
Selection date(s)9 February 2009
Selected entrantAlex Swings Oscar Sings
Selected song"Miss Kiss Kiss Bang"
Finals performance
Final result20th, 35 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2008 2009 2010►
Alex Swings Oscar Sings

Germany participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, as confirmed by German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR).[1]

The group Alex Swings Oscar Sings was internally selected to represent Germany at Eurovision, and performed "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang" for Germany at the contest.[2][3] Alex Swings Oscar Sings consisted of Alex Christensen and Oscar Loya.

Before Eurovision[edit]

For the 2009 German national final Thomas Hermanns had confirmed that he would step down as a host. This also started rumours that the German national final for 2009 would feature some changes.[1] Ralph Siegel, composer for 14 German entries in the contest (including the first German winner "Ein bißchen Frieden"), as well as four Luxembourgish and one Swiss, has expressed his interest in taking part in the German national final another time.[4]

Internal selection[edit]

After rumours in December 2008 that NDR were on the verge of releasing the finalists for the 2009 German national final, NDR officially announced that they would be hosting an internal selection for the 2009 contest. As such, no televised national selection was held in Germany for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.[5][6]

NDR opened a submission period for interested artists and songwriters to submit their entries until 22 January 2009. A five-member expert panel reviewed all the submissions and selected the winning entry. On 9 February 2009. NDR announced the group Alex Swings Oscar Sings as the German entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang".[2][3] American burlesque model Dita von Teese joined Alex and Oscar on stage.

At Eurovision[edit]

Germany automatically pre-qualified for the final of the contest as one of the "Big Four". Due to illness Peter Urban could not make it to Moscow to commentate for Germany and was replaced by Tim Frühling (who was the radio commentator for Germany) whilst television presenter and singer Ina Müller provided the radio commentary. The country voted in the first semi-final as decided during the semi-final allocation draw. The country finished 20th with 35 points.

Oscar Loya at the ESC final

Points awarded by Germany[7][edit]

Split voting results from Germany (final)
Draw Country Jury points Televoting points Scoreboard (Points)
01  Lithuania
02  Israel 3
03  France 7 3
04  Sweden
05  Croatia
06  Portugal 2
07  Iceland 12 1 7
08  Greece 10 6
09  Armenia 3
10  Russia 4 6 5
11  Azerbaijan 4
12  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 2
13  Moldova
14  Malta 10 4
15  Estonia 5 1
16  Denmark 2
17  Germany
18  Turkey 1 12 10
19  Albania
20  Norway 8 8 12
21  Ukraine
22  Romania
23  United Kingdom 6 7 8
24  Finland
25  Spain
Points awarded to Germany (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point


Points awarded to Germany in jury voting[edit]

Points awarded to Germany in jury voting(final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded to Germany in televoting[edit]

Points awarded to Germany in televoting(final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Davies, Russel (9 June 2008). "Germany: Will participate in Eurovision 2009". ESCToday. Retrieved 9 June 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Alex Swings Oscar Sings für Deutschland". eurovision.ndr.de (in German). 9 February 2009. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2009.
  3. ^ a b Schacht, Andreas (9 February 2009). "Germany selects Alex Swings, Oscar Sings internally!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 9 February 2009.
  4. ^ Klier, Marcus (7 October 2008). "Germany: Ralph Siegel wants to try again". ESCToday. Retrieved 14 October 2008.
  5. ^ Floras, Stella (16 December 2008). "Germany: No national final for 2009". ESCToday. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
  6. ^ Konstantopoulos, Fotis (16 December 2008). "Germany: NDR makes official announcement". Oikotimes. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008.
  7. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008