LIVE: GERMANY DECIDES FOR WILDCARD 2014
HAMBURG, GERMANY – Welcome to the German national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Eight acts will compete for a ticket to the final as tonight Germany pick the wildcard for Unser Song für Dänemark 2014, set on March 13th.
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01. Elaiza – “Is It Right”
The trio performs the song “Is It Right” with an accordion and a string bass. The song starts quite slow but gets more tempo during the chorus. The three girl’s voices are pretty good live, especially the front singer Yvonne. This is not a song that you remember and sing-along to, but the audience seems to like the song pretty much.
02. Nicole Milik – “I Can Fly”
19 year-old Nicole sits down with her guitar during her entire performance and sings her song “I Can Fly” which is a slow song with some country in it. She seems to enjoy being on the stage with smiles to the camera and she looks good on stage too. Her voice is very good and there is not much music in the song, so you can really hear her voice. This was a good performance by the young girl but not the same applause for her as Elaiza.
03. Simon Glöde – “Blame it on the Boogie”
Simon Glöde, who actually lived in Denmark several years, participated in a Danish talent show last year but now the time has come for his home country and the Eurovision. He sings “Blame it on the Boogie” with green lights all over the stage. He seems used to be on a stage and he is very energetic and playing with the microphone stand. He has a quite dark voice but it works well with the up-tempo song and a lot of applause for him as well. If he qualifies to the final and wins on March 13th he could get a lot of votes from Denmark!
04. Melanie Schlüter – “Run” (Leona Lewis)
Just 16 years but what a voice! Melanie sings “Run” by Leona Lewis very well. She doesn’t seem 16 years old on the stage and even though her first solo performance on a stage was in 2013 she doesn’t sound nervous, but she needs to look more relaxed to make it all the way to Eurovision. She seemed happy after her performance and the audience seemed to like it as well.
05. Cassie Greene – “Not This Time”
Cassie sings “Not This Time” and she is good bringing the party to the audience. She moves on the stage all colored in orange. The up-tempo song is catchy but her voice is not so impressive. But her charm may bring her some votes. She rocks on stage and enjoyed being on stage and the audience indeed like it.
06. Valentina – “Love is Gone”
25 year old Valentina has – as many of tonight’s contestants – uploaded videos of herself singing on YouTube in a year now and she sings “Love is Gone” on stage tonight. She shows her singing skills in the quite slow song. She seems comfortable with her song but still seems a bit nervous being on the stage and something you can hear it in her voice, but she has a voice that you remember afterwards and she looks a bit like Lena who won Eurovision for Germany in 2010.
07. Caroline Rose – “Amber Sky”
Caroline Rose used to play in death metal bands but this song is not death metal – Thank god! She has a dark and raw voice with much power and as many other of tonight’s competitors she plays the guitar. She reaches the high notes and she seems used to perform on stages. The raw voice and her performance is being very well received by the audience. Maybe she will be tonight’s winner?
08. Max Krumm – “Home”
Max seemed nervous performing on stage at the beginning but it got better during his performance. He also has a guitar with him and sings his song “Home” slowly and safe. The rhythm of the song is catchy but the song is easy to forget right after the performance. He doesn’t do anything to make the song really special and stand out, but the girls in the audience enjoyed.
09. Ambre Vallet – “Siehst du mich?”
The youngest participant in the club concert is 16 year-old french-born Ambre who sings the only German song tonight. She perform “Siehst du mich” which means “Do you see me”. It is a slow song and Ambre has a good voice. Many German people will probably like that the song is in German, but the song is quite anonymous comparing to other songs, but she looks good on the stage with a smile to the camera and the audience who gives a big applause for Ambre.
10. Bartosz – “Walk Away”
The last entrant tonight is the band Bartosz with the three guys Domi, Dustin and Urs. Their song “Walk Away” starts slowly with a light voice from the front singer but gets more power during the song. Not the best voices of the night and the song doesn’t really stand out, but the sentence “Walk Away” from the chorus is easy to remember. The audience seems to like the song and the band though.