Last night, Levina was crowned the winner of Germany’s Eurovision Song Contest selection process Unser Song 2017. After several rounds of voting, the public chose her over four other contestants. In addition, Germany decided that Perfect Life would be Levina’s Eurovision entry rather than the other potential entry Wildfire.
Today, ARD released the full televoting results for each of the four rounds of voting after they (seemingly temporarily) appeared on Eurovision.de. Let’s have a look at them below!
Round 1: Cover round
|1 (Q)||Levina||When We Were Young||89,156||5|
|2 (Q)||Helene Nissen||Folsom Prison Blues||49,964||1|
|3 (Q)||Axel Feige||You Know My Name||39,242||4|
|4||Felicia Lu Kürbiß||Dancing On My Own||13,139||3|
|5||Yosefin Buohler||Love On Top||12,748||2|
Three artists were clearly ahead after round 1, although Helene placed second at this early stage of the contest. Nevertheless, Levina dominated the covers round. She achieved nearly double the number of votes compared to Helene in second place.
Round 2: First song for Eurovision (Wildfire)
|2 (Q)||Axel Feige||Wildfire||47,639||2|
Levina was once again dominant in the second round, albeit not quite as dominant as in the covers round. Helene was only 6,000 votes away from knocking Axel out of the competition. As Axel was considered the favourite prior to the show, this would’ve been quite the surprise!
Round 3: Second song for Eurovision (Perfect Life)
|2 (Q)||Levina||Perfect Life||60,474||2|
|3||Axel Feige||Perfect Life||57,631||1|
While only Perfect Life was performed in this round, viewers could once again vote for Axel and Levina’s versions of Wildlife from the previous round if they preferred them to Perfect Life. Wildfire was the absolute clear winner in this round, surprising considering the final result. In fact, Levina’s version of Perfect Life very nearly didn’t make it through. Axel’s version of that song was less than 3,000 votes away from making it through to the fourth and final round.
Round 4: The final decision
|1 (W)||Levina||Perfect Life||100,407||2|
Despite Wildfire being easily the public’s favourite in the previous round, the Germans made a U-turn in the final round. Suddenly, Perfect Life was the clear winner as announced on the show with 69% of the final vote. Perhaps a second listening of Perfect Life was a positive for the German public whilst it wasn’t so much for Wildfire? Perhaps the voting system was just confusing? Nevertheless, it was a clear victory for Perfect Life!
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