Gloomy prospects for the ESC 2022: the German contribution is misplaced in the survey

Updated on 05/06/2022 at 13:14

  • Malik Harris will represent Germany at the ESC with the song “Rockstars” on May 14.
  • However, a first vote does not promise a good result for the singer.

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On May 14, the time has come. Next, Malik Harris will perform the song “Rockstars” for Germany at ESC 2022 in Turin. The song plays repeatedly on the radios. Is this a guarantee of victory? According to a recent survey by OGAE (General Organization of Eurovision Lovers), the forecast for Germany looks bleak.

ESC fan clubs organized the Europe-wide survey with over 10,000 members. The result: At current status, Malik Harris would end up in 24th place with “Rockstars” with just two points. These two points come from a single country: Latvia.

Over 300 points for ESC favorites

On the other hand, Sweden and Italy are far ahead. With “Hold me Closer”, Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs apparently convinced ESC fans and rose to second place in the poll with 393 points. Another favorite with 387 points is hot on her heels. Mahmood and BLANCO released a real hit with “Brividi”. The song is also a favorite of bookmakers.

The evaluation of the Ukrainian contribution shows that the survey itself should not necessarily be decisive for the final evaluation in Turin. ESC fans only give Kalush Orchestra’s ‘Stefania’ 60 points, although it is currently very popular with bookmakers.

Malik Harris wants second place

Whatever the result for Germany in the end, Malik Harris is proud even before participating in the ESC. “I get goosebumps just thinking about representing my whole homeland, Germany, with my music and this song I wrote in my room last year,” he said. said in an interview with the news agency spot on news.

He does not see the ESC in itself as a competition, “but rather as a beautiful gathering of a wide variety of great artists from all over Europe”. He regrets Ukraine’s victory and would be happy to take second place.

The first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 10, with the second following on May 12. The final, in which Germany will also start, will take place on May 14.
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