Germany has officially participated in every Eurovision Song Contest since its beginning in 1956 with one exception. In 1996 its entry did not qualify past the audio-only pre‐selection round, and consequently was not seen in the broadcast final. No other country has been represented as many times. Along with France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, Germany is one of the “Big Five” countries that are automatically prequalified for the final, due to being the largest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The final is broadcast in Germany on ARD’s flagship channel, Das Erste.
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Guy SebastianNew Music
Guy Theodore Sebastian is an Australian singer and songwriter who was the winner of the first Australian Idol in 2003, judge on Australia's The X Factor from 2010 to 2012 and again from 2015 to 2016, and coach on The Voice Australia since 2019. He represented Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in fifth place.
In 2013, Fredrik Boström, Mats Tärnfors, Niclas Lundin and him wrote the song Out of Air. He and his brother Emil Solli-Tangen were chosen by NRK to participate in the Melodi Grand Prix 2020, the Norwegian national selection for Eurovision 2020. They were already prequalified for the final, but they performed the song for the first time in the second semifinal, on January 18, in Fornebu. In the Grand Final, they performed second, after Raylee and before Magnus Bokn. They didn’t qualify for the Gold Final, being eliminated by the juries.
|1||Straight Into Love||Hannah||2013 Slovenia|
|3||Reise Nach Jerusalem||Surpriz||1999 Germany|
|4||Is It Right?||Elaiza||2014 Germany|
|7||Long Live Love||Olivia Newton John||1974 United Kingdom|
|8||Broken Humans||Human Nature & Guy Sebastian||2021 Non Contest|
|9||Leylaklar Soldu Kalbinde||Buket Bengisu & Group Sapphire||2002 Turkey|
|10||Last Dance||Stefania||2021 Greece|
|11||You Can Count On Me||Luv Bug||1986 Ireland|
|12||I Love Belarus||Anastasia Vinnikova||2011 Belarus|
|13||My Heart Is Yours||Didrik Solli-Tangen||2010 Norway|
|14||Cool Vibes||Vanilla Ninja||2005 Switzerland|
|15||Under The Ladder||Melovin||2018 Ukraine|