Germany: Paradise Oskar and Tim Schou among the composers for the national final “Unser Lied fur Israel”

Germany: Paradise Oskar and Tim Schou among the composers for the national final “Unser Lied fur Israel”

As preparations for Germany’s Eurovision national final Unser Lied fur Israel are on steam, at this point the six finalists are collaborating with 24 composers, in a special Songwritting camp that is taking place in Berlin. German national broadcaster released the names of the composers contributing in this year’s national selection. Several names related to Eurovision oustand on the list: 

  • Axel Ehnstrom  we met him  Paradise Oskar back in 2011 when he represented Finland with his entry  Da Da Dam. He had sybmitted last year too a song for the country’s national selection.
  • Tim Schou was the frontman of the group  A Friend In London who represented Demmark the same year with their song  New Tomorrow.
  • Thomas Stengaard is a name that certainly outstands , as he is not contributing only in this year’s German national selection but he was the composer of the Eurovision 2013 winning song  Only Teardrops, representing Denmark. 
  • Laila Samuelsen participated in the Norwegian national final of  Melodi Grand Prix 2016 with the entry Afterglow which although was a favorite to win finished eventually 4th.

Additionally some other composer’s names are : Steven Bashir, Kristine Bogan, Michael Ochs 

The six acts that we will see compete in the German national final are :

  • Aly Ryan
  • BB Thomaz
  • Linus Bruhn
  • Gregor Hägele
  • lilly among clouds
  • Makeda

Apart from the composer’s musci proposals the acts themselves can have their own songs or entries from composers outside the workshop. The final song that will compete in the final with each finalist will be determined by the acts in collaboration with the national broadcaster.


Germany is one of the  Big-5 countries and qualify in Eurovision directly in the final. The country has participated in every edition of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956, with one year’s exception back in 1996.  The country has won the competition twice, namely in 1982 and 2010.

In 2018 Germany placed 4th in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with Michael Schulte‘s  You let me walk alone.


Angelo D.

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