Just a few moments ago, the final of Stefan Raab's casting show for his entry to the German preselection finished. Maximilian is the winner and is going to perform Raab's song Just can't wait until tonight at the national final Germany 12 Points! on 19 March in Berlin.
In the first round, where the four participants performed a song of their own choice, Vanessa was voted out. The remaining three artists Bonita, Maximilian and Alex then performed – for the first time – the song Stefan Raab wrote for the German final, Just can't wait until tonight. Each contestant gave a different version of the song, Bonita delievering a strong country-pop performance, Alex singing it as a powerful ballad and finally Maximilian performing a touching, almost unplugged version of it.
The viewers were asked to televote for their favorite, Maximilian made it! Bonita finished second, Alex third.
Stefan's song, which will now be recorded and is set for release on 8 March, has to make it into the German singles sales charts in the first week, to get one of the four wild cards for the national final on March 19. Friday 20 February, Dr. Jürgen Meier-Beer, head of entertainment at NDR, will give further details when he is a guest of Stefan's daily comedy show TV Total.