Female schlager quartet Die Jacob Sisters will not take part at the German national final. Dr. Jürgen Meier-Beer from broadcaster NDR made clear that their song, written in memory of the murdered tailor Rudolph Moshammer, does not meet the Eurovision rules and thus cannot be accepted for the preselection.
“EBU rules say that all voices have to be sung live. Recorded voices are not allowed”, Meier-Beer said to tabloid Bild. The four girls are using a voice sample of the recently murdered Rudolph Moshammer, a prominent and flamboyant celebrity in Germany, who took part in the national final of 2001 himself, in their song 'Moshammer lebt'.
The Jacob Sisters originally planned to participate in the national final Germany 12 points with their song, which they themselves described as a “memorial to our friend Mosi”, while others called it “tasteless”. They already spent 1.500 � on a life-sized rubber doll of Rudolph Moshammer, which they had planned to bring on stage.
The German final will take place Saturday, 12th of March, as of 20:15 CET. There will be a live internet stream via NDR's Eurovision Song Contest page eurovision.de.