Twelve acts performed a diverse selection of music. The voting process was first the results of online voting from nine ARD radio stations, next those from the five person expert jury and finally (once all the other votes were given) did the lines close, and we got the votes from the viewers by telephone/sms.
Each section had the same power with their top ten songs being allocated points in the traditional Eurovision manner, 12, 10 and then from 8-1.
Germany’s decision was to send Cascada to Malmö. She goes straight to the Grand Final on 18 May 2013 as Germany is one of the Big 5, qualifying directly.
Here’s the official video of the song Cascada – Glorious
and the winning performance