The German rock group Unheilig have announced their desire to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
The group held a fan poll in November asking their fans if they should take part in the German selection for next years contest. With over 33.000 responses 94% of their fans supported their participation.
In a statement on the Unheilig’s official website the lead singer Der Graf (also known as Bernd Heinrich Graf) expressed his delight that the fans supported their decision,
I am very pleased that so many of my fans share my dream to represent my country with a song in my language at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
Ultimately…it is now a great feeling to feel so much support and approval for the realization of my dream. I am going to work hard on the completion of my song ideas, for it is indeed both in the preliminary round and the ESC is about music and not about people.
For the trust they have placed my fans that I can hit the ESC for the right “tone”, thank you very much!
Unheilig have had four top ten hits in Germany and they won the Bundesvision Song Contest in 2010. They are best known for their song Geboren um zu leben (Born to live), which you can see below.
The German national final, Unser Song für Dänemark, will take place on 13 March 2014 on NDR. The final will consist of 11 acts, including one wildcard who will be decided in a club concert on 27 February 2014.
Do you think Unheilig would be a good choice for the German representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014?