The German national final last Thursday gained high viewing ratings: 5.28 million (16%) watched the show. Last year, only 3.56 million followed the German selection.
Jan Schulte-Kellinghaus told to eurovision.de: The German slection has become a TV event again. Many more people than last year followed the show and decided in the exciting competition. Now we wish good luck to Texas Lightning in Athens – and we are sure that they will bring the Grand Prix to Germany.
794.957 viewers voted in the final. 618.076 used the telephone, 176.881 voted via SMS. It will not be announced, who reached the second and third place not to show somebody as a 'loser'.
Texas Lightning will participate in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens on 20 May.