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Eurovision 2022 Germany Profile: 'Rockstars' by Malik Harris
Germany in Eurovision
Germany is the only country to have participated in every single Eurovision contests since the inaugural contest in 1956 (although they went out in the audio-only semi-final of 1996). They have tasted victory twice, winning in 1982 with Nicole singing 'Ein bißchen Frieden' and Lena with 'Satellite' in 2010. Germany hasn't had the best of lucky recently finishing in the bottom three, in five out of the last six contests.
2022 Entry: Malik Harris 'Rockstars'
As a member of the 'Big 5', Germany automatically qualify for the Grand Final
My Eurovision Scoreboard: 27th out of 40
Odds to win ranking: 24th
(Rankings as of 26th of March, 2022)
About the artist
Malik Harris was born in 1997 in Landsberg am Lech in Bavaria, South Eastern Germany. His father is an American TV presenter and actor by the name of Ricky Harris. Harris started to develop his music skills around the age of 13 when he would record covers on his guitar.
Malik Harris has also released many singles in addition to an EP in 2019 ('Like That Again') and an album last year ('Anonymous Colonist').
About the song
The song 'Rockstars' is written by Malik Harris himself with help from Marie Kobylka and Robin Karow.
The song has a slow pop tune to it that incorporates RnB beats with a rap infused spoken verse adding an extra element to the song.
Harris has stated that he was inspired to write the song after one of his favourite TV shows, NBC 'The Office'. In the last episode, Ed Helms' character Andy Bernard talks about the good old days before you leave them.
How Malik Harris was chosen for Eurovision
Malik Harris was chosen for Eurovision through a national selection show, called 'Germany, 12 Points'. The national final faced six songs against each other to win the ticket to Turin.
The selection took place in early March and was decided by 50/50 percent split between a public SMS votes during the show and radio listeners who could vote via the 9 ARD Radio channels in the week previous to the contest.
Malik Harris finished 2nd in the radio voting and 1st in the televote. He won by 23 points and will represent Germany in Turin in May.
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Germany will compete in Grand Final on May 14 (European time) in Turin.