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Germany: Aussievision's Das deutsche Finale 2024 rankings


Das deutsche Finale direct finalists/ Photo courtesy of Eurovisionworld

Earlier in the week the full line-up of Germany's 2024 Eurovision national final was announced, after Floryan won the wildcard round 'Ich will zum ESC!' with his song 'Scars'.


Floryan (right) after winning the "wildcard" round

Ten Aussievision contributors have now ranked the nine entries that will be competing in Das Deutsche Finale.


These were how the points were awarded:


  • 12 points were given by a contributor to their favourite song

  • 10 points to their second favourite song

  • 8 points to their third favourite song

  • 6 points to their fourth favourite song

  • 4 points to their fifth favourite song

  • 2 points to their sixth favourite song

  • 1 point to their seventh favourite song.


The marks have been tabulated, so let's see how the Aussievision team ranked the songs in ascending order.



9. Floryan - 'Scars' (9 points)



Highs: 4 points from Kiel and John Christian

Lows: 0 points from Hugo, Kyriakos, Hayley, Steven, Craig, Sam and Fleur



8. Max Mutzke - 'Forever Strong' (9 points)



Note: Despite receiving the same amount of points (9) 'Forever Strong' was ranked higher as more contributors voted for it than 'Scars' (5 contributors to 3).


Highs: 2 points from John Christian, Hayley, Kyriakos and Sam

Lows: 0 points from Fleur, Emma, Craig, Steven and Hugo



7. NinetyNine - 'Love on a Budget' (30 points)



Highs: 10 points from John Christian, 8 points from Sam

Lows: 0 points from Kiel and Kyriakos


"If Marie Reim does not win, this would be the other safe option to pick. These two would have the best chance of stopping Ryk from winning the ticket." ~ John Christian


"I am shooketh that my fellow contributors have not ranked this higher. A cheap, chirpy, cheerful entry that would do Germany proud. The band is called NinetyNine and coincidentally their entry reminds me a little of the song '99 Red Balloons' which was originally released by a German band called Nena.' ~ Sam



6. Isaak - 'Always on the Run' (47 points)



Highs: 12 points from Kiel and Hugo

Lows: 0 points from Hayley, 1 point from Steven, John Christian and Sam


"The only way is up for Germany - and if they want to avoid another wooden spoon, this bloke is the best chance to at least grab a few points and get a little bit higher up the right hand side of the scoreboard. In a pretty uninspiring field, Issak sings with some gusto on this track to make it not half bad - even though he looks like a cousin of the UK's James Newman from 2021. We all know how that turned out for the Poms - hopefully Isaak doesn't suffer the same fate!" ~ Kiel


"Just a nice song and one of the better ones from this selection. I like the layering of vocals, it’s catchy and I could see a bit of jury love. Not totally in love with it but the best mixed with most impact, if Isaak can do something with those vocals live and they get some interesting staging going." ~ Hugo



5. Galant - 'Katze' (50 points)



Highs: 12 points from Hayley, 10 points from Emma and Kyriakos

Lows: 0 points from Kiel, John Christian and Sam, 2 points from Steven and Hugo


"What a quirky song! It reminds me to some extent of The Ting Tings. This song is an absolute earworm! I can't wait to see how this translates on stage." ~ Kyriakos


"While I am still gutted the Hammer lady song never got a chance to go to Eurovision, I find this song in the same vein.. It is edgy, arty, and I think this could be Germany's Konstrakta. I really enjoy this!" ~ Hayley


"Another cat song trying to make it to Eurovision and I am here for it! Realistically this could be too 'out there' to be a serious chance but 'Katze' was one of the few songs in this year's German line-up that stood out to me and made me want to listen again and again. It does sound like a parody song from one of the Eurovision send-up productions that does the comedy festival rounds every year. But I love the originality and hearing the German language and am secretly hoping it gets the ticket to Malmö." ~ Emma


"'Katze' is - sadly - no 'Wo sind die Katzen?' for me. It’s too faux-cool to be fun, and not polished enough to be (ironically) enjoyable. As a cat dad, I’d love to rank GALANT higher … but I just can’t. 😿" ~ Steven



4. Leona - 'Undream You' (51 points)



Highs: 8 points from John Christian, Kiel and Hugo

Lows: 1 points from Kyriakos, 2 points from Emma



3. Marie Reim - 'Naiv' (70 points)



Highs: 12 points from Steven and John Christian, 10 points from Craig and Sam

Lows: 0 points from Emma, 2 points from Fleur


"I really rather loved this from my very first listen. It’s in German, it’s camp, it’s dated. But, to paraphrase another Northern European diva, when I hear it I’m “still young”. Should Germany send it? Probably not! But personally: zwölf Punkte für Marie, meine Schlagerkönigin!" ~ Steven


"We need to bring back schlagers in Eurovision, and Germany must not mess up with this. Marie Reim's song is not only energetic, but also giving the vibes of love. Also, this would be Germany's choice if they want to save themselves from embarrassment." ~ John Christian


"For several years, I've been hoping that Germany might give a Helene Fischer-esque schlager German language schlager number a go, and uh... here we are at last!! German is the perfect language for this kind of camp number, and Marie has a clear charisma which I'm expecting to come alive in the live performance. I don't think the song itself has quite the staying power to do too much damage at ESC, but this is nonetheless very fun and I would genuinely love Germany to send something like this in the next year or two." ~ Craig


"Yes this song is dated and something you would hear from the noughties – but that’s why I love it! This is solid schlager straight from the German Eurovision brewery. The chorus has a great hook. I really hope this Natalie Bassingthwaighte look alike does well in this national selection. Also how great would it hear the German language at Eurovision once again??" ~ Sam



2. Ryk - 'Oh Boy' (72 points)



Highs: 12 points from Fleur, Craig, Kyriakos

Lows: 0 points from John Christian, 2 points from Kiel


"Ok 'Oh Boy' is REALLY GOOD! I get the same feels with this like I did when I first heard Duncan Laurence's 'Arcade'! The song just transcends!! If this is staged well this will easily win and give Germany their best result in a very long time." ~ Kyriakos


"Say what you want about Germany's selection process - even a broken clock is right twice a day, and I believe Ryk's "Oh Boy" will pull a Michael Schulte and come top 5 if Germany picks it. The instrumentation and arrangement of this haunting track pulses and grows like a living thing, and over the top of it is Ryk's incredibly controlled vocal, which takes on that quality where it feels like a musical instrument in its own right (listen to those glorious controlled long notes or his gentle staccato passages!!!!!). The lyrics are a convincing and moving description of the feelings of a new parent trying to build a relationship with a child. Literally my only criticism here is that I would love love love to hear this with a live orchestra, because I think it would take it to the next level. If it sounds like I'm gushing, it's cause I am - this is one of my favourite songs (maybe even my favourite overall) of the national final season to date." ~ Craig


"Wow. If this is as good live as it is on the studio version then it is going to do very well in Malmö. This is exceptional. Bitte Deutschland bitte." ~ Fleur



1. Bodine Monet - 'Tears Like Rain' (92 points)



Highs: 12 points from Emma and Sam, 10 points from Fleur, Kiel, Steven, Hayley and Hugo

Lows: 4 points from Kyriakos, 6 points from John Christian


"I love Bodine's voice...she's a storyteller and I was drawn in straight away. Her folk/pop style reminds me of a more contemporary sounding Jewel. I worry that 'Tears Like Rain' lacks a big wow moment but there is plenty of room to work on that should this song make it to Eurovision.." ~ Emma


"This folk/country-injected contemporary ballad largely works for me because of Bodine, whose tone of voice I really rather love. I just hope her live vocal matches the recorded one." ~ Steven


"Probably the most polished track of the field, but its lacking a real knock-out punch. Bodine is up there with Isaak as one Germany's best chances to lift themselves up off the EV canvas this year." ~ Kiel


"Easily my second favourite of the bunch. This has potential and I quite like Bodine's voice. This would be a solid entry for Germany but it just needs something extra if it was to make the left hand side of the scoreboard." ~ Fleur


"The best thing about this is Bodine’s voice. It’s so airy and breathy and enchanting; I hear (and see) a bit of Ellie Goulding in her. The song itself doesn’t absolutely light the world on fire but it’s catchy and I like it and one of the better in this lineup." ~ Hugo


"This was my winner within listening to the first ten seconds of it. Bodine has such a unique, haunting vocal timbre that is almost as mesmerising as paintings of Claude Monet who she shares a last name with. The guitar in this song is absolutely stunning too. I love the folksy almost Celtic feel to this whole piece. Not sure if this will be the winner in what I think is a very strong national final especially by German standards and after the failure of Patty Gurdy last year, but I’m hooked on this one." ~ Sam



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So there you have it - Bodine emerges the winner of the Aussievision team's rankings by a rather comfortable margin. Interestingly though 'Tears Like Rain' did not even receive the most 12 points, with bookies' favourite 'Oh Boy' by Ryk gaining three sets of top marks. The nine contributors had five different songs in the line-up as their favourite. Therefore Bodine's victory was mainly based off consistency. She was the only act to receive marks from all the contributors, including five sets of ten points.


Will Bodine win the ticket to represent Germany at this year's Eurovision as well? Find out by watching this live stream at the following times:


  • 10:05pm German/ Central European time Friday 16th February

  • 5:05am WA time Saturday 17th February

  • 6:35am NT time Saturday 17th February

  • 7:05am QLD time Saturday 17th February

  • 7:35am SA time Saturday 17th February

  • 8:05am AEDT (ACT/ NSW/ VIC/ TAS) Saturday 17th February



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