26-year-old Hamburg singer Zendrick was never considered a favorite Eurovision Song Contest held yesterday. It was surprising that his song “I Don’t Feel Hate” got so little acceptance: Jandrick only finished 25th and thus reached the final spot in Rotterdam. The audience from 39 countries gave him nothing, after all, he still got three points from the jury, namely two from Austria and one from Romania. Only Great Britain fared poorly with a double zero.
Three out of a total of 6557 marks – this disastrous result does not spoil the good mood of the ESC candidate: »I am really happy! It’s nonsense to say that now, isn’t it? But I’m honest, “Zendrick told the” Bild “newspaper.
In the race for the competition, he was already skeptical that he would not live up to the expectations. But he achieved his goal by assuring the German jury of his song: »I knew that I don’t feel het was not my best song, I have better songs,« says Jendrik, »but I also know I was chosen only by the German jury for ESC with this song. A little sneaky, isn’t it? “
Jendrick: The main thing is to have more followers
Apparently his own career and presence on social media was more important to Jendrick than ESC Vijay: “I got 8,000 new followers on Instagram today, my enrollment has grown to 30,000 since then,” said the singer. “I have now saved a little bit of money which I will invest in making new music. I will record new songs next week. “
The fact that Zandrick counted a setback does not even bother NDR, the responsible broadcaster. Failure was taken peacefully there, it was not the first.
Germany was two and four years ago, and the last five and six years ago, and in 2015 it received zero points. The German ESC bankruptcy series of the last few years was interrupted only once in 2018 when Michael Schulte Finished in fourth place. The last major breakthrough was a long time ago and lies in the Stephen Raab era: in 2010 Lina Meyer-Landrut won with “Satellite”.
The winner in Rotterdam has now been Italy – the third victory for the country since 1990 and 1964. French-language songs and contributions from France and Switzerland came in second and third place.