The rock band Lord Of The Lost has won the German preliminary round for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC). The musicians prevailed in the night to this Saturday in Cologne in the show "Our song for Liverpool" against seven other applicants. They are to represent Germany at the ESC final on 13 May in Great Britain.

The band's song is titled "Blood & Glitter" and is a somewhat dark rock number. The group appears in eye-catching red outfits. The decision that the group from Hamburg should travel to the ESC with it was based on both the votes of the audience and an expert jury vote. Online, for example, ESC fans had already been able to cast their votes since February 24.

Party hit singer Ikke Hüftgold, singer-songwriter Will Church, musician René Miller, singer-songwriter Anica Russo, pop-punk band Lonely Spring, singer Trong and pop-folk musician Patty Gurdy were left behind. The band Frida Gold, who originally wanted to compete, had to pass due to illness.

In recent years, the ESC has been largely a fiasco for Germany. Since 2015, it hailed last or penultimate places. The only exception in 2018 was musician Michael Schulte, who took fourth place.

Great Britain is stepping in this year as the ESC host country for Russian-attacked Ukraine, which won the competition in Turin in 2022.