Cologne (dpa) - singer, juror - and now a winner himself: Musician Rea Garvey has won the second "Free European Song Contest" by Stefan Raab and ProSieben for his home country Ireland.
The 48-year-old prevailed relatively clearly against his competition on Sunday night in the live show - among other things, he received the highest rating of twelve points from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
He sang his hit "The One".
Garvey was almost a bit puzzled when the result was clear.
"I never win anything," he said.
"Today I won!"
The show produced by Raab was invented last year as a replacement for the Eurovision Song Contest, which was canceled due to the corona pandemic.
That year it continued.
The mode is in a way based on the great ESC model.
Here, too, twelve points are the highest score per country.
With Garvey's victory, the trophy remains a little in the own family of broadcasters.
The musician is very busy on television - among other things as a juror on “The Voice of Germany” and “The Masked Singer”.
Germany took fifth place in the second “Free ESC”.
As in the previous year, Helge Schneider started - this time, however, as a parody of Udo Lindenberg.
His contribution was entitled «Supergeiler Helge Schneider».
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