One artist withdrew from the German national final due to personal reasons. He has already been replaced by broadcaster ARD.
Yosefin Buohler is the new candidate in Unser song, replacing Wilhelm ‘Sadi’ Judge, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. On his withdrawal, Sadi made the following statement to ARD:
Reports about me appearing in court are causing such a lot of hustle and bustle. I’d like to clarify and process that. I am surprised at what I am bring accused of, but I did not want to it under these circumstances. So I am not going to be in Cologne on February 9th.
– Wilhelm ‘Sadi’ Judge to ARD
Yosefin Buohler is no stranger to performing. She currently lives in Stockholm, and was in the final of ‘Das Supertalent’. She also toured Germany with the musical ‘The Ten Commandments’ for several years. After this she went on tour with the musical project ‘Campus 4us’. She was in the final round of Idol in 2013 and she got to sing the German national anthem before more then 50,000 at a world cup qualification match between Germany and Sweden in Stockholm.
Lena, Tim Bendzko and Florian Silbereisen are the jury members, and Bianca Schomberg, who represented Germany in 1997, will host Unser Song 2017.