On Sunday, German singer Makeda received the honour of being chosen to sing her national anthem in the minutes leading up to the German Formula One Grand Prix in Hockenheim. Makeda, of course, was the runner-up in this year’s Unser Lied für Israel with her ballad “The Day I Loved You Most”.
“What an honour!”
Makeda’s performance took place just before the beginning of the race, a race which became an “all-time classic” according to fans of the sport. She exclaimed “What an honour!” on Twitter after revealing on Twitter she had been asked to undertake the prestigious event! She then was involved in the post-race celebrations, taking a photo with the three podium finishers: Max Verstappen from The Netherlands, Germany’s Sebastian Vettel and Russia’s Daniil Kvyat.
Acclaim from fans
Makeda’s performance, viewed by tens of millions of viewers around the world, received acclaim from fans on Twitter! Although, as you can see from her Instagram post above, strangely the home broadcaster didn’t show Makeda’s performance unlike many other broadcasters from around the continent.
Whilst a clip from the official television feed is yet to be made available, you can hear Makeda belting out her anthem in front of the Hockenheimring crowd below:
A missed opportunity?
Makeda narrowly missed out on representing Germany in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, finishing four points behind eventual winner S!sters. “The Day I Loved You Most” finished second out of the seven participants with both the Eurovision Panel and the International Jury and fifth with the German public televote.
Do you think Makeda could’ve improved on the 25th place achieved by S!sters in Tel Aviv? Let us know!