Tonight it was time to fly to Germany and watch the final of “Unser Song für Österreich”. It was another Eurovision national final marathon, but this one ended in some MAJOR drama. After 3 voting rounds, Germany finally made its choice – but even though  Andreas Kümmert won the public vote, he gave his win to Ann Sophie, who will fly the German flag with “Black Smoke” in Vienna!

Eight acts took part in the first round, where 4 acts qualified into round number 2 where they sung their other song. 100% televoting was used in the Super Final where in the end,  Andreas Kümmert with “Heart of Stone” won the German Selection. Second placed was the wildcard act Ann Sophie, with her song “Black Smoke“.

But Andreas then dropped a bombshell, announcing that he did not want to represent the country after all, effectively removing himself from the competition and giving the victory to Ann Sophie. The crowd were not happy with Andreas, but gave Ann Sophie a well deserved ovation following her “winning” reprise.

In an article, it’s saying that Andreas Kümmert has personal problems as he insulted his audience with really mean words – that’s not how it goes, y’all!

USfÖ 2015 – RESULTS ROUND ONE

Qualifier: Alexa Feser

Qualifier: Andreas Kümmert

Qualifier: Ann Sophie

Qualifier: Laing

Out: Fahrenhaidt

Out: Mrs. Greenbird

Out: Faun

Out: Noize Generation

USfÖ 2015 – RESULTS ROUND TWO

Qualifier: Ann Sophie – “Black Smoke

Qualifier: Andreas Kümmert – “Heart of Stone

Out: Alexa Feser

Out: Laing

USfÖ 2015 – SUPER FINAL

1. Ann Sophie – “Black Smoke”

2. Andreas Kümmert – “Heart of Stone

ANN SOPHIE – “BLACK SMOKE”

What do you think of the results? Did the best act win USfÖ 2015? Do you think Germany will finally be in the Top 10 again. Let us know as a comment!

Did we guess the winner right? See what wiwibloggs thought before the final:

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Euroviper7
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Euroviper7

Love this but with it being second choice it may well slip under the radar

ESC 4ever
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ESC 4ever

My top 23 change a lot so here is my new:
1-Malta (-)
2-Iceland (-)
3-The Netherlands (-)
4-Ireland (+7) (it really growing on me <3)
5-France (+2)
6-Slovenia (-2)
7-Lithuania (-2)
8-Switzerland (-)
9-Estonia (+1)
10-Italy (-4)
11-Germany (new) (i love songs like this! Good choice!)
12-Spain (-)
13-Hungary (-3)
14-Denmark (-1)
15-Georgia (-)
16-FYR Macedonia (-2)
17-Latvia (-)
18-Belarus (-2)
19-Greece (new)
20-Cyprus (-2)
21-Serbia (-2)
22-Moldova (-2)
23-Finland (-2)

Frank21
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Frank21

Sorry for Germany , i dont think deserve top 10 , ok maybe top 15 , the song is not very good and the voice from her i dont like much either , i wish her good luck

smok
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smok

The best singer and song won. Great!

fikri
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fikri

i dig the song and she seems to really enjoy herself so that’s good!

bavarson
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bavarson

Generally everyone was bad yesterday. Germany have no chance for top 10.

Merseymike
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Merseymike

Bottom 5 for Germany again – weak song and her voice is painful to the ears
Perhaps that will teach them to have such a daft system of choosing. Why not just have each act do two songs and a simple vote with televote AND JURY – because that is part of the reckoning now. This song is going to flop with the juries

Kuula
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Kuula

People are you stupid?Fahreneidt was the worst act…she couldn’t sing at all.even I could sing better than her.and Frozen silence was shit comparing to black smoke…Ann Sophie sings like a superstar. I’m really loving her and her song…

Kuula
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Kuula

Ann Sophie and her song are incridble .I liked both of her songs… But black smoke can win Eurovision…black smoke jumps to #1 in my top…I wish we go back to Germany in 2016

Dan Marino
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Dan Marino

In my opinion. I would’ve love to have seen jump the gun to Vienna rather than black smoke. But this is just as good!

Otna
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Otna

Ann Sophie <3 Such a GLAM song!

Bronson
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Bronson

So if the purpose of the show was to choose the ESC participant for Germany, why did he decline it when he won? If he never wanted to represent the country in the first place, why did he even sign up?

Charles
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Charles

Whatever scheiss egal … today is a fuzz, today is the classic Eurovision-everybody-loves-controversy-thing then tomorrow and by the time the Eurovision 2 week extravaganza starts nobody will even care … Andreas will disappear into oblivion and this poor girl will also soon be forgotten. Germany has lost their own steam after Lena … hardly will they ever focus again to regain it back again.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@D: Andreas must have seen polls like the Wiwi poll (his songs near the bottom), and felt that he had to step aside for a stronger contender.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

HEY!! What did I miss? Andreas turned down the invitation?! That was a good song as well; but I suppose he didn’t think it would be strong enough to finish in the top-half of the final standings, given what has already qualified.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

My fallback choice, in case Faun and Fahrenhaidt failed. I have no complaints about “Black Smoke”. Good song. Could finish top-15 if the stage setting is right.

Brunowskii
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Brunowskii

It’s something like a finnish fever… It’s spreading over the Baltic….

Faye
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Faye

I mean she wasn’t my pick + even then i prefer her other song. having said that i feel sorry for her winning like this + i hope the German public + broadcaster get fully behind her.

My only worry for her + this song in particular is how it translates to an arena, some parts sound like they could get a bit shouty! I don’t think she will win but i do like her song + at least it has a beat to it!

Lin
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Lin

tbh, I believe NDR told Andreas to refuse the victory in order to send the wildcard winner. The current concept has been criticised a lot because of the lack of variety at the club concert, so I guess NDR just wanted to defend its concept.

I still hope there will be a new NF.

Xepher
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Xepher

@Titaniumsparrow I think he said it was health reasons & he wasn’t comfortable of winning..and yet he seemed fine winning The Voice lol

ify_
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ify_

WOw I mean.. every single person can hear that fahrenhaidt would’ve been the best choice Germany could send since Lena.. WTH is wrong with these people… so furious that the jerk in question also took someone other’s spot in the superfinal.. just FML. eurovision disaster …. poor 60th anniversary

Mar
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Mar

I think Ann will do really well in Vienna, the song is stuck in my head already. Be happy guys! It’s not a ballad! We were bitching so much about it just yesterday, we should be more grateful.

Xepher
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Xepher

I think Germany may need to do some thinking about what they want to do for next year Eurovision wise. Also why compete, and give up your title if you didn’t want to represent?

Also Frozen Silence was the best of the night. This year song wise has been so bad lately…really hoping for the other countries (like San Marino, Czech Rep, Belgium, etc) to surprise us with a great song

Franco
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Franco

It’s been a bumpy ride but, in the end, the right one got the ticket to Vienna.
Ann Sophie has been my favourite since the beginning. She is classy and charismatic, with a great voice and matching song.
I’m eager to vote for her in May, for her to win the whole ESC.

Titaniumsparrow
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Titaniumsparrow

Can someone translate what he said? I’d like to know what his reason was.

Alex
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Alex

I’ll agree that the song is average. I mean, it’s not bad, but it’s more of an album track than a single. Depending on what the UK picks, it may be the least interesting of the Big 5 for me.

beccaboo1212
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Yippee! Good luck, Ann Sophie! 😀

Alex
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Alex

Did Andreas’s record label force him to do the show or something?

ryanireland
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ryanireland

Average, Germany hasn’t been trying too hard in the last two years, pity.

Mark
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Mark

Germany is this years Eurovision TROLL.
Why do you take part in something you don’t want?! This Andreas guy got the place Fahrenhaidt or other act deserved!!!

Eurofan Mexico, gano un acto conocido, Andreas, pero él cedió su victoria a Ann.

Tom
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Tom

What on earth did I just watch? This was a wreck. First of all Fahrenhaidt bombed out with a distracted performance that stripped away the beautiful purity of the song, then the next best option decides he doesn’t want it AFTER he’s already won. He should’ve stayed at home and not wasted all of our time.

I feel sorry for Ann Sophie. Her song won’t possibly make any impact in Vienna. She’s very well suited for an intimate performance like a club, but I fear a grander stage will swamp her.

AndyUK
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AndyUK

I am happy for Anne-Sophie, and Germany are now my 5th. Of course, what Kümmert has done is not the best and what should have been a great night has turned into a horrible morass.

Hmmm
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Hmmm

Let’s just say I would have been very happy IF WE HAD EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE RESULT. Should have been Fahrenhaidt, Mrs. Greenbird, Noize Generation and Faun in the top 4. However, when the opposite artists went through I thought, ok, carry on – Alexa Feser’s 2nd song is pretty good and Laing’s 1st one would Spice up the balladous Eurovision final. AND THEN the other two artists went through… both with the worse of their two songs!! I feel so sorry for Ann Sophie – what should have been a glorious moment for her was made an awkward, sad finale.… Read more »

PP
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PP

My TOP 23
1.Italy
2.Estonia
3.Slovenia
4.Serbia
5.Spain
6.Malta
7.Iceland
8.The Netherlands
9.Denmark
10.Switzerland
11.France
12.Georgia
13.Moldova
14.Cyprus
15.Lithuania
16.Belarus
17.Germany
18.Greece
19.Hungary
20.F.Y.R Macedonia
21.Ireland
22.Latvia
23.Finland

bavarson
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bavarson

Eurovision needs to be controversial.

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

Andreas Kümmert won the vote of the public but declined to represent Germany. Andreas decided he was not ready to face an international audience in the Eurovision Song Contest, Ann Sophie has been declared the winner.

allo
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allo

Eugene, the German broadcaster won’t need to make refunds, are you totally crazy? By voting, the people have accepted the regulations, which state that NDR isn’t responsible for the winner resigning, not being able to compete etc etc., so if anyone would pay it would be Andreas, but it’s not gonna happen, this isn’t the first drama like that to happen!!!

Robyn Gallagher
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I wonder if Andreas did the show thinking it would be good promo for his music career, but not seriously expecting to win. The fact that he performed in a sloppy hoodie (and for both songs) shows that he wasn’t quite getting into the spirit of the event. I was hoping that Ann Sophie would do well, but she really lifted her game at the final. She is a confident performer and “Black Smoke” is a super catchy song. I suspect it did well because it was the most upbeat, straight-up pop song in the competition. Everything else was more… Read more »

bastian
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bastian

Andreas what hav you done, really. His voice and both his song were absolutely fantastic. He would have done really well i believe. Too bad, this will be another disaster for our nachbarn….

ct
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ct

* but I don’t think “Black smoke” will have much impact in Vienna

Eugene ESC UK
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Eugene ESC UK

Perhaps the actual result will stand, otherwise they will have to refund all the money spent on Andreas. Andreas’s management company won’t be very pleased with this. NDR might have to reverse the reverse or do a refund. But you can’t make someone go to Vienna if they don’t want to go!! Difficult position for NDR and Ann Sophie.

ct
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ct

Ann Sophie could have done great with “Jump the gun” but I don’t think “Black smoke” will not have much impact in Vienna methinks.

For a greek person like me it is especially sweet to be able to say this: Germany you’re a mess 🙂

lollalol
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lollalol

New voting for Ann Sophie and Laing please. We must respect rules.

WTF
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WTF

YES! This was my favorite after Fahrenhaidt so I’m glad it is going to Vienna, regardless of the circumstances. Andreas only did the sensible thing and bowed out of the competition in favor of the superior song.

Easpag
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Easpag

I like Ann-Sophie better, so I’m happy with the result

Also, Laing’s second performance was fantastic. They should’ve made the Superfinal, in my opinion.

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

everyone’s going to blame Ann Sophie for something that’s not her fault
twitter raises a good point in that laing would have taken the spot left by Kummert and likely won if he hadn’t participated…

JESCGermany15
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JESCGermany15

Ok, I wish my country the 27th place in the final! PLEASE TO ALL PEOPLE: DON’T VOTE FOR GERMANY!
My country is the stupiedest so far and the selection was so much trash! I’m so angry, disappointed…*facepalm*
My top 23 now:
1.The Netherlands
2.Spain
3.Malta
4.Georgia
5.Switzerland
6.Serbia
7.Iceland
8.Estonia
9.Slovenia
10.Ireland
11.FYR Macedonia
12.Lithuania
13.Latvia
14.Cyprus
15.Greece
16.Belarus
17.Denmark
18.Italy
19.France
20.Hungary
21.Germany
22.Moldova
23.Finland

Mar
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Mar

I’ve no idea what reasons he may have had to do what he did, but I suspect Andreas really damaged his carreer tonight.