Germany’s national selection show is all set to kick off on February 25th. Earlier today, the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — gathered in Munich to discuss the contestants participating in Unser Lied für Stockholm, Germany’s national selection for Eurovision 2016Today we look at Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, who will sing “Ghost”. Were we haunted by her performance? Read on to find out!

Jamie-Lee Kriewitz – “Ghost”

“Ghost” reviews

Luis: This song feels like 2008 emo/dark/whatever fashion has been fossilised and brought back to life in 2016, on the way getting mixed with Lorde and producing a decent pop song. Unfortunately, that’s all this is — pleasant to listen to, but not a masterpiece. Not even something outstanding. With Germany’s recent history of passing unpercieved at Eurovision, they need something more remarkable.

Score: 7/10

Rick: When I heard the rumour Jamie-Lee might sing for Germany in 2016, I had the feeling she was the perfect choice! Her style, her attitude and her voice are the perfect combination and people still know her from The Voice. Unfortunately the problem is her song. After listening to “Ghost” a few times, I finally like it now but in general it’s just not catchy and powerful enough. I think she really needs an outstanding performance to make it memorable. But there’s potential.

Score: 7.5/10

Robyn: “Ghost” is why Germany currently has the third-highest odds to win Eurovision after Russia and Sweden. It’s a very cool, modern pop song, following in the footsteps of Lorde’s weird-girl minimalist pop. If it made it to Eurovision, “Ghost” is the sort of song that would keep well away from the Ann Sophie end of the scoreboard and stay much closer to the Lena end, but I think it’s a bit too gloomy and serious to win entirely.

Score: 7.5/10

Kristin: I just got a broody hipster overdose here! With that said, the song is actually quite easy on the ears. It won’t find a place on my playlists any time soon, but if she can hold on to those high pitchy notes when performing live, I might just up my score a little. Until then, it’s just comfortable background music.

Score: 6.5/10

Deban: Haunting pop driven with angelic vocals. Jamie-Lee Kriewitz may be just a teenager, but in this competition, she’s a heavyweight. “Ghost” is subtle. Although it rings in the background, it doesn’t fully take over. Crafted for radio success, this debut outing has had a successful chart run in Germany. It could easily find new life at the ESC grand final.

Score:7/10

Mikhail: It has a nice melody, but it is very repetitive. It goes on and on and on and by the end I get bored. Also, I cannot say that it is something wow, because I do not see any originality in the song. Just a nice background — that’s it.

Score: 6.5/10

Antranig: In one word, this is EPIC. Jamie-Lee’s voice is so subtle in the verses and then she hammers home one of the catchiest choruses ever — I find myself walking around all day whispering “tell me who’s scared now”. I imagine some Mariette-style staging — her “Ghost” will haunt Europe and stay in their minds when the time comes to vote. Enjoy the top 10, darling!

Score: 10/10

George: This is only the second time in this jury that I can say I really like a song. I like the way it evolves from the first to the last minute. It may be a bit inspired by Lena’s “Taken by a Stranger”, and unlike follow national finalists Joco, Jamie-Lee really knows how to deliver it. The Eurovision stage is waiting for you, Jamie-Lee!

Score: 9/10

In the German Wiwi Jury we have 14 jurors but only have room for eight reviews. The remaining 6 scores are below.

Bernardo: 8/10

Edd: 3/10

Dayana: 7.5/10

Patrick: 8.5/10

Bogdan: 9.5/10

Josh: 7.5/10

The highest and lowest scores are dropped prior to calculating the average score. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 3 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury Score: 7.67/10

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Linde Lund
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Today we got so many mails from Betty MacDonald fan club ESC fans from all over the World.
They adore Jamie-Lee and her song Ghost.
I think Germany is a very hot ESC favourite 2016.
I really love it.

silvester
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silvester

She looks ridiculous and her song sounds awful to me. She’s a candidate for 0 points in Stockholm.

Gregorian is the best option.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

This is the best song available to Germany this year.

MGR
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MGR

For me most important are Samir & Viktor with “Bada Nakna” and everyone must vote for them! They have hit!

JVWG
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JVWG

http://www.bild.de/unterhaltung/musik/ralph-siegel/esc-schuetzling-laura-pinski-videopremiere-44607596.bild.html

The song of Laura Pinski is online. You hear that Ralph Siegel element in it. Hilarious

dutchie
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dutchie

I constantly expect to hear ‘under my umbrella-ella-ella” in the chorus. This is quite distracting, as I assume it will be for a lot of viewers.

Travis
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Travis

Here is her live-version of Ghost (3 Minutes!!). She already said, that they will create a real performance…and make it more interesting 🙂 my favourite so far.
http://www.the-voice-of-germany.de/video/517-jamie-lee-kriewitz-ghost-clip
hope you can see the video from other countries

TheFlow
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TheFlow

Since Germany won with Lena they think every year its a good idea to send a cute brunette girl, which have all one in common: They lack personality. I’m German and I really feel ashamed for the taste of our audience. Last year was very unfortunate with Kümmert not willing to go, as he would have done great. I see the odds and I fear this song could win. The girl has no recognition value, and a boring mainstream pop song with a (I give it that) catchy chorus, but everything else makes me fall asleep. I hope germany will… Read more »

@EugeneESCUK
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Mar :- In my opinion, the best song won last year, I also gave it 8/10………….the only problem was…………………..it did not go to the ESC!!!

Paule
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Paule

I don’t like it, it’s just a combination of some parts from other songs (Rihanna, Lana Del Rey) and those stolen parts are even the best things about it. The other sections are just boring. So I hope, it won’t win at all!

marrecar
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marrecar

It’s a beautiful song, but I’m… I don’t feel like it’s for Eurovision. It won’t do any good to Germany since people like something that will move them either emotionally or physically. This is neither, it’s just enjoyable and pleasant, but not a winning material. I don’t know what were the other choices, but I like this song, nevertheless

Mar
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Mar

This is the best song in the german selection, so of course it won’t win.

@EugeneESCUK
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This is definitely the best song in the German selection, there’s something really special about it and nothing even comes close. She’s a bit quirky, but she has “the voice”. Andreas Kümmert won “The Voice” in 2013 and Jamie-Lee won “The Voice” in 2015. She has the complete package to do well in the ESC it is an 8/10 for me. Hope the Germans do the right thing, they have a good chance with this song.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Love this song so much. As I followed The Voice of Germany, I knew this track for quite some time now and I’ve listened to it A LOT.

Daniel
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Daniel

Bleh! This has no chance.
Avantasia will win and represent Germany in Stockholm!

DenizNL
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DenizNL

I hope it will be her for Germany.

Freyah
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Freyah

My favourite in the German Selection. Seeing as she won the voice too, I imagine the public will be behind her. I think we’ll see her in Stockholm.

jowncarlo
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jowncarlo

Team Ghost all the way! But I’m worried for the 3-minute version. I think they removed the bridge. ~sigh~