After much controversy and a hastily assembled national final, Germany has put the drama of the past behind it and selected its act for Stockholm. Germany’s representative for 2016 is Jamie-Lee with “Ghost”.
The 10 finalists performed at the final of Unser Lied für Stockholm. The 100% televote put Avantasia, Alex Diehl and Jamie-Lee Kriewitz through to the superfinal. And from there, Jamie-Lee won the second vote, and with it the ticket to Stockholm.
Also performing at the national final were German hand The BossHoss, who performed Dolly Parton’s song “Jolene”, and 2014 Eurovision runners-up The Common Linnets.
In November last year, German broadcaster NDR announced that instead of a traditional national final, R&B singer Xavier Naidoo had been internally selected, with his song to be chosen by the German public. However, after much protest, the broadcaster cancelled this process and instead launched a standard national final with 10 competing acts.
Our first reaction to her win
Unser Lied für Stockholm finalists
- Alex Diehl “Nur ein Lied”
- Avantasia “Mystery of a Blood Red Rose”
- Ella Endlich “Adrenalin”
- Gregorian “Masters of Chant”
- Jamie-Lee Kriewitz “Ghost”
- Joco “Full Moon”
- Keøma “Protected”
- Laura Pinski “Under the Sun We Are One”
- Luxuslärm “Solange Liebe in mir wohnt”
- Woods of Birnam “Lift Me Up (From the Underground)”
So, what do you think? Did the right song win in Germany, or will we see the Ann Sophie effect once again?
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Jamie-Lee go for Gold!
The best song has won..My new top 5
I’m not over the moon about this song…it might have been the best to send to Eurovision though…I personally liked (at least listening to) Gregorian and Keoma
That’s a great idea!!! 😀
And “Black Smoke” last year DID NOT deserve its 0 points. This, on the contrary, maybe.
Did Germany used the on-screen graphics that she used back in 2011 when hosting (and in 2012 when producing) again? And in like every other year in between?
Brainpool, you little production un-inovative house. LOL
Don’t like the song neither the staging. I doubt someone would vote en masse for this.
I like the song right up until the end of the first chorus- but when you realise theres no progression and the whole of the song sounds the same, it gets a little dull.
Italy is my second but they will change the song so that’s why I don’t include it
If Switzerland improves the live performance they will make my top
I hope Bulgaria finds a decent song for Poli.
I think her 3 minute version on “The Voice” Final was better than yesterday…also her singing was not as good as usual (partwise it was actually bad) =/ hope she will do better and change the outfit… (Her outfit in the voice finals was so nice…I know I’m living in the past^^)
She sounds like she’s desperately trying to be Chvrches and failing badly…to be honest I end up focusing on how hideous her outfit is, and ignore what could be a great song. Shame really.
She was definitely the best last night, however the song is SO boring.
The problem with this performance is that the focus is mainly on the dress and how she looks. And the way she looks made the song itself kind of invisible.
I as tv watcher, could not connect with the song at all, and at the end the only thing I remembered was how Jamie lee looked. I could not remember the song…
Most people see her just once, the focus has to be right for people to connect to it!
Welcome to the bottom Germany, and who knows… Maybe a back-to-back 0 points? Its very possible…
It’s a good song, I love the stage tho HATE what she’s wearing ……. I would prefer her to even be in a sheet and pretend to be a ghost instead of Trolly from the Dolly Style.
But all in all, I find it very nicely written, very well produced and well sung ……. Tho she needs to relax a bit on stage, in some shots she looked terrified.
All in All,
7.5 out of 10, but what do I know …… Last year Ann Sophie was in my top 10.
wth. gregorian should’ve won!
@moco: You’re not the only one. I thought Keøma would steal it. And is it just me, or does part of Jamie-Lee’s chorus remind anyone of Rihanna’s “Umbrella”?
She’s a mix of Dolly Style and Kerli, but in a very bad way.
This is a good song, I wanted her to win despite the outfit, but I personally think she should change it for Stockholm. You may be extravagant but this is just a matter of simple bad taste
i just really can’t see the hype with this song tbh. It’s not bad and she’s a good singer but I just find this sooo boring and typical and nothing really special, the fact that its 3rd-4th favorite to win confuses me.
It sound like mix of Malta and Switzerland song from 2015, and costume is mix of Dolly Style and Yohio from MF .
I can see something YOHIO in her. I do not think that this will be ok in Stockholm, but I am not impressed. Currently my number 9 in personal top.
YES! After having my heart broken by Belgium (Team Frantzis) and Italy (Team Strawberry), Germany just made me so happy. My only problem with ‘Ghost’ is how they cut it. I’ve been jamming to it for weeks now and was waiting patiently for the three-minute version. I was really disappointed when they remove the bridge. It was the perfect build-up for the final chorus. I uploaded my suggested version on YouTube, and hopefully it will make it to the Germany team. Sadly, it’s already blocked there. I don’t know. I just wish they will change how they cut the song… Read more »
all im goinh yo say is this. the dongs where rubbish apart from 2. if the uk sent these in their nf you would all be moaning and groaning fact.
For me this song is meh. Not bad but really not that interesting either, the typical harmless entries you find every year. Perhaps it needs a memorable chorus?
This is one of those that either will get in top 10 or bottom 10, so hard to predict. At least it’s better than the German entries we had these last years.
Very happy, indeed, for my CRUSH. She’s very CUTE.
This was the best choice of the 3 songs in the superfinal, and this should lead to a better outcome for Germany this time. I like the song personally.
I`m ukrainian who happens to live in Germany. I want to say that from first look I don`t like this performance. Yes, song is ok, yes, vocal is good. But it is not something exciting… Maybe I should watch once more.
My new top 5:
As trash as Ann Sophie. .. sadly Germany null point
I didnt have to ask myself “Is it right” (or is it wrong?!) to send this to Stockholm. I’m sure Germany wont deliver a “Glorious” performence with this, “No no NEVER”! Since Roman Lob there hasnt been an improvement, development is “Standing Still” and I just want to “Run and hide” from this mess or hope for Jamie Lee to “Disappear” and vanish like “Black Smoke” after a fire. Jamie Lee is no “Miss Kiss Kiss Bang” and when I see her I only think “Wadde hadde du denn da”?! So “Lets get happy” and hope the victory in Sweden… Read more »
I think Laura Pinski would have been the best choice. I like this song.. but it is kind of a “whatever” song in my opinion.. you neither love it or hate it… it will likelt score between 15th to 20th place I predict.
while in the past week I grew to like Keoma over Kriewitz, this song is still right up my alley. great choice by Germany.
1) Ukraine , 2) Italy, 3) Germany, 4) Iceland, 5) Belgium, 6) Cyprus, 7) Austria, 8) Denmark, 9) Switzerland, 10) Albania
It’s the third year in a row Germany sends some lesser version of Lena to the contest. Elaiza had the quirkiness, Ann Sophie had the sassiness and Jamie Lee has the …awkardness of Lena. And this will be yet another year that they will struggle to reach the top-20.
Perhaps they should try some good-looking male singer for a change next year. Remember Roman Lob? He did well.
Excellent choice, looking forward to seeing her in Stockholm!
I’m from Germany, and yeah, I’m happy 😀
I have mixed thoughts about this song but by the standards of this year so far it’s pretty good.
My Top 5:
3. Bosnia & Herzegovina
Not bad but boring… I couldn’t listen until the end, it felt like it lasted for 25 minutes. And what’s with the Sailor Moon outfit?
As I said, not bad but certainly doesn’t scream winner.
I don’t understand it either. I don’t feel anything when I listen to this song. Oh well, to each his own, I guess.
From megastar Xavier Naidoo to boring Kriewitz? Germans are reaaaaaallyyyyyyy crazyyyyyyy :DDDDD NULL POINTS
A just ok song (not terrible but you do feel it drags on and on for no reason at all) made worse by her bad singing, uncomfortable stage presence and terrible outfit. She may improve by May, but I am afraid this is one of these filler songs that will pass completely unnoticed, like Elaiza. I didn’t like Gregorian that much, but at least they would get the audience’s attention and some votes. At least this year the germans have the excuse that none of the songs on offer were any good, unlike the previous two years when they had… Read more »
I predicted the superfinal, very obvious for German audiences AND Again…. My country disappointed me…BIG TIME. I mean, the pre selection was awful enough. Best act of the night were the Common Linnets, as an Interval act 😛 Avantasia would have deserved the win, at least they would stand out in Stockholm. With that Manga-Jailbate it will be – again – a disaster. Maybe not 0 points, but definitely lower right hand side of the ranking. This song makes me fall asleep… They should have done it like Finland…1:20 is enough for that song. Heard a verse, the chorus…and theres… Read more »
This song contest is shaping up to become extremely boring. ALL songs are so snoozy and unoriginal, I cannot take it anymore. Maybe I should skip this year and fast forward to 2017. This years motto should be “43 shades of grey”….. Germany is the center of boredom so far.
Wow, love this song. If this ends up at the bottom like Black Smoke it will be an utter travesty. I really hope featuring the big 5 in the semi finals will neutralise the under marking of songs like this.
Is she competing for the Barbara Dex Award?
We can say only one – next deserved 0 pts for Germany. Call Xavier Naidoo, tell him sorry and choose a song for him. Because this is… Who can vote for this average pop? Nobody. What is wrong with Germany last two years?
Certainly the best German entry since 2012, but she cannot keep up with lovely Lena. Satellite and Taken by a stranger were much stronger, Ghost sounds kinda like a forgettable lullaby
With more confidence she could finish in top 10.