Hello, Europe! Or should we say konnichiwa? Last night you guys watched japanime dream Jamie-Lee Kriewitz sashay to victory at Unser Lied für Stockholm — Germany’s national selection for Eurovision. And this morning NDR/ARD has revealed that Lil’ Miss Jamie-Lee received around 500,000 votes — around 120,000 more than her nearest competitor. Not shocking: She is riding a huge wave of momentum following her win on series 5 of The Voice of Germany.
Ten acts competed in the first round, and the “Ghost” singer earned a hugely disproportionate amount of the votes, nagging 29% of all those cast. Compare that to last-place act Woods of Birnam, who only secured 1.63%.
In the super final the vote remained lop-sided. Adding these votes to the first round votes, the JLK earned 45%, compared to Alex Diehl’s 34% and Avantasia’s 22%.
Unser Lied für Stockholm: Full results
ULFS: Viewing figures
A total of 4.47 million viewers watched the live show on Thursday evening — the highest viewing figures since the 2010 selection which chose eventual Eurovision winner Lena. The market share was 13.8 percent — the highest figure for the network in six years.
And while Germans were clearly impressed with Jamie-Lee, not everyone shares the love — particularly our Icelandic blogger Kristin. You can watch our first reactions below.