The international preview party season is upon us, with dozens of Eurovision 2016 hopefuls getting ready to perform all over Europe. But not every act is taking the same route to Stockholm. Jamie-Lee Kriewitz is staying local and has been very busy performing her Eurovision song “Ghost” all over Germany, racking up several appearances on TV and in concerts. It’s just a shame Germans can’t vote for her at Eurovision…

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3yokys_team-sasha-jamie-lee-ghost_music

Jamie-Lee’s first big break came thanks to The Voice of Germany, where she won the fifth season back in December. In something of a full circle moment, she returned to Germany’s version of The Voice Kids during their semi-final show. After being asked by the kids what it was like knowing she was going to Eurovision, Jamie-Lee said she “still couldn’t believe it” that Germany had chosen her to represent the country.

In a performance alongside Team Sasha, Jamie-Lee naturally stands out and really carries her younger cohorts through some of the more challenging parts of the song. Watching the performance closely was Lena Meyer-Landrut, who acts as one of the coaches on The Voice Kids. Whilst there was no direct interaction between the two, Lena certainly seemed to be enjoying the performance and could be seen singing along with it.

During this tour we’ve also seen a slightly more reserved Jamie-Lee, who has give a more subtle take on her Japanese anime look.

This performance, at the Suppermintclub in her native Hanover, might just be our favourite version of “Ghost” we’ve yet. Jamie-Lee seems really at home on the stage here and her voice sounds amazing. We’re also loving her Totoro fantasy sweater: canary yellow never looked so good!

Similarly, Jamie-Lee’s taken an even more dressed-down approach in her performance at the Radio Hamburg Easter 2016 concert earlier in the week. Taking away from the staging and look we’ve become used to with “Ghost”, the song and artist stands out more.

Of course, the chances of Jamie-Lee moving away from her trademark style for the actual Eurovision performance are slim. In a short profile uploaded to the Eurovision Youtube account, Jamie-Lee talks about her love of “Japanese street fashion and Asian culture”, with many of the shots featured in the video showing that very clearly:

What do you think of Jamie-Lee’s recent performances? Do you think she has a chance to revive Germany’s fortunes in the contest? Let us know in the comments section below — and don’t forget to vote in our favourite automatic qualifier poll if Germany is your pick.

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Herr Freitag
Herr Freitag
5 years ago

I think the promotion is a good way to connect with ESC Fans, as we all are here, but in the real result is does nothing 😀 I think it’s good that she’s promoting it here so much because then she can learn more and more after every performance and can do her best in Eurovision 🙂 I love our Song and artist this year and hope we can do a place like 15th, 14th or somewhere there 🙂 Let’s hope Europe will like it and vote for it 😀 But after last year I’m prepared for every place xD

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

Promoting your song to fans lol.

Poor Ann-Sophie last year, she did promo and she was so sweet in the interviews….. Fans are such a small portion of the votes.

If they hate the song, they will hate it after you promote it…..

Glad she is playing it smart, focusing on her performance instrad of going to Riga, get drunk and sing for 30 people….
Good luck Germany

GEF
GEF
5 years ago

Well in the end you have to decide how to use the remaining time until the final contest. She certainly will have to work hard on improving her performance on the big stage. This girl has just become 18 years old and she is not an established singer like Ira for example who is doing this for years. It is a good choice not to overuse her with too many events. Besides, I also find it annoying that meanwhile every competitor for the contest is overly analysed and crititcized for whatever reason. Finally it all depends on the performance in… Read more »

Esma & Irrelozano
Esma & Irrelozano
5 years ago

Eurovision Party’s are great if you want a connection with the Eurovision fans. It lets people stay in Eurovision fan’s mind. Just look at Suzy, she didn’t do very well and yet she is one of the fan favorites personality wise. I still think Ann Sophie is very charismatic too. I like Jamie her koreaboo iconicness but it doesn’t feel as much as an connection as I have with Ann Sophie for example.

Random.sage2.5
Random.sage2.5
5 years ago

B*tch needs to get a hitch in her getty-up and hightail on over to those parties! Represent us Otaku by having fun, being kawaii (cute), and bust out a performance Eurofans will talk about for years! Let your personality shine. Winning isn’t important but giving better than your best is!

DATTE BAYO!!!

A
A
5 years ago

Also if my country got ZERO points last year i (or at least the german esc team) would not feel generous about going to fan events the next year

A
A
5 years ago

She may not be traveling to all of the parties in different countries bc she only just turned 18. going to them doesn’t guarantee a good placing and again she is very young

Amir
Amir
5 years ago

Thanks, I understand this video because I speak german !!!! NICE 🙂

eurovision-berlin
eurovision-berlin
5 years ago

Stay at home singer, very true! Germans seem in relation to other countries very ignorant. Jamie-Lee has already admitted in a show that Germany will not win. Too bad, because I like her voice and her song.

Iberian
Iberian
5 years ago

Jamie’s got a great voice, a fantastic song and lovely looks. I don’t care if she goes to those international events, I like her and I’ll vote for her.

jeremy
jeremy
5 years ago

Just like others said, Ann Sophie was at these parties . She came home with 0 points. This is proof going there is totally useless for artists. If Germans are smart they will never again send participants to these fan events.

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

pre party’s aren’t wasting time, it’s promoting your song to the eurovision fans

and at those party’s you got true eurovision fans, Ira Losco is going to all party’s, smart move

Jamie Lee not going to any of the party’s, bad move 🙁

Bango
Bango
5 years ago

Ann-Sophie did EiC and the London-Pre-Party last year – We all know how this ended. Let’s face it, those events are meaningless when it comes to the results in May

Max
Max
5 years ago

As I’m german I have to say she is doing everything right with not wasting time at the whole pre-partys. In a german talkshow she said that she’s been told that she is not going to win, so i guess she is focusing on her career in Germany and takes Eurovision as a good side-promo. I mean the only goal is not being last again, the rest doesn’t really matter.

jowncarlo
jowncarlo
5 years ago

Hands down my favorite entry this year. And similar to what Carly Tou said, it doesn’t matter if she does “flop” like a lot of people are telling. I know it’s a contest, but for me, Eurovision is like Holiday season. I just feel blessed from all these songs and artists.

Carly Tou
Carly Tou
5 years ago

Jamie-Lee my love, no matter which position she will get she keeps my winner????? douze points pour l’Allemagne!