German-Dutch-Belgian schlager boyband KLUBBB3 could have represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, but they declined the offer.

That’s according to member Jan Smit, who dished to AD Magazine on Friday.

“We were asked to represent Germany at Eurovision last year. They even said that we could skip the national final. I told them: ‘I feel flattered, but I’m a Dutchman’.”

And as a Dutchman he doesn’t rule-out singing at Eurovision for his home country in the future.

“If I find the right English-language song, I would do it, yes. It’s not my priority now. In the upcoming years I’m focused on KLUBBB3 and the German-language market.”

About KLUBBB3

KLUBBB3 formed in late 2015 when three schlager singers from three countries — Florian Silbereisen from Germany, Jan Smit (yes, the Eurovision commentator!) from the Netherlands and Christoff De Bolle from Belgium — joined forces in a pan-European musical project.

The group released its debut album “Vorsicht unzensiert” in January. It slayed the charts in German-speaking countries, as well as in Flanders, achieving gold certification in Germany. Their debut single “Du Schaffst Das Schon” also enjoyed its share of success.

What could have been?

Germany’s journey to the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 was full of ups and downs. It all started back in November 2015 when German broadcaster NDR revealed that the controversial singer Xavier Naidoo had been internally selected to represent the country.

His track-record of insensitive comments about 9/11 and LGBT people led to widespread protest and Naidoo was ditched.

Some time passed and eventually a national final took place. Jamie-Lee became the new representative. Unfortunately “Ghost” finished last with 11 points, making it Germany’s second straight year at the bottom. Sadly, her ultimate demise was apparent to many from the very beginning.

Do you think it was a shame that KLUBBB3 refused to represent Germany? Let us know in the comments below!

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CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

Is it that time to call PvD? I would settle with Oonagh, Fahrenhaidt…

…But I want Madeline Juno to give it another shot.

@Alec: I agree with you, that Jamie-Lee’s anime/manga outfit didn’t fit the song. They should have put the band on stage (like in the video), with her in the middle.

Alec
Alec
4 years ago

Jamie Lee was great; i still listen to the song and she’s really talented. But the performance was lame, the whole J-Kpop thing didn’t fit the song at all. The song is dark and mysterious while J/Kpop culture is lively and immature. If she had a good stage performance she would have done really well. The clothes and setting she had in the music video suited the song a lot better.
Ironically I think she’ll have the most success in Europe especially in Germany.

Niki
Niki
4 years ago

Still hoping for Oonagh! ???

eurovision-berlin
eurovision-berlin
4 years ago

Next year Florian Silbereisen will be in the German jury, but this jury does not vote but only talk talk talk. Perhaps they already made this deal before ESC 2016?

Nahapa
Nahapa
4 years ago

Schlager? Germany really seems to aim for that record of “act that ended up last three times in a row”?

Dave
Dave
4 years ago

Just tell me how can you do even worse than Jamie Lee if she was last? Lol

MoreMusicLessGlamourPlease
MoreMusicLessGlamourPlease
4 years ago

Too bad Xavier Nandoo didn’t repreent them….

Please send Sportsfreunde Stiller Germany…:GREAT band 🙂

D
D
4 years ago

They would do even worse. Jamie-Lee would’ve done better if the stage performance was better, the song itself was one of my favorites of the whole year but the performance was a gigantic let-down.

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

They would most likely do even worst than Jamie-Lee

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

They would’ve gotten even less points lbr

esc1234
esc1234
4 years ago

They would stil be last….

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

Yeah I saw it on the Dutch news. I am surprised Jan Smit would sing English, since all his songs are Dutch.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

Jamie-Lee was amazing but so underrated 🙁

Gggggg
Gggggg
4 years ago

XAVIER NAIDOOOOO, gosh I still dont understand, why Germany didnt send their biggest megastar. Their talent show will find new poor Ann Sophie or Jamie Lee.

an esc fan
an esc fan
4 years ago

Don’t blame Jamie Lee Kriewitz, she is nice and talented, I don’t know the reason for last place twice, maybe big 5 is ignored by voters, or just not enough votes, not necessarly negative votes.

Jr esc nl
Jr esc nl
4 years ago

Umm wiwibloggs, why do all my comments await moderation now 0_0

Jr esc nl
Jr esc nl
4 years ago

I’m pretty sure Jan Smit will represent our country within the next 5 years.