Germany: Jamie-Lee Kriewitz wins Unser Lied für Stockholm with “Ghost” 66

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?