Yesterday evening, Germany held its national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Unser Lied für Stockholm. Won by 17-year old Jamie-Lee Kriewitz and her song Ghost, the show proved to be a hit, according to the viewing figures.
According to the official press-release by German broadcaster ARD, Unser Lied für Stockholm as watched by some 4.47 million viewers in the country – the highest viewing rate for the national final since 2010. The viewing percentage was 13,8 procent, also the highest percentage in six years. In the age category of 14- to 49-years old, 1.46 million viewers tuned in to the show, a percentage of 12,3 procent. And at the hight of the viewing figures, 5.85 viewers tuned in. Needless to say, Unser Lied für Stockholm was a huge success.
Winner of the show is 17-year old Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, also winner of The Voice of Germany 2015, with her song Ghost. During the super-final, she won with 44,5 procent of the televotes, a convincing victory. Alex Diehl came second with 33,9 procent, while the band Avantasia earned third place with 21.6 procent. A total of some 1.9 televotes were sent by telephone, SMS and App: 770.809 during the first round, and 1.120.159 during the super-final.
Unser Lied für Stockholm was hosted by Barbara Schöneberger.
The winning song, Ghost, is written by Anna Leyne, Thomas Burchia and Conrad Hensel. Singer Jamie-Lee Kriewitz from Hannover is very happy about her victory:
I am extremely happy to travel to Stockholm, it’s a tremendous honor for me! I will work very hard and give everyting!
ARD entertainment coordinator Thomas Schreiber is also very pleased, and happy for Jamie-Lee Kriewitz:
Gomabseudnida Jamie–Lee – thank you, Jamie–Lee, and congratulations! We look forward to our journey to the Eurovision Song Contest. For all participants, Barbara Schöneberger and the team of Raab TV and NDR: thank you for an enjoyable, successful show. Stockholm, here we come!
Jamie-Lee Kriewitz will be a guest in the TV-show NDR Talk Show, Friday 26 February 2016, form 22.00 CET on NDR.
Enjoy Jamie-Lee Kriewitz performing her Eurovision-entry, Ghost.
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