Germany: Ann-Sophie




Here’s a hit and miss entrant if there ever was one. A jaunty, catchy song, left at risk by a performer whose bravado on stage eclipses her focus on vocals. Wherever Ann-Sophie’s lyrics become unintelligible (often), I find myself distracted only by the unnaturally ‘fierce’ delivery she has been instructed to undertake, presumably by some masochistic puppeteers lurking in the mysterious Black Smoke of which she sings. Whether she can manage to win over voters through the small screen rests hugely on how well the camerman times his close-ups on her freestyle moments or on her dancemoves mirroring the lyrics (of which I am otherwise usually a resounding fan). Or so I choose to believe.

Credit: Photographer Rolf Klatt, copyright


Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Germany: 8 points.

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 40 acts entering this year’s contest, with four countries receiving each set of points used by the EBU (12, 10, and 8-1).