GRAND FINAL: Ann Sophie from Germany will perform 'Black Smoke' at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest held in Vienna, Austria.
23 Apr 2015 - 3:51 PM  UPDATED 11 Jun 2015 - 4:35 PM

Ann Sophie’s road to Vienna is one of this year’s odder stories. Sophie finished 2nd in the German National final “Unser Song fur Osterreich” but when the winner of the contest defaulted moments after being awarded the chance to represent Germany the first runner up clause was invoked and Ann Sophie’s “Black Smoke” was suddenly off to Austria. Ann Sophie’s vocals are mildly reminiscent of previous German winner Lena and the Hamburg based chanteuse has promised produce a black and white extravaganza on the Vienna stage. Should be fun.      


4 Questions with Ann Sophie

What are three interesting aspects about your entry?

It is a black and white performance

It is a story about a broken relationship

I feel strongly related to the song

What are three impressive facts about you?

I studied at the Lee Starsberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City

My role model is Beyoncé

I started at the age of four with ballet and singing

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

My little puppet Anna, which I've loved since my early childhood

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

It's the 60th anniversary, the biggest music show in the world, and it's great to get to know other artists from all over Europe and even Australia!