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!