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Jamie-Lee Kriewitz
Jamie-Lee Kriewitz
(pronounced [kʁiːvɪt͡s]; born 18 March 1998), better known by the mononym Jamie-Lee, is a German singer and activist. Born and raised in Bennigsen, Hanover, she performed as a member of the German children choir Joyful Noise before auditioning for the fifth season of The Voice of Germany
The Voice of Germany
in 2015.[1] She competed as one of the seventeen composing members of Team Michi & Smudo and later emerged as the winner after garnering 38% of the public vote.[2][3] Kriewitz's debut and winner's single, "Ghost", peaked at number 11 on the GfK Entertainment Charts, number 65 in the Ö3 Austria Top 40 and number 26 on the Swiss Hitparade.[4][5][6] She subsequently signed a recording contract with Universal Music Group; her debut studio album Berlin was released on 29 April 2016 and peaked at number 18 on the GfK Entertainment Charts.[4] Following Xavier Naidoo's disqualification, Kriewitz was announced as one of the ten finalists for Unser Lied für Stockholm, Germany's preliminary decision for their representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, in 2016.[7] She competed with her debut and winner's single "Ghost" and later emerged as the winner after garnering 44.5% of the public vote.[8][9] Kriewitz then represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2016, where she placed twenty-sixth in the final, scoring 11 points: 10 points from the televoting and 1 point from the juries.[10] Her placement became Germany's second consecutive time at last place since Lena's win with her song "Satellite" in 2010, the first being Ann Sophie
Ann Sophie
with her song "Black Smoke", whom placed twenty-seventh and scored null points in 2015.[10]

Contents

1 Life and career

1.1 1998–2015: Early life and career

1.1.1 Performances on The Voice of Germany

1.2 2016–present: Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
and Berlin

2 Activism 3 Discography 4 Concert tours 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Life and career[edit] 1998–2015: Early life and career[edit]

Kriewitz (left) and Ayke Witt (right) performing during The Voice of Germany: Live in Concert.

Jamie-Lee Kriewitz
Jamie-Lee Kriewitz
was born in Bennigsen, Hanover
Hanover
on 18 March 1998 to Michael Kriewitz, a former drummer for the German punk rock band 3Zylinder,[11][12] and Nicole Kriewitz.[13][14] She has an older brother named Joey.[15] At the age of 12, Kriewitz became a member of the German children choir Joyful Noise.[1] At the age of 14, she became a vegan.[16] Kriewitz originally intended to pursue a degree in Korean studies before deciding to pursue a career as a musician.[17] In 2015, Kriewitz successfully auditioned for the fifth season of The Voice of Germany, singing "The Hanging Tree" by James Newton Howard and Jennifer Lawrence.[18] She persuaded all four coaches to turn their chairs and chose to compete as one of the 17 composing members of Team Michi & Smudo.[19] Kriewitz progressed to the battle rounds and was paired against Meike Rosendahl, singing "Royals" by Lorde
Lorde
and was saved by her coach.[20] She made it to the knockout rounds, where she sang "Berlin" by RY X
RY X
and was saved by her coach once again.[21] During the live rounds, Kriewitz sang "Lights Will Guide Me" by Fahrenhaidt and was saved by her coach for the third consecutive time.[22] On 2 December, the music video for her winner's single, "Ghost", premiered on the Digster On Stage's official YouTube channel.[23] For the semi-final, Kriewitz sang "Warriors" by Imagine Dragons and was saved by the public vote.[24] During the grand final, she was required to perform three songs – a duet with her coaches ("Name drauf"), a duet with a singer ("Take Me Home") and the winner's single ("Ghost").[25][26][27] Kriewitz was later announced as the winner after garnering 38% of the public vote.[28][29] After emerging as the winner of the fifth season of The Voice of Germany, Kriewitz's debut and winner's single, "Ghost", peaked at number 11 on the GfK Entertainment Charts, number 65 in the Ö3 Austria Top 40 and number 26 on the Swiss Hitparade.[4][5][6] She subsequently signed a recording contract with Universal Music Group. Kriewitz then embarked on The Voice of Germany: Live in Concert concert tour with 8 other finalists, which ran from 27 December 2015 in Hof, Bavaria
Hof, Bavaria
to 13 January 2016 in Hamburg, Germany.[30] Performances on The Voice of Germany[edit]      denotes a performance that entered the charts      denotes winner

Stage Song choice Date Result

The Blinds "The Hanging Tree" 000000002015-10-15-000015 October 2015 Four chairs turned Joined Team Michi & Smudo

The Battles "Royals" (vs. Meike Rosendahl) 000000002015-11-20-000020 November 2015 Saved by Coach

The Knockouts "Berlin" 000000002015-11-26-000026 November 2015 Saved by Coach

The Lives "Lights Will Guide Me" 000000002015-12-03-00003 December 2015 Saved by Coach

Semi-Finals "Warriors" 000000002015-12-10-000010 December 2015 Saved by Public Vote

Finals "Name drauf" (with Michi Beck
Michi Beck
and Smudo) 000000002015-12-17-000017 December 2015 Winner

"Take Me Home" (with Jess Glynne)

"Ghost"

2016–present: Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
and Berlin[edit]

Kriewitz walking on the stage during a dress rehearsal for the opening act of the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2016 held in Stockholm, Sweden on 13 May.

2016 for Kriewitz began with an announcement which presented "Ghost" (2015), previously released as her debut and winner's single, as one of the ten finalists of Unser Lied für Stockholm, the German national competition held in search for their representative in the sixty-first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.[7] Prior to the competition, Xavier Naidoo
Xavier Naidoo
was originally intended to be their representative after an internal selection,[31] although numerous controversies which involved him ultimately resulted in his withdrawal.[32] "Ghost" was drawn as the ninth performance of the first round, later advancing to the subsequent round after accumulating 28.78 percent of the public vote.[33] It ultimately achieved the winning title after accumulating the highest number of votes with 44.5 percent from the public.[8] The compilation album of the sixty-first edition of the competition titled Eurovision Song Contest: Stockholm
Stockholm
2016, released on 15 and 22 April digitally and physically respectively, featured "Ghost" on its first disk.[34] Kriewitz's debut studio album titled Berlin, released on 29 April, peaked at number eighteen on the GfK Entertainment Charts.[4] It produced two singles; "Ghost" was previously released in December 2015, which served as her winner's and debut single following her emergence as the winner of the fifth season of The Voice of Germany. It went on to peak at number eleven on the GfK Entertainment Charts and has made a notable appearance on the Ö3 Austria Top 40 and the Swiss Hitparade at number sixty-four and twenty-six respectively.[5][6] "Wild One" was released in September 2016, however it failed to match the success of its predecessor. She then embarked on her second headlining tour in order to further promote Berlin, which ran from 19 October through 20 April 2017.[35] In the Eurovision Song Contest, Kriewitz automatically advanced to the final since Germany was among the countries included in the "Big Five" rule. "Ghost" was drawn as the tenth performance of the final, where it later finished last after accumulating eleven points; it received one point from the national jury and ten points from the televoting.[36] In an interview with Barbara Schöneberger, who previously presented Unser Lied für Stockholm, she told her: "Well, of course I'm a little sad that it actually happened and I finished last. But I personally don't think it's my fault and I was really satisfied with my performance."[37] Kriewitz was then selected as the cover girl of the Welt Vegan magazine for their June 2016 issue,[38] where it held a raffle for a copy of Berlin for five winners.[39] Later that month, she served as a member of the national jury for 2016 KWF Audition In Berlin, a German national competition in search for their representative in the sixth edition of the K-Pop World Festival.[40] 2017 saw the release of "Jetzt erst recht!", a collaboration between Kriewitz and Fargo.[41] It served as the opening theme of the Song Contest Auftaktsong.[41] Activism[edit] Kriewitz is an animal rights activist. She collaborated with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
for their "Vegan life is the best life" project, where her Japanese decora kei-inspired outfit and an autographed poster was auctioned.[16] During an interview with PETA, Kriewitz explained her perspective on equality of all living things by saying: "The difference between the dog and pork is simply not for me - it is inhumane, animals that cannot defend themselves to abuse. I take my responsibility for all animals too seriously and would also say 'no' to leather, wool and animal experiments."[16] Discography[edit]

Berlin (2016)

Concert tours[edit] Headlining

The Voice of Germany: Live in Concert (2016)[30] Berlin Tour (2016)[35]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Recipient Category Result

2016 Napster Fan Awards Herself Top Individual Artist Won

2017 Echo Music Prize Berlin Künstlerin Pop National Nominated

References[edit]

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singt für ein Millionenpublikum". Neue Presse (in German). Verlagsgesellschaft Madsack. Retrieved 1 April 2016.  ^ "Entscheidung: Zuschauervoting". The Voice of Germany
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(in German). 17 December 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2016.  ^ "Gewinnerin Jamie-Lee Kriewitz: "Ghost"". The Voice of Germany
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(in German). 17 December 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2016.  ^ a b c d "Suchen nach "Jamie-Lee"". GfK Entertainment Charts (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 6 May 2016.  ^ a b c "Discographie Jamie-Lee". austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.  ^ a b c "Discographie Jamie-Lee". hitparade.ch (in German). Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.  ^ a b Brey, Marco (12 January 2016). "Meet the ten German finalists!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 1 April 2016.  ^ a b Brey, Marco (25 February 2016). " Jamie-Lee Kriewitz
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External links[edit]

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Official website Jamie-Lee Kriewitz
Jamie-Lee Kriewitz
on the Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
website.

Awards and achievements

Preceded by Charley Ann Schmutzler The Voice of Germany Winner 2015 Succeeded by Tay Schmedtmann

Preceded by Ann Sophie with "Black Smoke" Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Succeeded by Levina with "Perfect Life"

v t e

The Voice of Germany

Seasons

1 (2011-2012) 2 (2012) 3 (2013) 4 (2014) 5 (2015) 6 (2016) 7 (2017)

Winners

Ivy Quainoo Nick Howard Andreas Kümmert Charley Ann Schmutzler Jamie-Lee Kriewitz Tay Schmedtmann Natia Todua

Winner's singles

"Do You Like What You See" "Unbreakable" "Simple Man" "Blue Heart" "Ghost" "Lauf Baby Lauf" "With a Little Help from My Friends"

Notable contestants

Kim Sanders Vera Luttenberger Sharron Levy Iveta Mukuchyan

v t e

 Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest

Participation

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Artists

1950s

Walter Andreas Schwarz Freddy Quinn Margot Hielscher Margot Hielscher Alice & Ellen Kessler

1960s

Wyn Hoop Lale Andersen Conny Froboess Heidi Brühl Nora Nova Ulla Wiesner Margot Eskens Inge Brück Wenche Myhre Siw Malmkvist

1970s

Katja Ebstein Katja Ebstein Mary Roos Gitte Cindy & Bert Joy Fleming Les Humphries Singers Silver Convention Ireen Sheer Dschinghis Khan

1980s

Katja Ebstein Lena Valaitis Nicole Hoffmann & Hoffmann Mary Roos Wind Ingrid Peters Wind Maxi & Chris Garden Nino de Angelo

1990s

Chris Kempers & Daniel Kovac Atlantis 2000 Wind Münchener Freiheit Mekado Leon Stone & Stone Bianca Shomburg Guildo Horn Sürpriz

2000s

Stefan Raab Michelle Corinna May Lou Max Gracia Texas Lightning Roger Cicero No Angels Alex Swings Oscar Sings

2010s

Lena Lena Roman Lob Cascada Elaiza Ann Sophie Jamie-Lee Kriewitz Levina Michael Schulte

Songs

1950s

"Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück" "So geht das jede Nacht" "Telefon, Telefon" "Für zwei Groschen Musik" "Heute Abend wollen wir tanzen geh'n"

1960s

"Bonne nuit ma chérie" "Einmal sehen wir uns wieder" "Zwei kleine Italiener" "Marcel" "Man gewöhnt sich so schnell an das Schöne" "Paradies, wo bist du?" "Die Zeiger der Uhr" "Anouschka" "Ein Hoch der Liebe" "Primaballerina"

1970s

"Wunder gibt es immer wieder" "Diese Welt" "Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben" "Junger Tag" "Die Sommermelodie" "Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein" "Sing Sang Song" "Telegram" "Feuer" "Dschinghis Khan"

1980s

"Theater" "Johnny Blue" "Ein bißchen Frieden" "Rücksicht" "Aufrecht geh'n" " Für alle " "Über die Brücke geh'n" "Lass die Sonne in dein Herz" "Lied für einen Freund" "Flieger"

1990s

"Frei zu leben" "Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben" "Träume sind für alle da" "Viel zu weit" "Wir geben 'ne Party" "Verliebt in Dich" "Planet of Blue" "Zeit" "Guildo hat euch lieb!" "Reise nach Jerusalem – Kudüs'e seyahat"

2000s

"Wadde hadde dudde da?" "Wer Liebe lebt" "I Can't Live Without Music" "Let's Get Happy" "Can't Wait Until Tonight" "Run & Hide" "No No Never" "Frauen regier'n die Welt" "Disappear" "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang"

2010s

"Satellite" "Taken by a Stranger" "Standing Still" "Glorious" "Is It Right" "Black Smoke" "Ghost" "Perfect Life" "You Let Me Walk Alone"

Note: Entries scored out are when Germany did not compete

v t e

Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2016

Countries

Finalists (by final results)

Ukraine (winner) Australia Russia Bulgaria Sweden France Armenia Poland Lithuania Belgium Netherlands Malta Austria Israel Latvia Italy Azerbaijan Serbia Hungary Georgia Cyprus Spain Croatia United Kingdom Czech Republic Germany

Semi-final 1

Bosnia and Herzegovina Estonia Finland Greece Iceland Moldova Montenegro San Marino

Semi-final 2

Albania Belarus Denmark Ireland Macedonia Norway Slovenia Switzerland

Withdrawn

Romania

Artists

Finalists (by final results)

Jamala Dami Im Sergey Lazarev Poli Genova Frans Amir Iveta Mukuchyan Michał Szpak Donny Montell Laura Tesoro Douwe Bob Ira Losco Zoë Hovi Star Justs Francesca Michielin Samra Sanja Vučić
Sanja Vučić
ZAA Freddie Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz Minus One Barei Nina Kraljić Joe and Jake Gabriela Gunčíková Jamie-Lee

Semi-final 1

Argo Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner
Ana Rucner
and Jala Greta Salóme Highway Jüri Pootsmann Lidia Isac Sandhja Serhat

Semi-final 2

Agnete Eneda Tarifa Ivan Kaliopi Lighthouse X ManuElla Nicky Byrne Rykka

Withdrawn

Xavier Naidoo Ovidiu Anton

Songs

Finalists (by final results)

"1944" "Sound of Silence" "You Are the Only One" "If Love Was a Crime" "If I Were Sorry" "J'ai cherché" "LoveWave" "Color of Your Life" "I've Been Waiting for This Night" "What's the Pressure" "Slow Down" "Walk on Water" "Loin d'ici" "Made of Stars" "Heartbeat" "No Degree of Separation" "Miracle" "Goodbye (Shelter)" "Pioneer" "Midnight Gold" "Alter Ego" "Say Yay!" "Lighthouse" "You're Not Alone" "I Stand" "Ghost"

Semi-final 1

"Falling Stars" "Hear Them Calling" "I Didn't Know" "Ljubav je" "Play" "Sing It Away" "The Real Thing" "Utopian Land"

Semi-final 2

"Blue and Red" "Dona" "Fairytale" " Help You Fly" "Icebreaker" "Soldiers of Love" "Sunlight" "The Last of Our Kind"

Withdrawn

"Chameleon" "

.