Running Order Position



Ann Sophie


Black Smoke lyrics | lyrics in French

Music by

Michael Harwood, Ella McMahon, Tonino Speciale

Lyrics by

Michael Harwood, Ella McMahon, Tonino Speciale

Participating Broadcaster


History: Germany
Event Points Place
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Grand Final
Saturday, May 23, 2015
000 27

About Ann Sophie

Ann Sophie is just 24 years old but it is immediately visible that she feels at home on any stage. She proved that to the German audience more than once, who instantly fell in love with her. She won the German national final Unser Song für Österreich in a thriller-like superfinal and thus will represent her country with Black Smoke.

The stage is her life. This fact was proven by Ann Sophie in the German national final and is noticeable in every second that the 24-year-old singer spends performing. Born in London, raised in Hamburg, she has tried all artistic directions.

As a child, Ann Sophie developed a deep passion for singing, inspired by her idols Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. After finishing school, she moved to New York. By day, she studied at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute; by night, she enchanted audiences as a singer at various trendy live clubs. Full of ambition after returning to Hamburg in 2013, Ann Sophie completed a self-produced demo album and was soon discovered for the ESC.

In her song Black Smoke, Ann Sophie shows that she understands her craft.

The song describes a situation that many of us are familiar with: being in a long-term relationship and eventually realising that too many wishes have gone unfulfilled and you just can't be together anymore.

Things you should know about Ann Sophie

Three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  1. Black/white performance
  2. Story about a broken relationship
  3. I feel very much related to the song, because of the very unusual German national final

Three most impressive facts about you?

  1. Studied @Lee Starsberg Theatre & Film Institute in NYC
  2. My ideal is Beyoncé
  3. Started at the age of 4 with ballet and singing

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

My little puppet Anna, which I love 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!

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