Ann Sophie speaks upon Echo Awards appearance
After the preliminary round appearance at the German Eurovision Song Contest candidate Ann Sophie has her next appearance before an audience of millions at the Echo Awards. What you are doing inspires special respect, as it deals with the reunion of some competitors from the qualifying round.
Club concert, preliminary decision, Echo. Everything goes pretty quickly, right?
Ann Sophie: Yes. I can not keep up
What are you looking forward to the Echo special?
Ann Sophie: the after-show party (laughs). In fact, I’m currently excited quite a bit. I’m looking forward to the whole event, but I know that I will tremble a bit. I have total respect for the people sitting in the audience, I hope you like it all.
There also are nominated artists who were in the German national final here: Alexa Feser, Faun – you left at “Our Song for Austria” behind you. How is that for you?
Ann Sophie: I do not think so. I like Alexa Fesers music totally and got me really happy to be nominated. I am glad that it is there.
Andreas is going among the nominees. Is it weird for you to meet him here?
Ann Sophie: No. I’m not the kind of person who makes such thoughts. I am pleased that he has been nominated and I am also glad that I can now go to the ESC. This is super cool (laughs).
Is your echo appearance also an exercise for the Eurovision Song Contest?
Ann Sophie: Everything is an exercise for the Eurovision Song Contest. Every time you can look : What could be found on the stage presentation or how I feel, that might fit – that’s all a preparation.
If the stage performance be like here at the Echo? With the great lamps on stage?
Ann Sophie: I do not know yet. For the ESC, it will be something else . It is a very different stage, other lights. It will definitely stay in the style, the background singers should be there, but that’s all not yet final.
SOURCE: EUROVISION.DE / NDR
special thanks to Andreas Athanasiou (Greece) for the contribution/translation