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Ivy Quainoo wins 'Voice of Germany' contest
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Ivy Quainoo wins 'Voice of Germany' contest

Published: 11 Feb 2012 10:13 GMT+01:00
Updated: 11 Feb 2012 10:13 GMT+01:00

Ivy Quainoo, whose family is originally from Ghana, triumphed over American Kim Sanders, 43, who lives in Darmstadt and Max Giesinger, 23 and Michael Schulte 21.

Quainoo’s presentation of the James Bond film song “Do You Like What You See” was the most downloaded song of the evening. That plus texts and phone calls in her favor pulled her to the top spot with 33.6 percent of the vote, compared to 24.58 percent for Sanders. Schulte was third with 23.78 percent, followed by Giesinger with 17.99 percent.

The two hour show was televised live from a Berlin studio by Pro Sieben and Sat. 1. It was a hit for the TV companies as well. On average 4.2 million people tuned in to watch the competition, of which 24.4 percent were in the key 14-49 age group.

With numbers like that the production companies are already planning a second “Voice of Germany” for the autumn.

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15:50 February 11, 2012 by iseedaftpeople
whelp... well done, whoever she is, and whatever newfangled show that was.

Hope she enjoys her 15 minutes of fame before she's back on the dole in about six months' time...
19:27 February 11, 2012 by ChrisRea
@ Chango Mutney

All contestants sang in both languages. Most of them already have a career in singing, but were not very known. I wouldn't worry about their financial situation, even if they did not make it to the final.
22:54 February 12, 2012 by Noleja
@ Chango Mutney

I've watched talent shows from the USA and GB, sometimes they have dicovered world class talent. This paricular talent show has managed to attract some of the true but as yet unknown world class talent that Germany can produce. If we are lucky there will be more to come. DSDS and X-Factor in Germany don't come anywhere near Voice of Germany,
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