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Germany's new singing 'superstar' is Swiss

The Local · 29 Apr 2012, 11:04

Published: 29 Apr 2012 11:04 GMT+02:00

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Hänni is also the youngest winner of the show, after he beat 16-year-old Daniele Negroni from Regensburg. The Swiss teen was seen as an early favorite because of his consistently good performances.

Hänni interrupted his masonry training to participate in the show, which is broadcast on RTL. He won 52.8 percent of the vote in “Superstar’s” ninth season and won a record contract with Universal Music and €500,000.

Both Hänni and Negroni will also receive driving lessons and a car from the show’s sponsors.

Hänni’s first single - "Don't Think About Me" – can already be downloaded from the internet and is coming to stores next week. The Swiss teen was selected over more than 35,000 Superstar-wannabes.

On average some five million viewers watched this year’s “Superstar” season, a decline from last year.

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Your comments about this article

13:44 April 29, 2012 by Englishted
I will be the first to complain in response to that Swiss politician,

That the Swiss are over here taking German jobs :-)
23:38 April 29, 2012 by iseedaftpeople
whelp... hope he enjoys his remaining 10 minutes of fame before he disappears back into oblivion like all the other instant pop star entities before him.
05:35 April 30, 2012 by marimay
He looks like something bieber shat out.
09:53 April 30, 2012 by MeinSchwanz
Well, he ain't no GRIMES, who happens to be playing a show in Berlin @ Berghain/Panorama Bar on the 25th of May. God, love Grimes. Don't miss it, you'll regret it.
10:42 April 30, 2012 by mobaisch
they took our jobbbbbbbssss *reference from south park :p *
17:57 April 30, 2012 by tychonaut
There is this weird thing that the new wannabe stars do when they perform.

Since they have no real charisma and have learned all of their stage moves by rote from tv.. they frequently dont know what to do with their "non-mic" hand. So they kind of flop it around insecurely around their stomach like they are about to puke.

I would say "I wonder why their managers don't correct this weird looking behaviour?" But I really think the managers are clueless as well... they think all it takes is a haircut and some autotune. And apparently they are right.
18:24 April 30, 2012 by dirving71
At least he could actually sing--unlike last year's champion Pietro Lombardi.
19:29 May 1, 2012 by Sayer
Another talented foreigner with personality just waltzes in and takes a German job away!
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