Musicology student Claudia Emmanuela Santoso is the new "Voice of Germany". The 19-year-old won the ninth season of the talent show on ProSieben and Sat.1
"It really feels like a woman has finally won nine years," Merton said. Even before the last Santoso was played by many as a clear favorite. In the more than three-hour live final from Berlin-Adlershof, he convinces television viewers in each of his three appearances. It doesn't matter if she sang her song "Castles" with singer Freya Ridings, who covered Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing to Do" or performed a "Goodbye" song specially written for her by Coach Alice – the audience and the coaches were thrilled. Even Merton and Santoso were crying.
Candidates who met stars like Dua Lipa ("New Law"), Dermot Kennedy ("Power Over Me") and Max Raabe ("No pig called me") on Sunday for the first time over the years, singles sang their own solo for the finale – in duets with their coaches. Kintop (17.36 percent), Lucas Rieger (14.33 percent), Fidi Steinbeck (12.51 percent) and Freschta Akbarzada (9.41 percent) by – a clear lead. "I am speechless today. I do not expect to be a winner of" The Voice of Germany "," the young singer said after his victory.
"I'm so happy today that so many people have seen and felt the same things I felt – and right now," said Coach Alice. When Santoso was on stage at Blind Auditions of "The Voice of Germany", all the coaches spun almost. With his powerful voice, but also his harsh voice, he convinced all the jurors. After singing Beyoncé's semifinal ballads "Listen", rapper Sido said: "Claudia is the best singer in the world."
Immediately after the TV finale, Santoso and the other finalists will play from December 6 on a great tour of Germany. Success, fame and tour back and forth: On Tuesday, the 19-year-old had not yet passed a literature review at the University.