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Germany's Eurovision hopeful influenced by Japan

5:16pm IST - 01:26

Jamie-Lee Kriewitz who will represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest on 14th May speaks of her love for anime and manga. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

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Jamie-Lee Kriewitz may be representing Germany in this year's Eurovision song contest, but her heart is firmly in Asia. The 18-year-old singer will take to the stage in Stockholm on the 14th May to perform her song 'Ghost'. And while she's German - her look and musical style has actually been influenced by her love of Japanese culture. (SOUNDBITE) Singer, Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, singer (English): "I really love manga and anime. I always loved it, since I was a little kid. And yeah, the style I have, the fashion, it's like... I love being noticed on the street when I'm looking like this. I love it when people look at me and wondering what is that? I love this. It's the real me who is on stage." However, Jamie-Lee is not underestimating the potential boost Eurovision could give her career: (SOUNDBITE) Singer, Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, saying (German): "Well, it's a huge honour to represent Germany. You only get that chance once in your lifetime. And I've used it, I've made it. It also was a recognition of my talent. And I wanted to prove that to myself. And yes, the thought of being able to tell my children in 40 years that I was at the ESC for Germany, that is very cool. Some super stars don't have such a huge audience that I will have. And that is such a good promotion for me, to maybe also be successful internationally." The teenager says her main goal is not to come last in the contest but - whatever happens she's looking forward to being part of Eurovision madness!

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Germany's Eurovision hopeful influenced by Japan

5:16pm IST - 01:26