Did you remember him? The real winner of last German national final was Andreas Kümmert -29 years old- who was chosen by public votes to go Vienna.
But he had refused the participation after the result. The German has chosen him by voting, then he gifted the this task to Ann Sophie. Everyone wondered Andreas’s reason for this withdrawal. Later months he explains why he withdrawed from national final.
He received a threatening message on Facebook that would change everything: “I hope you die on stage, you fat pig!”
This message changed him decision about contest, and could not go on anymore.
Then he got anxiety disorders, panic attacks, suffered from insomnia and depression for a long time. He was so in therapy since May to overcome from this problems.
That’s why Andreas was not in Vienna. We are sad in the name of him.