Could We Have Your Attention Please...?

Ladies and gentlemen... we have a very important announcement to make! After listening to hundreds of entries for this year’s Christmas Song Competition, the judges have finally come to a decision.Ladies and gentlemen... we have a very important announcement to make!


After listening to hundreds of entries for this year’s Christmas Song Competition, the judges have finally come to a decision. They tell us this was no easy task; the standard this year was very, very high, and the variety and sheer number of excellent Christmas songs that got submitted to us made the decision a very difficult one.



Said one judge:

"We had songs sent to us from all over the world, and in many different languages, reminding us very clearly of the wonderful diversity of cultures and styles that exist, and also reminding us of the universality of music. It was lovely. We heard funny songs, sad songs, rock songs, folk songs... you name it. Oh, and a couple of comedy songs that made us hoot with laughter! They were brilliant! We’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took part - you’ve really helped us get the festive season off to a good start here at Thomann."

The judges spent a long time agonising over their decision - we’d locked them away in a room with a CD player and a set of loudspeakers, and here they debated, discussed, changed their minds, changed their minds back again (!), and generally failed to agree on anything! They apparently managed to stop short of a bun-fight though. And then, after many, many repeat listenings to what they’d narrowed down to the last few, they emerged blinking and bleary-eyed from the listening room, clutching a crumpled piece of paper with so many crossings-out and marks like “9.9/10” on it it was almost impossible to read. But we’ve managed to decipher it, and we can now reveal the winners to you.



So (drum roll please)...!



Andrea Vertessen


Coming in at third place, with the song Merry Christmas Thomann, from Portugal we have Andrea Vertessen



Congratulations Andrea! Your prize of a €50 Thomann voucher will be winging its way to you very soon.






Kasper Bjerre


And in second place, with the song Christmas at Thomann, would you please put your hands together for our Danish participant Kasper Bjerre





Well done to Kasper. Your prize of a €100 Thomann voucher will be in your hands in the very near future.






Pierre-Olivier Huguet


And now, this year’s first prize of a €500 Thomann voucher, plus an all-expenses-paid trip to Thomann in Treppendorf, including guided tours of the entire Thomann complex and a guided tour of the historic German town of Bamberg goes to Pierre-Olivier Huguet from France, with his song:

Les rennes du père Noël





Many, many congratulations to Pierre-Olivier! We look forward to welcoming you here in the very near future!





Once again, a million thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s competition! Don’t forget to check back regularly here at Thomann News Ticker to keep up with all developments and announcements!

From all the staff at Thomann, we hope you have a lovely Christmas 2011 and a brilliant New Year in 2012!
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