Viewers demand reparations for Swiss at The Voice of Germany
Sat.1 has to take harsh criticism after the voting chaos
The Swiss Sophie Frei was denied the final entry at The Voice of Germany due to a technical error. Viewers are now demanding compensation for the student.
You can’t go to the final: Sophie Frei.
The voting chaos surrounding Swiss Sophie Frei (17) overshadowed the semifinals of The Voice of Germany. On Friday evening it was wrongly announced that the Mallorca-based student was in the final. But then came the shock: the notary entered the stage and announced: “An error has occurred. (…) The graphics were faulty. The result is different.” Instead of her, the German Tammo Förster (19) finally made it into the final.
The Eglisau native said to Blick the day after the live show: “I was very sad. In a way, I felt cheated.” The viewers see it the same way. There is criticism for Sat.1 on social media and several demands are made.
“Mistakes like this shouldn’t happen”
On Instagram, a user finds a hard word: “It doesn’t get more amateurish, amateurish and embarrassing. Not only that the feelings of minors are played with first. No, The Voice of Germany doesn’t even manage to explain it eight hours after the debacle and tries to hush it up.” Another viewer also makes an announcement to Sat.1: “You really messed it up, and then also with the youngest participant. And I say that in a completely neutral way, because I would have given all three of them a place in the final – but not like this. Come up with something to make amends that goes beyond a simple ‘sorry, sorry’.”
Another viewer sees it similarly: “Such mistakes should not happen. Give Sophie a cameo in the finals as a small reprieve.” Another user even goes one step further. “It would be super fair if Sophie would also make it to the final. After what happened yesterday and there are five finalists instead of four,” she suggests.
It is unclear whether Sat.1 will respond to the request. The TV broadcaster left a view request unanswered. (bsn)