The ten finalists stand together with Liz Mohn and Dominique Meyer.
Jan Voth

Here are the finalists of our 17 International Singing Competition NEUE STIMMEN: five female singers and five male singers compete with each other on Saturday in the Gütersloh Stadthalle:

List of the NEUE STIMMEN 2017 finalists

Last NameFirst NameVocal RangeCountryYear of Birth
ChoChanHeeBassSouth Korea1992
D'AngeloEmilyMezzo-sopranoCanada1994
KammlerJohannesBaritoneGermany1988
KhershbergZlataMezzo-sopranoRussia1990
LeiMingjieTenorChina1988
NilssonChristinaSopranoSweden1990
RudykOlgaSopranoUkraine1993
SmiljanićBožidarBass-baritoneUK1989
SokolovPetrLyric baritoneRussia1987
StoyanovaSvetlinaMezzo-sopranoBulgaria1991

"The extraordinary young talents, who will compete in the finals, have much more to offer than just a good voice. They have thoroughly impressed us with their personalities, their discipline and their presence. I am delighted for each individual singer and wish all of them much success for their coming performance."

Liz Mohn, president of NEUE STIMMEN and vice-chairwoman of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board

The People's Choice Award went to soprano Samuel Mariño (Venezuela, born in 1993). As is the case at every NEUE STIMMEN competition, the vote to award the People's Choice Award was one of the evening's high points, eagerly awaited by everyone in the audience.

1,430 contestants from 76 countries registered to take part in this year's anniversary event of NEUE STIMMEN. 39 talents have qualified for the final round in Gütersloh. 16 female and male singers participated in the semifinals. Just like here the final will be accompanied by the Duisburg Philharmonic under the direction of Graeme Jenkins.

You can find the complete semifinal concert here.

Watch the final via live stream!

On Saturday you can watch the dress rehearsals for the final live on site: 11 am to 2 pm, Gütersloh Stadthalle. For everybody, who hasn't got a ticket for the final, the event will be streamed live from 7 pm to approx. 10:30 pm on www.neue-stimmen.de/en, on the NEUE STIMMEN Facebook page and on www.medici.tv.

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