Some & Any

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Some & Any
Origin Germany
Genres Pop, Pop rock
Years active 2009–2010
Labels Warner Music
Associated acts Michelle Leonard, Alex Christensen, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Culcha Candela, Roger Cicero
Website Some&
Members Vanessa Meisinger
Leonardo Ritzmann

Some & Any is a German pop-duo, formed during the eighth season of the German version of the international television talent show Popstars Du & Ich (Popstars You & Me). The group contains 18-year-old Vanessa Meisinger and 20-year-old half-Brazilian, half-Swiss Leonardo Ritzmann. The season finale aired at December 10, 2009.[1]


Formation on 'Popstars[edit]

Open castings, searching for a duo, took place in Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Munich and Berlin. The decision-show (Bewährungsshow) took place in Stuttgart on 27 September 2009.[2] The chosen contestants flew to Las Vegas for the show's workshop, took a road trip through the United States to New York City, where the band phase took place. After these steps, the few contestants left were arranged in duos. Henceforth, the contestants could just win or lose as a duo. Vanessa and Leo performed with Culcha Candela, recording their song Monsta live. This live recording was released as official remix. At the finale, the contestants performed with Leona Lewis and Rihanna. During the finale, the viewers decided by telephone voting that Vanessa and Leo formed the winners of the eighth Popstars season.

First Shot[edit]

The band's debut album First Shot was released December 18, 2009.[3] Besides the debut single the album will include songs that were previously performed by contestants during the pre finale rounds. The debut single itself was released December 11 and contains also versions of the song recorded by eliminated contestants Elif & Nik and Dagmara & Daniel.[4] Both debuts, the single "Last Man Standing" and the album "First Shot" charted at the worst position in the history of Popstars. The second single "Too Perfect" was released in March 2010.

In April 2010 it was stated that their record deal was not renewed, leaving the duo terminated.[5]



Year Title Chart position
2009 First Shot
  • Debut studio album
  • Released: December 18, 2009
  • Label: Warner Music
47 49 31


Year Title Chart position
2009 Last Man Standing
First Shot
16 27 26
2010 Too Perfect
First Shot
54 - -


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