Alex Swings, Oscar Sings is a duet which has been created just some months ago when producer Alex Christensen was asked to enter a song for the internal German selection for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest - and now Alex and Oscar entered the gigantic stage today for the first time this afternoon. During their first take today, the German team comprised Oscar, Alex, three female dancers - one of them rumoured to be Dita von Teese in the final - and a male backing singer. On the left of the stage, we could find a piano on which Alex Christensen is playing. On the right side, there was a platform situated with gigantic lips placed on it which will move at the end with a dancer sitting on them. The LED backdrop were very colourful with the words "Miss Kiss Kiss" and a moving doll being shown. Oscar was wearing black trousers, a black shirt and a white jacket today. During the last take, lots of pyros were used.
An unknown force in the music industry is definitely not the way to describe Alex Christensen and his new project Alex Swings, Oscar Sings. DJ, producer, composer, BMI and Echo award winner along with other diverse award nominations are some of the titles Mr. Christensen holds under his belt. With his groundbreaking idea for the song Das Boot (1991) in a techno version, Alex revolutionized the techno music scene by making techno chart compatible. Das Boot became number 1 on the charts in more than 22 countries worldwide and was number 1 on the German charts for 13 weeks. The singer of the German entry for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Miss Kiss Kiss Bang is Oscar Loya who grew up in California and has an ongoing career in musicals all over Europe.
When asked at their press conference if they feel pressured to represent Germany, Alex Christensen said that being here in Moscow would be important, not the final placing of the song. Oscar elaborated that he had a live performance on the Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highlight of his professional career so far. He also said that his biggest dream is to get the Eurovision Song Contest to Germany in 2010. The German team revealed that their performance was helped by Jane Comerford who was the main singer of Texas Lightning who represented Germany in 2006. They finally confirmed that Dita von Teese would be part of the performance next Saturday.