Germany: Swing is back!30 April 2009 at 12:21 CEST
This year, NDR had drastically changed the selection procedure for the German entry. After having had national finals since 1996, it was decided this year that a specially-formed jury would choose Germany's entry internally. The reasons given for this were Germany's bad result in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest - the group No Angels came last out of 25 candidates - and also declining viewing figures for the national final last year. NDR however stated that the internal choice this year would be a one-off event and that the broadcaster would return to a national selection next year.
So, Oscar Loya & Alex Christensen - under the name Alex Swings Oscar Sings - will fly to Moscow to defend the Teutonic colours with the song Miss Kiss Kiss Bang! It was presented in the end of February. You can see it below.
Working with world-famous stars
Oscar Loya is a new name in the German music business. He was born in California and is about to release his first solo album. The song Miss Kiss Kiss Bang is produced by Alex Christensen who is known for many European hits with his own projects U96 and Alex C feat. Yass. Together, they will perform Germany's entry under the name Alex Swings Oscar Sings!
An unknown force in the music industry is definitely not the way to describe Alex Christensen. 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.
Alex was also featured alongside Christina Appelgate and James Marshall in the film Cyberman. Adding acting to his many diversified talents. Alex has disc jockeyed alongwith DJ icons including Sven Väth, Westbam, and Moby worldwide.As a producer, from the 1990’s to now he has produced for artists including Jose Carreras, Paul Anka, Tom Jones, Michael Bolton, N’Sync, U96, ATC, Sarah Brightman.
Germany will participate in the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on the 16th of May in Moscow. Read more about the German dream-team on their Artist Profile.