Wrap-up: Germany 'Teased' Europe15 June 2009 at 13:16 CEST
Who are Alex and Oscar?
With his groundbreaking idea for the song Das Boot in 1991 in a Techno version, Alex revolutionized the techno music scene by making techno, chart compatible. Das Boot became number one on the charts in more than 22 countries worldwide and was number one on the German charts for thirteen weeks (at that time holding the record for the 2nd longest number 1 chart position). With U96 Alex sold more than fifteen million records.
Oscar honed his singing, dancing, and acting skills on internationally renowned stages in cities including Bologna, Rotterdam, Vienna, Seoul, Beijing, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Berlin, Cologne, and Munich. Oscar’s International experience combined with his skills and remarkable energy, form the basis of continuing his transition from musical star to world class pop star.
"Swing is back! Exactly. This is why I want this song to win/do well. My grandfather used to dance this way when he was young. I wish young people today would dress up and learned how to dance properly in ballrooms like in the old times!" a comment from Albania said. Another fan from Sweden commented:"I actually really like this song!"
Germany was already pre-qualified for the Final but did still very well in the Final, collecting 35 points and finishing twentieth with their song Miss Kiss Kiss Bang. So, Europe was indeed amazed by the German-American production and of course, by Dita von Teese!
Check out who exactly they are on their Artist Profile.
How did it all start?
Now in Moscow...
Germany selected internally this year for a change and according to the broadcaster NDR, as an exception. How will their national selection look in 2010? How will they do in Oslo? Find all of that out right here at Eurovision.tv!
You can expect more wrap-up articles from us about the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest participants. Stay tuned!