Maximilian Mutzke, who represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, is going to be awarded with a Goldene Stimmgabel, one of Germany's most desired music prizes. Max is one of 14 award winners who are honoured for their commercial success.
The ceremony will take place 22 September in Ludwigshafen. The prestigious trophies will be awarded by Kurt Beck, prime mininster of Rhineland-Palatine, and ZDF director Markus Schächter. The show, which will be aired 25 September from 20:15 CET on ZDF, is going to be hosted by Dieter Thomas Heck.
Award winners include Peter Maffay, Annett Louisan, Andrea Berg, Wolfgang Petry, André Rieu and bands Söhne Mannheims, Ich & Ich, 2raumwohnung and De Randfichten. All in all, there are 14 categories. The Goldene Stimmgabel is awarded once a year to Germany's most successful artists, defined by record sales.