Tonight, the second season of the German version of Strictly come dancing, called Let's dance again, will kick off. This year, two former Eurovision Song Contest participants will take part: Katja Ebstein and Guildo Horn.
Let's dance again features ten couples, each consisting of one VIP and a dance professional. Over eight weeks, these couples will perform ballroom and latin dance choreographies and at the end of each show, one couple will be voted out. A jury and televoting will decide and in the grand final, the last three couples will compete. Last year, Axel Bulthaupt, who hosted the German national finals from 1998 to 2003, took part but only finished last out of eight contestants.
Katja Ebstein represented Germany three times in the Eurovision Song Contest: in 1970 (3rd with Wunder gibt es immer wieder), 1971 (3rd with Diese Welt) and in 1980 (2nd with Theater). She also took part in the 1975 national final with Ich liebe Dich; she finshed 5th. Her 1970 and 1980 entries are still evergreens. Guildo Horn won the ticket to Birmingham in the 1998 German national final with his hit Guildo hat Euch lieb, which was written by Stefan Raab. His remarkable performance and extraordinary outward appearance were seen as both scandalous and spectacular: after years of low viewing figures, the number of those who watched the 1998 song contest was rising exponentially, also thanks to the seventh place he achieved.