Introducing 2013: Germany

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Thirty-nine countries are competing with the aim to lift the trophy in Malmö. The fourteenth country to be introduced is Germany. The country won the Eurovision Song Contest twice and this year Cascada will try to get the third victory in Sweden.

Basic information

Performers: Cascada
Song: Glorious
Language: English
Music: Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter, Andres Ballinas, Tony Cornelissen
Lyrics: Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter, Andres Ballinas, Tony Cornelissen

The song

The up-tempo German song has a very catchy and positive message. The singer invites her love to unite, enjoy and be glorious.

Do you know
It’s time to let yourself go
Why don’t we just let it show
Tell me what you’re waiting for
Tonight we can be
We are young at heart and we’re free
The world is ours
I can feel the music in me
Found a love that eyes cannot see
I believe
The little child inside of me
Can rebuild my destiny
And one day i’ll be breaking free
Tonight we can be

The performers

Cascada is a German Eurodance act founded in 2004 by British-German singer Natalie Horler, DJ Manian, and Yann Peifer. They are best known for their hit singles Everytime we touch, What hurts the most, and Evacuate the Dancefloor. Cascada have sold over 20 million albums worldwide and have an estimated 15 million digital downloads. Natalie Horler was doing studio work for various DJs. Eventually she met Yanou and DJ Manian. Originally, they released music under the name Cascade, but due to Kaskade, another artist with a similar name, threatening legal action, they changed it to Cascada.

The song writers

Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter, Andres Ballinas and Tony Cornelissen co-wrote together this year’s German entry, Glorious. The writers collaborate together to write music for Zooland productions that works closely with international known Cascada.

The national selection

Cascada won the TV show Unser Star für Malmö, thus she won the right to represent Germany. In the show twelve acts competed for the ticket to Sweden.

Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest

Germany took part in the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has submitted and entry every year since, but was eliminated during the internal semi-final in 1996. However, it remains the country with the most participation. The first victory came in 1982 and it took until 2010 that Germany won again. Though the country won twice it hosted Europe’s favourite show for three times. The second edition i.e. in 1957 took place in Frankfurt.


This will be Germany’s 57th participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. Cascada is the 7th group act that will perform for Germany in the contest. It will be the tenth in fourteen times since the abolishment of the language rule in 1999 that the German entry is performed entirely in English. Since 1998, four particular countries have automatically qualified for the Eurovision final, regardless of their positions on the scoreboard in previous contests. Currently Germany is part of the so called big-five.

German vote in Eurovision

Since 1975, Turkey is the country that received the highest points from Germany. In total Turkey received 170 points while Spain awarded 187 points to Germany to make the Iberian state the most country to give points to Germany.

The betting odds

According to, Germany is currently standing at number 7 in the odds to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

Wir wünschen Cascada und Deutschland viel Glück und eine gute Platzierung in Malmö!



National final performance

Evacuate the dancefloor

Tomorrow another country will be introduced (hint – if you’re hungry tell her to feed you)

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