Sunday, 10 October 2010

Germany 2000

Germany was represented by Stefan Raab, with the song Wadde hadde dudde da?, at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 13 May in Stockholm. Wadde hadde dudde da? was the winner of the German national final, held on 18 February. Raab had been the composer of Germany's notorious 1998 Eurovision entry Guildo hat euch lieb!

The final was held at the Stadthalle in Bremen, hosted by Axel Bulthaupt. 11 songs took part and the winner was chosen by televoting. Runner-up was Corinna May, who had won the German national final the previous year before her song was disqualified for violation of pre-performance rules.


01. Wadde hadde dudde da - Stefan Raab, 57%
02. I Believe in God - Corinna May, 14.1%
03. Bitter Blue - Kind of Blue, 7.6%
04. Ick wer zun Schwein - Knorkator
05. We Can Move a Mountain - Fancy
06. Queen of light - E-Rotic
07. Fliegen - Lotto King Karl & Die Barmbek Dream Boys fischering ROH
08. Du mußt kein Model sein - David Kisitu
09. Alles wird gut - Goldrausch
10. Free - Claudia Cane & Mother Bone
11. Adios - Marcel

On the night of the final Raab performed 15th in the running order. At the close of voting Wadde hadde dudde da? had received 96 points (including maximum 12s from Austria, Spain and Switzerland), placing Germany 5th of the 24 entries.

Wadde hadde dudde da? occasioned much debate as to whether or not Raab had intended it to be a joke entry in the manner of Guildo hat euch lieb!. The quasi-nonsensical lyrics and extravagant costumes and stage presentation led some to this conclusion, but it was also pointed out that, stripped of its visuals, the song was a fairly contemporary-sounding dance track with no obvious comedic elements, and a wacky presentation did not necessarily imply ironic intent.

Stefan Konrad Raab (born 20 October 1966) is a German entertainer, television host, comedian and musician. Stefan Raab began his television career hosting the comedy show Vivasion in 1993 and has been hosting the late-night comedy show TV total since 1999. He became well known in 1994 after composing a hit single spoofing national football coach Berti Vogts in 1994. Raab has also been the creator of a number of other television shows, such as Schlag den Raab and Bundesvision Song Contest. He is considered the most powerful man in German entertainment television.

Raab is also known for his recurring role as producer, writer and performer of German entries to the Eurovision Song Contest. He was involved in the organisation of the national pre-selection show Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), in which Germany's winning entry at the 2010 contest in Oslo was determined.


  1. Love E-Rotic. "Queen of Light" was later in the music video game In The Groove.

  2. Wadde Hadde Dudde Da is a disgusting song.....
    Disgusting is a soft word for this !!!

  3. My top 5 :

    1.Corinna May
    3.Kind Of Blue
    4.David Kisitu