Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Germany 2002

The German Final was held on February 22nd at the Ostseehalle in Kiel, hosted by Axel Bulthaupt. The winner was chosen in two rounds of televoting - the first to select the top 3 and the second to select the winner. Corinna May won with the song I can't live without music which was written and composed by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger.


01. I can't live without music - Corinna May, round 1: 19.5%, round 2: 41.1%
02. Jou to the world - Joy Fleming & Jambalaya, round 1: 14%, round 2: 32,5%
03. Hold on - Normal Generation, round 1: 12%, round 2: 26,4%
04. I wanna be loved - The Kelly Family
05. Don't say goodbye - Nathalie
06. Will my heart survive - Isabel
07. Es ist niemals zu spät - Ireen Sheer & Bernhard Brink
08. Bravo Punk - SPN-X
09. Und wenn du lachst - Nino de Angelo
10. Du bist mein weg - Tuesdays
11. Fleisch - Mundstuhl
12. Higher ground - Linda Carriere
13. Get up - Disco Brothers feat. Weather Girls
14. To be or not to be - Zarah
15. You never walk alone - Unity 2

In spite of being one of the pre-contest favourites, the song received only 17 points, placing it at 21st in a field of 24.


Corinna May (born October 10 1970 in Bremen, Germany as Corinna Meyer) is a blind singer from Germany. She is best known for competing in the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest with the song I Can't Live Without Music.

From an early age she was interested in music due to her father's love for jazz. She also sang in a school choir and a gospel choir. After several talent competitions, Corinna could release her first album in 1997; a jazz album, produced by herself. Two years later she released an album called Wie ein Stern.

Her final breakthrough came in 1999 with the German preselections for the Eurovision Song Contest. She won, but her song Hör den Kindern einfach zu was disqualified because it was already released on an album by someone else. Her second try was in 2000 with the song I Believe in God, which finished in second place.

She entered again in 2002 and this time won with the song I Can’t Live Without Music. She represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. She was not very successful however, reaching only 21st place.

In March 2006, she made a guest appearance at that year's German Eurovision preselection, singing I Can’t Live Without Music in a medley of past German Eurovision entries. She also accompanied comedian Hape Kerkeling in a rendition of Italian Eurovision winning song Insieme. In October 2006, the album Jetzt wie noch nie was released. Following this she was released from her recording contract due to poor sales.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting reading the placings.I've had the compilation cd for many years,and knew that Corinna won,but never knew how the other songs finishing places ...'til now.

    For me,the best song was either by Kelly Family or Normal Generation.
    I think the songs that only managed 12th-15th place,deserved more votes.