Sunday, 17 October 2010

Germany 2004

Germany was represented by Max and the song Can't Wait Until Tonight at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, held in Istanbul, Turkey. The German representative for Istanbul was chosen on March 19 in the national final Germany 12 Points!.

The German Final was held at the Berlin Treptow Arena on March 19th, hosted by Jörg Pilawa & Sarah Kuttner. The winner was chosen in two rounds of televoting/SMS voting - the first to select the top two songs and the second to select the winner. Max won with the Can't Wait Until Tonight which was written by Stefan Raab.


01. Can't Wait Until Tonight - Max, round 1: 67%, round 2: 92%
02. Jigga Jigga - Scooter, round 1: 7%, round 2: 8%

other participants:

Undone - Patrick Nuo
Hungriges Herz - MIA.
Liebe - Sabrina Setlur
Der letzte Stern - Overground
Ich schenk' dir mein Herz - Tina Frank
Dancing with the rebels - WestBam feat. Afrika Islam
Höher - Laith Al-Deen
Silent tears - Wonderwall

At Eurovision, Max delivered a simple performance with stools and a band surrounding him on the stage. During the performance, Max swapped between using English and Turkish and overall produced a memorable stage act. Max scored Germany 93 points and a successful 8th place.


 Maximilian Nepomuk Mutzke (born May 21, 1981 in Krenkingen, Baden-Württemberg) is a German singer and drummer. In 2004 he took part in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Max Mutzke started his career in a funk band called Project Five. He gained public interest in spring 2004 when he won SSDSGPS (Stefan sucht den Super-Grand-Prix-Star), a talent contest hosted in Stefan Raab's Late-Night-Show TV total. Afterwards he released his first single Can't Wait Until Tonight, which entered the German single charts at #1 on March 22, 2004 and eventually met the conditions laid down for Max to be admitted into Germany's pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 as a wild-card entry.

In the televoting of the final show on March 19, 2004 Max defeated nine other competitors. A majority of 92,95 % of all votes made him the German entry for the 49th Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, where he finished eighth with 93 points.

Thereupon the singer went back to school and passed his final high school examination, before teaming up with Raab once again to finish his self titled solo album in summer 2004. The record, a mixture of funk, soul and pop in German and in English language, debuted at #1 on the German album charts and included the singles Schwarz Auf Weiß, Spür Dein Licht and Catch Me If You Can. From May to June 2005 Max then went on a club tour across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, before touring with Katie Melua.

His second album Max Mutzke ...aus dem Bauch was released on June 8, 2007. His third album Max Mutzke ... Black Forest was released on November 28, 2008.

In 2010, he co-wrote the song I Care For You for Jennifer Braun, who placed second in the German national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.

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