Monday, 18 October 2010

Germany 2008

The German Final was held on March 6th at the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, hosted by Thomas Hermanns. The winner was chosen in two rounds of televoting - the first to select the top 2 and the second to select the winner. The winning song, Disappear was written by Remee, Hanne Sørvaag, and Thomas Troelsen and co-produced by Remee and Troelsen.


01. Disappear - No Angels, 50.5%
02. Hinterm Ozean - Carolin Fortenbacher, 49.5%

oter participants:

La histeria - Marquess
Just one woman - Tommy Reeve
Forever or never - Cinema Bizarre

No Angels came equal 23rd at the ESC.


No Angels are an all-female pop trio from Germany, consisting of band members Lucy Diakovska, Sandy Mölling, and Jessica Wahls. Critically acclaimed, the band has won dozen of awards and prizes since their establishment in the early 2000s, including three ECHOs, a World Music Awards, a NRJ Music Award, two Comets, a Bambi and a Goldene Kamera.

Originally a quintet, the group originated in 2000 on the international television talent show Popstars and was one of the first television-casted acts to enjoy attention throughout Central Europe in the early 2000s. Following a major success with record-breaking single Daylight in Your Eyes and debut album Elle'ments in 2001, a series of hit records established their position as one of the most successful female band vocalists to emerge in the early decade. They have since been ranked as both the biggest-selling German girlband to date and most successful girlband in Contintental Europe by the media, with four number-one hits, three number-one albums and record sales in excess of more than 5.0 million. In fall 2003, the members went their separate ways due to lasting exhaustion, focusing on their individual solo careers in music, theatre, television and film.

In 2007, it was confirmed that four members of the original line-up, excluding original band member Vanessa Petruo, had reformed permanently and were set to record their first studio album in over four years, Destiny (2007). A year after, the group represented Germany with their single Disappear at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, where they finished 23rd in the final voting. After another musical hiatus, the band released a second post-reunion studio album entitled Welcome to the Dance in 2009. In September 2010, Nadja Benaissa officially left the band to due to private reasons, leaving No Angels as a trio.


  1. I cant believe that Hinter'm Ozean didnt won...Wonderful song !!!!
    No Angels were the bad choice(that s my opinion of course)!!!

  2. Definately. Fortenbacher was the only classy thing in the entire show. One of the best German efforts in this decade.

    That's what you get for letting people vote as many times as they want to - the teenies get to make the decision. Ah well. At least I get to decide what's on MY iPod - and it's not No Angels I'm afraid (they were passable in the German final - and just tragic at the inetnational show)!