USFD 2014: NDR REVEALS THE ARTISTS
COLOGNE, GERMANY – German national broadcaster revealed today the seven out of eight participants for he national selection titled Unser Song für Dänemark 2014. Each act will perform 2 songs in the final which is set for March 13th.
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Among the participants is Unheilig, one of the currently most successful German bands. They have been awarded several of the most prestigious prizes, and their album Lichter der Stadt climbed to the top spot of the charts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Lead singer der Graf stated: “It’s an honour for me to be chosen for the national selection. It would be a dream-come-true if I could represent Germany in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with a song in my mother tongue.”
Another well-known act is Oceana, who gained pan-European success with Endless Summer, the official anthem of the UEFA Euro 2012. The singer, who can be proud of a huge fan audience particularly in Eastern and Southern Europe, commented on her participation: “I am very happy to present two of my new songs, which I recorded in LA with DRE Harris (Alicia Keys, Robin Thicke, Destiny’s Child etc.), in front of a huge public on March 13th.”
Santiano is a very versatile music act, who combines international folk songs, rock, pop or Irish folk within their “shanty rock” style. Their first album Bis ans Ende der Welt climbed to the first place in the German charts, and currently they are touring through 60 German cities.
Madeline Juno is only 18 years old, but her debut single Error became an instant hit on Youtube, and after that also the title song of Fack Ju Göhte, the most successful German movie in 2013. Das Gezeichnete Ich is actually a singer, composer and “multi-instrumentalist” from Berlin whose TV debut was his participation in the 2010 Bundesvision Song Contest. In February, his new album will be released.
MarieMarie is famous for bringing traditional harp or cello sounds together with electronic beats – the band has branded their music “Folktronic Pop”. The Baseballs can already be considered a Europe-wide success stories, reaching the top of the charts in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland with their rock songs. (source: eurovision.tv)