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David Hasselhoff eyeing musical blitzkrieg on Germany
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David Hasselhoff eyeing musical blitzkrieg on Germany

Published: 08 Apr 2010 14:33 GMT+02:00
Updated: 08 Apr 2010 14:33 GMT+02:00

Forever associated with a fleeting pop hit he scored in the euphoria surrounding the fall of the Berlin Wall, the US actor and singer David Hasselhoff is hoping an appearance in German television will reignite his musical career.

Public broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk reported on Thursday that the 57-year-old former Baywatch star is scheduled to make an appearance on April 24 on Musikantenstadl – a show purveying hokey German folk music and schmaltzy pop.

Hasselhoff will sing his new song “This Time Around” and a medley of other tunes. He will be joined by the show’s host Andy Borg for a duet of “Looking for Freedom,” a song that was briefly popular in Germany after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.

However, contrary to popular opinion in much of the rest of the world, "The Hoff" was never revered as a Teutonic rock god despite his modest success in the German music charts.

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15:14 April 8, 2010 by Celeon
Please no.

I can already see it right in front of me.

"*Hicks !* ...EllO my jermen frens *hicks*!"

"I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR FREE BEER ! "

*Pukes on the stage and passes out*

:-D
17:39 April 8, 2010 by dcgi
I'd be worried that having paid for the ticket he'd spend the whole concert laying on his side eating a burger that's falling apart, feeling sorry for himself, what a fool he is.

I mean at the EMA's he was couldn't even stay sober.. I'm sure Germany and Berlinites really appreciated that.
19:11 April 8, 2010 by Bushdiver
I worked quite a few shows with him and personally I never thought he had that much talent to begin with. His first concert tour inluded KITT. The car he used in, what was the name of that show, oh yes, Knightrider.
19:55 April 8, 2010 by wxman
This is one of two things that has always astounded and mystified Americans. Why are the Germans so enamored with David Hasselhoff and the French with Jerry Lewis? I think most Americans would prefer the answer to these of life's mysteries over knowing for sure that there is an afterlife.
20:27 April 8, 2010 by dbert4
I thought that he was died? Schade....
22:47 April 8, 2010 by jcbayley
"Don't Hassle the Hoff" :-)
01:55 April 9, 2010 by Logic Guy
Well, he was really cool on the show Baywatch.

He has issues just like all other humans. And therefore he deserves an opportunity to do as he chooses, as long as his actions offend no one.

Ich wunsche Dir veil Gluck Hasselholf!
09:50 April 9, 2010 by Prufrock2010
"...he deserves an opportunity to do as he chooses, as long as his actions offend no one."

He offends just about EVERYONE, but he is still free to do as he chooses. And we are free to ridicule.
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