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Germany picks Glorious song as Eurovision entry

The Local · 15 Feb 2013, 07:48

Published: 15 Feb 2013 07:48 GMT+01:00

The Bavarian brass band LaBrassBanda came close to being picked, but was ultimately beaten by the dance band Cascada at the show in Hannover.

"I am unfeasibly happy, I cannot stop beaming," said singer Natalie Horler. She will represent Germany at the May 18th show in Malmö, Sweden.

The 31-year-old is no debutant on television, having served on the jury of the casting show "Germany seeks a superstar", and a veteran of the pop-dance scene having sold millions of songs over the last decade.

The candidates were varied, with the soul-ska style of Die Söhne Mannheims, albeit without star singer Xavier Naidoo, and the pop duo Nica & Joe as well as a choral number from Mocja Erdmann & Die Priester and the Swedish native Betty.

State broadcaster ARD changed the process of picking the entry after splitting from its previous partnership in all things Eurovision, ProSieben.

The Raab-steered casting show used to pick 2010 Eurovision winner Lena Meyer-Landrut and 2012 eighth-placed Roman Lob were ditched in favour of a complicated combination of radio audience, television audience and a five-member jury.

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Your comments about this article

18:44 February 15, 2013 by Al uk
I thought i recognised her. Very bonnie lass and a catchy tune.
22:40 February 15, 2013 by blackboot11
I can't decide if it is a badly written song or if she is a 'not so good' singer...probably a combination of the two.

This is the best that Germany can come up with?....Thats Sad !
15:52 February 21, 2013 by Sally Schiller
She was the worst of all the entries. A shame to her country.

The Bavarian brass band LaBrassBanda was superb.

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21:11 February 25, 2013 by RosieRosebud
She will not win the contest for Germany. She is mediocre at best. I am very disappointed.
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