'Porno techno' artist forms duo to take Germany to Eurovision
The Local · 10 Feb 2009, 14:37
Published: 10 Feb 2009 14:37 GMT+01:00
Alex Christensen has topped the music charts in Germany with party songs that translate to titles like, “You Have the Most Beautiful Ass in the World,” “You Are So Porno,” and “Threesome Love.” Now the 41-year-old, together with the 29-year-old American Oscar Loya, has won broadcaster NDR’s secret ballot competition out of 100 other artists to represent Germany as “Alex Swings Oscar Sings” this year.
The selection process is part of the country’s new plan to avoid embarrassing acts like last year’s No Angels, who top German music and television industry experts criticised roundly after they came in last place in 2008. Christensen himself was also critical of No Angels, calling them “robot bimbos,” according to newsmagazine Stern.
“Our song title is ‘Miss Kiss Kiss Bang,’ and is a mix of pop and swing,” Christensen announced on NDR this week. “It’s an extremely engaging melody that’s also very international.”
Stern said the new group has a better chance at winning this year’s Eurovision, arguing that Christensen is among Germany’s most successful songwriters in Germany - even if his songs “aren’t particularly witty.” His brand of songs will be particularly successful with viewers in Eastern Europe, and the new group can also sing in key, which was a problem for No Angels last year, the magazine said.