29 April 2013

Eurovision 2013: Germany: Glorious

Cascada Germany

In mid-February, Cascada was chosen by the German public (and jury) to sing its song, Glorious, in Malmö on May 18.

About Cascada

Along with Bonnie Tyler, Cascada is the most internationally successful act to appear at this year's Eurovision. Comprised of DJ Manian, Yann Peifer and lead singer Natalie Horler, the trio have been pumping out hits since 2004 when Miracle became a European smash and its follow-up, Everytime We Touch, scored big in America.

Since then, the group has released four successful albums, both in Europe and the US, as well as securing a Number One single in the UK with the track, Evacuate the Dancefloor. While the hits have dried up outside of Germany and Austria, Glorious promises a return to the music charts across the Eurovision catchment area and beyond.

Song Review: Glorious

The song has become one of a few hot favourites to win this year's competition. Albeit that it is a near replica of last year's winner (all plagiarism claims have long been debunked), this Eurodance track has certainly created some Eurovision fever among some quarters. Were it not for the fact that it's a Cascada song, it may well have been consigned to the scrap heap as just a thin copy of what has gone before.

This doesn't seem to be the case among the Eurovision hardcore however, but what will casual viewers make of it on the night? Somehow, I feel they're not going to fall for it. It'll certainly pick up some substantial points, but probably not enough to secure the win. Expect a Top 5 finish from Germany this year though.

How do you rate Glorious by Cascada?

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1 comment:

  1. As soon as I heard that Natalie and Cascada were in the German NF, I put money on it winning Eurovision 2013 - that's how confident I was that anything sung live by Natalie would come across to the voters of Europe. It is a good song, it is sung brilliantly live but Germany does have serious challenges in the form of the Ukraine, Norway and Denmark and I no longer feel that Natalie will win, based on what I have seen from the other acts.

    Don't get me wrong, it is still a Top 5 cert and if the others perform badly on the night, who knows - I might still win my bets...


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