Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

Germany was represented by Stefan Raab, with the song "Wadde hadde dudde da?", at the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 13 May in Stockholm. "Wadde hadde dudde da?" was the winner of the German national final, held on 18 February. Raab had been the composer of Germany's notorious 1998 Eurovision entry "Guildo hat euch lieb!"

Eurovision Song Contest 2000
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processCountdown Grand Prix 2000
Selection date(s)18 February 2000
Selected entrantStefan Raab
Selected song"Wadde hadde dudde da?"
Selected songwriter(s)Stefan Raab
Finals performance
Final result5th, 96 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Countdown Grand Prix 2000Edit

The final was held at the Stadthalle in Bremen, hosted by Axel Bulthaupt. Eleven songs took part and the winner was chosen by televoting. Only the top three songs were announced on the night, but the full placings subsequently found their way into the public domain, together with some of the scoring details. Runner-up was Corinna May, who had won the German national final the previous year before her song was disqualified for violation of pre-performance rules.[1]

Final – 18 February 2000
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Televote Place
1 E-Rotic "Queen of Light" David Brandes, Tom Fairchild Unknown 6
2 Lotto King Karl & Die Barmbek Dream Boys fischering ROH "Fliegen" Carsten Pape, Lotto King Karl Unknown 7
3 Marcel "Adios" Marcus Wolter 0.9% 11
4 Claudia Cane and Mother Bone "Free" Andrew Cane, Claudia Cane Unknown 10
5 David Kisitu "Du mußt kein Model sein" David Kisitu Unknown 8
6 Corinna May "I Believe in God" Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 14.1% 2
7 Knorkator "Ick wer zun Schwein" Alf Ator 7.1% 4
8 Kind of Blue "Bitter Blue" Bernd Klimpel 7.6% 3
9 Stefan Raab "Wadde hadde dudde da?" Stefan Raab 57.0% 1
10 Goldrausch "Alles wird gut" Goldrausch, Frank Ramond Unknown 9
11 Fancy "We Can Move a Mountain" Charlie Glass, Hamid Varzi, Fancy Unknown 5

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Raab performed 15th in the running order, following eventual contest winners Denmark and preceding Switzerland. At the close of voting "Wadde hadde dudde da?" had received 96 points, placing Germany 5th of the 24 entries.[2] The 12 points from the German televote were awarded to Denmark.[3]

"Wadde hadde dudde da?" occasioned much debate as to whether or not Raab had intended it to be a joke entry in the manner of "Guildo hat euch lieb!". The quasi-nonsensical lyrics and extravagant costumes and stage presentation led some to this conclusion, but it was also pointed out that, stripped of its visuals, the song was a fairly contemporary-sounding dance track with no obvious comedic elements, and a wacky presentation did not necessarily imply ironic intent.

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ESC National Finals database 2000
  2. ^ "Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ ESC History - Germany 2000
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Stockholm 2000". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 10 April 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2021.