Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

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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?"
Finals performance
Final result5th, 96 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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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!"

Before Eurovision[edit]

Countdown Grand Prix 2000[edit]

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 (English translation) Songwriter(s) Televote Place
1 E-Rotic "Queen of Light" David Brandes, Tom Fairchild 6
2 Lotto King Karl & Die Barmbek Dream Boys fischering ROH "Fliegen" (Flying) Carsten Pape & Lotto King Karl 7
3 Marcel "Adios" (Goodbye) Marcus Wolter 0.9% 11
4 Claudia Cane & Mother Bone "Free" Andrew Cane, Claudia Cane 10
5 David Kisitu "Du mußt kein Model sein" (You don't have to be a model) David Kisitu 8
6 Corinna May "I Believe in God" Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 14.1% 2
7 Knorkator "Ick wer zun Schwein" (I'm turning into a pig) Alf Ator 7.1% 4
8 Kind of Blue "Bitter Blue" Bernd Klimpel 7.6% 3
9 Stefan Raab "Wadde hadde dudde da?" (What do you have there?) Stefan Raab 57.0% 1
10 Goldrausch "Alles wird gut" (Everything will be all right) Goldrausch, Frank Ramond 9
11 Fancy "We Can Move a Mountain" Charlie Glass, Hamid Varzi, Fancy 5

At Eurovision[edit]

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 (including maximum 12s from Austria, Spain and Switzerland), placing Germany 5th of the 24 entries. The 12 points from the German televote were awarded to Denmark.[2]

"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.

Points awarded by Germany
12 points  Denmark
10 points  Turkey
8 points  Sweden
7 points  Latvia
6 points  Croatia
5 points  Estonia
4 points  Russia
3 points  Malta
2 points  Austria
1 point  Netherlands
Points awarded to Germany
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]