Let's Get Happy

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Germany "Let's Get Happy (Once Upon A Time In Jerusalem)"
Eurovision Song Contest 2003 entry
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Entry chronology
◄ "I Can't Live Without Music" (2002)   
"Can't Wait Until Tonight" (2004) ►

"Let's Get Happy (Once Upon A Time In Jerusalem)" was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, performed in English by Lou. The pop song received popularity in the United Kingdom and Australia for its fun, up-tempo party tune, being seen as one of Germany's top Eurovision entries[1]

The song was performed tenth on the night, following Cyprus' Stelios Konstantas with "Feeling Alive" and preceding Russia's t.A.T.u. with "Ne Ver', Ne Boysia." At the close of voting, it had received 53 points, placing 11th in a field of 26.

Composed and written by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger, the song is an up-tempo number, with Lou exhorting her listeners to forget their troubles and "get happy and let's be friends". Lou and her five backing singers appeared in a colourful assortment of clothing. Lou wore a white jacket and trousers over a black top, along with a belt with a red fastener. Her two male cohorts appeared in suits, one in red and one in black. Her three female backing singers included a woman dressed in a black jacket and thigh-length boots, another dressed in a sleeveless green gown, and finally, a woman dressed in a sleeveless silver catsuit and platform shoes.

This was prolific composer Ralph Siegel's fourteenth entry for Germany.

It was succeeded as German representative at the 2004 Contest by Max with "Can't Wait Until Tonight".


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Preceded by
"I Can't Live Without Music"
by Corinna May
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
"Can't Wait Until Tonight"
by Max