THE HIT EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
After multi-platinum smash Evacuate The Dancefloor, CASCADA
now have the honour to represent Germany at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with their new single Glorious.
Since the release of their first album almost ten years ago,
What Hurts The Most, continued CASCADA’s reign as one of
CASCADA look back on world-wide successes like Everytime
the world’s Top 10 selling dance acts.
We Touch, Miracle, Evacuate The Dancefloor, San Francisco,
Summer Of Love or The Rhythm Of The Night. Front-singer
In 2009, the trio began to work on CASCADA’s third album
Natalie Horler and her team of producers and writers Yann
Evacuate The Dancefloor. After one efficient year of writing
Peifer (Yanou) and Manuel Reuter (Manian) have topped charts
and recording Natalie, Manian and Yanou succeed in
in more than 20 countries with their irresistible dance-pop
developing their dance-pop-style into something new. “It was
songs. Collecting numerous awards (e.g. the World Music
lovely to be able to take our time. I think we really progressed”,
Award in 2007) throughout their career, they have established
Natalie remembers. “It was an amazing success, and it felt
themselves as one of the tops European dance floor acts of
like a reward for our hard studio work and especially for our
courage to change the typical CASCADA sound, as Evacuate
The Dancefloor was our first track heavily influenced by Rap,
With their appearance at one of the most important European
R&B and Soul”. The single reached sensational fame ac- ross
music events that takes place in the Swedish Malmö this year,
the globe and collected top chart entries in more than 20
CASCADA now take another giant step. In May 18th, 2013 they
countries worldwide. Fans even made the single No #1 in
have the honour of representing Germany at the Eurovision
England where Natalie overthrew Michael Jackson, who
Song Contest, which is watched by around 125 million viewers
dominated the top of the charts shortly after his death.
The success of the single gained among others a nomination
for the MTV Video Music Awards, it went platinum in the US,
Bonn-based Natalie grew up in Germany. The daughter of
David Horler, an acclaimed jazz musician and arranger who
worked with likes of Quincy Jones, Stan Getz and Tony
Bennett, Natalie grew up around music, though was more
influenced by stars like Maria Carey and Whitney Houston.
At age 18 she started doing studio work and recorded several
tracks for different DJs.
In 2004, through her studio work, she met Cologne-based
producers Yann Peifer (Yanou) and Manuel Reuter (Manian)
who invited her to front their new project, CASCADA. Within
18 months, together they found international fame with their
huge debut hit Everytime We Touch. A smash in the States
before the band even toured there, the song quickly caught
on across the globe, followed by a multi-platinum selling
album of the same title. It spawned eight singles, including the
massive Miracle and a dance cover of Savage Garden’s Truly,
Madly Deeply. The success of the album gained the World
Music Award in the category World's Best-Selling German
Artist. The second album Perfect Day (2007), led by hit single
gold in Germany and the UK etc.
In 2011 CASCADA released their fourth album Original Me
appearance of front singer Natalie in the German “Pop Idol”
that includes in addition to the first single, San Francisco other
Jury, the 31-year old pop star and her team of producers
energetic dance-pop songs like Pyromania or Au Revoir.
spent the last few months focusing on new songs.
Yanou (responsible for melodies and most of the lyrics) and
Manian (music production & engineering) developed great
In February 2013 CASDACA impressively won the
variety and once again showed their multi-faceted abilities.
pre-competition to represent Germany at the 2013
Songs on the album were diversified from pure pop, not
Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden with
overly dance to house beats or guitars.
“Glorious”, which had been released in January 2013.
Manian and Yanou produced the track, co-written by
In 2012 their first track Summer Of Love was a euphoric,
Andres Ballinas and Tony Cornellisen. The classy video
hands-in-the-air dancefloor anthem, building on the
for the track was shot in a deserted German castle.
Eurodance sound CASCADA pioneered. Following the second
chart topping single The Rhythm Of The Night and the TV
After the ESC, CASCADA will come up with some new thrilling
tracks. Natalie confirmed that they have already recorded the
follow-up single “The World Is In My Hands”, which will be
released later on in 2013. It was also revealed that the track
would be part of their upcoming Best Of Album, a greatest
hits compilation, which includes among their smashes some
fresh material and, following the wishes of many fans, even
some unplugged songs. Talking of unplugged songs, the
trio is currently working on an entire unplugged Album to
transform the beauty of their dance anthems into handmade
contemporary pop music.
But even if Natalie didn’t give away too many details about
the follow-up singles, she did say though that she is really
looking forward to the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden.
“I’m excited and feel honoured to represent Germany in front
of such an incredibly huge audience”.
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