Germany and the Eurovision Song Contest

Peter Urban ist ein schlechter Verlierer und hat heute Abend echt Sympathiepunkte eingebüßt. #esc2013 (tweeted by Hansjörg Schmidt)
The ESC is usually a time of soul-searching for Germany. This time, their song Glorious by Cascada (the singer Natalie Horler grewup in Germany but her parents are British) was early reputed to be a copy of last year's winner Euphoria by Loreen. You can compare them on this Independent page, at least if you aren't in Germany, where Loreen's video is replaced by the familiar Denglish message:
Unfortunately this video is not available in Germany because it may contain music for which GEMA has not granted the respective music rights.
We know that countries often vote for their neighbours, but I don't think I've ever heard the word Nachbarn as often as I did from the German commentator on TV last night. Charlie Bavington rightly tweeted me asking if Germany has no neighbours ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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