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Sürpriz

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Group Members:

Cihan Özden

Deniz Filizmen

Yasemin Akkar

Filiz Zeyno

Savaş Uçar

Bülent Ural

Active:1999-2002
Nationality:German-Turkish
   
National Finals:

Countdown Grand Prix 1999

ESC Entries:Reise nach Jerusalem – Kudüs’e seyahat (1999)
   
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Biography

The group was formed by Özden in 1999 specifically in order to enter that year’s German Eurovision national  selection. They finished in second place behind Corinna May’s “Hör den Kindern einfach zu”. However, some days later it emerged that May’s song had previously been released by another singer in 1997, which contravened Eurovision rules and led to its disqualification. As runners-up, Sürpriz were therefore offered the Eurovision spot, but this too caused controversy when allegations of plagiarism were made, claiming that the song was remarkably similar to another Siegel composition in 1984, The matter was taken to the European Broadcasting Union, where a panel of experts concluded that the similarity was not sufficient to disqualify the song on the grounds alleged. After Eurovision, the group released one Album ” Sürpriz”. The group disbanded in 2002

 

Entries

Country:Germany
Year:1999
Language:German-Turkish
   
Artist:Sürpriz
Song:Reise nach Jerusalem – Kudüs’e seyahat
Lyrics:

Bernd Meinunger

Deniz Filizmen

Cihan Özden

Composer(s):Ralf Siegel
Backings:
   
   
Results 
Points:140
Position:3
Running order:21
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