To discover what ingredients go into making a hit, musicologist Volkmar Kramarz examined seven years' worth of chart-topping pop songs.
A successful professional pop musician with a convincing rendition of a very intimate song: the northern German was the clear favorite at the country's national finals for the Eurovision Song Contest.
In the first of two semifinals of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, 10 out of 19 entries have been selected to go on to the final on Saturday.
The results of the second semifinal of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest are in. Eight countries have been eliminated from the fray, with the remaining ten going through to the final on Saturday.
The revered singer who rose to fame in the 1970s with the hit "Eine neue Liebe ist wie ein neues Leben" (A New Love is Like a New Life) has died after a long illness. But his kitschy Schlager standards will long live on.
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