Pyros, stairs and a skimpy dress for Cascada

Pyros, stairs and a skimpy dress for Cascada
Cascada. Photo: Sander Hesterman (EBU)
Malmö, Sweden -

Today it was time for Cascada to rehearse their glorious dance song once again in the Malmö Arena. The stage act includes pyrotechnical effects, artificial smoke, an elaborate choreography - and a staircase! On top of that, the lead singer Natalie Horler delivered a very convincing vocal performance.

Before the German rehearsal, Yann Peifer, one of the members of Cascada had a chat with Eurovision.tv backstage. "We will change a bit in the pyro effects this time", he explained the foreseen changes in this second rehearsal. "Apart from that, we only had to adjust the camera angles a bit."

Pink and purple with pyros

Natalie Horler started her performance on top of a transparent staircase, wearing a short golden dress. She was obviously enjoying herself and selling the dance track Glorious well to the audience. Towards the end of the song, she descended the stairs and finished the performance on the catwalk.

The stage was set in pink and purple, with flashing spotlights creating a disco-like atmosphere. In the last run of the rehearsal, the pyrotechnical effects were applied, consisting of flames and shots during the first chorus, and a "waterfall pyro" when the song finishes.

"It feels like a Eurovision world and it’s nice to be its citizen."

In the press conference room, the host gave the German participant Natalie a warm welcome and asked her about her second rehearsal. “Everything went well. I am very satisfied. It’s a big difference to the first rehearsal.” Cascada said a big thank to all who were in the Malmö Arena and gave her a big applause.
Cascada was asked where her backing vocalists were as they didn’t appear in the press conference. “Oh, they are shy to stay in front of cameras,” the artist explained.

On the question where the name of Cascada came from, Natalie said: “It’s from Spanish and means waterfall. It was not my name first, but a project name a part of which I was. But people started to call me Cascada. I can say I am Natalie from Cascada.”

The next question was about Cascada’s expectations in the Grand Final. “Well, we have to wait till Saturday. And I will give my 150%,” said the artist. "If it all goes to hell, I can still work in a hotel", she jokingly added, considering the fact that she is bilingual.

The host asked Natalie if she had any fears. “Yes, I have thousands of fears! Eurovision is the biggest thing I’ve done in my career. And I’m a bit scared because the staircase is a bit shaky.”

The next question was about Cascada’s song version for the Eurovision Song Contest and why it was cut. One of Natalie’s team explained shortly that the song was more than three minutes long, but for more details the journalist should talk to Natalie’s producer Yann Peifer.

Germany was drawn to perform in the first half of the Grand Final.


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  • Posted on 16/May 2013 at 12:07
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 19:48
    BEST SONG! it must win but it won't happen! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 18:26
    Love it :)!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope she will win emelie has a weak live Cascada has a very powerful voice !!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 18:14
    Marco Mengoni - Italy <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 17:47
    Yeahhh.....it's really great to see full song from her second Rehearsal..^^ thanks so much....
    ...she is Energic, very funny and sings so powerfull....^^
    I love it, I love it, I love it,I love it, I love it, I love it,I love it, I love it, I love it,I love it, I love it, I love it,I love it, I love it, I love it,I love it, I love it, I love it,I love it, I love it, I love it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 17:27
    Great and catchy song! Good luck Germany! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 17:19
    Germany and Cascada have to win this year! She's got my vote in the Grand Final. I'm sure the UK will give 12 or 10 points to Germany this year. I'm upset that Germany were drawn into the first half of the Grand Final. This could impact of the amount of points they get! :(

    GL CASCADA! :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 17:02
    I'm prefer the first version compared this second rehearsal song....please,please,please sing in the original one..
    Good Luck Cascada..people, please stop saying about Glorius copied from Euphoria..both songs are great..
    so let we enjoy this moment together.. ^_^ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 16:38
    Good performance!! She has a powerful voice and I love the song!!
    Good luck Germany! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 16:09
    I must say that I never liked this song or Cascada...but after watching the rehearsal I hate it,hopefully it doenst wins...such a terrrible pop song.Entschuldigung!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 15:35
    Will Germany win? That's possible! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 15:16
    great song!!!! Go Germany :-))) Allemagne 12 Points :-)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 14:39
    Why doesn't she just sing euphoria in German and be done with it..... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 14:28
    The best song! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15/May 2013 at 14:01
    it's good to have cascada, but the song is nothing special report to the moderator