An odd parrot, for certain, Guildo Horn is a German singer/entertainer whose shtick includes eccentric behavior, an outrageous appearance, and thoroughly ironic schlager tracks. In some methods, he’s such as a German exact carbon copy of Strange Al Yankovic. With regards to fame, he’s significant for completing seventh in the 1998 Eurovision Tune Contest along with his tune “Guildo Hat Euch Lieb!” Delivered Horst Köhler on Feb 15, 1963, in Trier, Horn started his music profession like a schlagersänger at age group 29, when he got employment as an entertainer in Cologne in the Luxor overall performance location. His debut recording, Rückkehr Nach Mendocino (1992), was documented live there. In 1994 Horn produced his debut around the ZDF-Hitparade, a favorite and well-known music competition display on ZDF (i.e., Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen), a general public television station located in Mainz, and completed in third place, demonstrating his knack for such overall performance contests, provided his novel take action. His celebrity right now kick-started, he required his act on the highway: Guildo Horn & pass away Orthopädischen Strümpfe, the second option a five-man support group. It wasn’t a long time before a significant label arrived knocking, specifically Electrola, a department of EMI, and Sternstunden der Zärtlichkeit was released in November 1995. The recording includes funny parodies like “Ich Discover’ Schlager Toll” (a send-up of Joan Jett’s “I REALLY LIKE Rock N’ Move”) and “Ich Mag Steffi Graf” (the Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is usually Your Like”) — both which had been released as singles, the previous charting in the very best 100 — furthermore to original materials. Horn’s recording profession was right now off to a encouraging begin, and he proceeded to go about documenting another recording, Danke! (1997), which peaked, rather incredibly, at number 3 and spent an extended 35 weeks around the recording chart. Such achievement arranged the stage for his Eurovision Track Contest operate in 1998 with “Guildo Hat Euch Lieb!,” itself lots four strike. After such dizzying levels, particularly for any novelty act, it had been unavoidable that Horn’s profession would have a downturn, and even it do. His next recording, Schön! (1999), reached just 64, and its own biggest one, “Berlin,” just 82; the main one from then on, Der König der Möwen (2002), noticed a further fall off in industrial interest, hardly registering at the top 100 (at 99) and spawning no significant strikes. A couple of years afterwards Horn’s major-label times came to a finish with Necessary (1995), a compilation of 18 of his greatest recordings for Electrola. Nevertheless, he’d already started moving on along with his profession, shifting his concentrate from schlager to movie theater, showing up in such musicals as Kiss Me, Kate (2005) and Heaven of Discomfort (2006). He do recognize the cultish continues to be of his group of fans on occasion, nevertheless, for example issuing Die Rocky Horny Weihnachtsshow (2005), a Compact disc that smartly synthesized the outdated ironic Horn with the brand new theatrical one.