Sunday 8 September : 10:00 pm-3:00 am
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There’s no denying that the noughties had the best dance music ever. It was carefree, fun and had everyone on the dance floor singing at the top of their lungs. German dance trio Cascada were one of the biggest names in dance music.
No child of the 90s can say they never heard a Cascada song blaring at a teen disco. It was practically inevitable.
Cascada released banger after banger and their massive hits “Every Time We Touch”, “What Hurts the Most”, “Evacuate the Dancefloor” and “Miracle” are still staple dancefloor favourites today. The most successful German act of the 21st century, Cascada have sold over 30 million albums, had 15 million digital downloads and more than a billion views on YouTube. Bizarrely Cascada even represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
We recently caught up with front woman and singer for Cascada, Natalie Horler, to ask how pop-dance music has changed over the years and find out more about her Eurovision performance.
You released Everytime We Touch in 2005 and Evacuate The Dancefloor in 2009. We all still love these songs and they are still being played to this day. Did you think they were going to be as big of a success?
Not at all. One just never knows what’s going to happen. We were very lucky it all turned out this way. The reason we can still tour so much is due to these hits.
In 2013 you were already one of the most well-known dance acts in Europe. What made you decide to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest?
The decision was to take part in the national preliminary round for the Eurovision Song Contest. And we won it. So, we just earned this thing, so to speak. For me, it was a very, very big honour to be able to participate. Going on stage for an entire country is a lot of pressure. But it’s also very, very special.
Cascada has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and was named the most successful German act of the 21st century and we all still love you, but I’m sure you have gotten your share of haters over the time. How do you deal with them?
IGNORE THEM! There’s no other way I’m afraid. My mum always said “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything.” Well, there’s never a real reason to hate on someone you’ve never met or insult someone on their looks and personality because you don’t like their music. It’s quite funny really. It did take a while to learn to ignore it though – the thick skin you need in this business takes a few years to build up.
Our last, but most important question; knowing what you know now, what would you tell your 14-year-old self?
Ha! I knew I could do it. It all paid off in the end!