Chris Kempers

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Free to Live (with Daniel Kovac)
  DE 51 05/07/1990 (11 weeks)

Chris Kempers (born January 7, 1965 in Mönchengladbach ; actually Christiane Kempers) is a German singer .

Before the discovery

After first band experiences in her region, she made a career as a studio and choir singer. In this activity she made her first contacts with pop and hit greats such as Howard Carpendale , Roy Black or Bernhard Brink . In 1988 she took part in the German preliminary decision for the Eurovision Song Contest as a member of the group Rendezvous , albeit with only moderate success.

Their discovery and the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest

At the beginning of the 1990s, she was first noticed by German audiences in the television show Donnerlippchen as a soloist in an imitation of pop great Jennifer Rush . Ralph Siegel then engaged her, together with Daniel Kovac, to perform at the German preliminary round of the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest . The contribution to live freely comes from Siegel, and Michael Kunze worked as a copywriter .

Chris Kempers and her partner Daniel Kovac performed at the Deutsches Theater in Munich on March 29 and won the national decision. Nobody had expected a victory for the pop duet - boos, a confused Hape Kerkeling as moderator. The victory was therefore surprising because, after the ten songs available for selection had been presented on the radio on March 24th and 25th, the radio audience voted Isabel Varell the winner by postcard. This victory was also very controversial in the German pop scene, the vocal questionable performance of Daniel Kovac and the lyrical simplicity of the winning title were often criticized. One participant even brought in a lawyer because she questioned the informative value of the TED results. At the Eurovision Song Contest 1990 in Zagreb, Chris Kempers and Daniel Kovac finally took 9th place.

After the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990

After the ESC 1990 Chris Kempers separated from her duo partner. In 1991 and 1992 she was part of the Rhineland-Palatinate rock group "Palatinate". She continued her singing career and tried her luck in various musicals, such as Gambler or Loreley, and then ended her singing career.

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