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Lou is the stage name of Louise Hoffner (born October 27, 1963 in Waghäusel), a German pop singer. She was the sixth child of her parents and was immediately surrounded by her elder brothers and sisters. The happy-go-lucky, orange-haired singer has toured with her band for over 15 years, in Germany as well as abroad.
Lou proved her talents at the 2001 Eurovision national finals, taking third place. Shortly before Christmas 2002, composer Ralph Siegel asked her if she would be interested in competing in the national finals again with a song he had written with lyricist Bernd Meinunger. After hearing "Let's Get Happy", Lou was totally enthusiastic: "This is just my kind of song—and besides, it’s my life’s motto...!"
Her March 7 win in the 2003 national finals qualified her to represent Germany at the international level in Riga. Ultimately, she placed 11th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003. In March 2006, she made a guest appearance at that year's German Eurovision preselection, singing "Let's Get Happy" in a medley of past German Eurovision entries.
- 1999 PartyGang Live (Promo Album)
- 2001 Singles: Happy Birthday Party, Sha La La La Lee
- 2003 Singles: Let's get happy, Sunshine Dancing / The show must go on, Lou Tango
- 2003 For You (Album, Jupiter Records/Sony BMG)
- 2004 Singles: Dankeschoen, Ich werd dich lieben (Ich werd dich hassen), Ich will leben
- 2004 Ich will leben (Album, Goodlife Records/ZYX)
- 2009 Singles: Im Labyrinth der Liebe, Dein Bild in meinem Portmonnaie, Heut Nacht oder nie
- 2011 Blaue Nacht (Album)
- 2013 Singles: Im Labyrinth der Liebe, Heut Nacht oder nie
- 2013 EP: Special Edition Berlin 2013
- 2013 Gefühl On The Rocks (Album)
Her albums "For You", "Ich will leben" and "Blaue Nacht" as well as her singles "Im Labyrinth der Liebe" and "Heut Nacht oder nie" can be downloaded at various stores like iTunes and amazon.
- "Happy to Sing for Germany". Deutsche Welle. 2003-05-23. Retrieved 2008-09-07.
with I Can't Live Without Music
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