|Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entry|
|◄ "Du bist" (2004)|
|"Get a Life - Get Alive" (2007) ►|
The song was performed first in the semi-final, preceding by Lithuania's Laura & The Lovers with "Little by Little". At the close of voting, it had received 30 points, placing 21st in the 25-strong field - thus missing out on the final and ensuring that Austria will have to qualify through the semi-final at their next Contest appearance.
The song is performed in something of the folk traditions of the Austrian alps, with yodelling and a large brass section. Lyrically, it tells the story of "The girl who came from Cuba" and fell in love with an Austrian boy, in the process proving "inspiration to change the rhythm of our songs". The chorus, delivered in Spanish, exhorts everyone to dance like the girl would.
The performance drew further on the folk traditions, with the lead singer in an Austrian folk outfit, while the rest of the band were dressed more casual in matching sweatsuits.
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