He is one of the most successful artists in Germany’s preferred party capital — Mallorca in Spain. Now, producer and schlager singer Ikke Hüftgold has shared his interest in participating in Eurovision. And his application is sent!

This news comes after he gave multiple hints on his social media channels. While some users in the comments were wondering if this was simply a joke, he kept the hints coming. For example, he performed his most recent song “Ich schwanke noch” to stunned pedestrians in the heart of Milan in Italy.

@ikkehueftgold Ihr dachtet, ich mache Spaß? Meine Bewerbung ist raus 😁💪🏻 #esc2022 #ikkefürdeutschland #rapunzel #eurovisionsongcontest #ikkehüftgold @eurovision ♬ Originalton – Ikke Hüftgold

Later, he shared a video on his social media channels of him submitting his application, accompanied by the words, “I have said I would do it and now I’m doing it”. 

Who is Ikke Hüftgold?

Ikke Hüftgold is a fictional character portrayed by Matthias Distel. He has been involved in the German party schlager scene for around a decade now, with its hotspot on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Basically all established artists there have worked with him as a songwriter or producer. This includes names like Mia Julia, Jürgen Milski and Lorenz Büffel. His most successful production is Johnny Däpp with over 40 million views on YouTube and a platinum certificate.

With the character of Ikke Hüftgold, he also has a successful on-stage career. A black wig together with a red tracksuit is all it takes to transform from Matthias to Ikke. His songs may not enter the charts regularly but they are evergreens at schlager parties with tens of millions of views on YouTube. His most famous songs include “Dicke Titten”, “Kartoffelsalat”, “Eine Muh”, “eine Mäh” and “So gehn die Gauchos”.

Ikke Hüftgold applies with song “Rapunzel”

Talking to German newspaper Express, he explains his motivation for applying. “Looking at the performances of the most recent years, things can’t get worse. If there is one person that can save Germany at Eurovision, it has to be me.”

He applied with a song called “Rapunzel” that is yet to be released. The artwork, however, seems to be done already. You can see a pink coloured head behind the title and his name on the small screen in his application video. Anything but an uptempo party song would be more than surprising from him.

Applications to compete in Germany’s reactivated national final can be sent until November 30th. Five acts will reportedly face off in a public-vote showdown sometime during March.

It will be interesting how NDR approaches this application. He has a huge fanbase on his side and would definitely bring attention to the national final. However, it is unclear how juries would respond to songs in his genre.

What do you think about Ikke Hüftgold’s submission? Do you think he has a chance to be selected? Tell us in the comments below!

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lasse braun
lasse braun
2 months ago

– you should make a special blogpost with “eskimo callboy” too – this act is much more realistic and they can untite a lot of people behind them. 🙂

lasse braun
lasse braun
2 months ago
Reply to  lasse braun

…curious wordfilter – have not written w.l.adams. 😀

Lolipopmonster
Lolipopmonster
2 months ago

I will only vote for Eskimo Callboy – ‘We Got The Moves’ ……that is an established metalcore group. This band is able to bring that on stage and the song is damn catchy and would stand out.

Ikke Hüftgold or all the others “partymakers” can stay away – Germany needs a serious contribution and not that crap.

Andi
Andi
2 months ago

It seems Germany really applies for rank 25/26 each year. With him the chances are good. 🙂

lasse braun
lasse braun
2 months ago

eskimo callboy and/or kalle or nothing! 😀

lasse braun
lasse braun
2 months ago
Reply to  lasse braun

and next year than:we butter the bread with butter! 😀

Bombalurina
Bombalurina
2 months ago

After Georgia’s candidate and now this ?? Okay, seems like everybody wants to troll the contest 😀 Welcome to 2008

Last edited 2 months ago by Bombalurina
Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
2 months ago

Ok Germany here’s the thing: If you want to send something comedic, you send Eskimo callboy. If you’re not sending them, we want an actual seriously good song. Ok? Good. Thank you.

Patrick
Patrick
2 months ago

For the love of god…No!!!

Jack Popfield
Jack Popfield
2 months ago

Sounds like Germany wanna score 0 on televoting for a 3rd year running, and maybe the double zero as well.

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

I mean everybody has the right to submit songs, to take their chances, with every genres of the world, “celebrate diversity” “dare to dream” “open up”, the song could be at the end very good and interesting, bringing party in Turin BUT the problem here is the performer himself I think. I respect all kind of music and all style of performer, he is certainly good in his speciality, and popular in the schlager parties moreover with his particular style, a little bit comical and fun with his wig etc. But you can’t come like that in Eurovision to represent… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Esc addict
Stan
Stan
2 months ago

Jokevision 2022…

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
2 months ago

Time for comedy again ??? NO !! Just thinking about it makes me feel sick.

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
2 months ago

why

Luc
Luc
2 months ago

I cringed when I saw this news and I felt concerned when I was done reading. Please not.

Ashton
Ashton
2 months ago

no

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
2 months ago

No just no

Nils
Nils
2 months ago

Just a failing publicity stunt by someone whom nobody would deem relevant in any way. Everybody save your energy, there’s no way this will happen. NDR is incompetent, not bonkers.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
2 months ago

He can apply, but I suspect he probably won’t get in.

Luc
Luc
2 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

It’s NDR after all, don’t rule the possibility out xd

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
2 months ago

In Norwegian “Ikke” means not.
So I guess I’m saying “Helst ikke” (Please not)

Nikko
Nikko
2 months ago

“Dicke Titten, Kartoffelsalat!”

Jo.
Jo.
2 months ago

are we back to the 00s? -.-

123
123
2 months ago

We. Are. Tired.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Fictional characters can do well. There’s even been a fictional winner, and a fictional second place. This… would not do well.

Roodi
Roodi
2 months ago

Say please this is a joke

Lolipopmonster
Lolipopmonster
2 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

Roodi – I’m very sorry but this is no joke at all. We all know that he has no chance to represent Germany (after Jendrik this year) — I heard that plenty of songs and act were submitted to the NDR for the german NF ….but only 6 (so far) acts will make it to the liveshow.