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We had so much fun with our last contest, “Cook and sing your way up Mount Underberg”, we’ve decided to do it again. We are looking for unmistakable, charismatic voices paired with culinary talent. So all of you singing cooks and cooking singers: please apply!
All submissions will be reviewed, and Underberg will invite the most interesting entries to participate in regional qualifications in Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich which are scheduled for October 2017. The six most promising singing cooks will be invited to the Grand Finale in Berlin, in December 2017.
A prestigious jury will select the top three placements. The total amount of prize money is €6.000. In addition, the winner will receive a unique and exclusive opportunity to record his or her song at the headquarter of the noted [MA] Music Academy®, coached and supported by world-class producer Dieter Falk.
Anybody who can sing AND cook, please apply!
After the semi-finals in four major German cities, eight finalists participated in the great finale held in Cologne on 9 November 2016, under the motto “Cook and sing your way up Mount Underberg.”
The participants of the regional qualifications showed passion and creativity, both in the kitchen and on stage. Contestants produced delicious dishes and performed their hearts out.
Each of the regional qualifying rounds in the North, South, East, and West produced two candidates for the great finale on 9 November.
Under the motto, “Sing your way up Mount Underberg”, we set out on our search for inimitable voices waiting to be discovered.
Solo guitarists, bands, entire vocal groups, German Schlager, rap, or heavy metal – no matter what, as long as it was music! The only conditions: German-language lyrics and the song had to have been composed and written by the applicant.
In the end, 10 finalists (out of 250 applicants) strutted their stuff and cooked up a storm at the Grand Finale on 13 March on the Zugspitze. The jury required them to perform their own submission live as well as an individual rendition of the Underberg song.
Following the launch of the successful TV campaign in 1977, the Underberg jingle, “Komm doch mit auf den Underberg”, soon turned into one of the most successful jingles of all time. This melody has, for more than 40 years, attracted entire generations of listeners to whistle along and, in 2013, turned into our contest’s motto. Our 2013/14 music contest turned out to be a great contribution to the world of music: hip hop, rock, classical piano, or a-capella singing ― we’d never imagined our song could be performed in so many ways!