is a German
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singer, best known for her participation in the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union .Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition...
In 1996, Shomburg took part in the international TV talent contest European Soundmix Show
The European Soundmix Show 1996 was the first European Soundmix Show.It was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Germany won the show with Bianca Shomburg imitating Celine Dion.-Results:...
, which she won, as a result obtaining a recording contract with producer Harold Faltermeyer
Harold Faltermeyer is a German musician, keyboardist, composer and record producer.He is recognized as one of the composers/producers who best captured the zeitgeist of 1980s synth-pop in film scores...
and releasing her first single, "I Believe In Love". In 1997 she entered the German Eurovision selection with the Ralph Siegel
Ralph Siegel is a German record producer and songwriter. He is married to the opera singer Kriemhild Jahn. He has three daughters, one of them Giulia Siegel divorced from German entrepreneur Hans Wehrmann....
"Zeit" was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, performed in German by Bianca Shomburg.The song was performed eleventh on the night, following Spain's Marcos Llunas with "Sin rencor" and preceding Poland's Anna Maria Jopek with "Ale jestem"...
" ("Time"), which had originally been written for Esther Ofarim. "Zeit" emerged the clear winner, and went forward to the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest 1997, was the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest and it was held at the Point Theatre Dublin, Ireland, on 3 May 1997. Boyzone member Ronan Keating and Carrie Crowley were the presenters of the show....
, held in Dublin
on 3 May. The song's performance in the contest was however very disappointing, managing only an 18th place finish of 25 entries.
Shomburg followed her Eurovision appearance with an English language album, It's My Time
, which failed to sell and remains her only album to date. She was unable to make a commercial breakthrough, and subsequently largely disappeared from public view, although she was for a time a singing coach on TV reality show Deutschland sucht den Superstar
Deutschland sucht den Superstar is a German reality talent show, also commonly known by its initials DSDS. Part of the Idol franchise, it was created by English media mogul Simon Fuller as a spin-off from the British show Pop Idol, of which two series were broadcast between the years of 2001 and...
. Since 2008, Shomburg has been working with country rock
Country rock is sub-genre of popular music, formed from the fusion of rock with country. The term is generally used to refer to the wave of rock musicians who began to record country-flavored records in the late 1960s and early 1970s, beginning with Bob Dylan and The Byrds; reaching its greatest...
1996: "I Believe In Love"
1997: "Only Your Love"
1998: "Ich lieb' dich mehr"
1999: "Ich glaub noch immer an Wunder"
1997: It's My Time