Recently I discovered the above song, ("Ich will immer wieder ... dieses Fieber spür'n" by Helene Fischer, released in 2009) during an extended YouTube dérive. It reminds me of smaller German hits from the mid-1980s. Helene Fischer was born in Russia to an ethnic German family in 1984—right around the time, incidentally, that I was listening to the songs reminiscent of the above tune. In German-speaking Europe Ms. Fischer is a big Schlager star, a feat which, it should be clarified, doesn't mean that she's a household name throughout Germany. I love that there is no attempt made to show her singing into an actual microphone in the above performance. In this respect, the song reminds me of German music television from the mid-1980s in another way. There were often no microphones back then, just lipsynching on bizarre sets.
To say that the song is kitsch would be too easy and not really the point. This song has an emotional valence that is canned but uncannily sincere. It's also Eurovision-ready. If Germans would stop picking weird country bands or annoying reality television products to represent them at Eurovision, this song could do them proud.