With the recent trend in reality TV, Limahl won many new fans after taking part in the TV programme 'Comeback - Die Grosse Chance' in Feb/March 2004 on 'Prosieben', Germany's youngest national terrestrial TV channel. The show was hosted by popular TV presenter Arabella Kiesbauer and was also broadcast in Switzerland & Austria.
'Comeback' took ten artists who had already enjoyed previous chart success, but are no longer in the German charts, then brought them together to compete for a chance to Comeback and possibly win a new recording contract.
All the artists performed new songs, 'live', every week which were then judged by a panel of three music industry professionals and the TV viewers by telephone. Each week had a different theme.
There were two permanent judges:
Harold Faltermeyer (Record Producer/Songwriter responsible for such classic hits as the theme to Beverly Hills Cop & 'Hot Stuff' for Donna Summer) and Anastasia (MTV presenter). There was also one guest judge each week ranging from DJ's to TV personalities, etc.
The artists competing with Limahl were:
Benjamin Boyce - formerly of 90's band Caught in the Act
CC Catch - 'I Can Lose My Heart Tonight'
Coolio - 'Gangsters Paradise'
Chris Norman - former front man of 70's group Smokie
Emilia - 'Big Big Girl in a Big Big World'
Haddaway - 'What is Love'
Jazzy formerly of Tick Tack Toe
Markus - 'Ich will Spaß'
The Weather Girls - 'Its Raining Men'
Click below for a personal message from Limahl:
A personal message from Limahl about the "Comeback" show
Eine persönliche Nachricht von Limahl über die "Comeback" Show
In the opening show, all the stars sang one of their biggest hits and of course Limahl sang 'The Neverending Story', Below are details from the rest of the competition:
|Show 1. 09/02/04 Limahl's biggest Hit:
Show 2. 16/02/04 Current Chart Hits:
Show 3. 23/02/04 80's and NDW:
Show 4. 27/02/04 Disco & Dance:
Show 5. 08/03/04 Ballads:
Show 6. 15/03/04 Oldies and Classics:
Show 7. 22/03/04 Favourite songs
Limahl also appeared in the the final show on 05/04/04
| The Neverending Story
The Way To Your Heart
Never Can Say Goodbye
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
You to Me Are Everything
Performed all-star song
All the artists from the show recorded a single and an album collectively called 'Comeback United' and the single title was appropriately 'Survivor'
The album 'Best of Comeback United' features Limahl singing a new recording of 'The Neverending Story', plus two songs that he performed on the show; 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' (theme from the Lion King), and a duet with Dee from the Weather Girls, 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'.
Watch the video: 'Survivor'
'Comeback' was a mix of live drama and behind the scenes reality TV which made it great viewing. Limahl said "I loved every minute of it" and was proud to compete in such a well produced programme by 'Constantin TV'. In one episode Harold Faltermyer described Limahl's voice as "that velvet tone of his".
Taking part in 'Comeback' has also resulted in many other TV and 'live' performances across Germany & Europe.
See more pictures from 'Comeback' in the 'recent' photo gallery