Max Can't Wait Until Tonight
"Can't Wait Until Tonight" was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Max. The song was written and composed by Udo Schild, known also as Leon Delray, the comedian and entertainer Stefan Raab, who previously had written both Guildo Horn's 1998 entry "Guildo hat euch lieb!" and his own "Wadde hadde dudde da?" in 2000.
The song is a ballad, with Max singing about his desire for his lover and telling her that he "can't wait until tonight/for being with you". He goes on to tell her about how he felt the first time he saw her and how much he wants to prove his love.
The song was a jazz number, which U.K. commentator Terry Wogan likened to the music of the recent jazz phenomenon, Jamie Cullum. Max appeared dressed casually in a black jumper and trousers.
The performance was relatively subdued, however Max performed one chorus in Turkish, which was greeted with considerable applause by the crowd - the Contest being held that year in Istanbul. In an interview after the performance, writer Stefan Raab jokingly told Sertab Erener that he had written the song specifically for her. Max was accompanied by Raab (on the acoutic guitar) and some members of the Heavytones (the band from TV Total) during his gig.