Recorded by: Katja Ebstein
Music by: Ralph Siegel
Lyrics by: N/A
Language: English
Placing: 2nd (128 points)
Other versions: German, French, Italian

It's showtime

They seem to wear a different mask each night they play
They're forever someone else with every part
They want to make it in the theatre all the way
And the people down there know it in their heart
They are beggars, kings or fools, they got it made
Maybe someday I'll be part of the parade
It's showtime, it's showtime
The curtain goes up
Everyone out there on stage
It's showtime, it's showtime
Let's reach for the top
Songbirds, get out of your cage
There's a center of attraction
As you're blinded by the lights
We know the crowds are after tears and laughter
It's showtime, it's showtime
What more can I tell?
Showtime is heaven and hell
And the funny man's laughin'
Though he's feeling down right low
But the audience won't know
They love that funny show
And the hero's a zero
Who's frightened of a mouse
But acts the hero and brings down the house
There is nothing like showtime
It will take you to the sky
No stagefright can ever hold you back
It's showtime in no time
You take off and fly
Knowing you're on the right track
It's showtime, it's go time
(And the funny man's laughing)
The dream has come true
(Though he's feeling down right low)
We own the world here on stage
(But the audience won't know)
(They love that funny show)
We're singing, we're dancing
(And the hero's a zero)
We're playing for you
(Who's frightened of a mouse)
Turning each night a new page
(But acts the hero and brings down the house)
It's showtime, it's showtime
Of course (It's showtime)
We're living just for your applause