High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yvonne Catterfeld (born 2 December 1979 in Erfurt, Thuringia) is a German singer, actress and TV host. CAtterfeld was born in Erfurt, Thuringia, then in East Germany, in 1979. AT the age of 15 she started playing the piano and the flute, simultaneously taking first dance and vocal lessons. AFter the high school graduation she studied Pop and Jazz at the Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre in Leipzig for two years. IN 1998 she eventually released her first recordings titled KIV, but the seven songs only found little to none professional response. AFter her studies Yvonne participated in the singing contest Stimme 2000 (briefly performing under the name Vivianne), where she met manager and later BMG boss Thomas Stein, who offered her a contract with the sub-label Hansa Music. IN 2001 she released her first official single, Bum, a cover of the same-titled All Saints track, but once again the record did not enter the charts. AT least the following three single Komm zuruck zu mir, Niemand sonst and Gefuhle helped to expand Catterfeld's popularity.