The group was formed by Özden in 1999 specifically in order to enter that year’s German Eurovision national selection. They finished in second place behind Corinna May’s “Hör den Kindern einfach zu”. However, some days later it emerged that May’s song had previously been released by another singer in 1997, which contravened Eurovision rules and led to its disqualification. As runners-up, Sürpriz were therefore offered the Eurovision spot, but this too caused controversy when allegations of plagiarism were made, claiming that the song was remarkably similar to another Siegel composition in 1984, The matter was taken to the European Broadcasting Union, where a panel of experts concluded that the similarity was not sufficient to disqualify the song on the grounds alleged. After Eurovision, the group released one Album ” Sürpriz”. The group disbanded in 2002.