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Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982

Eurovision Song Contest 1982
Country  Germany
National selection
Selection process Ein Lied für Harrogate
Selection date(s) 20 March 1982
Selected entrant Nicole
Selected song "Ein bißchen Frieden"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 161 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
1983►

West Germany (performing as Germany) took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, held in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

The German national final to select their entry, Vorentscheid 1982, was held on 20 March at the Bayerischer Rundfunk Studios in Munich, and was hosted by Caroline Reiber.

Twelve songs made it to the national final, which was broadcast by Bayerischer Rundfunk to ARD broadcasters across West Germany. The winner was decided by a sampling of 500 random West Germans who were meant to symbolize a fair representation of the country's population. Each person gave every song a vote, from 1 (for worst) to 12 (for best). Therefore, the theoretical "worst score" a song could receive would be 500, and the "best score" would be 6000.

The winning entry was "Ein bißchen Frieden," performed by Nicole and composed by Ralph Siegel with lyrics by Bernd Meinunger.

National final

Draw Artist Song Informal translation Votes Place
1 Gottlieb Wendehals Der Ohrwurm Catchy tune 2029 11th
2 Séverine Ich glaub' an meine Träume I believe in my dreams 2717 10th
3 Jennifer Kemp Wie Phönix aus der Asche Like a Phoenix out of the ashes 1965 12th
4 Mel Jersey Schenk' mir eine Nacht Give me a night 3227 7th
5 Gaby Baginsky So wie du bist As you are 2802 9th
6 Marianne Rosenberg Blue-Jeans-Kinder Blue-jeans children 2862 8th
7 Mary Roos and David Hanselmann Lady Lady 3358 6th
8 Paola Peter Pan Peter Pan 4318 2nd
9 Denise Die Nacht der Lüge The night of the lie 3799 4th
10 Hannes Schöner Nun sag' schon Adieu Just say goodbye already 3914 3rd
11 Jürgen Marcus Ich würde gerne bei dir sein I'd like to be with you 3439 5th
12 Nicole Ein bißchen Frieden A little peace 5116 1st

At Eurovision

Nicole was the eighteenth and final performer on the night of the Contest, following Ireland. At the close of the voting the song had received 161 points, placing first in a field of 19 competing countries. A 61-point gap was recorded between Nicole and the second-place finisher, Avi Toledano from Israel, setting a then record for the largest gap between first and second place.

References

  • German National Final 1982 - Geocities.com

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