Einmal sehen wir uns wieder

"Einmal sehen wir uns wieder" (English translation: "One Day We'll See Each Other Once Again") was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961, performed in German with one verse in French by Lale Andersen (23 March 1905 – 29 August 1972).[1] When entering the Contest in 1961, Andersen was arguably that year's most established and well-known artist, not only in Europe but worldwide; in 1939, she had recorded the original version of wartime evergreen "Lili Marleen".

Germany "Einmal sehen wir uns wieder"
Lale Andersen-Einmal sehen wir uns wieder.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1961 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Languages
German, French
Composer(s)
Rudolf Maluck
Lyricist(s)
Ernst Bader
Conductor
Franck Pourcel
Finals performance
Final result
13th
Final points
3
Entry chronology
◄ "Bonne nuit ma chérie" (1960)   
"Zwei kleine Italiener" (1962) ►

The song was performed eighth on the night (following Sweden's Lill-Babs with "April, april" and preceding France's Jean-Paul Mauric with "Printemps, avril carillonne"). At the close of voting, it had received 3 points, placing 13th in a field of 16.

The song is a ballad, with Andersen farewelling her lover and promising that they will see each other again "maybe...next year".

It was succeeded as German representative at the 1962 Contest by Conny Froboess with "Zwei Kleine Italiener".

The song fared success in Sweden under the title of “En gång ska vi åter mötas”, first sung by Thory Bernhards that same year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lehrke, G.: Wie einst Lili Marleen—Das Leben der Lale Andersen, Henschel Verlag, 2002; ISBN 3-89487-429-5. In German.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
"Bonne nuit ma chérie"
by Wyn Hoop
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
1961
Succeeded by
"Zwei kleine Italiener"
by Conny Froboess