Germany was one of seven countries to enter the Eurovision Song Contest 1956, the first Eurovision Song Contest to be held. The German broadcaster ARD held a national final to select two entries to represent the country: Walter Andreas Schwarz with "Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück" and Freddy Quinn with "So geht das jede Nacht". Neither song won the Contest, held in Lugano, Switzerland.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1956|
|Selection process||National Final|
|Selection date(s)||1 May 1956|
|Selected entrant||Walter Andreas Schwarz|
& Freddy Quinn
|Selected song||"Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück"|
& "So Geht Das Jede Nacht"
|Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest|
The German national final was held on 1 May 1956 and was presented by Heinz Piper.
|6||Friedel Hensch & Die Cyprys||-||-|
|9||Freddy Quinn||"So geht das jede Nacht"||1|
|10||Walter Andreas Schwarz||"Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück"||1|
|11||Hans Arno Simon||-||-|
There was a rumour that Lys Assia performed the song "Ein kleiner gold'ner Ring" (A Little Golden Ring) in the national final. However, this turned out to be incorrect, as she remembered only that she took part with a song of that title in a German music festival - it turned out that she competed with this song in the German Schlager Festival of 1961.
- Jan Feddersen: Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein, Hoffmann und Campe 2002.