Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985

Germany was represented by the band Wind, with the song "Für alle", at the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 4 May in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Für alle" was the winner of the German national final, held on 21 March. This was the first of three appearances by Wind at Eurovision; they would also represent Germany in 1987 and 1992.

Eurovision Song Contest 1985
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processEin Lied für Göteborg
Selection date(s)21 March 1985
Selected entrantWind
Selected song"Für alle"
Selected songwriter(s)Hanne Haller
Finals performance
Final result2nd, 105 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Ein Lied für GöteborgEdit

The final was held at the Deutsches Theater in Munich, hosted by Wolfgang Mascher and Margit Geissler. 12 songs took part and the winner was chosen by a panel of approximately 500 people who had been selected as providing a representative cross-section of the German public.[1]

Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Jürgen Renfordt "Am Anfang der Zeit" 3073 9
2 Susan Schubert "Sehnsucht nach einem Gefühl" 2994 10
3 Conny & Jean "Du bist da" 2982 11
4 Wolff Gerhard "Also lebe ich" 3572 3
5 Wind "Für alle" 3618 1
6 Heike Schäfer "Die Glocken von Rom" 3597 2
7 MoMo "So lange wir träumen, leben wir" 2971 12
8 Sylvia "König und Dame" 3113 8
9 Günther Stern "Hier, da und überall" 3291 6
10 Danny Fischer "Kinder der Erde" 3220 7
11 Caro Pukke "Grün, grün, grün" 3535 4
12 Bernd Clüver "Der Wind von Palermo" 3424 5

At EurovisionEdit

On the night of the final Wind performed 10th in the running order, following Portugal and preceding Israel. Pre-contest betting had rated "Für alle" as the favourite for victory, and for a large part of the voting it appeared to be living up to its billing. Germany took the lead after Cyprus, voting third, awarded a maximum 12 to the song, and held it until five rounds from the end and the Swiss vote. Switzerland had historically proven themselves very reluctant to vote for German entries – it was widely believed in Germany that the Swiss jury had cost them victory in the 1981 contest – and lived up to expectations by failing to award any points to "Für alle", allowing Sweden briefly, and then Norway, to take over the lead. At the close of voting "Für alle" had received 105 points, placing Germany second.[2] The overall voting suggested it was a song that juries liked either a great deal or not at all; of the other 18 national juries, eleven placed the song in their top 4, while two gave it low rankings and five gave it no points at all. Pointedly, two of those juries were the two other German-speaking countries, Austria and Switzerland (the others were Greece, Italy, and Turkey). The German jury awarded its 12 points to eventual contest winners Norway.[3]



  1. ^ ESC National Finals database 1985
  2. ^ "Final of Gothenburg 1985". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  3. ^ ESC History - Germany 1985
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Gothenburg 1985". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.