Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987

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Germany was represented by the band Wind, with the song "Laß die Sonne in dein Herz", at the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 9 May in Brussels. "Laß die Sonne in dein Herz" was the winner of the German national final, held on 26 March. This was the second of three appearances by Wind at Eurovision; they had previously finished second for Germany in 1985 and would return to the contest in 1992. The performance included future Milli Vanilli member Rob Pilatus as a backing singer.[1]

Eurovision Song Contest 1987
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processEin Lied für Brüssel
Selection date(s)26 March 1987
Selected entrantWind
Selected song"Lass die Sonne in dein Herz"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result2nd, 141 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before Eurovision edit

Ein Lied für Brüssel edit

The final took place on 26 March 1987 at the Frankenhalle in Nuremberg, hosted by Christopher Deumling. Twelve acts presented their entries live and the winner was selected by a panel of approximately 500 people who had been selected as providing a representative cross-section of the German public.

Other participants included the following year's German entrants Maxi and Chris Garden, and Michael Hoffmann, who had represented Germany in 1983 as half of Hoffmann & Hoffmann with brother Günter (who had committed suicide in 1984).[2]

Final – 26 March 1987
Draw Artist Song Composer(s) Points Place
1 Helen Christie "Lieder der Freiheit" Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 3,059 8
2 Michael Hoffmann "Ich geb' nicht auf" Günther Moll, Michael Hoffmann 3,190 5
3 Rouge "Einer von uns" Rainer Pietsch, Werner Schüler, Volker Constanz 3,166 6
4 Wind "Laß die Sonne in dein Herz" Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 4,445 1
5 Sandy Derix "Träume tun weh" Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 2,902 11
6 Bernd Schütz Band "Visionen in der Nacht" Bernd Schütz, Frank Hoppe 2,929 10
7 Michaela "Das Licht eines neuen Morgens" Rainer Pietsch, Bernd Meinunger 3,054 9
8 Bernhard Brink "So bin ich ohne dich" Joachim Heider, Gregor Rottschalk 3,355 3
9 Maxi and Chris Garden "Frieden für die Teddybären" Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 4,370 2
10 New Generation "Viel zu schön" Bernd Schütz, Frank Hoppe 2,864 12
11 Denise "Die Frau im Spiegel" Walter Gerke, Mick Hannes 3,320 4
12 Cassy "Aus" Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 3,126 7

At Eurovision edit

On the night of the final Wind performed 16th in the running order, following France and preceding Cyprus. At the close of voting "Laß die Sonne in dein Herz" had received 141 points, placing Germany second of the 22 entries.[3] Only Greece failed to award any points at all to the song. The 1987 result was very clear-cut, with Germany finishing 31 points behind contest winners Ireland and 38 points ahead of third-placed Italy. The German jury awarded its 12 points to Italy.[4]

Wind became the first act, and to date still the only one, to have finished in second place twice at Eurovision.

The show was watched by 10.16 million viewers in Germany.[5]

Voting edit

References edit

  1. ^ Outerson, Martin. "Eurovision 1985: Germany's Wind in focus". EuroVisionary. Retrieved 22 November 2023.
  2. ^ ESC National Finals database 1987
  3. ^ "Final of Brussels 1987". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  4. ^ ESC History - Germany 1987
  5. ^ Quotenmeter; AGF; GfK. "TV-Reichweite des Eurovision Song Contests in den Jahren 1976 bis 2023 nach der Anzahl der Zuschauer". Statista. Retrieved 18 August 2023.
  6. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Brussels 1987". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.