Wyn Hoop

Wyn Hoop (born 29 May 1936) is a German singer, birth name Winfried Lüssenhop, best known for his participation in the 1960 Eurovision Song Contest.

Wyn Hoop
Birth nameWinfried Lüssenhop
Born (1936-05-29) 29 May 1936 (age 84)
OriginHannover, Germany

Born in Hannover, in the early 1950s, Hoop formed a jazz band called the Capitellos, who toured and worked on radio before disbanding in 1958. Hoop started to make solo recordings, at first under the name Fred Lyssen, before settling on the professional name Wyn Hoop.

In 1960, Hoop took part in the German Eurovision selection final, and his song "Bonne nuit ma chérie" was chosen to go forward to the fifth Eurovision Song Contest, held in London on 29 March.[1] At the contest "Bonne nuit ma chérie" (which, despite its title, was sung in German) finished in joint fourth place of the 13 entries.[2][3]

Hoop recorded several successful German cover versions of English-language hits (such as "Are You Lonesome Tonight?") before joining forces in 1962 with Finnish singer Pirkko Mannola, with whom he recorded a number of popular tracks. From 1964, Hoop began recording with Austrian singer Andrea Horn, who he had married in 1961. Their material was mainly folk music oriented. In 1973, they released the single "Was kann schöner sein", written by Lynsey de Paul (credited as Rubin) and Ron Roker as Wyn & Andrea.[4][5]

In 1978, Hoop and Horn retired from show business. They have since established themselves as successful publishers of sailing guidebooks, and contributors of travelogues to magazines and newspapers.


  1. ^ "GERMAN NATIONAL FINAL 1960". Natfinals.50webs.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest : Germany 1960 : Wyn Hoop, Bonne Nuit, Ma Cherie : ESC-History". Esc-history.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Bonne nuit ma chérie – lyrics – Diggiloo Thrush". Diggiloo.net. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Wyn & Andrea – Was kann schöner sein". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ Hoop, Andrea Horn und Wyn. "Audiotitelliste Singles von Wyn & Andrea, Honey Twins, Pirko Manola". Horn-hoop-maritim.de. Retrieved 17 May 2017.

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Preceded by
Alice & Ellen Kessler
with Heute Abend wollen wir tanzen geh'n
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Lale Andersen
with Einmal sehen wir uns wieder