Monday, 5 July 2010

Germany 1958

 In 1958 Germany was represented by Margot Hielscher with the song Für zwei Groschen Musik. Für zwei Groschen Musik was chosen at the German national final held on 20 January. This was Margot Hielscher's second Eurovision appearance for Germany.

The German national final was held on February 6 at the Kleine Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, hosted by Anaid Iplikjan and Kurt A. Jung. Twelve songs took part, with the winner being decided by a jury of "experts".

Margot Hielscher's performance in 1957, when she had sung into a telephone receiver, is credited as the first to introduce a visual performance element into Eurovision, and she followed this in 1958 by appearing onstage wearing a tiara and a sash proclaiming her Miss Juke Box, while manoeuvring a stack of records in her hands as she sang. At the close of voting Für zwei Groschen Musik had received 5 points, placing Germany 7th of the 10 entries.

Margot Hielscher (born September 29 1919 in Berlin) is a German singer and film actress. She appeared in over fifty films between and 1939 and 1994.

In 1978 she was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz and in 1985 the Filmband in Gold for her contributions to German cinema.

In 1989 she starred in the TV series Rivalen der Rennbahn.

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