Thursday, 19 August 2010

Germany 1982

The German national final to select their entry, Vorentscheid 1982, was held on March 20 at the Bayerischer Rundfunk Studios in Munich, and was hosted by Caroline Reiber.

Before the final, there were 2 semi-finals. The German semi-finals were broadcast on several radio stations, and around 500 people were selected by a German polling institute to select the 12 finalists.

Twelve songs made it to the national final, which was broadcast by Bayerischer Rundfunk to ARD broadcasters across West Germany. The winner was decided by a sampling of 500 random Germans who were meant to symbolize a fair representation of the country's population. Each person gave every song a vote, from 1 (for worst) to 12 (for best).


01. Ein bißchen Frieden - Nicole, 5116 points
02. Peter Pan - Paola, 4318 points
03. Nun sag' schon Adieu - Hannes Schöner, 3914 points
04. Die Nacht der Lüge - Denise, 3799 points
05. Ich würde gerne bei dir sein - Jürgen Marcus, 3439 points
06. Lady - Mary Roos and David Hanselmann, 3358 points
07. Schenk' mir eine Nacht - Mel Jersey, 3227 points
08. Blue-Jeans-Kinder - Marianne Rosenberg, 2862 points
09. So wie du bist - Gaby Baginsky, 2802 points
10. Ich glaub' an meine Träume - Séverine, 2717 points
11. Der Ohrwurm - Gottlieb Wendehals, 2029 points
12. Wie Phönix aus der Asche - Jennifer Kemp, 1965 points

The winning entry was Ein bißchen Frieden, performed by Nicole and composed by Ralph Siegel with lyrics by Bernd Meinunger.

Nicole was the eighteenth and final performer on the night of the Contest. At the close of the voting the song had received 161 points, placing first in a field of 19 competing countries. A 61-point gap was recorded between Nicole and the second-place finisher, Avi Toledano from Israel, setting a then record for the largest gap between first and second place.


Nicole (Nicole Seibert; born October 25, 1964, Saarbrücken, Germany) is a German singer.

Nicole represented West Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 where she won with the song, Ein bißchen Frieden, with music by Ralph Siegel and lyrics by Bernd Meinunger. When she reprised the song after the end of the contest voting, she performed parts of the song in English, French and Dutch along with the original German. In 1983 she made the second place (behind the Hungarian band Neoton Família) at the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo with the Ralph Siegel/Robert Jung song So viele Lieder sind in mir.

Nicole was also the winner of the German Schlagerparade in 1991 with the song Ein leises Lied.

The full English version of the song "A Little Peace" went on to be the 500th number one single in the UK Singles Chart. Full versions in French (La Paix sur Terre), Dutch (Een beetje vrede), Spanish (Un poco de paz), Danish (En smule fred), Slovene (Malo miru), Russian (Немного мира), and Polish (Troszeczkę ziemi, troszeczkę słońca) have also been recorded.

In October 2010 she released her CD 30 Jahre mit Leib und Seele, a Best of compilation to her 30th anniversary.


  1. I can't download Schenk Mir Eine Nacht. Could you reupload it again on Mediafire, please?

  2. I uploaded the song Schenk Mir Eine Nacht again, enjoy