Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Germany 1987

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 in Brussels. Laß die Sonne in dein Herz was the winner of the German national final, held on March 26. 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.

Before the final there were 2 semi-finals. The German semi-final was broadcast on several radio stations, and the 12 finalists were chosen by televoting. The semi-final was in two separate parts which were broadcast on different days. The German Final was held on March 26th at the Frankenhalle in Nürnberg, hosted by Christopher Deumling. The winning song was chosen by the votes of approximately 1000 people who were chosen by an institute to be representative of the German population. Other participants included the following year's German entrants Maxi & Chris Garden and Michael Hoffmann, who had represented Germany in 1983 as half of Hoffmann & Hoffmann with brother Günter.


01. Laß die Sonne in dein Herz - Wind, 4445 points
02. Frieden für die Teddybären - Maxi & Chris Garden, 4370 points
03. So bin ich ohne dich - Bernhard Brink, 3355 points
04. Die Frau im Spiegel - Denise, 3320 points
05. Ich geb' nicht auf - Michaell Hoffmann, 3190 points
06. Einer von uns - Rouge, 3166 points
07. Aus - Cassy, 3126 points
08. Lieder der Freiheit - Helen Christie, 3059 points
09. Das Licht eines neuen Morgens - Michaela, 3054 points
10. Visionen in der Nacht - Bernd Schütz Band, 2929 points
11. Träume tun weh - Sandy Derix, 2902 points
12. Viel zu schön - New Generation, 2864 points

On the night of the final Wind performed 16th in the running orde. At the close of voting Laß die Sonne in dein Herz had received 141 points (including maximum 12s from Denmark and Iceland), placing Germany 2nd of the 22 entries.

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

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