Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979

Eurovision Song Contest 1979
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processVorentscheid 1979[1]
(Ein Lied für Jerusalem)
Selection date(s)17 March 1979
Selected entrantDschinghis Khan
Selected song"Dschinghis Khan"
Finals performance
Final result4th, 86 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1978 1979 1980►

West Germany (performing under the banner Germany) was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, held in Jerusalem, Israel.

The German national final to select their entry, Vorentscheid 1979,[1] was held on 17 March at the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle in Munich, and was hosted by Carolin Reiber and Thomas Gottschalk.

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 West Germans who were meant to symbolize a fair representation of the country's population.

The winning entry was "Dschinghis Khan,"[1] performed by Dschinghis Khan and composed by Ralph Siegel with lyrics by Bernd Meinunger.

National final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Informal translation Votes Place
1 Tony Holiday "Zuviel Tequila, zuviel schöne Mädchen" Too much tequila, too many pretty girls 2807 9th
2 Hanne Haller "Goodbye, Chérie" Goodbye, Chérie 3009 7th
3 Gebrüder Blattschuß "Ein Blick sagt mehr als jedes Wort" A look says more than any word 1673 12th
4 Ingrid Peters "Du bist nicht frei" You have no freedom 2894 8th
5 Jerry Rix and Linda G. Thompson "Wochenende" Weekend 1920 11th
6 Truck Stop "Take it easy, altes Haus" Take it easy, chap 4394 2nd
7 Jeanne de Roy "Was wir aus Liebe tun" What we do for love 2117 10th
8 Bernhard Brink "Madeleine" Madeleine 3326 6th
9 Dschinghis Khan "Dschinghis Khan" Genghis Khan 4807 1st
10 Paola "Vogel der Nacht" Bird of the night 4127 3rd
11 Roberto Blanco "Samba si, Arbeit no" Samba yes, work no 3461 4th
12 Orlando Riva Sound "Lady lady lady" Lady lady lady 3336 5th

At Eurovision[edit]

Dschinghis Khan performed ninth on the night of the contest, following Switzerland and preceding Israel. At the close of the voting the song had received 86 points, placing 4th in a field of 19 competing countries. It was the one of many Top Ten placings for Germany in the Contest (which would eventually include a win in 1982 and a win in 2010).

Points awarded to Germany[edit]

Points awarded to Germany
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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