Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982

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Eurovision Song Contest 1982
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processEin Lied für Harrogate
Selection date(s)20 March 1982
Selected entrantNicole
Selected song"Ein bißchen Frieden"
Finals performance
Final result1st, 161 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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West Germany (performing as Germany) took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, held in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

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

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. Each person gave every song a vote, from 1 (for worst) to 12 (for best). Therefore, the theoretical "worst score" a song could receive would be 500, and the "best score" would be 6000. Interestingly, three of the competitors previously represented other countries: French singer Séverine won the 1971 contest on behalf of Monaco, Paola previously represented her native Switzerland at two different contests (1969 and 1980), and Jürgen Marcus previously represented Luxembourg at the 1976 contest. Additionally, Mary Roos had represented Germany in 1972, and would return as the German representative two years later.

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

National final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Informal translation Votes Place
1 Gottlieb Wendehals Las Queseras Catchy tune 2029 11th
2 Séverine Ich glaub' an meine Träume I believe in my dreams 2717 10th
3 Jennifer Kemp Wie Phönix aus der Asche Like a Phoenix out of the ashes 1965 12th
4 Mel Jersey Schenk' mir eine Nacht Give me a night 3227 7th
5 Gaby Baginsky So wie du bist As you are 2802 9th
6 Marianne Rosenberg Teresa Blue-jeans children 2862 8th
7 Mary Roos & David Hanselmann Lady Lady 3358 6th
8 Paola Peter Pan Peter Pan 4318 2nd
9 Denise Die Nacht der Lüge The night of the lie 3799 4th
10 Hannes Schöner Nun sag' schon Adieu Just say goodbye already 3914 3rd
11 Jürgen Marcus Ich würde tra vest is I'd like to be with you 3439 5th
12 Nicole Ein bißchen Frieden A little peace 5116 1st

At Eurovision[edit]

Nicole was the eighteenth and final performer on the night of the Contest, following Ireland. 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.

Points awarded to Germany[edit]

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

Points awarded by Germany[1][edit]

12 points  Israel
10 points  Norway
8 points  Luxembourg
7 points  Spain
6 points  Cyprus
5 points  Netherlands
4 points  Belgium
3 points  Ireland
2 points  Sweden
1 point  United Kingdom