Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987

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Eurovision Song Contest 1987
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processEin Lied für Brüssel
Selection date(s)26 March 1987
Selected entrantWind
Selected song"Laß die Sonne in dein Herz"
Finals performance
Final result2nd, 141 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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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 on 9 May in Brussels. "Laß die Sonne in dein Herz" was the winner of the German national final, held on 26 March. 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 Eurovision[edit]

Ein Lied für Brüssel[edit]

The final took place on 26 March 1987 at the Frankenhalle in Nuremberg, hosted by Christopher Deumling. Twelve acts presented their entries live and the winner was selected by a panel of approximately 500 people who had been selected as providing a representative cross-section of the German public.

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 (who had committed suicide in 1984).[1]

Final – 26 March 1987
Draw Artist Song (English translation) Composer(s) Points Place
1 Helen Christie "Lieder der Freiheit" (Songs of freedom) Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 3,059 8
2 Michael Hoffmann "Ich geb' nicht auf" (I don't give up) Günther Moll, Michael Hoffmann 3,190 5
3 Rouge "Einer von uns" (One of us) Rainer Pietsch, Werner Schüler, Volker Constanz 3,166 6
4 Wind "Laß die Sonne in dein Herz" (Let the sun into your heart) Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 4,445 1
5 Sandy Derix "Träume tun weh" (Dreams hurt) Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 2,902 11
6 Bernd Schütz Band "Visionen in der Nacht" (Visions in the night) Bernd Schütz, Frank Hoppe 2,929 10
7 Michaela "Das Licht eines neuen Morgens" (The light of a new morning) Rainer Pietsch, Bernd Meinunger 3,054 9
8 Bernhard Brink "So bin ich ohne dich" (That's the way I am without you) Joachim Heider, Gregor Rottschalk 3,355 3
9 Maxi & Chris Garden "Frieden für die Teddybären" (Peace for the teddybears) Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 4,370 2
10 New Generation "Viel zu schön" (Much too beautiful) Bernd Schütz, Frank Hoppe 2,864 12
11 Denise "Die Frau im Spiegel" (The woman in the mirror) Walter Gerke, Mick Hannes 3,320 4
12 Cassy "Aus" (Over) Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 3,126 7

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Wind performed 16th in the running order, following France and preceding Cyprus. At the close of voting "Laß die Sonne in dein Herz" had received 141 points (including maximum 12s from Denmark and Iceland), placing Germany second of the 22 entries. Only Greece failed to award any points at all to the song. The 1987 result was very clear-cut, with Germany finishing 31 points behind contest winners Ireland and 38 points ahead of third-placed Italy. The German jury awarded its 12 points to Italy.[2]

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

Points awarded to Germany
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded by Germany
12 points  Italy
10 points  Iceland
8 points  Israel
7 points  Norway
6 points  Ireland
5 points  France
4 points  Belgium
3 points  Cyprus
2 points  Portugal
1 point  Finland

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