Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989

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Eurovision Song Contest 1989
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processEin Lied für Lausanne
Selection date(s)23 March 1989
Selected entrantNino de Angelo
Selected song"Flieger"
Finals performance
Final result14th, 46 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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West Germany (performing under the banner Germany) was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, held in Lausanne, Switzerland. This year marked the last Contest in which participation and televoting were only open to residents of West Germany. The winning entry was "Flieger," performed by Nino de Angelo and composed by Dieter Bohlen with lyrics by Joachim Horn-Bernges.

Before Eurovision[edit]

Ein Lied für Lausanne[edit]

The final, broadcast by Bayerischer Rundfunk to ARD broadcasters across West Germany, took place on 23 March 1989 at the Deutsches Theater in Munich, and was hosted by actor and comedian Hape Kerkeling. Ten acts presented their entries live and the winner was selected by public televoting through hotline.

Final – 23 March 1989
Draw Artist Song (English translation) Songwriter(s) Televote Place
1 Die Erben "Bitte, nicht nochmal" (Please, not again) Alexander Bassler, Bernd Kusserow 1,799 7
2 Xanadu "Einen Traum für diese Welt" (A dream for this world) Tony Hendrik 10,891 2
3 Clou "Heut' Nacht sind sie allein" (Tonight they are alone) Jörg Sieber 1,156 9
4 Dorkas "Ich hab' Angst" (I'm scared) Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 7,973 3
5 Francesco Napoli "Viva l'amore" (Long live love) Peter Columbus, Oliver Kels, Michael Krotus 1,659 8
6 ZouZou "Ich such' dich" (I'm searching for you) Stephan Gade, ZouZou Eder 1,941 6
7 Andreas Martin "Herz an Herz" (Heart to heart) Joachim Horn-Bernges 3,855 4
8 Canan Braun "Wunderland" (Wonderland) Glen Stone, Tanja Penniston, Ira Rödel 2,570 5
9 Nino de Angelo "Flieger" (Flyers) Dieter Bohlen, Joachim Horn-Bernges 14,625 1
10 Caren Faust "Diese Zeit" (This period of time) Thomas Gesell, Hanswilli Großmann, Bernd Reheuser 841 10

At Eurovision[edit]

Nino de Angelo performed twenty-first on the night of the contest, following Iceland and preceding Yugoslavia. At the close of the voting the song had received 46 points, placing 14th in a field of 22 competing countries. It marked the second appearance in a row in which Germany took the 14th place slot at the end of the night.

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
12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Spain
8 points  Sweden
7 points  Italy
6 points  Netherlands
5 points  Austria
4 points  Ireland
3 points  Israel
2 points  France
1 point  Yugoslavia


  1. ^ "Score sheet of the Eurovision Song Contest 1989".

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