Falter im Wind

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Austria "Falter im Wind"
Eurovision Song Contest 1972 entry
Country Austria
Artist(s) Milestones
Language German
Composer(s) Richard Schönherz, Manuel Rigoni
Lyricist(s) Heinz Unger
Conductor Erich Kleinschuster
Finals performance
Final result 5
Final points 100
Appearance chronology
◄ "Musik" (1971)   
"My Little World" (1976) ►

"Falter im Wind" (English translation: "Butterfly In The Wind") was the Austrian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, performed in German by Milestones.

The song was performed eleventh on the night (following Finland's Päivi Paunu and Kim Floor with "Muistathan" and preceding Italy's Nicola Di Bari with "I giorni dell'arcobaleno"). At the close of voting, it had received 100 points, placing it fifth in a field of 18 songs.

The song is a folk-influenced number, directed at the titular butterfly and dealing with the impermanence of life.

Due to disagreements over the voting structure, Austria did not enter the Contest from 1973 to 1975. The song was thus succeeded as Austrian representative in the 1976 Contest by Waterloo & Robinson, performing "My Little World".