Frei zu leben

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Germany "Frei zu leben"
Eurovision Song Contest 1990 entry
Country Germany
Artist(s) Christiane Kempers,
Daniel Kovac
As Chris Kempers
and Daniel Kovac
Language German
Composer(s) Ralph Siegel
Lyricist(s) Michael Kunze
Conductor Rainer Pietsch
Finals performance
Final result 9th
Final points 60
Appearance chronology
◄ "Flieger" (1989)   
"Dieser Traum darf
niemals sterben" (1991) ►

"Frei zu leben" (English translation: "Free to live") was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1990, performed in German by Chris Kempers and Daniel Kovac.
The song was composed German Eurovision veteran Ralph Siegel with lyrics by Michael Kunze, this was Kunze's third Eurovision entry, he had previously written the lyrics to Silver Convention's "Telegram" in 1977 and Mary Roos' "Aufrecht geh'n" in 1984.

"Frei zu leben" was performed thirteenth on the night (following Switzerland's Egon Egemann with "Musik klingt in die Welt hinaus" and preceding France's Joëlle Ursull with "White and Black Blues"). At the close of voting, it had received 60 points, placing 9th in a field of 22.

The song is a love duet, with the singers telling each other that when they are together they are free to be themselves and connect with the rest of the world around them. Kempers and Kovac also recorded the song in English and French, entitled "Wings of Freedom" and "Laissez vivre" respectively. A Serbo-Croatian version was also recorded as "Sretni Dani", Daniel Kovac being from Yugoslavia.

It was succeeded as German representative at the 1991 contest by Atlantis 2000 with "Dieser Traum Darf Niemals Sterben".

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Preceded by
"Flieger"
by Nino de Angelo
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
1990
Succeeded by
"Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben"
by Atlantis 2000