Frei zu leben
|"Frei zu leben"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1990 entry|
and Daniel Kovac
|◄ "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.
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