Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1986

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Eurovision Song Contest 1986
Country  Germany
National selection
Selection process Ein Lied für Bergen
Selection date(s) 27 March 1986
Selected entrant Ingrid Peters
Selected song "Über die Brücke geh'n"
Finals performance
Final result 8th, 62 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 1986, held in Bergen, Norway.

The German national final to select their entry, Ein Lied für Bergen, was held on 27 March at the Deutsches Theater in Munich, and was hosted by Sabrina Lallinger and Wenche Myhre. Myhre represented Germany in the 1968 Contest.

Twelve songs made it to the national final, which was broadcast by Bayerischer Rundfunk to ARD broadcasters across West Germany. The winner was decided by a sampling of 500 random West Germans who were meant to symbolize a fair representation of the country's population. Each person gave every song a vote, from 1 (for worst) to 12 (for best). Therefore, the theoretical "worst score" a song could receive would be 500, and the "best score" would be 6000.

The winning entry was "Über die Brücke geh'n," performed by Ingrid Peters and composed by Hans Blum.

National final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Informal translation Votes Place
1 That's Life Telefon Telephone 2011 12th
2 Günther-Eric Thöner Du bist der Wind, der meine Flügel trägt You're the wind that carries my wings 2893 9th
3 Dschinghis Khan Wir gehör'n zusammen We belong together 4088 2nd
4 Ingrid Peters Über die Brücke geh'n Crossing the bridge 4236 1st
5 Clowns Clowns Clowns 3597 6th
6 Steffi Hinz Ich habe niemals nie gesagt I never said never 2769 10th
7 Mister Fisto Rein und klar wie's früher war Clean and clear, as it was before 2102 11th
8 Headline Europa Europe 3871 5th
9 Margit P. Der Sonne entgegen Towards the sun 2923 8th
10 Chris Heart and Band Die Engel sind auch nicht mehr das was sie war'n Angels are not what they used to be 4027 3rd
11 Joy Fleming and Marc Berry Miteinander Together 3989 4th
12 Tie Break Kopf oder Zahl Heads or tails 3118 7th

At Eurovision[edit]

Peters was the fourteenth performer on the night of the Contest, following Belgium and preceding Cyprus. At the close of the voting the song had received 62 points, placing 8th in a field of 20 competing countries.

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