Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989

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Eurovision Song Contest 1989
Country  Germany
National selection
Selection process Vorentscheid 1989
Selection date(s) 23 March 1989
Selected entrant Nino de Angelo
Selected song "Flieger"
Finals performance
Final result 14th, 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 German national final to select their entry, Vorentscheid 1989, was held on 23 March at the Deutsches Theater in Munich, and was hosted by actor and comedian Hape Kerkeling.

Ten 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 televote in which viewers were asked to call a pay hotline number to vote for their favorite song.

The winning entry was "Flieger," performed by Nino de Angelo and composed by Dieter Bohlen with lyrics by Joachim Horn-Bernges.

National final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Informal translation Votes Place
1 Die Erben Bitte, nicht nochmal Please, not again 1799 7th
2 Xanadu Einen Traum für diese Welt A dream for this world 10891 2nd
3 Clou Heut' nacht sind sie allein Tonight they are alone 1156 9th
4 Dorkas Ich hab' Angst I'm scared 7973 3rd
5 Francesco Napoli Viva l'amore Long live love 1659 8th
6 ZouZou Ich such' dich I'm searching for you 1941 6th
7 Andreas Martin Herz an Herz Heart to heart 3855 4th
8 Canan Braun Wunderland Wonderland 2570 5th
9 Nino de Angelo Flieger Flyers 14625 1st
10 Caren Faust Diese Zeit This period of time 841 10th

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.

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