Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991

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Eurovision Song Contest 1991
Country  Germany
National selection
Selection process Ein Lied für Rom
Selection date(s) 21 March 1991
Selected entrant Atlantis 2000
Selected song "Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben"
Finals performance
Final result 18th, 10 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Germany was represented by six-member group Atlantis 2000, with the song "Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben", at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 4 May in Rome. "Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben" was the winner of the German national final, held on 21 March.

Final[edit]

The final was held at the Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin, hosted by Hape Kerkeling. Ten songs took part and the winner was chosen by a panel of 1,000 people, selected as providing a representative cross-section of the German public, who were telephoned and asked to choose their favourite song. One of the other participants was Cindy Berger, who had represented Germany at Eurovision in 1974 as half of duo Cindy & Bert.[1]

The choice of "Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben" was widely criticised, as many felt that not only was the song itself not particularly strong, but that also the anthemic 'peace, love and hope for the future' style of song was at the time becoming something of a Eurovision cliché (the 1990 contest had seen a plethora of such lyrically-themed entries).

Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Tanja Jonak "Hand in Hand in die Sonne" (Hand in hand towards the sun) 9.5% 6
2 Susan Schubert "Du bist mehr" (You are more) 10.8% 5
3 Cindy Berger "Nie allein" (Never alone) 6.4% 7
4 Barbara Cassy "Hautnah ist nicht nah genug" (Skin to skin is not close enough) 14.1% 4
5 Connie & Komplizen "Jedesmal" (Every time) 2.8% 10
6 Vox & Vox "Tief unter der Haut" (Deep under the skin) 14.9% 3
7 Stefan de Wolff "Herz an Herz" (Heart to heart) 3.7% 9
8 Ziad & Sandrina "Die Wächter der Erde" (The guardians of earth) 15.2% 2
9 Atlantis 2000 "Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben" (This dream must never die) 18.5% 1
10 Strandjungs "Junge Herzen" (Young hearts) 4.1% 8

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Atlantis 2000 performed 17th in the running order, following Finland and preceding Belgium. At the close of voting "Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben" had received only 10 points (6 from Denmark, 3 from Cyprus and 1 from Spain), placing Germany 18th of the 22 entries, the country's lowest Eurovision finish to that date. The German jury awarded its 12 points to contest winners Sweden.[2]

Atlantis 2000 had been set up specifically to participate at Eurovision and following the bad result in Rome, and the song's failure to achieve significant sales success in Germany, they disbanded soon after.

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