Heute in Jerusalem

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Austria "Heute in Jerusalem"
Eurovision Song Contest 1979 entry
Country Austria
Artist(s) Christina Simon
Language German
Composer(s) Peter Wolf
Lyricist(s) André Heller
Conductor Richard Österreicher
Finals performance
Final result 18th
Final points 5
Appearance chronology
◄ "Mrs. Caroline Robinson" (1978)   
"Du bist Musik" (1980) ►

"Heute in Jerusalem" ("Today in Jerusalem") was the Austrian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, performed in German by jazz singer Christina Simon.

The song was performed eighteenth on the night, following the United Kingdom's Black Lace with "Mary Ann" and preceding Spain's Betty Missiego with "Su canción". At the close of voting, it had received 5 points, placing 18th (equal last) in a field of 19.

The song, written by noted Austrian composer and producer Peter Wolf, is a ballad with influences from contemporary jazz and blues, whose lyrics, by actor, singer and poet André Heller, is about the hope of "peace in Jerusalem", bringing "sense against the nonsense". The Contest took place on 31 March 1979 in central Jerusalem, at the Binyanei HaUma Convention Center, just five days after the historic signing of the Egyptian–Israeli Peace Treaty.

The song was succeeded as Austrian representative in the 1980 contest by Blue Danube, singing "Du bist Musik".