Lied für einen Freund

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Germany "Lied für einen Freund"
Eurovision Song Contest 1988 entry
Country Germany
Artist(s) Maxi & Chris Garden
Language German
Composer(s) Ralph Siegel
Lyricist(s) Bernd Meinunger
Conductor Michael Thatcher
Finals performance
Final result 14
Final points 41
Appearance chronology
◄ "Laß die Sonne in dein Herz" (1987)   
"Flieger" (1989) ►

Lied für einen Freund (English translation: "Song For A Friend") was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed in German by mother and daughter Maxi & Chris Garden.

The song was performed eleventh on the night (following Ireland's Jump The Gun with "Take Him Home" and preceding Austria's Wilfried with "Lisa Mona Lisa"). At the close of voting, it had received 48 points, placing 14th in a field of 21.

The song - written and composed by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger - is a piano-led ballad, with the duo dedicating a "simple and plainspoken" song to a friend - as these are the qualities that he has as well. Maxi and Chris Garden also recorded the song in English (as "Song for a Friend") and French ("Chant pour un ami").

It was succeeded as German representative at the 1989 Contest by Nino de Angelo with "Flieger".

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Preceded by
"Laß die Sonne in dein Herz"
by Wind
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
1988
Succeeded by
"Flieger"
by Nino de Angelo