Musik (song)

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Austria "Musik"
Eurovision Song Contest 1971 entry
Country Austria
Artist(s) Marianne Mendt
Language Viennese German
Composer(s) Richard Schönherz, Manuel Rigoni
Lyricist(s) Richard Schönherz, Manuel Rigoni
Conductor Robert Opratko
Finals performance
Final result 16
Final points 66
Appearance chronology
◄ "Tausend Fenster" (1968)   
"Falter im Wind" (1972) ►

"Musik" (English translation: "Music") was the Austrian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1971, performed in Viennese (a dialect of German spoken in Vienna) by Marianne Mendt.

The song was performed first on the night (followed by Malta's Joe Grech with "Marija l-Maltija"). At the close of voting, it had received 66 points, placing it 16th in a field of 18.

The song is about the ubiquity of music, although as Mendt sings, "it is often sold as something else".Orchestration-wise, the lyrics "feel the beat" referred to the birds flying over the lake and "feel the drum" referred to the plane flying overhead.

The song was succeeded as Austrian representative in the 1972 Contest by Milestones performing "Falter im Wind".