Nicole (German singer)

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Nicole
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Photograph of Nicole from her 2008 promotional collection
Background information
Birth name Nicole Hohloch
Also known as Nicole Seibert
Born (1964-10-25) 25 October 1964 (age 50)
Origin Saarbrücken, Germany
Years active 1980s–present
Website nicole-4-u.de

Nicole (Nicole Seibert, née Hohloch; born 25 October 1964, Saarbrücken, Germany) is a German singer.

Life and work[edit]

Nicole represented West Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 where she won with the song, "Ein bißchen Frieden" ("A Little Peace"), with music by Ralph Siegel and lyrics by Bernd Meinunger and Paul Greedus (English version). When she reprised the song after the end of the contest voting, she performed parts of the song in English, French, and Dutch along with the original German. In 1983, she made the second place (behind the Hungarian band Neoton Família) at the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo with the Ralph Siegel/Robert Jung song So viele Lieder sind in mir.

Nicole married Winfried Selbert in 1984 and has two daughters and a granddaughter.


Nicole was also the winner of the German Schlagerparade in 1991 with the song "Ein leises Lied".

The full English version of the song "A Little Peace" went on to be the 500th number one single in the UK Singles Chart.[1] Full versions in French ("La Paix sur Terre"), Dutch ("Een beetje vrede"), Spanish ("Un poco de paz"), Danish ("En smule fred"), Slovene ("Malo miru"), Russian ("Немного мира"), Polish ("Troszeczkę ziemi, troszeczkę słońca"), and Hungarian ("Egy kis nyugalmat kívánok én", nota bene by the mentioned band Neoton Família) have also been recorded.

In October 2010, she released her album, 30 Jahre mit Leib und Seele, a best-of compilation album on her 30th anniversary.

In the BBC4 Programme"Eurovision at 60" she described her emotions when she realised that Israel had awarded her the full12 points for her song. She went on to say how much it meant to her, "with our history", and was subsequently invited to Jerusalem to perform, in the midst of the conflict with Lebanon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 224. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
United Kingdom Bucks Fizz
with Making Your Mind Up
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1982
Succeeded by
Luxembourg Corinne Hermès
with Si la vie est cadeau
Preceded by
Lena Valaitis
with Johnny Blue
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
1982
Succeeded by
Hoffmann & Hoffmann
with Rücksicht