Ralph Siegel

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Ralph Siegel (born 30 September 1945 in Munich) is a German record producer and songwriter.[1] He is married to the opera singer Kriemhild Jahn. He has three daughters, one of them Giulia Siegel divorced from German entrepreneur Hans Wehrmann.

Siegel is one of the most notable figures at the Eurovision Song Contest, in which he has participated with 21 songs so far, the latest being the 2013 Sammarinese entry "Crisalide" by Valentina Monetta. In 1982, Siegel's and Bernd Meinunger's song "Ein bißchen Frieden" (A Little Peace), performed by Nicole won the Contest and became a hit in Europe.

In February 2010, it was announced by RTÉ that he would have an entry in the Irish National Final-Eurosong 2010. The song titled 'River of Silence' was performed by Lee Bradshaw. It ended in the last. He also composed 'C'était ma vie', performed by Lys Assia for representing Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest. She reached an 8th position in Swiss National Final.

Eurovision Song Contest participations[edit]

Year Song Artist Country Position
1974 "Bye Bye I Love You" Ireen Sheer  Luxembourg 4th
1976 "Sing Sang Song" Les Humphries Singers  Germany 15th
1979 "Dschinghis Khan" Dschinghis Khan  Germany 4th
1980 "Theater" Katja Ebstein  Germany 2nd
1980 "Papa Pingouin" Sophie & Magaly  Luxembourg 9th
1981 "Johnny Blue" Lena Valaitis  Germany 2nd
1982 "Ein bißchen Frieden" Nicole  Germany 1st
1985 "Children, Kinder, Enfants" Ireen Sheer, C. & M. Roberts, Olivier, Solomon  Luxembourg 13th
1987 "Laß die Sonne in dein Herz" Wind  Germany 2nd
1988 "Lied für einen Freund" Maxi & Chris Garden  Germany 14th
1990 "Frei zu leben" Chris Kempers & Daniel Kovac  Germany 9th
1992 "Träume sind für alle da" Wind  Germany 16th
1992 "Soleil, soleil" Geraldine Olivier   Switzerland DQ
1994 "Wir geben 'ne Party" Mekado  Germany 3rd
1997 "Zeit" Bianca Shomburg  Germany 18th
1999 "Reise nach Jerusalem – Kudüs'e seyahat" Sürpriz  Germany 3rd
2002 "I Can't Live Without Music" Corinna May  Germany 21st
2003 "Let's Get Happy" Lou  Germany 11th
2006 "If We All Give a Little" six4one   Switzerland 17th
2009 "Just Get Out of My Life" Andrea Demirović  Montenegro 11th (semifinal)
2012 "The Social Network Song" Valentina Monetta  San Marino 14th (semifinal)
2013 "Crisalide (Vola)" Valentina Monetta  San Marino 11th (semifinal)
2014 "Maybe (Forse)" Valentina Monetta  San Marino

National final participations[edit]

Year Song Artist Country Position
1972 "Hallelujah Man" Marion Maertz  Germany unplaced
1972 "Mein Geschenk an dich" Adrian Wolf  Germany unplaced
1972 "Meine Liebe will ich dir geben" Edina Pop  Germany unplaced
1975 "Alles geht vorüber" Peggy March  Germany 2nd
1979 "Ein blick sagt mehr als jedes wort" Gebruder Blattschub  Germany 12th
1980 "Pan" Costa Cordalis  Germany 2nd
1981 "Mannequin" The Hornettes  Germany 2nd
1982 "Peter Pan" Paola  Germany 2nd
1982 "Blue-Jeans-Kinder" Marianne Rosenberg  Germany 8th
1984 "Tingel Tangel Man" Harmony Four  Germany 3rd
1985 "Grun Grun Grun" Caro Pukke  Germany 4th
1985 "Die Glocken von Rom" Heike Schafer  Germany 2nd
1986 "Telefon" That's Life  Germany 12th
1986 "Clowns" Clowns  Germany 6th
1986 "Die engel sind auch nicht mehr das was sie war'n" Chris Heart Band  Germany 3rd
1986 "Wir gehor'n zusammen" Dschinghis Khan Family  Germany 2nd
1987 "Aus" Cassy  Germany 7th
1987 "Frieden fur die Teddybarn" Maxi & Chris Garden  Germany 2nd
1988 "Tanzen geh'n" Tammy Swift  Germany 7th
1989 "Ich hab'Angst" Dorkas  Germany 3rd
1996 "Echoes" Angela Wiedl & Dalila Cernatescu  Germany 3rd
1997 "Engel" All About Angels  Germany 7th
1998 "Can Can" Ballhouse  Germany 6th
1998 "Carneval" Kopenick  Germany 7th
1998 "Kids" Sharon Brauner  Germany 8th
2000 "I Believe in God" Corinna May  Germany 2nd
2001 "A Song for our Friends" German Tenors  Germany 4th
2001 "Happy Birthday Party" Lou & Band  Germany 3rd
2003 "This Night Should Never End" Petra Frey  Austria 2nd
2004 "It's a Wonderful Life" Ali & Lis  Malta 5th
2005 "Time to Fall in Love Again" Louisanne Tate  Malta 14th
2005 "Don't Stop the Party" Ali & Lis  Malta 8th
2005 "The Angels Are Tired" Manuel  Malta 7th
2005 "He" Eleanor Cassar  Malta 10th
2005 "Addio, Ciao" Aldo Busuttil  Malta 5th
2005 "Sunshine in Your Eyes" Keith Camilleri  Malta 4th
2005 "A Miracle of Love" Nicole Sussmilch & Marco Matias  Germany 2nd
2009 "Innocent Heart" Ruth Portelli  Malta eliminated at SF4
2009 "Tonight at the Opera" Classic Rebels  Malta 5th
2009 "Blame it on Your Heart" Ruth Portelli  Malta eliminated at SF5
2010 "Rivers of Silence" Lee Bradshaw  Ireland 5th (Last)
2011 "Não estamos sós" Emanual Santos  Portugal 20th on online selection
2011 "I'll Follow the Sunshine" Domenique Azzopardi  Malta Final 24
2011 "This Is My Life" Valeria Tarasova  Moldova 7th
2012 "C'était ma vie" Lys Assia   Switzerland 8th
2012 "Save a Little Sunshine" Irina Tarasiuc & MC Gootsa  Moldova 6th
2012 "Mondo blu" Oksana Nesterenko  Ukraine 3rd
2013 "All in Your Head" Lys Assia feat. New Jack   Switzerland eliminated on online selection
2014 "Over the Limit" Edona Gjinaj   Switzerland eliminated on online selection

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ralph Siegel discography at Discogs