Sehnsucht (Jimmy Makulis song)

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Austria "Sehnsucht"
Eurovision Song Contest 1961 entry
Country Austria
Artist(s) Jimmy Makulis
Language German
Composer(s) Leopold Andrejewitsch
Lyricist(s) Leopold Andrejewitsch
Conductor Franck Pourcel
Finals performance
Final result 15th
Final points 1
Appearance chronology
◄ "Du hast mich so fasziniert" (1960)   
"Nur in der Wiener Luft" (1962) ►

"Sehnsucht" ("Longing") was the Austrian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961, performed in German by Jimmy Makulis.

The song was performed third on the night, following Monaco's Colette Deréal with "Allons, allons les enfants" and preceding Finland's Laila Kinnunen with "Valoa ikkunassa". At the close of voting, it had received one point, placing it 15th in a field of 16 (joint last place with Belgium's "September, gouden roos", performed by Bob Benny).

The song is in the chanson style and features Makulis singing about the joy which will be around him when "you" (a former lover) return to him.

The song was succeeded as Austrian representative in the 1962 Contest by Eleonore Schwarz singing "Nur in der wiener Luft".