Warum es hunderttausend Sterne gibt

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Austria "Warum es hunderttausend Sterne gibt"
Eurovision Song Contest 1967 entry
Country Austria
Artist(s) Peter Horton
Language German
Composer(s) Kurt Peche
Lyricist(s) Karin Bognar
Conductor Johannes Fehring
Finals performance
Final result 14th
Final points 2
Appearance chronology
◄ "Merci, Chérie" (1966)   
"Tausend Fenster" (1968) ►

Warum es hunderttausend Sterne gibt, sometimes spelled in number Warum es 100.000 Sterne gibt as it appeared in the title screen when broadcast, ("Why are there a hundred thousand stars") was the Austrian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1967, performed in German by Peter Horton.

The song was performed third on the night, following Luxembourg's Vicky with "L'amour est bleu" and preceding France's Noëlle Cordier with "Il doit faire beau là-bas". At the close of voting, it had received 2 points, placing it 14th in a field of 17 entries.

The song is in the chanson style and features Horten describing some of the mysteries of the world (why there are so many stars, why there are so many flowers and so on), before explaining that it proves that the point of life is to seize the moment.

The song was succeeded as Austrian representative at the 1968 Contest by Karel Gott performing "Tausend Fenster".