Zeit (song)

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Germany "Zeit"
Eurovision Song Contest 1997 entry
Country Germany
Artist(s) Bianca Shomburg
Language German
Composer(s) Ralph Siegel
Lyricist(s) Bernd Meinunger
Finals performance
Final result 18th
Final points 22
Appearance chronology
◄ "Verliebt in Dich" (1995)   
"Guildo hat euch lieb!" (1998) ►

"Zeit" ("Time") was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, performed in German by Bianca Shomburg.

The song was performed eleventh on the night, following Spain's Marcos Llunas with "Sin rencor" and preceding Poland's Anna Maria Jopek with "Ale jestem". At the close of voting, it had received 22 points, placing 18th in a field of 25.

The song is a ballad, written and composed by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger, with Shomburg expressing her regret at "time running through my fingers" and her desire for just a bit more time - with the implication in the lyrics being that this would save a relationship. Shomburg also recorded an English version of the song, entitled "Time".

It was succeeded as German representative at the 1998 Contest by Guildo Horn with "Guildo hat euch lieb!".

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