Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972

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Eurovision Song Contest 1972
Country  Germany
National selection
Selection process Ein Lied für Edinburgh
Selection date(s) 19 February 1972
Selected entrant Mary Roos
Selected song "Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben"
Finals performance
Final result 3rd, 107 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1971 1972 1973►

Germany was represented by Mary Roos, with the song "Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben", at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 25 March in Edinburgh. "Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben" was the winner of the German national final, Ein Lied für Edinburgh, held on 19 February. Roos would later represent Germany again in 1984.


The final was held at the TV studios in West Berlin, hosted by Karin Tietze-Ludwig and Renate Bauer. Twelve songs took part with voting done in two parts by a 10-member jury. Firstly, each jury member awarded between 1 and 5 points to each song. The votes were tallied and the four highest-scoring songs went through to the next round. Each juror then named their favourite of the remaining four. The voting was close (4-3-3-0) and the choice of "Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben" was not particularly warmly received, as "Geh' die Straße" by Cindy & Bert had won the first voting round and had received the best audience reception of the twelve songs. Roos herself expressed surprise at the victory, saying that she had assumed she had lost after the initial voting, and was returning to her dressing room to remove her make-up when she was declared the winner.[1]

Draw Artist Song Vote 1 Vote 2 Place
1 Edina Pop "Meine Liebe will ich dir geben" (I want to give my love to you) 27 - 6=
2 Teddy Parker "Ich setze auf Dich" (I put my hopes on you) 18 - 11
3 Olivia Molina "Die größte Manege der Welt" (The biggest manege of the world) 20 - 9
4 Cindy & Bert "Geh' die Straße" (Go the street) 41 3 2=
5 Marion Maerz "Hallelujah Man" 30 - 5
6 Adrian Wolf "Mein Geschenk an Dich" (My present to you) 13 - 12
7 Su Kramer "Glaub an Dich selbst" (Believe in yourself) 38 3 2=
8 Inga & Wolf "Gute Nacht Freunde" (Good night, friends) 38 0 4
9 Sandra "Das Leben beginnt jeden Tag" (Life starts everyday) 27 - 6=
10 Sven Jensen "Grenzenlos" (Boundless) 19 - 10
11 Mary Roos "Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben" (Only love lets us live) 40 4 1
12 Peter Horton "Wann kommt der Morgen" (When will the morning come) 27 - 6=

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Roos was drawn to perform first in the running order, preceding France. At the close of voting "Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben" had received 107 points, placing Germany third of the 18 entries, the third consecutive contest in which Germany finished in third place.[2]

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