Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1986
|Eurovision Song Contest 1986|
|Selection process||Ein Lied für Bergen|
|Selection date(s)||27 March 1986|
|Selected entrant||Ingrid Peters|
|Selected song||"Über die Brücke geh'n"|
|Final result||8th, 62 points|
|Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest|
The German national final to select their entry, Ein Lied für Bergen, was held on 27 March at the Deutsches Theater in Munich, and was hosted by Sabrina Lallinger and Wenche Myhre. Myhre represented Germany in the 1968 Contest.
Twelve songs made it to the national final, which was broadcast by Bayerischer Rundfunk to ARD broadcasters across West Germany. The winner was decided by a sampling of 500 random West Germans who were meant to symbolize a fair representation of the country's population. Each person gave every song a vote, from 1 (for worst) to 12 (for best). Therefore, the theoretical "worst score" a song could receive would be 500, and the "best score" would be 6000.
|2||Günther-Eric Thöner||Du bist der Wind, der meine Flügel trägt||You're the wind that carries my wings||2893||9th|
|3||Dschinghis Khan Family||Wir gehör'n zusammen||We belong together||4088||2nd|
|4||Ingrid Peters||Über die Brücke geh'n||Crossing the bridge||4236||1st|
|6||Steffi Hinz||Ich habe niemals nie gesagt||I never said never||2769||10th|
|7||Mister Fisto||Rein und klar wie's früher war||Clean and clear, as it was before||2102||11th|
|9||Margit P.||Der Sonne entgegen||Towards the sun||2923||8th|
|10||Chris Heart and Band||Die Engel sind auch nicht mehr das was sie war'n||Angels are not what they used to be||4027||3rd|
|11||Joy Fleming and Marc Berry||Miteinander||Together||3989||4th|
|12||Tie Break||Kopf oder Zahl||Heads or tails||3118||7th|
Peters was the fourteenth performer on the night of the Contest, following Belgium and preceding Cyprus. At the close of the voting the song had received 62 points, placing 8th in a field of 20 competing countries.