Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country  Germany
National selection
Selection process Countdown Grand Prix 1998
Selection date(s) 26 February 1998
Selected entrant Guildo Horn
Selected song "Guildo hat euch lieb!"
Finals performance
Final result 7th, 86 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Germany were present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, held in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom.

The Germany national final to select their entry, Countdown Grand Prix 1998, was held on 26 February at the Stadthalle Bremen, and was hosted by Axel Bulthaupt and Nena. The final decision was decided on televoting only; the top 3 were announced, but the other placings are known unofficially.

The winning entry was "Guildo hat euch lieb!," performed by Guildo Horn and written and composed by Stefan Raab.

National final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Informal translation Votes Place
1 Shana "Es regnet nie in Texas" It never rains in Texas 9th
2 Ballhouse "Can-Can" Can-Can 6th
3 Maria Perzil "Freut Euch!" Be glad 10th
4 Diana & Wind "Lass die Herzen sich berühren" Let the hearts touch each other 5th
5 Sharon "Kids" Kids 8th
6 Guildo Horn "Guildo hat euch lieb!" Guildo loves you 62% 1st
7 Rosenstolz "Herzensschöner" Heart's desire 10,6% 2nd
8 Köpenick "Carneval" Carnival 7th
9 Fokker "Gel-Song (Kleine Melodie)" Hair gel song (little melody) 4th
10 Hearts and Roses "Du bist ein Teil von mir" You're a part of me 10,1% 3rd

At Eurovision[edit]

Horn was the ninth performer on the night of the Contest, following Israel and preceding Malta. At the Contest, he performed together with his band Die Orthopädischen Strümpfe. At the close of the voting the song had received 86 points,[1] placing 7th in a field of 25 competing countries.


Points awarded to Germany[edit]

Points awarded to Germany
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Germany[edit]

12 points  Turkey
10 points  Croatia
8 points  Malta
7 points  Israel
6 points  Netherlands
5 points  Poland
4 points  Belgium
3 points  Norway
2 points  Ireland
1 point  United Kingdom

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  1. ^ Spain originally gave its 12 points to Israel and 10 to Norway. After the broadcast it was announced that Spanish broadcaster wrongly tallied the votes and Germany should have got the top mark - 12 points - instead of being snubbed, as it happened. The mistake was corrected and so Germany was placed 7th over Norway. Israel and Norway both received 2 points less than originally and Croatia, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia and Turkey all received one point less than indicated during the broadcast.