Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

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Eurovision Song Contest 1999
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processCountdown Grand Prix 1999
Selection date(s)12 March 1999
Selected entrantSürpriz
Selected song"Reise nach Jerusalem - Kudüs'e Seyahat"
Finals performance
Final result3rd, 140 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1998 1999 2000►

For the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, Germany was represented by "Reise nach Jerusalem - Kudüs'e Seyahat", performed by Sürpriz. The song received 140 points, finishing 3rd.

Before Eurovision[edit]

Countdown Grand Prix 1999[edit]

On March 12, the German final was held at the Stadthall in Bremen, and was hosted by Axel Bulthaupt and Sandra Studer (who had taken part in 1991, representing Switzerland as Sandra Simo). There were 11 songs in the final, and the winner was decided by televoting - which was also open to Swiss viewers, since song number 9 was performed by a Swiss act. (Due to their bottom placing in 1998, Switzerland were not taking part.) Michael von der Heide would represent Switzerland in 2010.

Between the guests of the show was Giora Feidman and the musuc producer Thomas M. Stein.

On 16 March 1999, it was announced that the winning song, being "Hör den Kindern einfach zu" performed by Corinna May, had been released in 1997 by another act and was thus disqualified, since entering a cover song was contrary to the rules. She would later represent the country in 2002. Wind had represented Germany on three previous occasions: 1985, 1987 and 1992.

Final – 12 March 1999
Draw Artist Song (English translation) Songwriter(s) Televote Place
1 Jeanette Biedermann "Das tut unheimlich weh" (It hurts so much) Andreas Bärtels, Rick Rossi, Kristina Bach 12.2% 4
2 Carol Bee "Lover Boy" Candy de Rouge, Carol Bee 7
3 Patrick Lindner "Ein bißchen Sonne, ein bißchen Regen" (A little sun, a little rain) Alfons Weindorf, Bernd Meinunger 6
4 Megasüß "Ich habe meine Tage" (I've got my period) Windsor Robinson, Jürgen Magdziak, C. Funke 8
5 Sürpriz "Reise nach Jerusalem - Kudüs'e Seyahat" (Journey to Jerusalem) Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger 16.2% 2
6 Elvin "Heaven" Andreas Linse, Eric Brodka 9
7 Corinna May "Hör den Kindern einfach zu" (Just listen to the children) Frank Zumbroich 32.6% 1
8 Naima "Itsy Bitsy Spider" Oliver Göddecke, Alexander Seidl, Robert Parr 11
9 Michael von der Heide "Bye Bye Bar" Thomas Fessler, Jeannot Steck, Micha Lewinsky 5
10 Wind "Lost In Love" Norbert Beyerl, Werner Schüler 10
11 Cathrin "Together We're Strong" Hermann Weindorf, Peter Bischof-Fallenstein 15.9% 3

At Eurovision[edit]

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  Bosnia and Herzegovina
7 points  Israel
6 points  Estonia
5 points  Austria
4 points  Poland
3 points  Iceland
2 points  Sweden
1 point  Malta