Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006

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Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Country Germany
National selection
Selection processDer deutsche Vorentscheid 2006 – 50 Jahre Grand Prix
Selection date(s)9 March 2006
Selected entrantTexas Lightning
Selected song"No No Never"
Finals performance
Final result14th, 36 points
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Germany’s selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was held on 9 March, with only three performers and songs as part of a special show celebrating 50 years of Eurovision. Singer/comedian Olli Dittrich with his country/pop band Texas Lightning beat former Modern Talking singer Thomas Anders and 1972 Eurovision winner Vicky Leandros to represent Germany at Eurovision. They represented Germany with the song "No No Never". The song was written and composed by Jane Comerford, lead vocalist of the band.

Texas Lightning is a quintet that describes itself as hip and old fashioned. The group consists of Olli Dittrich, Jon Flemming Olsen, Markus Schmidt, Uwe Frenzel, and Jane Comerford. They have remade songs by country singers such as Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, but have also recorded hit songs such as "Highway To Hell" and "Like A Virgin" with a country twist. They also recently covered "Waterloo", ABBA's 1974 Eurovision hit.

They finished 14th with 36 points at Eurovision, having automatically gained a place in the final as one of the four largest donors to the European Broadcasting Union.

Result of National Final[edit]

Song Singer Votes Place
1 "Songs That Live Forever" Thomas Anders 216,457 2nd
2 "No No Never" Texas Lightning 365,361 1st
3 "Don't Break My Heart" Vicky Leandros 213,139 3rd


Points awarded by Germany[edit]

Points awarded to Germany[edit]

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