Germany

Germany is the most loyal contestant of the Eurovision Song Contest. A German contestant has been selected from the very beginning and it was only in 1996, in a one-off audio round, when the Germans failed to qualify for the final.

Germany is one of the Big Five, these are the countries who contribute the most to Eurovision and therefore go straight through to the final, despite the semi-finals.

Germany has won twice, in 1982 with Ein Bisschen Frieden by Nicole and in 2010 with Satellite by Lena. Additionally, the country has been the runner up four times. In 1985 and 1987 this was even by the same band: Wind.

Composer Ralph Siegel had a strong grip over the German entries. Between 1976 and 2003 he composed no less than fourteen of the German songs.

(T: Phoebe Todd)

Performance

Entries 64
Average Performance 51.5%

Entries

Rotterdam 2020
Ben Dolic feat. B-OK — Violent thing
(Borislav Milanov/Peter St. James/Dag Lundberg/Jimmy Thorén/Connor Martin)
Tel Aviv 2019
S!sters — Sister
(Laurell Barker/Marine Kaltenbacher/Tom Oehler/Thomas Stengaard)
25th
24
Lisbon 2018
Michael Schulte — You let me walk alone
(Michael Schulte/Thomas Stengaard/Katharina Müller/Nisse Ingwersen)
4th
340
Kyiv 2017
Levina — Perfect life
(Lindy Robbins/Dave Bassett/Lindsey Ray)
25th
6
Stockholm 2016
Jamie-Lee — Ghost
(Anna Leyne/Thomas Burchia/Conrad Hensel)
26th
11
Vienna 2015
Ann Sophie — Black smoke
(Michael Harwood/Ella McMahon/Tonino Speciale)
27th
0
Copenhagen 2014
Elaiza — Is it right
(Elzbieta Steinmetz/Frank Kretschmer/Adam Kesselhaut)
18th
39
Malmö 2013
Cascada — Glorious
(Yann Peifer/Manuel Reuter/Andres Ballinas/Tony Cornelissen)
21st
18
Baku 2012
Roman Lob — Standing still
(Wayne Hector/Jamie Cullum/Steve Robson)
8th
110
Düsseldorf 2011
Lena — Taken by a stranger
(Gus Seyffert/Nicole Morier/Monica Birkenes)
10th
107
Oslo 2010
Lena — Satellite
(Julie Frost/John Gordon)
1st
246
Moscow 2009
Alex Swings Oscar Sings! — Miss Kiss Kiss Bang
(Alex Christensen/Steffen Haefeliger)
20th
35
Belgrade 2008
No Angels — Disappear
(Remee/Hanne Sørvaag/Thomas Troelsen)
23rd
14
Helsinki 2007
Roger Cicero — Frauen regieren die Welt
(Frank Ramond/Matthias Hass)
19th
49
Athens 2006
Texas Lightning — No, no, never
(Jane Comerford)
14th
36
Kyiv 2005
Gracia — Run & hide
(David Brandes/Jane Tempest/John O'Flynn)
24th
4
Istanbul 2004
Max (Maximilian Mutzke) — Can't wait until tonight
(Stefan Raab)
8th
93
Riga 2003
Lou — Let's get happy
(Ralph Siegel/Bernd Meinunger)
11th
53
Tallinn 2002
Corinna May — I can't live without music
(Ralph Siegel/Bernd Meinunger)
21st
17
Copenhagen 2001
Michelle — Wer Liebe lebt
(Gino Trovatello/Matthias Stingl/Eva Richter)
8th
66
Stockholm 2000
Stefan Raab — Wadde hadde dudde da
(Stefan Raab)
5th
96
Jerusalem 1999
Sürpriz — Reise nach Jerusalem – Kudüs'e seyahat
(Ralph Siegel/Bernd Meinunger)
3rd
140
Birmingham 1998
Guildo Horn — Guildo hat Euch lieb
(Stefan Raab)
7th
86
Dublin 1997
Bianca Shomburg — Zeit
(Ralph Siegel/Bernd Meinunger)
18th
22
Oslo 1996
Leon — Planet of blue
(Hanne Haller)
24th
24
Dublin 1995
Stone and Stone — Verliebt in Dich
(Cheyenne Stone)
23rd
1
Dublin 1994
MeKaDo — Wir geben 'ne Party
(Ralph Siegel/Bernd Meinunger)
3rd
128
Millstreet 1993
Münchener Freiheit — Viel zu weit
(Stefan Zauner)
18th
18
Malmö 1992
Wind — Träume sind für alle da
(Ralph Siegel/Bernd Meinunger)
16th
27
Rome 1991
Atlantis 2000 — Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben
(Helmut Frey/Alfons Weindorf)
18th
10
Zagreb 1990
Chris Kempers & Daniel Kovac — Frei zu leben
(Ralph Siegel/Michael Kunze)
9th
60
Lausanne 1989
Nino de Angelo — Flieger
(Dieter Bohlen/Joachim Horn-Bernges)
14th
46
Dublin 1988
Maxi & Chris Garden — Lied für einen Freund
(Ralph Siegel/Bernd Meinunger)
14th
48
Brussels 1987
Wind — Laß die Sonne in dein Herz
(Ralph Siegel/Bernd Meinunger)
2nd
141
Bergen 1986
Ingrid Peters — Über die Brücke geh'n
(Hans Blum)
8th
62
Gothenburg 1985
Wind — Für alle
(Hanne Haller)
2nd
105
Luxembourg 1984
Mary Roos — Aufrecht geh'n
(Michael Reinecke/Michael Kunze)
13th
34
Munich 1983
Hoffmann & Hoffmann — Rücksicht
(Michael Reinecke/Volker Lechtenbrink)
5th
94