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Germany was one of the founding countries of the Eurovision Song Contest has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest every year since 1956 apart from 1996 when its entry failed to qualify from a pre-selection round.

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Germany's early decades at the Eurovision Song Contest were a mixed bag; a couple of top five placings but finishing last with zero points in two contests running in 1964 and 1965. It would take Germany until 1970 to reach the top three for the first time when Katja Epstein represented the country in Amsterdam.

Germany's most successful decade at the Eurovision Song Contest was the 1980s where the country notched up six top five placings including four second places and its first victory in 1982 when Nicole won the contest in Harrogate with Ein bißchen Frieden. In 2010 Lena won the Eurovision Song Contest for Germany for the second time with the song Satellite. In 2018, they made a return to the top 5 of the competition thanks to Michael Schulte's You Let Me Walk Alone.

German songwriter Ralph Siegel is one of the most notable figures in the competition having written more than 20 different entries, including Germany's first winner in 1982.

Participation history

Freddy Quinn
So Geht Das Jede Nacht
Final
2nd
Walter Andreas Schwarz
Im Wartesaal Zum Großen Glück
Final
2nd
Margot Hielscher
Telefon, Telefon
Final
8 points 4th
Margot Hielscher
Für Zwei Groschen Musik
Final
5 points 7th
Alice and Ellen Kessler
Heut' Woll'n Wir Tanzen Geh'n
Final
5 points 8th
Wyn Hoop
Bonne Nuit, Ma Chérie!
Final
11 points 4th
Lale Andersen
Einmal Sehen Wir Uns Wieder
Final
3 points 13th
Conny Froboess
Zwei Kleine Italiener
Final
9 points 6th
Heidi Brühl
Marcel
Final
5 points 9th
Nora Nova
Man Gewöhnt Sich So Schnell An Das Schöne
Final
13th
Ulla Wiesner
Paradies, Wo Bist Du?
Final
15th
Margot Eskens
Die Zeiger Der Uhr
Final
7 points 10th
Inge Brück
Anouschka
Final
7 points 8th
Wencke Myhre
Ein Hoch Der Liebe
Final
11 points 6th
Siw Malmkvist
Primaballerina
Final
8 points 9th
Katja Ebstein
Wunder Gibt Es Immer Wieder
Final
12 points 3rd
Katja Ebstein
Diese Welt
Final
100 points 3rd
Mary Roos
Nur Die Liebe Läßt Uns Leben
Final
107 points 3rd
Gitte
Junger Tag
Final
85 points 8th
Cindy und Bert
Die Sommermelodie
Final
3 points 14th
Joy Fleming
Ein Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein
Final
15 points 17th
Les Humphries Singers
Sing, Sang, Song
Final
12 points 15th
Silver Convention
Telegram
Final
55 points 8th
Ireen Sheer
Feuer
Final
84 points 6th
Dschinghis Khan
Dschinghis Khan
Final
86 points 4th
Katja Ebstein
Theater
Final
128 points 2nd
Lena Valaitis
Johnny Blue
Final
132 points 2nd
Nicole
Ein Bißchen Frieden
winner
Final
161 points 1st
Hoffmann und Hoffmann
Rücksicht
Final
94 points 5th
Mary Roos
Aufrecht Geh'n
Final
34 points 13th
Wind
Für Alle
Final
105 points 2nd
Ingrid Peters
Über Die Brücke Geh'n
Final
62 points 8th
Wind
Laß Die Sonne In Dein Herz
Final
141 points 2nd
Maxi and Chris Garden
Lied Für Einen Freund
Final
48 points 14th
Nino de Angelo
Flieger
Final
46 points 14th
Chris Kempers and Daniel Kovac
Frei Zu Leben
Final
60 points 9th
Atlantis 2000
Dieser Traum Darf Niemals Sterben
Final
10 points 18th
Wind
Träume Sind Für Alle Da
Final
27 points 16th
Münchener Freiheit
Viel Zu Weit
Final
18 points 18th
MeKaDo
Wir Geben 'ne Party
Final
128 points 3rd
Stone and Stone
Verliebt In Dich
Final
1 points 23rd
Bianca Shomburg
Zeit
Final
22 points 18th
Guildo Horn
Guildo Hat Euch Lieb
Final
86 points 7th
Sürpriz
Reise Nach Jerusalem - Kudüs'e Seyahat
Final
140 points 3rd
Stefan Raab
Wadde Hadde Dudde Da
Final
96 points 5th
Michelle
Wer Liebe Lebt
Final
66 points 8th
Corinna May
I Can't Live Without Music
Final
17 points 21st
Lou
Let's Get Happy
Final
53 points 11th
Max (Maximilian Mutzke)
Can't Wait Until Tonight
Grand Final
93 points 8th
Gracia
Run & Hide
Grand Final
4 points 24th
Texas Lightning
No, No, Never
Grand Final
36 points 14th
Roger Cicero
Frauen Regieren Die Welt
Grand Final
49 points 19th
No Angels
Disappear
Grand Final
14 points 23rd
Alex Swings Oscar Sings!
Miss Kiss Kiss Bang
Grand Final
35 points 20th
Lena
Satellite
winner
Grand Final
246 points 1st
Lena
Taken By A Stranger
Grand Final
107 points 10th
Roman Lob
Standing Still
Grand Final
110 points 8th
Cascada
Glorious
Grand Final
18 points 21st
Elaiza
Is it right
Grand Final
39 points 18th
Ann Sophie
Black Smoke
Grand Final
27th
Jamie-Lee
Ghost
Grand Final
11 points 26th
Levina
Perfect Life
Grand Final
6 points 25th
Michael Schulte
You Let Me Walk Alone
Grand Final
340 points 4th
S!sters
Sister
Grand Final
24 points 25th

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