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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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