Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975
|Eurovision Song Contest 1975|
(Ein Lied für Stockholm)
|Selection date(s)||3 February 1975|
|Selected entrant||Joy Fleming|
|Selected song||"Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein"|
|Final result||17th, 15 points|
|Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest|
The German national final to select their entry, Vorentscheid 1975: Ein Lied für Stockholm, was held on 3 February at the Hessischer Rundfunk Studio 1 in Frankfurt am Main, and was hosted by journalist Karin Tietze-Ludwig, already well known for hosting the international preview "Auftakt für Brighton" a year before.
Fifteen songs made it to the national final, which was broadcast by Hessischer Rundfunk to ARD broadcasters across West Germany. The winner was decided by nine regional juries with four members each. Each jury member would assign points 1 to 5 for their five favorite songs. The highest score a song could possibly receive (with every jury member from every region voting 5 on one song) was 180.
The winning entry was "Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein," performed by Joy Fleming and composed by Reiner Pietsch with lyrics by Michael Holm. Other notable competitors included 1971 Contest winner Séverine, two-time German representative Katja Ebstein, past German representative Mary Roos, and Peggy March, well known in Germany and briefly in the U.S. for the song "I Will Follow Him."
|1||Marianne Rosenberg||Er gehört zu mir||He belongs to me||86||10th|
|2||Peggy March||Alles geht vorüber||Everything passes||128||2nd|
|3||Peter Horton||Am Fuß der Leiter||At the bottom of the ladder||79||11th|
|4||Die Jokers||San Francisco Symphony||San Francisco Symphony||57||12th|
|5||Séverine||Dreh dich im Kreisel der Zeit||Twirl with the spinning top of life||97||7th (tie)|
|6||Joy Fleming||Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein||A song can be a bridge||134||1st|
|7||Maggie Mae||Die total verrückte Zeit||The totally crazy time||97||7th (tie)|
|8||Werner W. Becker||Heut' bin ich arm, heut' bin ich reich||Today I'm poor, today I'm rich||54||13th|
|9||Mary Roos||Eine Liebe ist wie ein Lied||A love is like a song||115||3rd (tie)|
|11||Ricky Gordon||Sonja, ich rufe dich||Sonja, I'm calling you||37||15th|
|12||Jürgen Marcus||Ein Lied zieht hinaus in die Welt||A song lingers in the world||90||9th|
|13||Love Generation||Hör wieder Radio||Listen to the radio again||115||3rd (tie)|
|14||Katja Ebstein||Ich liebe dich||I love you||110||5th|
|15||Shuki and Aviva||Du und ich und zwei Träume||You and I and two dreams||108||6th|
Joy Fleming performed fourth on the night of the contest, following France and preceding Luxembourg. At the close of the voting the song had received 15 points, placing 17th in a field of 19 competing countries. It was the lowest ranking Germany had seen in the competition to this point, and would continue to hold the distinction of having the lowest ranking out of all the German Eurovision songs until 1991, when the German entry that year placed 18th.