Allemagne 1999

For the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, Germany was represented by « Reise nach Jerusalem – Kudüs’e Seyahat« , performed by Sürpriz. The song received 140 points, finishing 3rd.

On March 12, the German final was held at the Stadthall in Bremen, and was hosted by Axel Bulthaupt and Sandra Studer (who had taken part in 1991, representing Switzerland as Sandra Simo). There were 11 songs in the final, and the winner was decided by televoting – which was also open to Swiss viewers, since song number 9 was performed by a Swiss act. (Due to their bottom placing in 1998, Switzerland were not taking part.) Michael von der Heide would represent Switzerland in 2010.

Singing position Song title Informal translation Act Percentage of votes Final position
1 « Das tut unheimlich weh » It hurts so much Jeanette Biedermann 12.2% 4
2 « Lover boy » Carol Bee Unknown 7
3 « Ein bißchen Sonne, ein bißchen Regen » A little sun, a little rain Patrick Lindner Unknown 6
4 « Ich habe meine Tage » I’ve got my period Megasüß Unknown 8
5 « Reise nach Jerusalem – Kudüs’e Seyahat«  Journey to Jerusalem Sürpriz 16.2% 2
6 « Heaven » Elvin Unknown 9
7 « Hör den Kindern einfach zu«  Just listen to the children Corinna May 32.6% 1 (DQ)
8 « Itsy Bitsy Spider » Naima Unknown 11
9 « Bye bye bar » Michael von der Heide Unknown 5
10 « Lost in love » Wind Unknown 10
11 « Together we’re strong » Cathrin 15.9% 3

On March 16, it was announced that the winning song had been released in 1997 by another act and was disqualified, since entering a cover song was contrary to the rules. She would later represent the country in 2002. Wind had represented Germany on three previous occasions: 1985, 1987 and 1992.

At Eurovision

Points awarded to Germany

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

Points awarded by Germany

12 points  Turkey
10 points  Croatia
8 points  Bosnia and Herzegovina
7 points  Israel
6 points  Estonia
5 points  Austria
4 points  Poland
3 points  Iceland
2 points  Sweden
1 point  Malta