Quiz about Were They Right Germany in Eurovision 19562014
Quiz about Were They Right Germany in Eurovision 19562014

Were They Right? Germany in Eurovision 1956-2014 Quiz


This is my fifth quiz and is all about Germany's involvement in the Eurovision Song Contest. They've had some ups and some downs, and you'll be learning about them!

A multiple-choice quiz by intergalactic9. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Dec 03 21
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1. We start in Stockholm, back in 2000, where Stefan Raab represented Germany with the song 'Wadde Hadde Dudde Da'. How did he primarily rise to fame before 2000? Hint

High school teacher
Former politician
TV presenting
International footballer

2. We'll jump forwards to 2014, where Elaiza represented Germany in Copenhagen. They were selected in Germany's national selection show, entitled what? Hint

Unser Star for Kopenhagen
Unser Star für Dänemark
Unser Song für Dänemark
Unser Song für Kopenhagen

3. Which of these is true about Germany's scores in 1964 and 1965? Hint

They won in both years
They did not compete in either year
They came second in both years
They scored nul points in both years

4. Changing things up a little now... the leader of the jury in 'Unser Song für Malmö' was Mary Roos, who competed for Germany twice in Eurovision; when did she first compete in Eurovision? Hint

1984
1972
1976
1980

5. Germany is a member of The Big Five (originally the Big Four), so has therefore always qualified for the final. When did the 'Big Four' system begin? Hint

1997
1998
1999
1996

6. Let's take a little trip to Harrogate in 1982, where Germany won the contest with Nicole. For her reprise, in which of these additional languages did she NOT sing? Hint

Dutch
English
Spanish
French

7. Jumping forward three years now, where the schlager band Wind represented Germany in 1985, 1987 and again in 1992. Which of these is correct about their entries in both 1985 and 1987? Hint

They came last both times
A member of the band was the country's spokesperson
They were booed after both performances
They came second both times

8. According to the name of the duo who represented Germany in 2009, what does Alex do? Hint

Sings
Shouts
Dances
Swings

9. Which of these German cities did not host the Eurovision Song Contest in Germany's first three times as host? Hint

Düsseldorf
Frankfurt
Berlin
Munich

10. Who has, with the exception of 2009, commentated for Germany's broadcaster for more than 20 years, starting in 1997? Hint

Tim Frühling
Peter Urban
Jan Hofer
Horst Senker


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. We start in Stockholm, back in 2000, where Stefan Raab represented Germany with the song 'Wadde Hadde Dudde Da'. How did he primarily rise to fame before 2000?

Answer: TV presenting

2000 was the first time since 1996 that the contest was held on mainland Europe. Germany received three sets of 12 points and came fifth in the end. The song's title translates into German as 'What do you have there?'.
2. We'll jump forwards to 2014, where Elaiza represented Germany in Copenhagen. They were selected in Germany's national selection show, entitled what?

Answer: Unser Song für Dänemark

The song won the national selection with a six percent margin. Each artist presented two songs for the public to decide between, and Elaiza's other song was 'Fight Against Myself'. The spokesperson in the final was Helene Fischer, who hosts a popular TV talk show in Germany.
3. Which of these is true about Germany's scores in 1964 and 1965?

Answer: They scored nul points in both years

The song in 1964 'Man gewöhnt sich so schnell an das Schöne' still holds the record for the longest Eurovision song title. Four countries scored nul points that year. Only an audio recording of the performance exists, as the video of the 1964 contest is believed to have been lost in a fire at the Danish TV archive. 1965 was the fourth consecutive contest in which four countries had failed to score.
4. Changing things up a little now... the leader of the jury in 'Unser Song für Malmö' was Mary Roos, who competed for Germany twice in Eurovision; when did she first compete in Eurovision?

Answer: 1972

Their giving of the 12 points to the Blitzkids Movement caused some disgust in the arena, because they had only given one point to LaBrassbanda, the current leaders at the time. Roos' placing of third in 1972 made it three third placed positions in a row.

In the selection, Roos' song was not very popular, and she admitted that it came as a surprise to her when she realised that she had won the selection.
5. Germany is a member of The Big Five (originally the Big Four), so has therefore always qualified for the final. When did the 'Big Four' system begin?

Answer: 1998

The Big Five (originally called the Big Four) are the biggest financial contributors to the EBU so qualify for the final automatically, regardless of their position in previous contests. Some consider this to not be good, especially in recent years, because the Final is the first time viewers will hear their song, whereas all those who need to qualify perform twice. The evidence for this is that the only winner from the Big Five was in 2010.
6. Let's take a little trip to Harrogate in 1982, where Germany won the contest with Nicole. For her reprise, in which of these additional languages did she NOT sing?

Answer: Spanish

This was Germany's first win in the contest, only to be repeated 28 years later in 2010. The English version of her song went straight to number one in Britain. Nicole won by a rather large margin of 61 points. The contest was watched by over 13 million people in West Germany. One of the most astounding statistics was that Germany received nine sets of twelve points, receiving the top score from half of the participating countries.

The next best countries could only manage to score twelve twice.
7. Jumping forward three years now, where the schlager band Wind represented Germany in 1985, 1987 and again in 1992. Which of these is correct about their entries in both 1985 and 1987?

Answer: They came second both times

In 1985, Germany were the favourites and led the vote but when the United Kingdom delivered their votes, giving just one point to Germany, Norway took the lead and won the contest from there. The band was formed in 1985, so competed in Eurovision in the same year. Wind are the only act to ever finish second in the contest on two occasions.

Incredibly, the band is still active more than 20 years after it was formed. Since 1997, over 15 singles have been released by Wind; many of them were popular with German listeners.
8. According to the name of the duo who represented Germany in 2009, what does Alex do?

Answer: Swings

The group came 20th overall, scoring 35 points. The song was internally selected; this came as a surprise because Germany usually opts for a national final. The American burlesque model Dita von Teese accompanied their song. The song was given seven points by both Denmark and the United Kingdom and then some sets of six, three, two and one point(s).

Their song 'Miss Kiss Kiss Bang' peaked at number 20 in the German singles chart.
9. Which of these German cities did not host the Eurovision Song Contest in Germany's first three times as host?

Answer: Berlin

It is a little known fact that the Eurovision Song Contest has never been held in Berlin, the capital of Germany, despite participating since 1956. The second contest was hosted in Frankfurt, in 1957. Their hosting in 2011 was in Düsseldorf and the 1983 contest was hosted in Munich. Berlin hosts many Eurovision-related events around the time of the contest, and the contest is often shown in public on a large screen.
10. Who has, with the exception of 2009, commentated for Germany's broadcaster for more than 20 years, starting in 1997?

Answer: Peter Urban

Peter Urban is a German musician and radio host. Due to illness in 2009, he could not commentate on the 2009 contest so Tim Frühling, who would usually commentate on radio, filled in. In addition to the main contest, Urban has also commentated on the Eurovision Dance Contest since 2007, but as of now, only two Eurovision Dance Contests have been hosted.
Source: Author intergalactic9

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