The German Final was held on February 20th at the SWF in Baden Baden – the contest was only broadcast on the radio, hosted by Detlef Werner. The winner was due to be chosen by the radio listeners (who would make up one third of the vote) and an “expert” jury (who would make up two thirds of the vote). However, the “experts” thought that none of the songs were good enough to represent Germany in the Eurovision and recommended that Germany withdraw from the contest. The SWF did not agree with this, and the winner was chosen by the radio listeners who awarded the songs a mark between 1-10.
|1||Was die Sterne lenkt||What links the stars||Cindy & Bert||5.15||
|2||Lieder die aus dem Radio klingen||Songs coming from the radio||Jochen Brauer Group||4.07||11th|
|3||Nein, weinen werd’ ich nicht||No, I won’t cry||Marianne Rosenberg||5.03||
|5||Mädchen wie Helena||Girls like Helena||Tony||4.51||
|6||Komm und bleib die Nacht bei mir||Come and stay the night with me||Albatross||4.16||10th|
|7||Männer wie du||Men like you||Helena||3.98||12th|
|8||Charlie Chaplin||Charlie Chaplin||Peter, Sue & Marc||5.31||
|9||Kennst du die Zeit||Do you know the time||Brunhilde Lamberty||3.70||15th|
|10||Ich trag’ deinen Namen||I carry your name||Freya & Bernd Wippich||3.91||13th|
|14||Chanson d’été||Summer song||Cindy & Bert||5.30||
|15||Ein Lied für Europa||A song for Europe||Royal Brewery||5.04||
Ireen Sheer previously represented Luxembourg in ESC 1974 & came 8th in the 1976 German Final. At the ESC she was 6th. Cindy & Bert represented Germany in 1974. Peter, Sue & Marc represented Switzerland in ESC 1971 & 1976.