Song of the day – We all have Eurovision songs that we love and listen to regularly. But then there are songs we might only remember because someone posts a link on Facebook or a Forum. We will shuffle through Eurovision history and present a random song every now and then during summer to bring back memories and give you the chance to discuss songs and years during the “Eurovision drought”. Our song of this day is Germany’s ‘Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein’ by Joy Fleming.
Sometimes songs that do not so so well in the final become fan favourites, Joy Fleming from Germany is one such artist. Whilst ‘Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein’ finished a lowly 17th behind winner Teach-In with ‘Ding-a-Dong‘ in 1975, fans still remember it now. 1975 was the first contest to use the ‘douze points’ system, with 19 countries taking part. Turkey debuted, and Greece withdrew in protest.
Only Luxembourg, Malta and Spain gave points to ‘Ein Lied kann eine Brücke’ . Apparently Joy had wanted to wear jeans for the show, but the German broadcaster would not let her.
Joy has tried to return to Eurovision several times since. She made a bid in 1986, participating in the German national contest with the song ‘Miteinander’. and in 2001 when she co-sang Switzerland’s contribution to the German final with ‘The Power of Trust’. Joy made another attempt in 2002 and finished as runner-up yet again, this time performing ‘Joy to the World‘ with the group Jambalaya.
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