27º Eurovision Song Contest
Ein Bibchen Frieden (Nicole) - Germany
The 27th Eurovision Song Contest 1982 was held on April 24, 1982 in Harrogate, United Kingdom. The presenter was Jan Leeming. The German entrant, Nicole, was the winner of this contest with the song, Ein Bisschen Frieden. Greece were due to participate in the contest with the song 'Sarantapente kopelies' performed by Themis Adamantidis. Although drawn to perform in second place, ERT withdrew the entry a few weeks before the contest.
Germany were obvious winners, and had the advantage of performing last. After coming second in 1980 and second in Dublin the previous year, Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger took the first Grand Prix for Germany. The winner, Nicole, beat the nearest competition by 61 points and over 13 million West Germans watched her victory on television.
Nicole went on to sing the reprise of her song in English, French and Dutch, as well as German, to the delight of the invited audience in Harrogate Conference Centre who stood to applaud her. The English version of her Eurovision winner, A Little Peace, subsequently shot to No1 in the UK Singles Chart.