|Eurovision Song Contest 1981 entry|
|◄ "Theater" (1980)|
|"Ein bißchen Frieden" (1982) ►|
The song was performed third on the night (following Turkey's Modern Folk Üçlüsü & Ayşegül Aldinç with "Dönme Dolap" and preceding Luxembourg's Jean-Claude Pascal with "C'est peut-être pas l'Amérique"). At the close of voting, it had received 132 points, placing 2nd in a field of 20.
The song is a ballad about the tititular "Johnny Blue" a blind boy who is shunned by other children because of his disability. He receives a guitar and soon learns how to play it, writing popular songs encouraging others to overcome their problems - and thus attaining the fame and popularity that was always his right. Valaitis also recorded the song in English under the same title; "Johnny Blue".
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by Katja Ebstein
|Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
| Succeeded by|
"Ein bißchen Frieden"