Our quote today is from the Austrian entry of 2021. The selected entry was “Keine Mauern Mehr” by Simone. The song is about the Fall of the Berlin Wall, which occurred on November 9, 1989. Thus its the perfect song for today!
Simone Stelzer or simply Simone was born October 1, 1969 in Vienna, Austria. She is a singer an songwriter. She represented Austria in Eurovision in 1990. Back then, she came 2nd at the national final, but after the disqualification of the winner, she became the Austrian representative with the song “Keine Mauern Mehr” (more here). In 1994, she tried to represent her country again with the song “Radio”, but she placed 4th. Simone has released 14 studio albums between 1990 and 2015.
Der Wind ist stark, er nimmt in Sturm, bläst manchem ins Gesicht
Die feste Hand am Widerstand zerbricht
Denn unsere Zukunft wird erst jetzt geboren
Viele Sprachen, viele Ohren
The quote is in German as the majority of the song and it means “The wind is strong, it becomes a storm, blows someone in the face. The firm hand is broken by the resistance. Because our future is now born. Many languages, many ears.”. It is noteworthy that the the song contains some phrases in English, French and Serbo-Croatian. The entry was composed by Marc Berry, Nanna Berry, Mario Botazzi and conductor of the live performance was Richard Österreicher. Austria placed 10th in the final with 58 points.
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