In the 1970’s Ralph Siegel starts his Eurovision adventure as well as scores hits by many artists. In 1972 he gets two songs to the German final: Edina Pop’s Meine Liebe will ich Dir geben and Andrian Wolf’s Mein Geschenk an Dich. He doesn’t win yet but then in 1974 he gets to Eurovision when Ireen Sheer sings Bye bye Ilove you for Luxembourg and places fourth. Meanwhile he has also had his first superhit, Rex Guildo’s FiestaMexicana. A year after he tries again in Germany with Peggy March’s Alles geht voruber. Still no win but his record company is doing well and he produces hits to many artists including Udo Jurgens. One of them was Penny McLeane’s Lady Pump that topped the charts all over Europe. In America he gets his first #1 hits when Silver Convention’s Fly Robin fly and Get up and boogie top the charts. In Germany he hits it big with PeterAlexander. In 1976 he finally wins the German selection with Les Humbries Singers singing Sing sang song that scored a 15. place in Den Haag. In 1979 he had again two songs in the German selection: GebruderBlattschuss’s Ein Blick sagt mehr als jedes Wort and a group that was formed for the contest and named after the song they performed: Dschingis Kahn. The song won and became a huge hit overnight and scored again fourth place for Siegel in Jerusalem making them a sensation all over the world. For the first time on Eurovision stage we had a performer who didn’t sing at all and just danced wildly around the stage. Once again he was first on something that would become an Eurovision normality rather soon. But this was just a beginning of Ralph’s success in Eurovision when we move on to the 1980’s… To be continued.