The Euro Fan Cafe had organized a tribute to Ralph Siegel last Saturday. Rick Jacobs interviewed him about his songs and long career, the over 20 songs he has had in the Eurovision, and a few dozen more in various national finals. On Cafe's Facebook fans were able to vote beforehand the best or the most popular Siegel songs over the years and they were then discussed in detail. A lot of memories for Ralph, and a lovely walk down the memory lane. Valentina Monetta, his latest muse was present of course as was the whole Sammarinese delegation in Copenhagen 2014. Part of it, including Valentina's backing singers, Head of delegation Alessandro Capicchioni, lyricist Mauro Balestri and art director Fabrizio Raggi also surprised Ralph with Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu) that they sung together. The real surprise of the evening however was Nicole, who won Eurovision 1982 for Ralph and Germany with Ein bisschen Frieden. A very entertaining and warm spirited evening for everyone present.
Oh, and the Top-5 songs by the voters are:
5. Wind - Lass die Sonne in dein Herz (2./1987)
4. Sürpriz- Reise nach Jerusalem (3./1999)
3. Katja Epstein - Theater (2./1980)
2. Lena Valaitis - Johnny Blue (2./1981)
1. Nicole - Ein bisschen Frieden (1./1982)