Grand Prix der Volksmusik

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The Grand Prix der Volksmusik (English: Grand Prix of Folk Music) was an annual regional song contest for folk music, held from 1986 until 2010. The countries taking part were Germany, Austria, Switzerland and, from 2000, South Tyrol.[1]

History

The competition, established by Hans Beierlein[2] (Hans Rudolf Beierlein), began with Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 1986, and the first year it was held in Vienna. In 1989, the German singer Stefan Mross won the contest competing for Austria. In 1990, the South Tyrol group Kastelruther Spatzen won the contest competing for Germany. In 1995, Géraldine Olivier won the contest for Switzerland after having won the Swiss national contest for the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest[3] with Soleil, soleil, which was disqualified before the contest was held. South Tyrol competed from 2000, when they won at their first attempt.

Production

The program was produced by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur Förderung der musikalischen Unterhaltung (English: Working Group for the Advancement of Musical Entertainment) as a coproduction of ZDF, SF DRS, ORF and Rai. The target demographic of the production was adults aged over 40.[1] Each of the four countries competing sent in four entries.[4]

Winners

References

  1. ^ a b "Grand Prix of Folk Music". Merchandising. ZDF Enterprises. 2004. Archived from the original on 2009-05-17. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  2. ^ Connolly, Kate (2007-06-29). "Queer as volk". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Biography Géraldine Olivier 2003". Biography. Géraldine Olivier. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Lys Assia (1956) in Grand Prix der Volksmusik". Oikotimes. 2007-08-27. Archived from the original on 2010-02-12. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 

External links

  • Grand prix der Volksmusik 1986 on IMDb
  • Grand prix der Volksmusik 2008 on IMDb
  • Grand Prix der Volksmusik - Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur Förderung der musikalischen Unterhaltung
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