Joy Fleming (Germany 1975) passes away aged 72

Eurovision star Joy Fleming who represented Germany at the 1975 contest in Stockholm has sadly died at home at the age of 72.

The German artist, whose ESC song Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein was considered as a hot fan favorite despite coming 17th, started her singing career at her 14 and made up her first band which was named “Joy & The Hit Kids” in 1966. The project ran firmly for four years when she decided to go solo which directly led Joy to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contesy 1975 held in Stockholm, Sweden, after ABBA’s victory in Brighton the year before where she got the poor number of 15 points from all participating nations. Anyway, it is still one of the most memorable entries from the contest in its 70’s.

This unfortunate result did not stop Fleming at all and she decided to give Eurovision another try by entering several national selections across Europe in the years to come after 1975. Not so long ago, she lost to Corinna May’s I Can’t Live Without Music in 2002 when Joy performed Joy To The World at the German national final at Kiel’s Ostseehalle.

Her management posted the following on her official Facebook site:

God bless you, Joy and may we wish you rest in full peace from all members of our ESC+Plus team!

About Adrián Valiente (Spain)

Adrián Valiente (Spain)
I love the Eurovision Song Contest not only because of its amazing production but it also gives me the chance to discover new music every year. I've been watching it since 2002, since then I became a huge follower, mostly because of the interest TVE put on it with Rosa from Spain. I've attended the contest several times in the last few years. I also attended the Junior Eurovision in Malta and Bulgaria where we lived an amazing experience thanks to all delegations and PBS/BNT organising team.

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