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Planet of Blue was the German entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 in Oslo performed by Leon. The song was entered into an audio-only pre-qualifying round and was controversially eliminated as it finished in last place with only 24 points. With this result, Germany became the last of the founding seven nations to not be in a contest final, as well as snapping its unbroken streak of participations since 1956.

The unexpected result caused consternation in Germany and left the European Broadcasting Union facing the situation where its largest contributor at the time had to miss the contest. To avoid a re-occurrence in future years, the EBU introduced the controversial "Big Four" rule whereby Germany, along with France, Spain and the United Kingdom as the largest contributors, would be guaranteed a place in the Eurovision final each year.

Lyrics

Heute düse ich ab ins All
Beam mich hoch mit ‘nem grossen Knall
Und der Countdown läuft
Der Countdown läuft

Schwerelos dort spazieren geh’n
Will dich einmal von oben seh’n
Du bist wunderschön, wunderschön

Planet of blue, I love you, I love you
Planet of blue, I love you, I love you

Vieles könnte echt besser sein
Vielleicht fällt mir hier oben was ein
Ich weiß, der Countdown läuft
Der Countdown läuft

Irgendwann macht’s ‘nen grossen Knall
Und das will ich auf keinen Fall
Doch der Countdown läuft
Der Countdown läuft

Planet of blue, I love you, I love you
Planet of blue, I love you, I love you

(Der Countdown läuft, der Countdown läuft)
(Der Countdown läuft, der Countdown läuft)

Seven, six, five, four, three, two, one
(Der Countdown läuft, der Countdown läuft)
(Der Countdown läuft, der Countdown läuft)
Der Countdown läuft

Planet of blue, I love you, I love you
(Der Countdown läuft, der Countdown läuft)
Planet of blue, I love you, I love you
(Der Countdown läuft, der Countdown läuft)[1]

Today I’m dashing up to space
Beam me up with a big bang
And the countdown’s on
The countdown’s on

Walking around weightlessly
Wanting to see you from above
You are wonderful, wonderful

Planet of blue, I love you, I love you
Planet of blue, I love you, I love you

Many things really could be better
Maybe up there something occurs to me
I know the countdown’s on
The countdown’s on

One day there will be a big bang
And I don’t want that in any case
But the countdown’s on
The countdown’s on

Planet of blue, I love you, I love you
Planet of blue, I love you, I love you

(The countdown’s on, the countdown’s on)
(The countdown’s on, the countdown’s on)

Seven, six, five, four, three, two, one
(The countdown’s on, the countdown’s on)
(The countdown’s on, the countdown’s on)
The countdown’s on

Planet of blue, I love you, I love you
(The countdown’s on, the countdown’s on)
Planet of blue, I love you, I love you
(The countdown’s on, the countdown’s on)

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