Lena Valaitis Johnny Blue
Johnny Blue was the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981, performed in German by Lena Valaitis.
At the close of voting, it had received 132 points, placing 2nd in a field of 20.
The song is a ballad about the tititular "Johnny Blue" a blind boy who is shunned by other children because of his disability. He receives a guitar and soon learns how to play it, writing popular songs encouraging others to overcome their problems - and thus attaining the fame and popularity that was always his right. Valaitis also recorded the song in English under the same title; "Johnny Blue".
Written and composed by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger, the song has become something of a favourite in Germany, placing 9th in the Best of Eurovision poll in 2006.