Sunday, August 30, 2009

Yipee !!!! Vincent & Fernando won the Grand Prix 2009

I jumped out of my chair last night when they announced that Vincent & Fernando won the Grand Prix der Volksmusik 2009, with their song Der Engel von Marienhof. As we were watching the show, Ted Hierl, from New Jersey called to see if I had heard that Vincent & Fernando had won (he knows I am a big fan). We also talked about the upcoming cruise he has organized with the Orig. Naabtal Duo (see sidebar on left). I am so glad that he called to tell me. We continued watching the show and as the voting results started... Vincent & Fernando, 12 pts; Vincent & Fernando, 12 pts; BOOM our power went OUT !!! We sat there in the dark for about a minute before it started up again. If Ted had not called, I would have been a basket case. Started up the computer again and found that Vincent & Fernando had a perfect score of 36. This time there was no doubt who the winner was. Last year there were two tie breakers and they landed in 2nd place for the 3rd year in a row.

Second place, representing Germany, went to the Bergkameraden & Oswald Sattler -- Ich traume von der Heimat
Third, from Austria was: Pfarrer Franz Brei & Signum -- Das Leben...

If you want the full list and in what order they fell, go to We congratulate all the artists that took part in the competition. It is an honor for anyone that participates in this event and I am looking forward to next year's competition.