The song was performed seventh on the night, after Sweden's Inger Berggren with Sol och var and before the Dutch entry Katinka by The spoilsports. The song gained 9 points and finished in 6th place. The text for ' Zwei kleine Italiener ' was written by Georg Buschor and music by Christian Bruhn.
The schlager describes the situation of two Italian guest workers in Germany who long for their girl friends Tina and Marina in Naples. In the story is a contrast sketched between the neat, somewhat boring Germany after the Second World War and the frivolous, sunny Italy. It was the first time that a song in the Eurovision song contest a social issue was addressed. The song became a hit, also in Netherlands, where Froboess itself a Dutch version sang.
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