Margot Eskens was a German singer. She was most popular in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1954, while a dental assistant, Eskens won a Polydor Records talent competition with the song “Moulin Rouge”. A contract with Polydor followed, and in 1955 she had her first hit in Germany with “Ich möchte heut ausgehn”. Eskens collaborated with producer/songwriter Kurt Feltz until 1961. She participated in the Deutscher Schlager-Festspiele in 1962, winning third place. In 1966, she represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest. She has sold 40 million records since 1956.At the end of the 1980s she began to record more traditional “Schlagermusik”. She continued to be a frequent guest on television programs into the 2000s.