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Germany’s latest celebrity

Lena Meyer Landrut

Ok, here is something we don’t see every day anymore: someone from a casting show on TV who is actually taken seriously. Lena Meyer-Landrut (yeah I know, try to say her name three times really fast) will represent Germany in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after she succeeded in the respective pre-selection show.

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition of live music performances. The different European countries each send a participant, who then tries to win over the audience and jury.

People from all over Europe get to televote and decide on the winner (you can’t call for your own country, though). Actually it’s a lot more complicated and there are tons of rules regarding the voting procedure, the semi-finals, the entries and the participants, but that’s the basic idea. The Eurovision Song Contest is just one of those funny European things…

Over the past few years German participants performed terribly and usually ended up on the last places. Here is to new hope! This year’s procedure to decide who will enter Eurovision for Germany was the most complex yet, with a total of 8 shows. The winner is an 18-year-old student from Hannover: Lena Meyer-Landrut.

And already, she has reached somewhat of a celebrity status, because three of her singles rank among the top 4 of the German single charts in the first week – position 1, 2 and 4, which apparently is a new record in itself.

So here is the song she will perform at Eurovision on May 29th. It’s a pretty slimmed-down version if you ask me and her live appearances were much more energetic. It’s still quite catchy, though, and I’m sure she’ll do much better than our entries from the previous years.

Update: Apparently embedding of the youtube video for the song has been disabled, so you’ll just have to follow the link:

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  1. Germany's Eurovision 2010 participant is Lena | GermanGlobe linked to this post on May 28, 2010

    […] participant for Germany is Lena Meyer-Landrut. I talked about her two months ago and dubbed her “Germany’s latest celebrity”. She has maintained that status since and her name has been all over the news ever […]

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