German entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 is last year’s winner of Eurovision 2010 Lena Meyer-Landrut once again! Lena is a German singer and songwriter. She represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway, and won the contest with the song Satellite and now she is ready to come back on stage at Eurovision 2011 in Düsseldorf.
The BBC called Satellite the first “contemporary pop hit Eurovision has produced in decades”, ushering in “a new era for the annual music jamboree”. Meyer-Landrut’s victory received much attention in Germany and the show was seen by 15 million viewers on German television (a 49.1 percent market share). In June, Satellite regained the top spot in the German singles chart for one week and also peaked at number one in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. It also topped Billboard’s European Hot 100 singles chart, being the first Eurovision song to achieve this.
After an exciting evening in the TV-studios in Cologne, the German song for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest is now known: Lena will sing Taken By A Stranger in Düsseldorf on the 14th of May which got the highest number of TV-votes and text-messages votes.
Germany has been participating in the Eurovision Song Contest since its beginning in 1956 and just missed out on one occasion in 1996. The country has won the contest twice: 1982 with Nicole and last year with Lena. Will this year be successful for German entry to Eurovision 2011? Lena want to reign Eurovision Son Contest one more time but can she win again?