Monday, 18 October 2010

Germany 2010

The German Final was held on March 12th at the Brainpool TV Studios in Cologne, hosted by Sabine Heinrich & Matthias Opdenhövel. Before the final there were several shows, starting with two introductory shows where the ten finalists were chosen. Further shows were held on February 16th & 23rd (2 singers eliminated in each show), March 2nd, 5th (1 singer eliminated in each show) & 9th (2 singers eliminated). In the final, the winner was chosen in two rounds - the first to select the favourite song for each singer and the second to select the winner. The voting in all shows was determined by televoting.

Lena Meyer-Landrut won the German pre-selection, Unser Star für Oslo, with the song Satellite which was written by Julie Frost, John Gordon.


Final, song selection:

Bee - Jennifer Braun, out
Bee - Lena Meyer-Landrut, out
Satellite - Jennifer Braun, out
Satellite - Lena Meyer-Landrut, adcanced
I care for you - Jennifer Braun, advanced
Love me - Lena Meyer-Landrut, out

Final, performer selection:

1. Satellite - Lena Meyer-Landrut
2. I care for you - Jennifer Braun

As a member of the Big Four, Germany automatically qualified for the final on May 29. Lena Meyer-Landrut performed 22nd out of the 25 participating countries and won the contest with 246 points. It is the first time that Germany has won the contest since 1982 and the first time as a unified state.

Lena Meyer-Landrut (born 23 May 1991 in Hannover), known professionally as Lena, is a German singer-songwriter.

She represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway, and won the contest with the song Satellite. With her three entries from the German national final Unser Star für Osl0,  Lena Meyer-Landrut set an all-time chart record in her home country by debuting with three songs in the top five of the German singles chart.  Both Satellite and her first album My Cassette Player debuted at number one in Germany, while the former has been certified double Platinum since, the album has been certified five times Gold for sales of over 500,000 units.

Lena Meyer-Landrut represented Germany, for the second consecutive time, in the Eurovision Song Contest at Düsseldorf in 2011 with the song Taken by a Stranger which came 10th.

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