Germany: Lena Meyer Landrut – Taken by a Stranger
Eurovision wins: (1982,2010)
Number of appearances: 55 (Record)
Worst result: Last (1964, 1965, 1974, 1995, 2005)
Best Voting Buddy: Spain
2011 Entry: Lena-Meyer Landrut – Taken by a stranger
Semi-final: As Big 5 member and Host Germany is directly qualified for the final.
Lena – The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, Lena Meyer Landrut, has announced she wants to defend her title in 2011. In a casting show to find the German representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 called “Unser Star für Oslo” Lena was discovered and won the show. Her entry “Satellite” became a number 1 hit in Germany before the contest. At the Eurovision Song Contest Lena enchanted both the European televoters and the juries and won the contest. In the winner’s press conference Stefan Raab, Lena’s mentor and mastermind behind the casting show concept, announced for the first time that Lena would try to defend her title as the Eurovision Song Contest was the “European Championship in Singing”. In early 2011 Lena performed all 12 songs of her album “Good news” in the semi-finals of the German song selection. In the end Germany chose the song “Taken by a stranger” to be their entry on home ground.
Written by: Gus Seyffert, Nicole Morier, Monica Birkenes. According to Gus Seyffert the song is about situations where you see a stranger and immediately feel attracted to him/her without any apparent explanation.
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