Germany – We know her with a smirk on her face, and always a cheeky answer on her lips. In a new interview we can see another Lena. A Lena tired of publicity, of people annoying her and maybe even a Lena tired of Eurovision. “After all this hurly-burly is over I would certainly like a break. That will definitely happen after Düsseldorf. After Eurovision, I want to leave Germany for a bit and at best leave Europe altogether – go somewhere where nobody knows me, “ she told the German newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel”. Then she wants to go to a café and “eat noisily and dribble. And nobody cares” Momentarily she is in Cologne (where the German preselection is held) “96 percent” of the time.
Lena thinks that she has certainly changed and can already look at what happened to her last year from a distance ” So much has happened, I have experienced, learned, saw so much. There is no other way than that I develop,” she said. “I don’t fancy being 18 for years just because the public wants to see me like that”
These remarks are quite striking. Lena was discovered through the show “Our Star for Oslo” (The German national final) at the age of 18 and just months later she won the Eurovision Song Contest. Maybe now she regrets entering the contest a second time. The 3 song selection show, her tour and then the pressure at the Eurovision Song Contest in her home country certainly demand a lot of her.
As part of the Big5 and host Germany is directly qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest on May 14
In our own pre-Eurovision competition “The Eurovision Knockout 2011” Lena will compete in Heat 8 against Poland and Bosnia-Herzegovina.