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Is Lena in danger of becoming one-hit wonder?

The Local · 3 Aug 2010, 16:20

Published: 03 Aug 2010 16:20 GMT+02:00

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With her poppy first song “Satellite,” the 19-year-old Hannover native charmed European viewers and won the event in Oslo by a landslide. The tune went on to reach the number one spot on music charts in seven countries, and her debut album “My Cassette Player” sold 400,000 copies.

But according to daily Die Welt, pre-sales of the new single, set for release on August 6, are “sluggish.” Ratings have reached 63rd place on Germany’s music download portal Musicload and 33rd place on iTunes, the paper said.

When she returned from the Grand Prix to her hometown in May, Lena was greeted by 40,000 ecstatic fans, but ticket sales for her tour, set to begin in April 2011, are also lagging. Her bookers reserved only the biggest arenas, such as Berlin’s O2-World, which has 17,000 seats and hosts major artists and events from around the world. Ticket seller Eventim shows that Lena’s tour doesn’t rank among the top 10 most popular events, though.

But her record label Universal Music isn’t concerned yet, the paper said. The newly minted pop star continues to jet around Europe giving interviews and promoting her album. Recently she logged her 4,322nd interview, and then got on a plane to Sweden, the paper said.

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17:08 August 3, 2010 by marimay
LOL no surprise there.
18:19 August 3, 2010 by tofukitty
One hit wonder? Was there ever any doubt??
20:46 August 3, 2010 by iseedaftpeople
was there ever much doubt in anybody's mind that she would be fated to being a one-hit wonder... I mean, really??

The girl can't sing, her self-concocted accent is ten times more annoying than Bjork's, she moves onstage like Joe Cocker after rehab... and her trademark quirkiness is really starting to make me want to throw things at her. (don't worry, I most likely won't ;-) )
21:24 August 3, 2010 by iseedaftpeople

I still don't think she'll have a fruitful long-term singing career. She's just another one of those manufactured talent show stars which seem to fail invariably in Germany. Give it another six months, and she'll have disappeared into oblivion like so many before her. Germans just don't believe in overnight stardom.
21:44 August 3, 2010 by jodessa
It's like a fabric softener commercial! Seriously. She has more talent than this. Not catchy. She can do better.
00:41 August 4, 2010 by Prufrock2010
This article proves that journalism is officially dead. Wikileaks is now revealing that the kid never had any talent anyway. I hope she made enough money from her hyped Eurovision "success" to invest in an education. She's going to need one.
02:44 August 4, 2010 by piper1
Of course it is a flop... the lyrics are in English!... No German can understand it !
07:34 August 4, 2010 by auniquecorn
Well, she´s a pretty little thing.
09:39 August 4, 2010 by Col Richie
I bet with my friends, after Satellite, that her porn will be released soon but its another video. I am really depressed now :p
18:25 August 4, 2010 by Der Grenadier aus Aachen
She'd do a lot better if she dropped the faux-hollywood-pop-star crap and tried to make meaningful music in a language that we can actually understand when she speaks it.

Of course, what does an 18 (19?) year-old really have to say about anything that's meaningful?
19:41 August 4, 2010 by MonkeyMania
Best think Lena can do is get herself impregnated and sit back on the social system. Maybe one song a decade will be enough to keep her in gravy from now on. She can become one of those many people in Germany who are famous for being famous.
11:25 August 5, 2010 by Prufrock2010
Does The Local have a financial stake in Lena's "career"? If not, please explain the non-stop hype, editors.
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