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Lena aiming not to come last at Eurovision

The Local · 28 Jan 2011, 12:29

Published: 28 Jan 2011 12:29 GMT+01:00

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“My goal while defending the title is not to be last – and I hope I’ll somehow manage that,” she told daily Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

After winning the campy competition in Oslo last year, the quirky teen from Hannover became so popular that she was quickly named the country’s candidate for the next Eurovision to be held in Germany.

But despite her plucky nature, she seems to have realized her chances of a repeat victory in the Rhineland city of Düsseldorf in May are slim. Starting Monday, the German public will be able to choose the song she sings at the Eurovision in special TV programme.

“The show is named ‘Our Song for Germany’ and not ‘Our Lena for Germany’ for a good reason,” she told the paper. “The music is what’s important, not me.”

Meyer-Landrut also said although she was toying with going into acting, she did not have a “master plan for the next ten years.”

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“I just know at some point I want a farm with dogs and horses – and chickens, so I can always have fresh and healthy eggs,” she said, referring to the recent dioxin food contamination scandal hitting Germany.


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13:34 January 28, 2011 by William Thirteen
indeed, it is not good manners to have the ladies come last.
13:40 January 28, 2011 by Prufrock2010
And she's representing Germany because...she's the best talent Germany has to offer? Man, that's a sorry state of affairs. Oh, I forgot. It's a SONG contest. That must mean that her insipid SONG was the best song to come out of Europe last year. Now it's all starting to make sense.
14:32 January 28, 2011 by Johnne
I don´t know why they allow this girl to keep disgracing us.
15:05 January 28, 2011 by marimay
She has yellow teeth.
15:13 January 28, 2011 by auniquecorn
and farts in her sleep.
15:32 January 28, 2011 by So36
You are all sad old men.
17:31 January 28, 2011 by Feodora
She is a quiet normal girl. Those teeth a normal, here Ideas are normal. What most of you seam to search is a barbie. I am happy that she isnt.

Her songs are nice no more no less. Some I like some I dont. I am more than double of her age so it is not a question of generation
17:59 January 28, 2011 by The-ex-pat
I am not old!!
18:32 January 28, 2011 by Joshontour
They should let Sarah Knappik do a rap song for Germany.
09:48 January 29, 2011 by ECSNatale
Why did they simply decide that she would sing? What happened to the old way of allowing the people to vote? That was fun.
09:06 January 30, 2011 by askin
Eurovision Song Contest Inspires A New Idea

07:59 January 31, 2011 by lordkorner
To appear in one Eurovision, may be regarded as a misfortune. To appear in two looks like carelessness.
15:36 February 1, 2011 by George 5
What a joke. She isn't a Barbie because she is not able to manage it, that's all. She's a simple provincial non-entity. Not a talent. She can't even walk and hold a microphone and sing all at the same time.You literally see her concentrating on it. Even in that commercial with Stefan Raab, where he passes the microphone stand to her, she looks like she can't do more than one thing at a time, grasp it and then smile and then speak. It's pitiful. I don't mean her live show or on tv programs, just watch her videos and how unable she is. No idea of rhythmn and a personality that is just one stupid smile. Yeah that really tells you how bad things have gotten in the German music field.
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