It’s official: Hanover schoolgirl Lena Meyer-Landrut will represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest this year, after winning national television casting show Our Star for Oslo.
Come April, 18-year-old Lena Meyer-Landrut will be busily studying for her high school finals alongside most of her peers. But just a few weeks later, the Hanover teenager will have an altogether different challenge to prepare for: singing for her country at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo.
“I’m shaking all over. I didn’t think it would hit me like this. This is really bad, it’s awesome,” said a teary Meyer-Landrut after the results of the telephone vote were announced.
The young singer earned her ticket to Norway through the national televison casting show Unser Star fuer Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), in which she was the youngest contestant. The show pitted singers from around the country against one another and each week, viewers would vote for the contestant they most wanted to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest. On Friday night Meyer-Landrut’s performance of “Satellite” saw her crowned winner of the show, edging out the 18-year-old runner-up Jennifer Braun.