From 4, entrants, Meyer-Landrut was picked as one of the 20 contestants for the show. Asked about her motivation to apply, she said, "I like to test myself. I wanted to see how I am perceived, and I wanted to hear what people with knowledge have to say about it. I personally can't judge myself at all. Of her eight cover performances, five of the original songs subsequently charted in Germany, with all but " Foundations " reaching their peak chart position.
Through televoting the audience chose "Satellite", written by American Julie Frost and Dane John Gordon, to be her designated song in the event she won the show. In a second round of voting Meyer-Landrut was chosen as Germany's entry for the 55th Eurovision Song Contest, beating the last remaining contestant, Jennifer Braun.
Problems playing this file? Throughout the show, Meyer-Landrut was seen as the clear favourite. No artist had achieved this since the charts were first established in Germany in The last show was held one month before the start of her final exams. Meyer-Landrut is credited as a co-writer for the lyrics of five songs.
Germany received a wild card during the running order draw, allowing the German representatives to choose the country's position for the final. They chose position 22 out of the 25 spots. Meyer-Landrut arrived in Oslo one week before the show and completed five rehearsals of her song "Satellite". Before the final, she was considered one of the favourites. Bookmakers regarded her as the second favourite behind Azerbaijan's Safura , while Google projected she would win based on search volume in the participating countries.
Appearing fourth from last, Meyer-Landrut wore a simple black dress and performed on a bare stage with four backing singers. Her pared-back presentation was a break from recent Eurovision trends, as it did not feature any choreography, dancers or an elaborate stage show.
It would later be eclipsed by Loreen 's victory in , sporting a margin of points. The album reached Gold status in Germany within one week after its release. It was decided through televoting that Meyer-Landrut would perform the entry " Taken by a Stranger " in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest She performed several of her new songs.
The single was released on 21 September  and was certified Gold for selling , copies. He also directed the video for her first single from the third album, "Stardust". The single is different from the original version on her Stardust album. It is a remixed, slightly faster dance song. Meyer-Landrut attended the Echo Awards on 21 March. The final concert was streamed live via the Internet. Arrow Key ", the third single from Stardust, was released on 17 May In July , it was announced that she would be the German voice of Jane in the motion capture animated film Tarzan 3D , which was released in German cinemas in February Giraffe-monkeys — We are here!
In it Lena poses as Lara Croft in the shower. Taking her sound further into the electro and dance pop genre, she worked with the English production and songwriting team Biffco , and the Berlin-based collective Beatgees on most of the album. Crystal Sky was released in May It marked her fourth consecutive album to reach the top two of the German Albums Chart. But it was less successful in Austria and Switzerland, where it failed to reach the top twenty on both music markets' charts.
Upcoming fifth album and Sing meinen Song[ edit ] In December , Meyer-Landrut revealed on her Twitter account her forthcoming fifth studio album would be called Gemini and that she had already began working on it.
She has had no contact with him for more than twenty years.