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Eurovision 2010 News: Norway’s dinner jacket comes 20th. Germany knocks the competition out. This year’s Eurovision winner is Germany. Their song was by far the most appreciated of last night’s 25 performances, coming first with 246 points.“Shocked” 19-year-old Lena Meyer-Landrut’s interpretation of “Satellite” brought Germany its second trophy in the history of Eurovision, having won it previously in 1982.

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Eurovision 2010 News: Norway’s dinner jacket comes 20th

Published on Sunday, 30th May, 2010 at 10:01 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Ramona Tancau and Alexandra Spinu   .
Last Updated on 30th May 2010 at 14:41.

Germany knocks the competition out.

Lena Meyer-Landrut, Eurovision 2010 final
Lena Meyer-Landrut, Eurovision 2010 final
Photo: Indrek Galetin (EBU)


This year’s Eurovision winner is Germany. Their song was by far the most appreciated of last night’s 25 performances, coming first with 246 points.

“Shocked”

19-year-old Lena Meyer-Landrut’s interpretation of “Satellite” brought Germany its second trophy in the history of Eurovision, having won it previously in 1982.

Young Lena was overwhelmed and speechless when she returned to the stage to receive her prize and perform her winning song once again.

 “I’m shocked and elated, there’s so much to think about. In fact I’m so grateful, I’m completely freaking out,” she said.

Royal approval

Didrik Solli-Tangen, Eurovision 2010 final
Didrik Solli-Tangen, Eurovision 2010 final
Giel Domen (EBU)
Meanwhile, Norway’s dressed up to the nines Didirk Solli-Tangen was in great form, despite coming in 20th place.

“I’ve had so much fun; it’s an experience of a lifetime. Lena was absolutely amazing, and deserved to win. She’s got a brilliant party tune, and it’s going to be played a lot tonight,” he told NRK after the programme, before going back to his hotel room to pop the champagne corks.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit and her son Marius visited Solli-Tangen backstage in the Green Room afterwards.

“It was great fun to be in the audience, we enjoyed ourselves a lot,” she said.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg also sang his praises.

“I’m extremely proud of Didrik. We clapped and everyone got up. There was a great atmosphere. It was really nice.”

“I did it my way”

This year, the organisers had prepared a grand spectacle meant to impress audience around the world, as the contest was also transmitted in Australia, Asia and Africa.

It didn’t run as smoothly as the semis, however. During Spain’s performance, the famous streaker Jimmy Jump got up stage and joined in the spectacle.

But before security could chase him away he jumped off again, though police later took him to Asker and Bærum station, fining and charging him for disturbing the peace.

Spain’s Daniel Diges was then allowed to perform “Algo Pequeñito” once more at the end, according to ESC rules.

Rhapsodic Romania

Turkey came in second, with 170 points followed by Romania, who got a total of 162 points.

Eurovision 2011 will be held in Germany, one of the “Big Four”, along with France, Spain and the United Kingdom. These countries are the biggest contributors, and qualify automatically.

At the press conference following the final, Lena Meyer-Landrut mentioned she was happy, but her upcoming German national exams have priority.

“Winning is a gut feeling, but isn’t everything. It’s awesome, but not life,” she said.



Published on Sunday, 30th May, 2010 at 10:01 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Ramona Tancau and Alexandra Spinu   .
Last updated on 30th May 2010 at 14:41.

This post has the following tags: eurovision, song, contest, crown, princess, mette-marit, oslo, telenor, arena, norway, didrik, solli-tangen, lena, meyer-landrut.





  
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