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Germany’s “Satellite” wins 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo

Congratulations, Germany! Pre-contest favourite Lena swept to an easy victory in the 55th Eurovision Song Contest last night, shaking off the other 24 contestants early in the voting. With a total of 246 points Lena’s Satellite, written by Julie Frost and John Gordon, came out the clear winner, followed by We Could Be The Same, performed by alternative rock band maNga from Turkey with 170 points, while Romania‘s duo Paula Seling & Ovi with the song Playing With Firecame in a close third with 162 points.

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Congratulations, Germany! Pre-contest favourite Lena swept to an easy victory in the 55th Eurovision Song Contest last night, shaking off the other 24 contestants early in the voting. With a total of 246 points Lena’s Satellite, written by Julie Frost and John Gordon, came out the clear winner, followed by We Could Be The Same, performed by alternative rock band maNga from Turkey with 170 points, while Romania‘s duo Paula Seling & Ovi with the song Playing With Firecame in a close third with 162 points.

The fourth place went to Denmark’s duo Chanée & N’evergreen (“In A Moment Like This”, 149 points), followed by Safura from Azerbaijan  (“Drip Drop”, 145 points).

The complete ranking of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo:

1. Germany – Lena – Satellite (246)

2. Turkey – maNga – We Could Be The Same (170)

3. Romania – Paula Seling & Ovi – Playing With Fire (162)

4. Denmark – Chanée & N’evergreen – In A Moment Like This (149)

5. Azerbaijan – Safura – Drip Drop (145)

6. Belgium – Tom Dice – Me And My Guitar (143)

7. Armenia – Eva Rivas – Apricot Stone (141)

8. Greece – Giorgos Alkaios & Friends – Opa (140)

9. Georgia – Sofia Nizharadze – Shine (136)

10. Ukraine – Alyosha – Sweet People (108)

11. Russia – Peter Nalitch & Friends – Lost And Forgotten (90)

12. France – Jessy Matador – Allez Ola Olé (82)

13. Serbia – Milan Stanković – Ovo Je Balkan (72)

14. Israel – Harel Skaat – Milim (71)

15. Spain – Daniel Diges – Algo Pequeñito (Something Tiny) (68)

16. Albania – Juliana Pasha – It’s All About You (62)

17. Bosnia & Herzegovina – Vukašin Brajić – Thunder And Lightning (51)

18. Portugal – Filipa Azevedo – Há Dias Assim (43)

19. Iceland – Hera Björk – Je Ne Sais Quoi (41)

20. Norway – Didrik Solli-Tangen – My Heart Is Yours (35)

21. Cyprus – Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders – Life Looks Better In Spring (27)

21. Moldova – SunStroke Project & Olia Tira – Run Away (27)

23. Ireland – Niamh Kavanagh – It’s For You (25)

24. Belarus – 3+2 feat. Robert Wells – Butterflies (18)

25. United Kingdom – Josh Dubovie -That Sounds Good To Me (10)

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23 comments

  1. So Lena won, but I saw that she had to scratch her head to understand English. Why not have pride in her own national language and sing in German !

    The hegemony of English should certainly be opposed. Can I ask anyone who supports the cultural identies of individual nations in the Eurovision Song Contest to vote here

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/28/bring-back-culture-to-eurovision

    The rules should also be changed to enable the introduction of the international language Esperanto.

    The use of Esperanto is forbidden at the moment.

  2. Esperanto wouldn’t be used I think. But I agree that if Lena can’t understand English and have just learnt the song “parrot-fashion”, then it shouldve been sung in German. The words that come out of most foreign mouths when singing in “English” dont make sense sometimes and sounds distorted and stretched.

  3. Be sure, Lena does understand what she is singing!
    But I agree, singing in the national language would be not the worst option for the contest.

  4. Nothing in the ESC rules indicates that a particular language is forbidden :
    http://www.eurovision.tv/upload/esc2010rules.pdf

  5. I’m happy for the Lena’s victory

    I’m french and i like ESC since 1977.

    I think the fundamental principe of ESC is to sing in the national language.

    Why english for all the countries???

  6. I think unjust countries that have other language than English, official, should not sing in English, but in its official language. Germany – German, Turkey – Turkish, etc. ….

  7. I DON´T LIKE THE SONG! Is horrible, the real winner is Belgium.

  8. Germany is represented this year by a song up-tempo, very modern and different than most themes in the competition. Satellite is an excellent proposal that could bring some joy to the country that has more equity in the ESC.
    It is a well constructed song with a rhythm that mixes funk and rhythm ‘n’ blues. Incidentally, the first hearings, Satellite could even be confused with some songs from Amy Winehouse or Duffy (ie if we disregard some of the voice of interpreter).
    It is clearly a song that could contend for top spots on the final table, despite the victory being very dependent on the provision of Lena. From what he saw and heard on youtube, the inexperience of Lena is notorious and could jeopardize some votes or even a possible good result.
    It is of enormous importance that works quite Lena in interpretation and provide scenic, so you can do justice to the song and what does not happen often happens in these contests: good song murdered by inexperience and lack of talent of his interpreter.
    Let’s see what happens in these two months to Oslo and was pleasantly surprised by Lena on the stage of the Fornebu Arena. One thing is certain, Satellite is one of my favorite songs in the competition, at least the studio version.

  9. I think germany so good that it did not work for politics, I think, and it also turkey was better than it was fun I’m American or I’m having so our country attend it but I still am watching the turkey yi love you I love manga, I love turkey thanks for sharing

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