Lena Meyer-Landrut, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway, has stated that she will not return to the Eurovision-stage for a third time.
Lena won the contest in 2010 and also represented her country on home soil at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, earning a respectable tenth place in the grand final. Her participation in Eurovision brought Lena fame, making her a popular artist in Germany and beyond, but also had a shadow-side. As Lena explains in a recent interview with German Zeit Magazin, she will not return to Eurovision:
I will most definitely not do that again! I did my duty! I won the thing! That has to be enough.
Lena experienced the time after her victory at Eurovision 2010 as a roller coaster-ride:
I should have gone crazy, really. For a year, everything went perfect, then all of a sudden everything I did was bad.
The artist was shocked most by the intrusion of the media and press into her personal life, especially when they fabricated stories about her, for example claiming she was anorexic:
How dare they, without knowing me? I am not anorexic, I have a very normal eating pattern. I have weighed the same since seven years, 52 kilogrammes, give or take two kilo’s, at a height of 1.68 metres.
Lena knows very well that she’s slender:
But I’ve always been a weedy person.
Lena is thus very clear that she will not take to the Eurovision-stage again. She is currenty one of the coaches in the popular German TV-show The Voice Kids. Lena’s new album Crystal Sky will be released in May 2015, the first single of that album, Traffic Lights, will be officially published on 1 May 2015.
Watch Lena’s 2010 and 2011 ESC-performances below:
Lena- Satellite- Oslo 2010
Lena- Taken by a stranger- Dusseldorf 2011