Germany: Lena live on UK TV

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This year's Eurovision Song Contest winner Lena Meyer-Landrut announced on British TV her intention to defend her Eurovision title at next year's contest in Germany. Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on the popular ITV show This Morning, Lena said on the UK daytime television show that sports people always talk about defending their title and that she wants to do the same.

Lena was introduced by Phil and Holly as an international singing sensation. They welcomed Lena ,who was dressed in jeans and purple jacket, and then asked about her entering the contest in Germany. She said she told nobody in case nothing happened. She did not think she would win either the German national final nor the Eurovision Song Contest. Holly likened her to current English pop stars Kate Nash and Lilly Allen …but Lena said she was herself and did not want to copy anyone. Moreover at the contest she wanted to be just herself and did not like the big pyrotechnics or dance shows which were used by other acts at Eurovision.

She agreed that the contest had been seen as old fashioned in Germany as well as in the UK …but maybe she had changed that. Most importantly Lena said she wished to defend her title next year in Germany 2011. She said sports people always talk about defending their title, she wants to do the same. Holly said she was very brave. They also mentioned that Angela Merkel had said that Lena was a wonderful example of young Germany.

At the end just before Lena sang they mentioned her new album My cassette player and then she sang Satellite with two guitarists, a drum player, keyboard player and two backing singers. Lena ended her debut British TV with a big Thank you as the programme ended.

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