This weekend 79% of German viewers chose “Taken by a Stranger” for Lena Meyer-Landrut to sing at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Although the song proved a hit with the German public, Vebooboo is skeptical it will impress the rest of the continent in May.
The song takes a full 90 seconds to gear up, and in a three minute song that feels like an eternity. That reminds the listener that Lena has absolutely no stage presence. Her awkwardness came off as quirky with “Satellite.“ But with “Taken By a Stranger” she just comes off as dull.
In choosing Lena to defend her title, the German ESC organiser follows the example of the very first ESC winner, Miss Lys Assia from Switzerland.
Unfortunately someone forgot to tell them that Miss Assia finished second-to-last that year. Based on what Vebooboo has seen and heard so far, history may very well repeat itself.