Germany wins the Eurovision Song Contest

Within the past half hour Germany has won the 55th Eurovision Song Contest with a song called “Satellite” and performed by a previously unknown artist – “Lena”.

Germany picked up points from most of the countries voting, so even though many gave 12 points to their traditional neighbouring recipients, eventually they could not be caught.

German television has shown live scenes from Hamburg with a crowed of 70,000 people celebrating the win.

Here is the winning song:

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Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.


  1. She did a fine job and I was thrilled to see her win last night!!


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