Lena Meyer-Landrut is a German artist, who is most famous for winning Eurovision 2010. Her full name is Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut, but she performs using her first name only. The singer was born on 23 May 1991 in Hanover, Germany. Her father left the family when Lena was just 2 years old. The artist was brought up by her mother.
The girl was a big fan of dancing. When she was five years old, she asked her mother to pay for classes. At first, she was learning classical ballet but then chose modern choreographic directions. Lena was a big fan of jazz dance and hip-hop. The future artist demonstrated talent as an actress. She managed to get secondary roles in several TV series in Germany. Lena didn’t want to become a professional actor but gained priceless experience in the world of show business.
In 2010, the young woman graduated from school. She managed to combine studying and her music hobby. Even though the young woman was very talented in many areas, she didn’t single out vocals. Lena didn’t take any music classes or attend a music school. Many people were surprised at how she managed to win Eurovision 2010 with such a small amount of training.
Lena’s way to success began with a music contest, Unser Star für Oslo. The winner of the contest was supposed to represent Germany on Eurovision. Lena made it to the top 20 out of 4,500 contestants. She performed a song by the British celebrity, Adel.