It’s now less than a month before the Norwegian capital Oslo comes alive to the sound of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. Two semi finals (on May 25 and May 27) will see a host of countries battling it out to make it all the way to the big event – the grand final – on May 29.
As the countdown continues, we look at the entries that are vying for the ultimate prize in European popular music.
Germany will automaticlly take part in the grand final on May 29.
GERMANY : Lena – Satellite
As one of the fab five nations competing every year at Eurovision, Germany gets handed an automatic entry into the Grand Final on May 29. This year, they’ve roped in the services of 18 year old Lena Meyer-Landrut, who’ll be performing the single ‘Satellite’. Interestingly, the single debuted at No.1 on the German charts, but the other two tracks from the ‘Satellite’ single (‘Bee’ and ‘Love Me’) have also placed in the top five on the German charts. ‘Satellite’ ain’t a bad track either – it’s uptempo, peppy and bouncy and is reminiscent of recent tracks by the likes of Duffy, Winehouse and Cilmi being blended with Alesha Dixon’s ‘The Boy Does Nothing’. The clip won’t win any awards, but it’s a cute pop track.