Germany’s Eurovision 2011 Entry

As expected (by us and the bookies at least), Germany has selected “Taken by a Stranger” as the song Lena will sing to defend her Eurovision title. It’s a cool, moody song, and it was by the far the best of the songs presented on Unser Song Für Deutschland.  But it is so far removed from the usual Eurovision fare that it is almost daring Europe to accept the brave new world of contemporary music in the Song Contest.

While it’s hard to predict how well this is going to do in May, we are certain about one thing: they need to lose the back-up dancers.