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Europe experienced a breathtaking show live from the Telenor Arena in Oslo tonight with 25 acts from 25 countries giving their very best. 20 of these had qualified from the two Semi-Finals while host nation Norway and the so-called 'Big Four' - France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom - were automatically set for the Final. After all 39 countries had voted, it was Lena from Germany who was the lucky winner with his song Satellite, collecting 246 points altogether.

Pretty much out of nowhere – apart from the homemade dance videos and a few attempts with the school band – Lena conquered the audience’s heart during the national German final for the Eurovision Song Contest. “I didn’t tell my friends about my first casting for the show, so there wouldn’t be any stupid comments if I got kicked out straight away,” she says, thinking of her terrible stage fright. Even though Lena danced regularly during her childhood – from Ballet to Jazz and Hip Hop – she made her way to music without piano lessons or vocal training. But she got her chance, grabbed it and developed rapidly. Directly after the German national final, her single Satellite went to the top of all national charts and stayed there for weeks. Lena even created a new German download record: never before had a song sold so well in such a short time!

50% jury impact
The winner was decided by a mixture of 50% televote and 50% jury. For this purpose, national juries consisting of five music industry professionals gathered in all 39 participating countries who ranked the songs in Eurovision Song Contest style, giving 12 points to their favourite song, 10 points to their second favourite, etc. The results of the five jury members were then added up and accounted for 50% of the country's votes. Those results were then combined with the televoting results.

The Spanish entry by Daniel Diges Algo Pequeñito (Something Tiny) was disturbed by a spectator jumping on the scene, so according to the rules, the song was performed again at the end.


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Fools Garden is a German musical group formed in 1991 under the name Fool's Garden (with apostrophe), comprising singer Peter Freudenthaler, guitarist Volker Hinkel, bassist Thomas Mangold, keyboardist Roland Röhl and drummer Ralf Wochele. They debuted in 1991 with the eponymous album Fool's Garden, the next (1993) was album Once in a Blue Moon. Two years later Fool's Garden issued their third album Dish of the Day, scoring a massive European and Asian chart hit with "Lemon Tree".

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