Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut (born 23 May 1991), known professionally as Lena, is a German singer-songwriter and media personality.
Lena is perhaps best known for representing Germany at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, where she won with the song "Satellite." Even before the competition, Lena was widely tipped by Google —of all places— to win, based on the volume of searches for her name in participating Eurovision countries.
Lena's victory made her the first representative of a Big Five nation note to garner their country a win since the system was implemented in 2002. She was the only one to hold this honour until Måneskin won the contest for Italy in 2021.
She returned to the Eurovision stage for its 2011 contest, making Lena the third-ever reigning winner (and the first in a half-century) to compete in two consecutive years; she ultimately placed tenth in the final, losing to Azerbaijan's "Running Scared" by Ell & Nikki.
- My Cassette Player (2010)
- Good News (2011)
- Stardust (2012)
- Crystal Sky (2015)
- Gemini (2017)
- Only Love, L (2019)
- The Voice Kids (2013 — 2016) as herself (judge/coach)
- Tarzan (2014) as Jane (German dub)
- Trolls (2016) as Poppy (German dub)
Lena provides examples of the following tropes:
- What the Hell Is That Accent?: Much has been said about Lena's unusual accent when speaking and singing in English. Though born and raised in Germany, her English accent has been described as sounding like a mix of Cockney, American, and Australian! Given that her primary musical influences are of British and American descent, it's probably not an accident. Her English tutor was from the same area as Lily Allen and Alfie Allen, which is the RP-Cockney mix (often called "Estuary English") you hear.