Lena Is Taken By a Stranger

CHART REFLECTION. While Sweden let 32 artists compete in different heats, Germany chose another path. Last year’s winner Lena sang all the entries, so it didn’t come as a surprise that she will compete in Dusseldorf. “Taken By a Stranger” bows at No.2 on the German singles chart, unable to dethrone Bruno Mars’ “Grenade.” On the other hand, Swedish duo Roxette falls off the No.1 position on the album chart as Lena’s album Good News finally ascends to the top.

Lena’s winning entry in Oslo last year – “Satellite” – became a pan-European hit, even managing to chart in the UK. It was certified 2x platinum in Germany, platinum in Switzerland and gold in Sweden.

The follow-up single “Touch a New Day” was lifted off the debut album My Cassette Player and released after the summer. So far, it has peaked at No.13 in Germany and No.26 in Austria.