Another controversial winner that divided opinion. Whilst Lena’s Satellite was well written, catchy and undeniably popular, her performance was out-of-tune with poor pronunciation. Her school disco bopping was hardly Eurovision quality either.
Concerns about Lena’s ability to perform and ultimately, pull off the win were discussed a great length among punters. Many, including I, had discounted her winning on the basis that the juries would never accept a poor live performance. Even on the day of the finals, Lena was available at over 5.0! Considering the landslide win, that was some serious value, but it also served to highlight the divide in opinion her win bought.