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Meyer-Landrut decided to take part in the talent show Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), a newly created national television programme to select the German entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo.
The show was organised by public broadcaster ARD and private television station Pro Sieben, as well as entertainer, music producer and former Eurovision entrant Stefan Raab.
She represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo winning the contest with the song "Satellite".
With her three entries from the German national final Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), Meyer-Landrut set an all-time chart record in her home country by debuting with three songs in the top five on the German singles chart.
Both "Satellite" and her first album My Cassette Player debuted at number one in Germany.
The single has been certified double Platinum, and the album has been certified five times Gold for sales of over 500,000 units.
In a second round of voting Meyer-Landrut was chosen as Germany's entry for the 55th Eurovision Song Contest, beating the last remaining contestant, Jennifer Braun.Of her eight cover performances, five of the original songs subsequently charted in Germany, with all but "Foundations" reaching their peak chart position.In the final, on 12 March 2010, Meyer-Landrut sang three songs specifically written for the contest, "Bee", "Satellite" and "Love Me".The album reached Gold status in Germany within one week after its release.On 18 February 2011, the Unser Song für Deutschland final was held.