Submitted By Todd on June 1st at 5:46am
American Idol has been around for 8 or 9 years now, but in Europe they've celebrated their own singing contest for 55 years.
With the eurozone in crisis, government coffers bare, the national football team in trouble and even the weather awful, victory in the Eurovision Song Contest gave Germany a rare reason for cheer Monday.A 19 year old named Lena Meyer-Landrut has captured the heart of Germany.
Lena Meyer-Landrut was on the front page of every German newspaper, even the normally staid business daily Handelsblatt and the somewhat stuffy Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, dubbing her "Fraeulein Wunder" ("Miss Wonder").While American Idol rules the American TV ratings with audiences that often hover in the 35 million range, Eurovision blows those numbers away.
More than 120 million viewers across 39 European countries, but also as far afield as Myanmar, Australia and New Zealand, watched Meyer-Landrut, who has only just finished her final school exams, take the honours.No Susan Boyle, this one.