On , Meyer-Landrut performed as part of the interval act during the second semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
She was joined by the last five Eurovision winners from 2007 to 2011 which included Marija Šerifović, Dima Bilan, Alexander Rybak, and Ell & Nikki.
Among 4,500 entrants, Meyer-Landrut was picked as one of the 20 contestants for the show.
Asked about her motivation to apply, she stated, "I like to test myself.
During the show, Lena received an only one award for "Best National Video" for her first single from same titled album, "Stardust".
Later during the show, Lena lost the "Best Female National Artist" award to singer Ivy Quainoo.
On 18 February 2011, the "Unser Song für Deutschland" final was held and it was decided through televoting that Meyer-Landrut would perform the entry "Taken by a Stranger" in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
She also appeared in the opening performance of the show, less than an hour before she came on stage to represent Germany.
She was nominated for two categories this year, "Best National Video" for "Stardust" and as "Best National Female Artist".On 18 January 2013, it was announced that the second single from Lena's album will be Neon.The music video for the single was shot in early February, by director Bode Brodmüller, who also directed Lena's video for her first single from the third album, "Stardust". On 1 March, Lena's video for Neon (Lonely People) premiered on Universal Music page. The same day, video was also uploaded on Lena's VEVO channel on You Tube.Germany received a wild card during the running order draw, allowing the German representatives to pick the country's position for the final. Meyer-Landrut arrived one week before the show in Oslo, where she completed five rehearsals of her song "Satellite".Prior to the final, she was considered one of the favourites.