Eurovision 2011 in Duesseldorf: organisers

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The finals of next year's Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Duesseldorf, organisers said Tuesday, after the western German city beat off competition from Hamburg, Hanover and the capital Berlin.

"Duesseldorf will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany," said the regional public television station NDR, adding it had conducted "an intensive examination of all four bidding cities."

Germany won the right to host the kitsch-fest after German teen sensation Lena clinched the title last year in Oslo with the catchy "Satellite" -- only the second time the country has won in the contest's 55-year-history.

The previous time Germany hosted the competition was in 1983 in Munich.

© 2010 AFP

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