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Michael Schulte has won Unser Lied für Lissabon tonight and will go on to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Unser Lied für Lissabon took place in Berlin, Germany tonight which saw five artists battle it out for the chance to represent their country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. In the end, it was Michael Schulte who came out on top with their song “You Let Me Walk Alone”.

Participating tonight was:

  1. Natia Todua – “My Own Way”  – 17 points – 6th
  2. Ryk – “You and I” – 23 points – 3rd
  3. voXXclub: – “I mog Di so” (I like you so) – 21 points – 5th
  4. Xavier Darcy – “Johah” – 25 points – 2nd
  5. Ivy Quainoo – “House On Fire” – 22 points – 4th
  6. Michael Schulte – “You Let Me Walk Alone” – 36 points – 1st

Mike Singer performed as the interval act. The 18-year-old will be one of the “star guests”, and has ties to the Eurovision Song Contest as he was part of Eurovision winner Lena’s team when he took participated in The Voice Kids.

The winner of the show was decided by the international jury, as well as a one one-hundred member Eurovision panel and the German public.

Watch the winning performance below:

Germany was one of seven countries to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. The country has taken part in every contest since then, apart from in 1996 when they failed to make it through the qualifying round. To date Germany has won the contest twice, the first time being in 1982 when Nicole sang “Ein Bisschen Frieden” in Harrogate, which later became a global hit. Germany didn’t win again until 2010, when Lena sang “Satellite” in Oslo. She received 9 sets of 12 points, scoring 236 points overall. Germany has not placed above second last in their last participations.

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