The next artist featured in our “Who Is” series for the Eurovision 2018 season is Michael Schulte from Germany.
In February, it was decided that Michael Schulte would represent Germany at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest after winning the German national final Unser Lied für Lissabon. Let’s get to know a bit more about him.
Michael Schulte was born on 30th April 1990 in Dollerup, Germany. As a child, he attended a Danish school, where he graduated from in 2009, and then went onto complete his civil service. His musical career kicked off in 2008, when he would publish covers of songs onto his YouTube channel. From there, he was signed with a management company, and later signed with Weinstein Media. He made his first TV appearance in 2011, where he participated in The Voice of Germany, placing third overall. Afterwards he signed with Edel AG, and released his debut studio album “Wide Awake”.
Over his career he released numerous singles such as “Carry Me Home” and “Thoughts”. This year it was revealed that he was one of the six artists who would participate in the German national final show “Unser Lied für Lissabon”, with his song “You Let Me Walk Alone”. In the show, he finished in first place, receiving maximum points from both the international jury and the public televote.
Michael Schulte will represent Germany at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. He was chosen after winning the German national selection show with his song “You Let Me Walk Alone”.
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.