Viewing interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has climbed this year in Germany, as Michael Schulte bringing the nation its best result since the 2010 contest.
8.21 million viewers watched on Saturday night as Michael Schulte brought Germany their best result in the Eurovision Song Contest since the 2010 contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Danish-German singer performed “You Let Me Walk Alone” and finished 4th with a total of 340 points. 7.71 million viewers watched the contest on Das Erste, with a further 500,000 viewers on One. ge
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”.
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.