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Destination Lisbon (#28): Meet Michael Schulte from Germany

13 April 2018 at 11:00 CEST
Michael Schulte represents Germany at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest Kai Marks
In the 28th part of 'Destination Lisbon', our feature counting down to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, we get to know Michael Schulte who will represent Germany with the song 'You Let Me Walk Alone'. At the same time, the German Eurovision team offers you the chance to become part of Michael's act in Lisbon.

In February, Michael Schulte won Unser Lied für Lissabon, the German national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, with his song You Let Me Walk Alone. He convinced both the viewers and the juries as he received the maximum amount of votes. Read more..  

Right after the national final we caught up with Michael for a first comment: 

Michael was born 30 April, 1990. He started out in 2007 playing cover songs on YouTube. Since then he has amassed over 50 million views and 200,000 subscribers.

In 2011 he was discovered by Rea Garvey who invited Michael to join him for a gig at the Kieler Woche Festival on the Baltic Coast. The pair went on to write Carry Me Home together, which entered the German charts at #8 in 2012.

Michael Schulte’s first studio album, Wide Awake, was released in September 2012 and became #1 in Germany’s official newcomer charts. Michael then embarked on an acoustic solo tour. Following a sold-out tour in 2014, his second studio album, The Arising, appeared before the end of the year.

In 2015 a new chapter began, as he wrote and sang three songs for the new album of German DJ Alle Farben. Michael joined Alle Farben on stage for a number of successful shows in the festival summer of 2016, before accompanying Alle Farben on tour. In December 2016, Michael began working on the production for his next album, Hold the Rhythm, with the support of Swedish producer Kim Wennerström. The album was launched in April 2017, featuring the first single End Of My Days.  

Michael recently travelled to Portugal to record his postcard for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. 

About The Song

You Let Me Walk Alone, is perhaps his most personal song to date, as Michael opens up about his feelings after losing his father. The thoughts, emotions and problems one has to face when a parent passes away too soon – Michael was only 14 years old at the time. Now, 13 years later, he is stronger, more determined than ever. 

And after winning the national selection in Germany, The song You Let Me Walk Alone got an even deeper meaning, after Michael announced that he and his wife Katharina are expecting a baby in August. Congratulations!

Become part of the act

As from today, you can submit your photo to become part of the act of You Let Me Walk Alone. As contributor you will receive a personalised music video and you can win one of the ten albums signed by Michael Schulte. A select number of contributors will even see their photo on stage in Lisbon as part of the German act!

Let's get social! 

You can follow Michael Schulte on the following social media platforms:  

Michael Schulte will represent Germany in the Grand-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on the 12th of May.

What do you think of Michael Schulte's You Let Me Walk Alone? Leave your review in the comments below!