It all came to tonight's national selection show Unser Lied für Lissabon, which was won by Michael Shulte and his song You Let Me Walk Alone.
Michael Schulte (27) appears in front of a huge audience – online: His YouTube channel has had more than 50 million views and has nearly 200,000 subscribers. A large portion of his more than 1.2 Spotify stream-accessings each month comes from Sweden, Norway, England and the USA. The singer-songwriter has successfully released seven albums and EPs. He grew up on the German-Danish border in Dollerup and now lives in Buxtehude near Hamburg.
The song for Eurovision, You Let Me Walk Alone, is written by Thomas Stengaard, Nisse Ingwersen, Nina Müller and Michael himself, in memory of his deceased father.
How was the winner decided?
The international panel featured a range of music professionals including artists that have previously participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. Members included Margaret Berger who finished fourth in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest for Norway with her song I Feed You My Love and Ruth Lorenzo Pascual who represented Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 with Dancing In The Rain.
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
Germany is the only country in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest to submit a song every single year since the competition began in 1956. The only time the country did not appear in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1996 when the song Planet of Blue failed to qualify following an audio-only pre-selection.
Germany has finished last on several ocassions but has won the Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 1982 and in 2010. The country has finished inside the top three more than 10 times and scored dozens of top ten placings. As part of the so-called Big Five, Germany is automatically for the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday 12th May.