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Wrap-up: Michael's extravaganza in Oslo

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Who is he?

Michael von der Heide performs in French, German, Swiss German, English or Italian and mixes pop, jazz, folk and rock with traditional French chanson. Michael seems to move with ease through all these types of music. He creates images and memories in the minds of his listeners, inevitably finding the right tone and mood for each piece. He has played the piano and guitar since childhood, writes many of his own songs and also composes for a variety of other artists.

To date, Michael von der Heide has released eight albums and 18 singles. Many of his CDs have been Swiss chart hits. His touring record is impressive, currently standing at over 1,000 concerts in Switzerland, Germany, France, Canada, Hungary and Austria – not to mention countless TV appearances. He is also an actor, having worked with producer Christoph Marthaler on the stages of the Lyon Théâtre National, the Berliner Volksbühne, and the Zurich Schauspielhaus.

What the fans thought?

"I love the song of Michael, I really really love. One of the best of this year /--/. But I listen to the song everyday -sometimes more than 3 times. Congratulations Switzerland for choosing this amazing song. Good luck Michael!" commented Burak from Turkey. 

"This is the 4th year in a row that Switzerland is among my favourites," added another fan, Ramón from Spain.

They finished 17th in the second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with 2 points.

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This was the last of the wrap-up articles of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest participants. Stay tuned for news about the upcoming season of Europe's favourite TV-show!

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