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By Pete Devine

If you like the music of Ed Sheeran you are bound to enjoy hearing Germany's Michael Schulte in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song You Let Me Walk Alone.

Michael, 28, came to the attention of viewers in 2007 as a YouTube artiste playing cover songs. Since then he has amassed more than 50 million views and has more than 200,000 subscribers.

In 2011, he was discovered by Rea Garvey, who invited him 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 number 8 in 2012.

His first studio album, Wide Awake, was released in September 2012, where it became number one hit in Germany’s official newcomer charts. 

Michael then embarked on a solo acoustic tour, performing songs from the album at a host of festivals, including the renowned Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg and the German Festival at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. 

Following a sold-out tour in 2014, his second studio album, The Arising, appeared before the end of the year. 

In 2015 Michael took a sabbatical in an attempt to redefine his musical approach and took part in numerous writing sessions around the globe. 

Later that year he wrote and sang three songs for the new Alle Farben album. One of these songs – Remember Yesterday – has garnered millions of streams. Michael joined Alle Farben on stage for a number of hugely successful shows in the festival summer of 2016, before accompanying him on tour.

In December 2016 Michael began working on the production for his next album, Hold the Rhythm, aided by Swedish producer Kim Wennerström. The album was launched in April 2017, featuring the first single End of My Days. 

In addition to his 2.5 million monthly streams on Spotify and 2 million YouTube viewers, ARD German TV also recognized his talent and nominated him as one of six artistes to take part in the German heat to decide who would represent the nation at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. 

The competition only accepts brand new songs, so Michael locked himself in the studio for the entire month of January, coming up with 10 new compositions. 

One track from the pool, You Let Me Walk Alone, quickly established itself as a firm favourite and the perfect song to enter the competition. 

In what is perhaps his most personal song to date, Michael opens up about his feelings after losing his father aged just 14. 

You Let Me Walk Alone is revealed as something special: catchy and yet deeply emotional. 

Thomas Stengaard, 38, is a multi-platinum selling Danish songwriter and producer based in Copenhagen. You Let Me Walk Alone is his second contribution to the Eurovision. He was also one of the co-writers of the Danish entry Only Teardrops, that won the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.work in Germany.

Nisse Ingwersen comes from the south of Hamburg and started writing rap songs as a teenager in the late nineties. After 10 years of engagement and activity in the hip-hop-scene, his interest increased musically. In addition to his own music as an artist under that name, Nisse now writes and produces for popular acts and newcomers from electronica to pop music, country and rock'n'roll.

Previous Years

2017 - Levina "Perfect Life"

2016 - Jamie-Lee Kriewitz "Ghost" - 26th (11 points)

2015 - Ann Sophie "Black Smoke" - 27th (0 points)

2014 - Elaiza "Is It Right" - 18th (39 points)

2013 - Cascada "Glorious" - 21st (18 points)

2012 - Roman Lob "Standing Still" - 8th (110 points)

2011 - Lena "Taken by a Stranger" - 10th (107 points)

2010 - Lena "Satellite" - 1st (246 points)

2009 - Alex Swings Oscar Sings "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang" - 20th (35 points)

2008 - No Angels "Disappear" - 23rd (14 points)

2007 - Roger Cicero "Frauen regier'n die Welt" - 19th (49 points)

2006 - Texas Lightning "No No Never" - 14th (36 points)

2005 - Gracia "Run & Hide" - 24th (4 points)

2004 - Max "Can't Wait Unil Tonight" - 8th (93 points)

2003 - Lou "Let's Get Happy" - 11th (53 points)

2002 - Corinna May "I Can't Live Without Music" - 21st (17 points)

2001 - Michelle "Wer Liebe lebt" - 8th (66 points)

2000 - Stefan Raab "Wadde hadde dudde da" - 5th (96 points)

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