As any Eurovision star knows, a lot can happen in three minutes. And for Germany’s Michael Schulte, a lot of songs can happen in three minutes, too.

The “You Let Me Walk Alone” singer proved his versatility by cramming nine Eurovision songs into the length of one Eurovision song in a YouTube video uploaded on Saturday.

He gives all nine songs — including his own entry — an acapella treatment. The other songs are: Bulgaria’s “Bones”, Austria’s “Nobody But You”, Australia’s “We Got Love”, Sweden’s “Dance You Off”, Czech Republic’s “Lie to Me”, Denmark’s “Higher Ground”, Finland’s “Monsters” and Israel’s “Toy”.

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Michael, who won us over with his resonant voice which carries emotion rather well, gives a masculine take on some female ditties — most notably this year’s favourite “Toy” from Netta Barzilai. And you know what? He sounds rather good on all of them. The grit in his voice comes into sharper focus on “Lie to Me”. And he takes things higher with “Monsters”.

The end of the video teases Michael’s autumn tour, which will include stops in Munich, Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin. It will run from November 19 until November 22.

Michael Schulte: London Interview

Ahead of the London Eurovision Party, Michael met up with us to have a quick chat about his song “You Let Me Walk Alone”.

The song, which discusses his feelings surrounding the death of his father when he was 13 years old, presented its own challenges.

“It was very emotional to write. And I think it wasn’t easy for the other songwriters to write it with me — not because I’m a bad guy, but because I was very emotional, of course. But I’m very happy with the song and with the chance to sing in Lisbon.”

After finishing secondary school, Michael volunteered for nine months at a sanctuary for people living with special needs.

“I was at a place for handicapped people and that was something I really loved to do. I learned so much. I was 19 when I was doing that….We laughed a lot together. And they have so much fun in life even if they have their problems.”

Are you loving Michael’s 9-song mashup? Does your passion for his song burn as bright as his hair? Let us know in the comments box below!

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23 Comments on "Germany’s Michael Schulte covers 9 Eurovision tracks in 3 minutes…and tells us about his emotional songwriting process"

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Colin
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This was such a lovely tribute. Thanks, Michael! 🙂

DyGh
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Maybe this is like his top 8 or something

Purple Mask
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^Not the real Mask.
Don’t fo it. I’ll call you out every time.

Purple Mask
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*do

Purple Mask
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No, this is the actual one, and everybody knows that.
Really this website change can’t come fast enough.

Mony
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Such a young, talented guy! How can you not respect and love him?

LCH
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Does anybody know how his dad died? I am asking because lyrically it’s been bothering me. The song seems to be talking about a dad who left (died) by his own choice and not because he l got sick or something (because he LET little MIchael walk alone, as in on purpose). So I am left wondering… did his father commit suicide? Because that would explain everything. Most people who hear this song knowing anything about him will most likely think the song is about a dad “just” abandoning his family. Which still makes it very poignant but does add… Read more »
LCH
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Woops. Of course meant to say people NOT knowing anything about the song would think that.

Candy
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I don’t think Michael ever mentioned how his father died, I suppose it’s something he wants to keep private. There is, however, another song he wrote about his father’s passing, “You Said You’d Grow Old With Me” which contains lyrics such as “one last word, one last moment, to ask you why you left me here behind” and “you’ve got your peace now, but what about me?”. This speaks for itself, I guess. If his father had died in an accident or from a disease, we’d know of it.

LCH
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Thanks Candy ! I am not familiar with his other work, so I did not know this! My takeaway from it is the same a Muriel’s. It must have been suicide. I just find it odd that he would write about it in his songs in a way that is bound to raise questions… and then be so wishy-washy about it afterwards. If he wanted to keep it private – which is totally his prerogative – he perhaps should not have published songs that deal with it. It kind of makes it seem like he’s ashamed of it. I think… Read more »
Candy
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It must be absolutely devastating to lose a loved one to suicide. As Michael mentioned before, the loss of his father was a very significant point in his life, he was very close to him and it makes sense that Michael writes songs about the topic that’s closest to his heart. He wanted to be genuine, and even though he leaves out some details, his song feels very honest. Do we really need those details though? It’s a sensitive topic, and Michael might feel guilty or even ashamed of himself… I suppose he still does not understand why it happened.… Read more »
soul
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I love it. All the haters here can keep their amazing energy for their empty lives.

eleonor
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Agree with Maximiliam. Michael is not my favorite act this year, but do you really need to be THAT rude??? so unnecessary

eleonor
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this was supposed to be an answer to Jamie Parr’s comment

Susi
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He can sing, but he doesn‘t seem overly excited….

Anita
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His personality isn’t that way – he is more a calm person.

LCH
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That’s a shame, though.

If he were able to be more present and connect with the audience, this could go really high. A steadier live vocal would also help do this song justice.

It pains me to admit it, but I myself originally dismissed it entirely because of the live performance… it was off-putting. But I love the studio version.

But we’ll see… I hope the song gets the recognition it deserves because as songs go this is really good.

Straight Forward!
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Had he dared to cover Albania’s vocally-intense-song, he would’ve damaged his squeaky reeds beyond any surgical intervention! The guy should try the Estonian one (in a broken falsetto, ofc), so he could make some business wailing at village funerals once he ends up with null points in May 12!

Jo
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Although I’m not a fan of his song, I think he will do very well in Lisbon.

Jo
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I think Eurofans get easily used to recent results at ESC: Sweden will be top 5; Azerbaijan will always qualify; Belgium will be top 5 as well; Germany will finish in the bottom; Macedonia and Albania will flop on the stage. But perhaps, things change… 5 years ago people said Belgium, Bulgaria and Portugal would never get close to win ESC again. How’d that work out?

Maximilian
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Thanks Jamie for letting us know how painfully unfriendly and unsympathetic you are. You really don’t know how to critisize somebody in a decent way

LCH
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Good one! 🙂

Alex
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Great job Michael! Love it when Eurovision participants try to enjoy the experience rather than result. 🙂