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!