Aftermath 2018 (10): Germany no longer the ugly duckling

The last three years, Germany finished at the bottom of the scoreboard at the Eurovision Song Contest. But in 2018, Michael Schulte brought the country back to the top, with a fourth place for his song “You Let Me Walk Alone”.

The 340 points, even re-calculated to the previous voting system, are more than Germany scored combined in the last five years. For the big-5 nation, we hope that this is the start for a good period again, like the years 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Michael Schulte: “I never expected this result”

Because of these bad results, Michael Schulte had low expectations on how he would fare at the contest in Lisbon. “I never expected to get a result like this,” he told German television afterwards.

Michael Schulte has taken Germany out of the ESC low with his fourth place finish at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. And not only that: his song “You Let Me Walk Alone” is also successful in the charts. According to GfK Entertainment, the ESC title is currently in third place on the official German single charts.

The ESC weekend also showed that Michael Schulte was also well received across Europe with his touching title about his father. He stormed the European download charts according to GfK Entertainment. Accordingly, “You Let Me Walk Alone” ended up in the Top 100 in eight of the nine countries surveyed: in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Spain. In Germany, he reached the first place, in the Netherlands and Switzerland, the song at the time of the survey, the second most successful ESC contribution.

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