Review: Michael Schulte- ‘You Let Me Walk Alone’ (Germany)

Artist: Michael Schulte

Song: You Let Me Walk Alone

Country: Germany

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Ranking: 9th

Betting Odds: 67/1

Germany have struggled to achieve Eurovision success in the past five years. Their results have seen them finish at the bottom of the leader board time and time again. We’ve had confused entries (Jamie Lee), dated EDM (Cascada), a rip off of a David Guetta song (Levina) and the first set of nul pointers in years (Ann Sophie). They are hoping to turn their fortunes around in 2018 with singer songwriter Michael Schulte.

He will sing self penned song ‘You Let Me Walk Alone’ dedicated to the memory of his father. The song is a pleasant, endearing ballad with a striking chorus with an outpouring of emotion.

Maybe it’s a coincidence that I started watching the TV show ‘This Is Us’ around the same time that Michael debuted the song, but to me the two go really well together. The lines from the chorus ‘I was born from one love of two hearts/ We were three kids and a loving mom/You made this place a home…’ basically sums up the plot of the TV show- a father who dies tragically leaving behind his wife to raise three children.

I imagine simple staging for this one, just to let the song speak for itself. I am not usually a fan of slow ballad and in particular slow ballads sung by male singers, however something about the song struck a chord with me and I would like to see it do well. I definitely think it’s the best entry we’ve seen from Germany in a number of years and the result will hopefully reflect this. As we know Germany automatically qualify for the final as part of the Big Five, but can it wow juries and audiences alike and give return Germany to the top 10?

For more information on the artist here is 10 Things About…Michael Schulte!

The full lyrics to the song are here and check out the video below!

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