Last evening’s exciting national Eurovision selection of Germany, Unser Lied für Lissabon, attracted an average of 3,17 million viewers.
At the hight of the show, the number of viewers rose to 4,42 million. With an average viewing number of 3,17 million and a market share of 9,9 percentage, it is safe to say that Unser Song für Lissabon was a hit in more than one way, the public tuning in to see artist Michael Schulte taking the crown with his endearing entry You let me walk alone, inspired by his late father.
For the young singer-songwriter, a dream has come true:
This was my biggest dream: I wanted to go to the ESC in Lisbon so badly. And that is now fulfilled!
Thomas Schreiber, ARD Entertainment Co-ordinator and NDR Head of Fiction and Entertainment, states:
Thrice twelve points – that is a clear vote for Michael Schulte and his very personal song about his father. We are very happily looking forward to travelling to Lisbon with him! Thanks to all viewers, who tuned in and who voted with us, and thank you to all jury-members from all over Europe. And a great and heartfelt thank you for Xavier Darcy, Ivy Quainoo, Ryk, Natia Todua and the band voXXclub for their trust in us.
About the voting procedure, Thomas Schreiber continues:
The voting procedure is a new start for us. The words of encouragement and the interest from Europe, that reached me in the night, show that we took the right course. For Linda Zervakis and Elton it was the 20.15-premiere – you were great!
In total, the German viewers sent 427.519 votes, 296.921 by phone call and 130.598 by SMS.
Michael Schulte guest in the NDR Talk Show
Freshly selected German Eurovision 2018 representative Michael Schulte will be a guest in the NDR Talk Show, Friday 23 February 2018, at 22.00 CET on channel NDR.
About Michael Schulte
27-year old Michael Schulte (Dollerup, Germany, 1990) convincingly won Unser Lied für Lissabon, Germany’s selection for Eurovision 2018, receiving “douze points” from the Eurovision-fan jury, the professional jury and the public televoting.
He will represent Germany in the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurvision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal, with his entry You let me walk alone.
You let me walk alone was written by Michael Schulte himself, Nisse Ingwersen, Nina Müller and Thomas Stengaard – the latter also co-wrote the winning Danish Eurovision 2013-entry Only teardrops by Emmelie de Forest.