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Michael Schulte becomes a father

Michael Schulte, who represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, has announced that his wife Katharina has given birth to a healthy baby boy. Both the newborn child and mother are doing well.
Michael confirmed the arrival of their little bundle of joy on social media

A different meaning to ‘You Let Me Walk Alone’

In March, Michael announced via an Instagram post that he and his now wife Katharina would be expecting their first child this year. When he announced his then fiancé’s pregnancy he described that the lyrics to his Eurovision entry “You Let Me Walk Alone” would take on a new meaning:

“Finally I can tell you why the song for my father has another, quite different meaning for me: I am going to be a dad myself! Katharina and I are going to be parents! It’s due in late August! This year has been very exciting and wonderful so far!”

Michael on announcing Katharina’s pregnancy

Michael originally described the song, ahead of the German Eurovision selection Unser Lied für Lissabon as being about his father who passed away 13 years ago.

On stage, he had a huge book behind him, where he showed us memories of him with his father and for Eurovision itself, he asked fans to get in touch with images of them with their fathers for use on his video screen in Lisbon.

Michael Schulte achieved Germany’s best result since Lena’s win

Germany selected Michael Schulte to represent them in Lisbon via ‘Unser Lied für Lissabon’ with the song “You Let Me Walk Alone” after winning both the Jury and Public vote.  In Lisbon, Michael gave Germany’s best result since their win back in 2010 with Lena’s “Satellite” placing fourth in the competition. It was also the first time since 2012 that Germany reached the top 10 in the competition.

On behalf of the ESCXTRA team, we would like to congratulate Michael and Katharina on the safe arrival of their little bundle of joy!.

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