Michael von der Heide

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Michael von der Heide
Michael von der Heide in Oslo.jpg
Background information
Born (1971-10-16) 16 October 1971 (age 42)
Amden, Switzerland
Occupations Singer

Michael von der Heide (born 16 October 1971 in Amden, Switzerland) is a Swiss musician, singer, and actor.

Early life[edit]

Von der Heide was born the son of a German father and a Swiss mother.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest 1999[edit]

In 1999, Von der Heide participated in the German national final with the song "Bye Bye Bar", eventually finishing fifth, and did not go on to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009[edit]

Von der Heide played a small part as one of the Swiss jurors.[1]

Eurovision Song Contest 2010[edit]

On 18 December 2009, it was announced that Von der Heide will represent Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Il pleut de l'or".[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Von der Heide has been under constant scrutiny over his sexuality. In an interview, Von der Heide states that he doesn't feel the need to discuss his personal life in public, but that it is quite obvious that he is gay.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
DE AT CH
1996 Michael von der Heide
1998 30° 18
2000 Tourist 5
2003 Frisch 44
2003 Helvetia
2005 2pièces 72
2005 Freie Sicht 39

Singles[edit]

  • 1996 - "Erfolg"
  • 1996 - "Mit dir leben"
  • 1998 - "Jeudi amour"
  • 1998 - "Bad Hair Days"
  • 1998 - "Bye Bye Bar"
  • 2000 - "Je suis seul"
  • 2000 - "Where the Wild Roses Grow" - Duet with Kuno Lauener
  • 2000 - "Paradies"
  • 2002 - "Kriminaltango" - Duet with Nina Hagen
  • 2003 - "La solitude"
  • 2005 - "Paris c'est toi (toujours)"
  • 2005 - "Ich bi wie du"
  • 2006 - "Ruggewind"
  • 2006 - "Elodie"
  • 2008 - "Immer wenn du denkst" (Online single in Germany)
  • 2009 - "Gib mir was von dir"
  • 2010 - "Il pleut de l'or"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anna, Krasilnikova (2009-06-09). "Swiss jury gives 12 points to Alexander Rybak". ESCToday. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Schacht, Andreas (2009-12-18). "Michael von der Heide to represent Switzerland". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  3. ^ Al Kaziri, Ghassan (2009-12-18). "Michael von der Heide goes to Oslo". Oikotimes. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  4. ^ "MICHAEL VON DER HEIDE". Gay.ch. 2002-09-04. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lovebugs
with The Highest Heights
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2010
Succeeded by
Anna Rossinelli
with In Love for a While