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 45)
Amden, Switzerland
Occupation(s) 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 rumored his sexuality in Swiss press.He states in interviews, that he doesn't feel the need to discuss his personal life in public. [4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
SWI AUT GER
1996 Michael von der Heide
1998 30° 18
2000 Tourist 5
2001 Hildegard
2002 Frisch 44
2003 Helvetia
2005 2pièces 72
2008 Freie Sicht 39
2011 Lido 25
2015 Bellevue 19
2016 Paola 22

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. ^ "Micheal Performing In Oslo Michael Von Der Heide who represented Switzerland at Eurovision 2010 has received 5000 Francs compensation from the Swiss tabloid Blick". Retrieved 10 July 2016. 

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