We all know Michelle as the Schlager Queen, who represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 in Copenhagen with “Wer Liebe lebt”. Even 20 years after her participation at Eurovision, Michelle is still a huge name in Germany and beyond, releasing several big hits and five Top 10 albums in the German, Austrian and Swiss charts.
Michelle has now decided to join the German version of “Dancing With The Stars”, which in Germany is called “Let’s Dance” and broadcasted on RTL.
This is what Michelle said about her participation on the popular dance show:
What you are going to see is a 1.56 meters tall, short, sweet power woman, who is going to give everything. Who is probably going to have extremely sore muscles. And I will try to do, what I usually do as a singer, and that is evoke emotions with my voice, I will this time try it with my dances on the stage with a wonderful teacher.
Did you know that Michelle is not the first Eurovision singer to participate at RTL’s Let’s Dance? Last season, Isle De Lange from the Common Linnets (The Netherlands 2014) was dancing on the same stage. Luca Hänni (Switzerland 2019) even made it to the 3rd place in 2020. And one of the most memorable participatons in the show’s history, had to be the one of Eurovision legend Katja Ebstein. The famous singer, who represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970, 1971 and 1980, competed at the dance show in 2007 and finished in a remarkable second place, at the age of 62.
Katja Ebstein with her dance partner Oliver Seefeld (2007)
Do you know any other Eurovision contestants that have participated at their country’s version of “Dancing With The Stars”? And how do you think Michelle is going to perform this season? Let us know your opinion in the comments and on our social media profiles!
In case you want to see more of Michelle, we gladly recommend to re-watch her Eurovision performance in 2001, that brought a great 8th place to Germany: