Austria – Yesterday he won Germany’s most popular talent show “Das Supertalent” (German version of the … got talent franchise) due to his amazing vocal abilities. Before his victory he also applied to represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf! Shahin-Scholl can change his voice in seconds from baritone to soprano and can thus sing the female and the male part in a single song. The final of the German talent search with 11 competitors reached over 8 million viewers. Sholl can largely be expected to be the next #1 on the German Charts.
Austria will return to Eurovision this year after a 3-year break. They have started an open online selection, in which everyone with more than 33 supporters can enter a song. Apparently Sahin-Scholl got these supporters in no time.
It is unclear whether his victory will change his ambitions or whether he will still vy to represent the mountainous country, where the son of a German mother and an African-American father lives from time to time.
One of the jurors of “Das Supertalent” is Dieter Bohlen, a very successful German composer (former member of Modern Talking). He will probably (as in recent years) produce a CD with the winner of the show, Sholl in this case. Sahin’s application for Austria may be a challenge to another successful German producer: Stefan Raab, who discovered Lena and will host the Contest in 2011.
Here is a performance of Sahin-Scholl’s self-penned song Carpe Diem:
Source=ORF; Image= (c) RTL