Michael Rice (singer)

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Michael Rice
Michael Rice (cropped).jpg
Background information
Born (1997-10-25) 25 October 1997 (age 24)
Hartlepool, England[1]
Genres
  • Pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
Years active2014–present

Michael Rice (born 25 October 1997) is a British singer. He represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel with the song "Bigger than Us", placing in 26th.[2] Prior to this, he won the first series of BBC One's singing competition All Together Now in 2018, and also appeared in the eleventh series of The X Factor in 2014.[1]

Career[edit]

2014–2019: The X Factor and All Together Now[edit]

In 2014, Rice entered series 11 of The X Factor in the United Kingdom. He auditioned for the show with "I Look to You" by Whitney Houston. He was eliminated following the Bootcamp stage. In 2018, he entered the first series of BBC One's singing competition All Together Now, he went on to win the competition. In 2019 he was crowned the winner of BBC Two’s Eurovision: You Decide competition with his song ‘Bigger Than Us’ - this won him the right to represent the United Kingdom in Tel-Aviv.

All Together Now performances and results
Show Song choice Score Result
Heat 1 "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival 100 1st
Final "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z 95 1st
"Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen 94 Winner

2019–present: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

In January 2019, Rice was confirmed as one of six artists competing in Eurovision: You Decide, the British national selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. On 8 February 2019, he won the show with the song "Bigger than Us", written by Laurell Barker, Anna-Klara Folin, John Lundvik and Jonas Thander, and represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision final in Tel Aviv, Israel and came in last position with 11 points.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
Down.

[3]
SCO
[4]
SWE
Heat.

[5]
"Lady" 2017 Non-album singles
"Bigger than Us" 2019 27 35 8
"Somebody"
"Think of Me" 2020
"Breaking Free"

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"I Won't Stumble Back"
(Maison & Dragen featuring Michael Rice)
2016 Non-album single
"Bruised"
(Power Of Muzik featuring Michael Rice, Asher Knight, Luena Martinez,
Ben Ofoedu & Angels N Bandits)
2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saturday night entertainment show All Together Now to return to BBC One for second series". BBC Media Centre. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Eurovision 2019: UK's last-placed entry has score lowered". 23 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart: 24 May 2019 – 30 May 2019". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 21". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
Preceded by
SuRie with "Storm"
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by