We’re back this week to introduce you to Michael Rice. It may not be your first encounter with his name as he’s been in the media quite a lot lately. The 21-year-old Brit was chosen to represent the UK in the Eurovision singing contest. And he’s just released his latest single ‘Bigger Than Us’ with Spinnup.
Michael began his foray into the music world busking on week-ends in his hometown of Hartlepool, England. His efforts didn’t go unnoticed, especially when a local recorded him performing and posted him on social media.
The video amassed a couple thousand views and led him to audition for the first season of BBC’s singing competition ‘All Together Now’. Michael eventually won the contest and he’s now on his way to Tel Aviv to participate in Eurovision.
Using his platform for good, Michael has been open about the fact that as a kid he would get bullied at school, especially for singing. He’s now a proud anti-bullying advocate and visits schools around the UK to spread the message.
His version of ‘Bigger Than Us’ holds a unifying message, with a fresh and empowering sound. His vocal is both modulated and powerful in all the right moments and is guaranteed to give you chills when he hits thenote in his dramatic harmonies.
Take a listen and see why it’s no surprise that the track has already been streamed more than 200k times on Spotify.
Watch him perform his single ‘Bigger Than Us’ live on ‘Eurovision: You Decide’, a momentous performance for the young artist that really impressed us with his showman skills and professionalism on stage.
You can stream ‘Bigger Than Us’ down below.