Artist Profile

Michael Rice

Artist Profile

United Kingdom

Michael Rice

Michael Rice is a singer from Hartlepool. At the age of just 17, Michael auditioned for The X Factor where he made it to the bootcamp stage of the competition. Four years later, Michael appeared on the first series of the BBC show “All Together Now”. With the aim of the show being to get as many of the 100-strong panel of music performers and experts to stand and sing along, Michael made history as the first person in the show to manage to get a perfect score when he performed “Proud Mary” in the first round.

Michael eventually went on to win the competition, and thus earning a cash prize of £50,000. The following year Michael was chosen to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Bigger Than Us” after winning Eurovision: You Decide. In Tel Aviv sadly he came in last place, however he has continued to release music. In most recent weeks, he released his latest single “Think of Me”. | Find out more about this artist and others like them at

Eurojury is the flagship broadcast of Showcase, celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest with juries of up to 180 entertainment industry professionals. Rob Lilley has hosted the televised event since the fourth edition in 2016, succeeding Josh Dubovie and Linda Martin during the show's time as a radio broadcast. Eurojury is known for producing an accurate simulation of the results likely to be seen at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and is often used by bookmakers and broadcasters as a guide and prediction of the grand final result.

United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest

The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top 10 only twice, this being in 2002 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen. | Find out more about this artist and others like them at

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