Michael Rice has travelled to Croatia, as the United Kingdom starts their promotional tour ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
The United Kingdom’s Michael Rice appeared on Zvijezde Pjevaju last night in Croatia. The singer performed on prime time television on the Croatian national broadcaster, marking the first of the singers planned appearances across Europe in the coming month.
Michael Rice 🇬🇧 performs his ESC entry ''Bigger Than Us'' in croatian tv show
Posted by Eurovision Fans on Saturday, 30 March 2019
Whilst at the HRT studios the singer also met Roko who will be representing Croatia with the song “The Dream”, you can watch a mashup of the two singers songs below:
U zagrebačkom studiju "Anton Marti" na Prisavlju tijekom probe za show Zvijezde pjevaju upoznala su se dva predstavnika ovogodišnjeg Izbora za pjesmu Eurosong HRT predstavnik Hrvatske Roko Blažević i predstavnik Velike Britanije Michael Rice! Kako teku pripreme oba predstavnika za natjecanje 41 zemlje, koje ih očekuje u svibnju u Tel Avivu, otkrili su za Dnevnik HTV-a te ekskluzivno izveli "medley" i "mash-up" svojih pjesama – "The Dream" i "Bigger Than Us" te uputili pozdrav s HRT-ove pozornice svim eurovizijskim glasačima: https://bit.ly/2JRwDjF@rokoblazevic_official @itsmichaelrice_ @hrvatska_radiotelevizija BBC Eurovision @eurovisiontelaviv @eurovision #thedream #daretodream #eurovision2019 #croatia #uk
Posted by Moj HRT on Sunday, 31 March 2019
Who is Michael Rice?
Michael Rice from Hartlepool, will represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. He first came to the public attention when he participated in the X Factor in 2014, but was eliminated after the Bootcamp stage.
He returned to television screens in 2018 when he participated in the BBC series ‘All Together Now’. The show sees performers attempt to convince 100 judges to sing along with them. He was crowned the winner of the first series.
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.