Sunday, February 10, 2019

Eurovision 2019: Why Michael Rice believes he can break the UK's losing streak

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Media captionMichael Rice's version of Bigger Than Us
Michael Rice, who won BBC talent show All Together Now last year, has been chosen to fly the flag for the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
The 21-year-old from Hartlepool, who was also on The X Factor in 2014, was picked in a TV viewers' vote on Friday.
He will now travel to Israel in May in the hope of impressing Eurovision fans with his rousing anthem Bigger Than Us.
The UK has struggled in recent years - it has not won for 22 years and has not finished in the top 10 for a decade.
Rice won the £50,000 prize on All Together Now in March 2018, and used the money to take his family to Disneyland and to set up a shop selling ice cream and waffles.
Below, he reveals that he went to Europe for the first time two weeks ago (and broke his toe while away), says his Eurovision song is dedicated to his late father - and insists he has a chance of winning.

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