UK Eurovision Veteran Michael Rice's Powerful 'American Idol' Audition

Michael Rice last sang at Eurovision in Tel Aviv over five years ago.   

Even though the gifted singer finished last in that year's Grand Final, adding to a streak of bad results for the United Kingdom, his rich vocal tone and winning demeanour left an impression.  

Fast forward to 2024, and the 26-year-old is beginning a new phase in his musical career  

Tonight's edition of American Idol, the 22nd season of the US television singing competition, has Michael auditioning in front of the show's three judges  

Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, and Katy Perry. ABC, the current network that broadcasts the show, previewed his entire   

Audition in advance, indicating that the show is involved in his success.  

Michael sings a cover of Kelly Clarkson's 2004 chart-topper 'Because of You' at the audition, dedicating it to his late father  

Michael *spoiler alert* wins a standing ovation and a group embrace from the judging panel after impressing them with his story and powerful voice  

Katy Perry summarised the trio's reaction to Michael's audition as follows:  

Michael has released a single rendition of 'Because of You' to commemorate his forthcoming moment in the spotlight on US television.   

It is available for streaming and purchase in all of the normal venues listed above.  

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