Splendid: Michael Rice, 'Bigger Than Us' (Great Britain)
Rick: The homeland of pop might just break its long string of bad luck years at the Eurovision Song Contest. Slightly chubby and a bit awkward, Michael Rice is anything but a streamlined ESC entry. But that wonderfully nuanced soul voice! In "Bigger Than Us," he gives it his all — and yet, paradoxically, one feels that he can even build on that in the week leading to the finale.