Michael Rice (American Idol) Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Audition

Michael Rice Biography

Michael Rice is a British singer-songwriter from Hartlepool, England. He is widely recognized for competing on the “X Factor UK,” “Eurovision,” “All Together Now,” and now “American Idol” season 22. Rice competed on the “X Factor UK,” Season 11  when he was 16 years old. He then competed on “All Together Now,” Season 1 in 2018 and won the entire competition. In 2019, Rice represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with his song titled “Bigger Than Us.” His other songs include “Boy I Used to Know.”

Michael Rice Age | Birthday

Rice was born on October 25, 1997, so he is 26 years old as of February 2024. He celebrates his birthday on the 25th of October every year.

Michael Rice Parents

Rice was Born and raised in Hartlepool, County Durham, England to his parents; Stephanie (mother) and his father whose identity is still under review. Rice was raised by his mother, Stephanie, who is a single parent. The British singer has three siblings and he is the eldest of the four.

Michael Rice
Michael Rice

Michael Rice Nationality and Ethnicity

Rice, born in Hartlepool, England, holds British nationality.

Michael Rice Height

Rice stands at a height measurement of 5 feet and 8 inches (approximately).

Michael Rice Gay, Girlfriend

It is unclear whether Rice has a girlfriend or not. It is also unclear whether he is gay or not.


The talented singer, Michael Rice revealed to PinkNews that he was bullied at school for being “the only boy that could sing.” That made him stop singing and only found the confidence to perform again in the last few years. The singer went back to his former school to shoot the “Bigger Than Us” video clip, which features LGBT+ representation.

Michael Rice American Idol | Audition

Rice is a contestant in ABC’s singing reality competition show,” American Idol” Season 22. He is a singer-songwriter from Hartlepool, England. Rice is no stranger to singing reality competition shows. When he was only 16 years old, he competed in “X Factor UK” season 11. Additionally, Rice competed in “All Together Now,” Season 1 in 2018, whereby he emerged as the winner. In 2019, he represented the UK in “Eurovision” with his song titled “Bigger Than Us.”

Rice has already released several original songs which are available for streaming on Spotify. His songs include “Bigger Than Us” and “Boy I Used to Know.”

“American Idol” season 22 premieres on February 18, 2024, at 8 pm on ABC.  Kate Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan return as judges, and Ryan Seacrest as the host.

Stay tuned on ABC on Sundays at 8 pm to catch Rice’s “American Idol” audition and to find out whether he earns a golden ticket to Hollywood Week.

Rice advanced to the Hollywood Week  where he was eliminated in the Idol Arena.

American Idol Season 22 Contestants

The other contestants on ABC’s American Idol season 22 include:

Michael Rice Net worth

Rice has an estimated net worth that ranges between $200K and $600K. He is a singer-songwriter from Hartlepool, England, UK. Rice won “All Together Now” season 1 in 2018 and represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with his song titled “Bigger Than Us” in 2019. Moreover, he is a contestant in “American Idol” season 22 on ABC.


Michael Rice’s Instagram handle is @itsmichaelrice_, with over 22.2K followers as of February 2024.