will i am wants The Voice winner to do Eurovision
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7 June 2019 - 9:00 AM

will i am wants The Voice winner to do Eurovision

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will.i.am believes the United Kingdom would have a better chance of winning the "Eurovision Song Contest" if "The Voice" winner "automatically" represented the nation.

The UK, represented by relatively unknown singer Michael Rice, finished last for the fourth time in 17 years at last month's spectacle, but the Black Eyed Peas star believes a more successful candidate can be found on the ITV singing show.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column, he said: "How comes the winner of "The Voice" doesn't automatically go to "Eurovision"?

"You know what I'm saying? That would work."

Michael scored just 16 points for his performance of "Bigger Than Us" at the annual musical extravaganza in Tel Aviv, but after a "human error" voting issue his tally was decreased to just 11.

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The 21-year-old singer admitted afterwards he "always knew" he would finish on the bottom of the pile, blaming Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and he believes even Sir Elton John or Gary Barlow wouldn't have achieved many more points than him.

He said: "I always knew I was going to come in this position because of Brexit.

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"Do you know what? If it was Gary Barlow or Elton John, they still probably would have come last too."

Before the competition, Michael admitted it was an "honour" to represent the UK, after the public voted for him to lead the nation's hopes after he wowed on talent show "Eurovision: You Decide".

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: "I think it's ... from getting the email to audition for the show and the whole process of rehearsing the song and then actually doing the show, it was a bit nerve-wracking. But I'm just glad the UK public voted for me to represent, because it's an honour."

The UK haven't triumphed in the competition since Katrina And The Waves won with "Love Shine a Light" in 1997.

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