Tousin Michael Chiza, better known as Tusse, is a Swedish singer with Congolese roots who booked his ticket to Eurovision when he won 'Melodifestivalen' by a landslide.
A household name in Sweden, Tusse got his lucky break in Sweden’s Got Talent (advancing to the semi-finals) before cementing his popularity when he won Swedish Idol in 2019.
He’s already got a string of hits to his name including My Soul Is Calling You (a tribute to his mother), the ballad A Better You, and a rendition of Whitney Houston's How Will I Know. Last Spring, Tusse released Innan du går (Before You Go), his first song entirely sung in Swedish.
Always the pragmatist, when asked by Måns Zelmerlöw after winning Melodifestivalen: ‘Are you excited for Eurovision now?’ Tusse replied: ‘No, on Monday I have to hand in an essay in Nature science. Which I’m very excited for.’ That's dedication!