SWEDEN – Tousin Michael Chiza, known as Tusse, is a Congolese-Swedish singer. Chiza was born in Congo-Kinshasa and came to Sweden alone as a refugee, in Sweden he started to live with a family in the village of Kullsbjörken where he has resided since 2015.
He participated as a singer in the Swedish talent show Talang 2018 (as Tousin Chiza) which was also broadcast on TV4; he made it to the semifinals before being eliminated. He received praise for his semifinal performance from judge Bianca Ingrosso. Tusse was a finalist in Swedish Idol 2019, broadcast on TV4, alongside Freddie Liljegren, and was ultimately declared the winner in the final.
After winning Swedish Idol, he released three singles, two of the songs he performed on Idol: a cover of “How Will I Know” on 22 November 2019 as a Top 12 contestant and, as a finalist, his version of the season’s winning song, “Rain”, on 3 December 2019.
As a result of his victory, he got to release his debut single as a CD single as well as on the iTunes Store. His third single is called “Innan du går”
Tusse participated in Melodifestivalen 2021 with the song “Voices”.
He qualified directly to the final, scheduled for 13 March 2021, and ultimately won with 175 points. As a result, he will now represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.