Michael Jr (Verschuere, his real name) was born on 21 april 1986 in Eernegem, near Brugge (Belgium)
When he was 3 years old he started to sing the numbers of his idols, Mario Lanza, Elvis Presley and later the Belgium singer Helmut Lotti.
In 1998 he could convince his parents to go to a concert of Helmut. After the concert he asked someone an autograph of Helmut. He told that person that he can sing all the songs of Helmut, and that person asked him to sing. He couldn't believe his ears. He took Michael to Helmut's dressing room. Michael did the same for Helmut and he couldn't believe his ears either. That person was Helmut's manager. In 1998 Michael sang in the opera of Gent, after his performance the people gaved him a long standing ovation. That was the start of a new star.
In 1999 his first single was released "Il Mondo", and later that year his first full CD "Dreamland". Between 1999 and 2003 he saw almost the whole world, U.S.A., Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Switserland, South-Africa,...
In 2002 his second single "Anna Maria" and full CD "Musica é La Vita" where released. Beautiful songs with a lower voice of Michael.
2004 was a special year for Michael, He becamed 18 and have a new manager. He still works togheter with Guido Van Hooreweder from Beernem. In June he surprised us all with his wonderful song "You Raise Me Up".
Now we are 2005 and there are lot of plans, in April he go with the fans to Austria where he will perform a whole week, and there are a lot of more surprises, like the new full CD where we still wait for.
As you can see we will hear much more about this young talent.