There is a lot of anxiety about the conditions Michele Merlo. Known to the public as Mike Bird, the former competitor of X Factor and of Friends, 28 years old recently (he was born in Marostica in the province of Vicenza on March 1, 1993), “he is hospitalized in serious condition in the intensive care unit of the Maggiore Hospital in Bologna – the family says – where he underwent surgery. urgency in the night between Thursday and last Friday following a cerebral hemorrhage triggered by sudden fulminant leukemia “.
In these hours, fans are covering the young artist with affection and messages on social media. The last message posted on Instagram by the semifinalist of Friends 17 it was this: “I would like a sunset but my throat and head explode with evil. Remedies?”.
Federico Rossi (the lead singer of the duo Benji & Fede) replied to the post by commenting: “Come on, free soul”.
Michele Merlo made himself known by managing to carve out a place among the competitors competing in the evening of the 2017 edition of Friends 16 (he was part of the white team, led by Morgan). Great connoisseur of rock music, a topic on which he has long confronted the “professor” Boosta, as singers is inspired by Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Jeff Buckley Besides The neighbourhood e The 1975.
Before starting his journey at Amici 16, Mike had auditioned for X Factor 10 bringing – among other songs – a cover of Fix you gods Coldplay e Albachiara of Vasco Rossi, but he had failed to push himself beyond the bootcamps and had been discarded by Arisa (judge of the category of children aged 16 to 24). However, the young singer did not lose heart and decided to embark on the new adventure of the show by Maria De Filippi.
In 2020 it came out Stupid hearts, his first album all in Italian and the first released under his real name.