Michael Murphy (born Michael Sean D'Arcy Murphy on 4 September 1986, in Taupo, New Zealand) is a singer and runner-up winner of the 2004 New Zealand Idol. During this contest, Murphy developed a following amongst female viewers between the ages of 11-17. He was ultimately beaten by Ben Lummis, who became his friend over the course of the contest.
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Murphy was persuaded to enter the New Zealand Idol by his mother, Nikki. His father, Sean, along with his younger sister, Suzy and younger brother, Chris, have also been big supporters.
In 2006, Murphy joined his former Deadset bandmates to form the band 5star Fallout, with him as the lead singer. The band released a single, "Seasons", that has been well received by fans. The song won the "ZM deathmatch" 7 times in a row. The band broke up a few years later.
Murphy appeared in the Theatre Company's production of RENT at the civic theatre in Auckland 1
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Murphy performed in the 2010 Christmas in the Park concert in Christchurch on 27 November and in Auckland on 11 December. He performed "Rock'n'roll Christmas", "Livin' on a Prayer", and "Why Does Love Do This To Me" during these events.