The first day that Michael Alvarado met Carissa Rae, he knew he was going to marry her.
“I left and I get back in the car with my college roommate, and I turn to him and I say, ‘I am going to marry this girl.’ And he’s like, ‘What, are you crazy? You’ve only known her for three hours! How could you possibly know that?’ And I told him sometimes when you know, you just know. And I knew it with her,” Michael tells PopCrush in our studio, where he and Carissa are filming a live performance for our #NextUp series, which highlights the new music artists that you need to know now.