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The salient points

  • Joe McElderry won The X Factor in a year that featured a lot of people who seemed more like proper popstars.
  • His biggest song so far has been a cover of a dreary Miley Cyrus ballad, but don't hold that against him.
  • Because: things appeared to take a swift upswing in the direction of amazing, with this cover of Donkeyboy's 'Ambitions'.
  • Let's watch that again shall we?
  • After that things looked like they were going to go a bit 'tits up' for Joe when Syco dropped him.
  • But then Joe signed to Decca Records in 2011 and is now an 'operastar'
  • And one more time for 'good luck'.

Interviews & Features

2011 In Review: Joe McElderry does October
Joe McElderry released two albums in 2011 - one ...
December 30, 2011 in Interviews & Features


Joe-McElderry-dandruff-235x250 Joe McElderry performed with Beyoncé last night
Up and coming singer of song Beyoncé had the pleasure ...
May 9, 2013 in The News
Joe McElderry dandruff Joe McElderry’s new album features “dance tracks” and “really high notes”
'Santo Natale (Merry Christmas)' interpeter Joe McElderry's ...
April 17, 2013 in The News
Joe McElderry dandruff Joe McElderry’s going to appear in the ‘rock opera’ Tommy
'And I Think of You – E penso a ...
October 18, 2012 in The News
The Script The Script have grabbed this week’s Number One
The Script have landed at Number One with their collaboration 'Hall ...
September 17, 2012 in The News
Joe McElderry new Joe McElderry has lent some brilliantly passive aggressive support to Dappy
'Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)' hitmaker Joe ...
July 12, 2012 in The News

From The Briefing

screenshot_02 Here’s what happened when we tried to make Joe McElderry sing ‘Halo’ in Harlow
This is former X Factor winner, former Pop Star To Opera Star winner, former The Jump winner, future King Of ...
March 14, 2014 in Noteworthy, The Briefing
2011 In Review: Featuring a cast of thousands*
We've asked some interesting popstars to talk us through ...
December 26, 2011 in The Briefing