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The salient points


  • Will Young won the first series of Pop Idol which was a bit of a surprise at the time because everyone seemed to like Gareth Gates more.
  • Will Young went on to release some songs he'd borrowed from other people like 'Light My Fire' and 'Evergreen' and 'The Long And Winding Road' which were sort of acceptable but at the same time not really.
  • He also released some properly amazing songs of his own like 'Leave Right Now', 'All Time Love' and 'Switch It On' which has a fairly OTT video. These releases were very acceptable indeed.
  • Will Young also does some seriousface acting and is apparently quite good at it.
  • In 2010, Will Young's seven-year-old single 'Leave Right Now' was thrust into the hearts of viewers of American Idol's ninth season after it was chosen as the contestants' exit song.
  • Will's fifth album, 'Echoes' was produced by Richard X and was very amazing. One of the singles from it had a video with a dog in it that made everyone cry.





Interviews & Features

The 2011 Popjustice Readers’ Poll – THE RESULTS!
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December 31, 2011 in Interviews & Features
2011 In Review: Will Young does August
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December 29, 2011 in Interviews & Features
The Top 33 Albums Of 2011
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December 12, 2011 in Interviews & Features
Some Will Young chitchat
Will Young's got a new single and album out so he has to talk to journalists for interviews like this ...
August 22, 2011 in Interviews & Features

News

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June 3, 2014 in The News
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November 8, 2012 in The News
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October 10, 2012 in The News
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Will Young's autobiography Funny Peculiar now has a ...
August 21, 2012 in The News
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July 12, 2012 in The News

From The Briefing

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October 8, 2014 in Noteworthy, The Briefing
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November 2, 2012 in The Briefing
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February 9, 2012 in The Briefing