X Factor star to shine on King’s Lynn stage

Joe McElderry ANL-140306-161634001
Joe McElderry ANL-140306-161634001
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This Sunday will see the X Factor contestant who won both the competition, and the heart of the nation, back in 2009 taking to the stage at Lynn’s Corn Exchange.

Joe McElderry rose to fame after winning the sixth series of the ITV talent competition, with his first single, The Climb, reaching the number one spot in the UK charts.

He returned to our TV screens in 2011 when he was the triumphant winner of the second series of ITV show Pop Star to Opera Star, where he had received 80 per cent of the votes throughout the series.

There is only one Joe McElderry, and there is only one night for you to see this incredible singer performing songs from rock and pop to classical with his band.

Lucy: How is the tour going so far? Any stand-out moments?

Joe: The tour has been so incredible. We have had a few fun moments including when a fire alarm went off mid-show and we had to evacuate the building – that was quite funny!

L: This tour is your largest yet - what are you looking forward to the most about this?

J: I think getting to visit different venues changes the performance a lot because you have a different feel and sound in each venue. Also getting to meet new fans and people who are only seeing my show for the first time is exciting for me because I feel like I have put on the best show to make sure they want to come back again. I enjoy the challenge.

L: What can fans expect from the new tour in terms of material?

J: This tour is a very diverse show with music from all four albums, so we have pop classical and there is also some new material. I try to make the show very accesible so no matter what you have come to see, it crosses all of my different music styles.

L: Will you be spending much time in King’s Lynn?

J: I probably won’t have a lot of time. Unfortunately the most I see in the cities we have been visiting is the bus, the stage and the dressing room! I do try and have a quick look around the places if i get a chance.

L: You are the only X Factor winner to release four albums - why do you think this is? What is your X Factor?

J: I think the X Factor is an amazing platform and all I have done since the show is work hard and always strive to progress and try new things. I feel proud that I have released four albums because that is sometimes rare in the music industry, but I want to now aim for ten albums!

L: How do you feel you have developed as an artist since winning X Factor at 18 in 2009?

J: I have matured massively and I understand the business a lot more than I did back then. With that knowledge, I think I have relaxed a lot more and can make good decisions about the music and my performances.

L: Have you any songs that you particularly enjoy performing on tour?

J: There are lots of songs in the show, but Nessun Dorma always has a great reaction from the audience. I think its a very emotional song and you can see that sweeping through the audience.

L: What else do you have in the pipeline for this year?

J: Hopefully after the tour, I will have a bit of time to do some more writing and recording and maybe start the ball rolling with an album but we have a lot more live dates in the autumn all the way up to Christmas.

L: Any messages for your King’s Lynn fans?

J: I am looking forward to meeting the people of King’s Lynn and putting on a great show for them.

Tickets are still available, go to www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk to book or call the box office on 01553 764864.