X Factor winner coming to St Albans

11:07 08 June 2014

X Factor star Joe McElderry will be appearing at the Alban Arena in St Albans

X Factor star Joe McElderry will be appearing at the Alban Arena in St Albans

Archant

A former winner of The X Factor will be coming in St Albans next week.

Joe McElderry, who rose to fame in 2009 after winning the sixth series of the ever-popular ITV talent show, has managed to carve out a successful career since winning The X Factor.

And his Set Your Soul Alive tour reaches the Alban Arena, in St Albans, on Friday, June 13.

Under the tutelage of Cheryl Cole, Joe stunned X Factor audiences with his vocal talents, taking on songs by legends in the world of music such as Luther Vandross, Elton John, Robbie Williams, Whitney Houston and Miley Cyrus.

His first single, The Climb, climbed to the top of the UK and Irish charts and this was soon followed by his debut album, titled Wide Awake.

Joe’s 24-carat voice hit the headlines again in 2011. Ready for a vocal challenge, Joe took part in the ITV show Popstar to Operastar.

Each week Joe took on incredibly difficult songs and managed to conquer them with ease.

In all the episodes that Joe competed, he received more votes than the other contestants combined and never received less than 58.2 per cent of the public vote.

Joe battled it out with Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker in the final to become the overall winner with more than 70 per cent of the vote.

Once again, Joe proved more recently that he had the Midas touch, conquering every challenge he faced and winning every television show he enters.

In January, Joe entered Channel 4 show Jump, which saw celebrities competing against one another in winter sports activities.

He entered the competition as a late replacement and eventually went on to win with an impressive final jump of 17.5 metres off the K40 ski jump.

It’s as a performer though that Joe truly comes to life.

And for one night only, audiences in St Albans will be taken on a musical roller-coaster, with Joe moving effortlessly from heartwarming ballads to tragic arias.

Tickets for Joe McElderry: Set Your Soul Alive at the Alban Arena, featuring The X Factor star and his incredible band performing songs from rock and pop through to classical, are on sale now.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

15:01
An artist's impression of what the new rectory would look like.

A new rectory is vital for the village of Ashwell, according to members of St Mary’s Church.

Fri, 16:03
Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner David Lloyd has said a proposed council tax freeze won't affect recruitment.

Herts’ police and crime commissioner has said a proposed freeze in the force’s council tax precept won’t affect a recruitment drive.

Fri, 14:02
A survey has found calls to a debt helpline go up across the area.

The number of people in Stevenage and North Herts turning to debt advice services for help has risen by almost 20 per cent in the last year, new figures show.

Fri, 09:25
A10 cycling corridor campaigners Rod Taylor, John Meadows, Tina Filby, Erika Bosman and Susan van de Ven.

A county councillor has spoken of her ‘astonishment’ after plans for a £7.2 million cycling ‘super highway’ connecting Royston and Cambridge were put on hold.

”North

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition today E-edition