Olly Murs, the likeable, cheeky chap from Essex, first hit our screens by wowing The X Factor judges performing Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’. It prompted Simon Cowell to proclaim “ that’s the easiest yes I have ever given”.
A star was born, and there has been no turning back for Olly. Having sung his way through to the final of the 2009 show, Murs eventually ended up as runner up and has been in popular demand ever since- stocking up almost 100 live dates of his own since the show.
In February 2010, Olly signed a joint record deal between Epic Records and Syco Music.
Olly’s debut single that he co-wrote, titled “Please Don’t Let Me Go,” was released in August and went straight into number one in the UK charts.
The X Factor seems a very long time ago for Olly, who is now a regular on our television screens and also spent a week in 2011 co-presenting the highly popular Chris Moyles Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1.
Olly continues to go from strength to strength and since that number one has seen his album soar to number two.
He has sat top of the pile once again in the singles with Heart Skips A Beat, a true summer track of 2011.
It’s pretty clear that the enthusiastic singer will be around for quite some time!