MARCUS Collins has come a long way since his X Factor days. But who is he, when did he compete on X Factor and what is his Instagram? Here's the lowdown... Who is Marcus Collins? Marcus Collins is an English singer from Liverpool, Merseyside. He was born on May 15, 1988 - which makes him 30. Prior to his singing career, the star worked as a salon hairdresser. Marcus rose to fame when he appeared on The X Factor as a contestant. Following the show, the 30-year-old released his self-titled debut album which peaked at number 7 on the UK Albums Chart. The single of the album was a cover of The White Stripes' Seven Nation Army, which charted number 9 on the UK Singles Chart. Since then, Marcus has performed in the musicals Hairspray and Kinky Boots. He also dated Strictly Come Dancing dancer Robin Windsor between 2014 and 2016. When was he on the X Factor? Marcus was on the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011. He joined as a solo artist and made it all the way to the finals. He was … [Read more...] about Who is Marcus Collins, when was he on the X Factor and what’s the Seven Nation Army singer’s Instagram?
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X Factor crews have today made the most of Thanet's coastline by shooting part of a promotional video in Broadstairs.Arrived early at Dumpton Gap, the team included Kevin Davy White, who was one of last year's finalist.Thanet District Council confirmed that the ITV1 show had requested permission to film this morning.A TDC spokesman said: "The crew are filming for X Factor, which returns to ITV1 in September.The popular singing show is set to return next month with Robbie Williams, Ayda Field and Louis Tomlinson joining Simon Cowell on the judging panel.It's been showbiz central in Thanet this week, with pop star Peter Andre also spotted filming in the district.He was seen in Ramsgate recording with Joe Pasquale as part of the Celebrity Antique Road Trip programme on Monday. … [Read more...] about X Factor crews film at seaside
X Factor bosses have hailed Ayda Williams an instant success as she and her pop star husband Robbie were cheered by fans on the first day of auditions. Senior show insiders said Ayda, 39, was “feisty” and held her own in debates with Robbie, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell despite lacking music experience. The newbies joined their music mogul boss for the panel that features three men and just one woman for the first time in the show’s 15 year history. After walking on stage at Wembley Arena holding hands with Robbie, she wasted no time in clashing with him over a singer. She said: “I totally disagree with the man on my right,” about the singing performance which got the crowd on her side. Read More X Factor 2018 Later when Cowell criticised another act she continued to be positive towards them and added: “I am all about the California sunshine and joy.” A show insider said: "Ayda and Robbie have really hit the ground running and are not … [Read more...] about X Factor bosses hail Ayda Williams an instant success on first day of auditions
X FACTOR winner Joe McElderry cancelled a concert at the last minute after a letter was sent to the venue threatening to kill him. Joe, 26, was about to take to the stage when he was made aware of it. He immediately told staff to evacuate the 500-strong sell-out crowd. Many later sent him messages of support. Violet Liane tweeted: “Safety always comes first, you are very wise to cancel.” The Empire, in Consett, Co Durham, received the letter six days before Friday’s gig and told cops. A spokesman for Joe, the 2009 X Factor champ, said: “He was mortified to cancel. MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZANT'S OUT Fresh-faced Ant McPartlin leaves rehab after a month following booze nightmare EXES AT WAR Muggy Mike and Megan McKenna have blazing row on night out following split different dave BGT viewers notice something odd about David Walliams - but did you spot it? the wedding's off Emmerdale's Amy Walsh splits from fiance as he moves on with co-star PEEK-A-BOOB Liz … [Read more...] about X Factor winner Joe McElderry cancels concert at the last minute after receiving death threats
X FACTOR and hopeful Eurovision star Saara Aalto will join Steps at their Spitfire Ground concert this summer. The Finnish pop princess will perform as a special guest alongside boy band Blue at Castle Park for the GRANDSLAM 2018: Summer of Steps Tour. She said: "I cannot wait to be back in front of British audiences again. The UK really embraced me and my style. "To be performing alongside Steps in stadiums up and down the country is a dream come true after my X Factor experience.” Saara, 30, will be on the tour from May following the launch of her debut international single next month, which will also serve as Finland’s entry to this year's Eurovision. The songstress, who came runner-up in the 13th series of The X Factor in 2016, has been working with internationally-acclaimed songwriters and producers. The past year has been a whirlwind for Saara which has seen her become an X Factor Finland judge, release her debut book No Fear and now touring with Steps. … [Read more...] about X Factor star Saara Aalto to wow at Steps tour