Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Joe Back on Song

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Joe Back on Song

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SOUTH Shields singing sensation JOE MCELDERRY is bringing his new - and somewhat different - tour to Teesside.

The former X Factor winner is at Middlesbrough Town Hall tonight.

Previous contestants on the talent show have enjoyed varying levels of success and Joe, himself, has had many ups and downs.

After winning X Factor he was famously pipped to the post in the race for that year's Christmas number one thanks to a campaign to get Rage Against The Machine to the festive top spot.

He has also been dropped from Simon Cowell's Syco label.

Earlier this year, however, he showed his true musical talent by winning another talent show - Popstar to Operastar.

Now signed to Universal Music he recently released his second album, Classic, in the summer.

Featuring tracks ranging from Over The Rainbow to I Dreamed A Dream and Nessun Dorma, it's a million miles from the heavily pop-based X Factor style.

The Classic tour will present a snapshot of Joe's music career to date. …

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