Our Olly Murs from Witham is now the favourite to win this year’s X Factor competition. When Olly returned to Witham this week screaming fans chased his car down the street. Olly popped into his local pub, the George in Newland Street, on Monday for a pint of blackcurrant.
Olly performed Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now on last weeks X Factor show and put on an excellent act showing off some of his best dance moves.
Who Is Olly Murs?
Olly Murs attended Notley High School where he played as a centre forward in the school’s football team. He also played semi-professionally for Witham Town for a while. Before going on the X Factor he worked as an energy advisor in a call centre. He has previously appeared on the TV show Deal or No Deal.
He performed “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder in his first audition and Cowell said it was “the easiest yes I have ever given”. On the first live show he sang Robbie Williams’ “She’s the One” and on the second, Tina Turner’s “Fool in Love,” a performance which Cowell described as being “in a different league.” For week three he took on “Bewitched” by Steve Lawrence. Walsh commented that he was the “dark horse of the competition,” and Cole said he was “coming into his own each week.” He has frequently employed dance moves in his performance including his trademark “Olly wiggle.” In Week 4 he sang “Come Together” by The Beatles and again received positive comments, with Walsh predicting, “I think you’re in the final three,” and Cowell saying he was “progressing better than just about everybody.”
The sensible money is on Olly to win the X Factor final and to have a Christmas No. 1 hit to boot!