STAGE TUBE: Matt Cardle Sings 'Bring Him Home' in Honor of Orlando Victims at West End Live
Matt Cardle made an appearance at West End Live today to sing a special rendition of LES MIS's classic "Bring Him Home" in honor of the Orlando victims and singer Christina Grimmie. Watch his moving performance below.
Matt Cardle is a singer with a four-octave vocal range, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and drummer. A lot has been written about him over the past four years, particularly that he didn't quite 'fit the mould' of the machine. Almost five years have passed since Matt was crowned the winner of the seventh series of The X Factor, guided by his mentor and friend Dannii Minogue, in front of an audience surpassing a staggering 19.1 million viewers. It is still the most successful series in the shows 12-year history and Matt historically won the public vote every week, with the exception of the first.
Now a multi-platinum selling recording artist, Matt's debut single 'When We Collide' / 'Many Of Horror', originally recorded by Biffy Clyro, sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone. The song spent three weeks at #1 and was nominated for Best British Single at the 2011 Brit Awards. This was followed by the Top 10 hit 'Run For Your Life' and platinum selling debut album. To date Matt has sold over 2.2 million records in the UK across three co-written Top 10 albums; 'Letters' (2011), 'The Fire' (2012) and 'Porcelain' (2013). Matt's last Top 10 single was the infectious duet 'Loving You' with Spice Girl Melanie C.
Southampton born and Essex raised, Matt completed his fifth sold-out UK tour in April 2014 playing 20 dates across the UK and Ireland. In September 2013 he performed 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' at Miss World in Bali, Indonesia in front of an audience of over two billion. Matt's performance of this song was voted the 3rd Best Moment in The X Factor history and has been watched over 20 million times on YouTube. This is all quite the achievement for someone who didn't quite 'fit the mould'!
Matt is currently putting the finishing touches to his 4th studio album. Working with Jim Eliot (Kylie Minogue / Ellie Golding / Will Young), John Beck (Corrine Bailey Rae / Indiana), Dimitri Tikiovoi (Goldfrapp / Charli XCX / Paloma Faith), Samuel Dixon (Sia / Adele) and Aaron Horn. The album is due for release later this year.
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