Joe McElderry shot to fame when he won X-Factor in the UK. He went to number 1 in the UK and Ireland with The Climb, a cover of the Miley Cyrus song. His next release was Ambitions but after only goin to number 6, he was dropped by SyCo. His next song, Someone Wake Me up form the Chronicles Of Narnia soundtrack only reached number 68.
In 2010, Joe came out as gay and became something of a role model for gay kids in the UK. He was victim to a stalkin incident in 2011 and there’s a trial comin up for that, the poor chap. He also won Popstar to Operastar on ITV. He’s now workin on his 4th album.