McElderry feels nerves every time he watches 'X Factor'

McElderry feels nerves every time he watches 'X Factor'

Joe McElderry gets nervous when he watches 'The X Factor'.

The pop star - who rose to fame after winning the singing competition last year - admits it's difficult for him to tune into the new series of the ITV1 show because it reminds him of the nerves he used to feel as a contestant.

He said: "I get nervous every time I watch it. I feel really strange watching it and you know how they feel at that point where they are now. The contestants have no idea what is going to happen. They know they are through to boot camp, but once you're through you still wonder what you have to expect and how many songs you have to learn.

"It's such a stressful time but they'll have the best experience ever."

The 19-year-old star's debut single 'The Climb' topped the charts when it was released last December and he is currently preparing to release his follow-up album 'Wide Awake' on October 25.

To coincide with the release, Joe will also perform his single 'Ambitions' on this year's series of 'The X Factor'.

However, the thought of singing in front of judges Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue is giving Joe "butterflies".

He explained to the Daily Record newspaper: "I'm really excited about it. I've got to go on 'The X Factor' again and I've got butterflies already. It kind of feels like it's the first live show again but obviously this is the fun part now and it's a great opportunity to go back on."

More in this Section

Emma Bunton makes plea to parents during school trip on World Children’s DayEmma Bunton makes plea to parents during school trip on World Children’s Day

Laura Whitmore reveals inspiration behind screenwriting debutLaura Whitmore reveals inspiration behind screenwriting debut

Lorraine Kelly: ‘I don’t think I’m a celebrity – I just happen to have a job on TV’Lorraine Kelly: ‘I don’t think I’m a celebrity – I just happen to have a job on TV’

Frozen star Idina Menzel to entertain young fans on CBeebiesFrozen star Idina Menzel to entertain young fans on CBeebies


Lifestyle

It won’t come as news to mothers-to-be that they are not eating for two, as the old saying goes, but the number of extra calories needed may come as a surprise. And it’s much fewer than you might think.Eating for two: It's quality not quantity of food that matters during pregnancy

Fiona Kelleher has set some of the works of Múscraí poets Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair to music, writes Pet O'ConnellPoetry and music combine in reimagining of works of Seán Ó Riordáin and Séamus Ó Céilleachair

I fear I might be getting to that stage with my daughter Joan, who is 8, whereby I am the needy one! I fear I might be getting to that stage with my daughter Joan, who is 8, whereby I am the needy one!Mum's the word: I’m the needy one... I get the kiss off from my own daughter!

US-born singer-songwriter Peter Broderick plays Triskel Christchurch in Cork tomorrow as part of the Quiet Lights festival. The event continues through the weekend at various venues around the city with concerts from the likes of Lankum, Rozi Plain and Ye Vagabonds.A question of taste: Singer-songwriter Peter Broderick

More From The Irish Examiner