Olly Murs Merch
Personal Life & Legacy
Until 2012 Olly lived with his parents in Witham, Essex but later moved into a five bedroom house in Toot Hill, Essex. He began dating model and property manager Francesca Thomas the same year, but ended their relationship in 2015.
Olly has worked closely with several organisations that provide assistance to the downtrodden. In 2011, he participated in the ‘BT Charity Trek’ for the ‘Comic Relief Red Nose Day’
He appeared on the game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ and won a whooping 10,000 pounds for charity. He is also a patron of the ‘Brainwave’ foundation that collects funds for children suffering from varied brain conditions like cerebral palsy.
The X Factor & Debut Studio Album
Murs sang Stevie Wonder’s ‘Superstition’ for the judges ‘X Factor’ audition. After his selection he went onto the ‘bootcamp’ round where he sang Elton John’s classic ‘Your Song’ and became a fierce contender for the live stage shows.
He glided through the live shows belting out numbers such as ‘She’s the One’, ‘A Fool in Love’ and ‘Bewitched’ and was backed by public votes and made it to the finale. For the finale he performed alongside his idol Robbie Williams with a duet of ‘Angels’
However, he didn’t win the show and was announced runner-up to his contender Joe McElderry. But all didn’t end here for Olly, the following day he was offered to sing alongside Robbie Williams once again at the ‘Soccer Aid’ event.
In 2010, he signed a deal with two mega UK record labels, which was ‘Epic Records’ and ‘Syco Music’. For his debut album he worked with some of the finest figures of the music industry such as John Shanks, Eg White, Trevor Horn, Wayne Hector, Martin Brammer, Mark Taylor, Chris Difford and many more.
Soon after the big announcement of his first studio album a single titled ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’ hit radios on 27th August that year. It peaked several charts with the album ‘Olly Murs’ booking the first spot on the ‘UK Albums Chart’.