Olly Murs’ US star is on the rise, thanks in no small part to those five lads from One Direction. The former X Factor runner-up has been supporting the boys on their North American tour and has been picking up bags of new fans across the pond in the process.
The Dance With Me Tonight singer had previously told MTV that he was hoping to convert some of the 1Directioners to the ‘Murs Army’ and said that even though One Direction have been hugely successful in the States, there’s always room for his brand of cheeky chappy pop.
Olly has become a household since his X Factor days and his presenting gig on the Xtra Factor with co-host Caroline Flack has helped secure his status as one of the biggest male stars in music today.
Since joining One Direction on tour, Olly has appeared on Tonight With Jay Leno singing his No.1 single Heart Skips a Beat, which has just been released in America with Rizzle Kicks’ addition to the track being replaced with Chiddy Bang’s offering; to appeal to the American Market. As well as that, the singer has given a showcase in New York and has managed to fit in some recording for his third album in the process.
Olly might have finished as runner up on 2009’s X Factor, but with 4 No. 1 singles under his belt since then, 2 No. 1 albums, 2 Brit nominations, an arena tour and the American public in the palm of his hand, he has proven he is the real winner of the talent competition. Well done Olly!