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Olly Murs

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Genre:Pop
Rank:685 history »
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4.6/5 from 17 users
Songs:87
Albums:4

Most popular songs

# Song LSI Rank
1Up (feat. Demi Lovato) lyrics
39
39
2Band Aid 30
Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014) (feat. Alfie Deyes, Angelique Kidjo, Bastille, Bono, Chris Martin, Clean Bandit, Disclosure, Ed Sheeran, Elbow, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sandé, Jessie Ware, Joe Sugg, Olly Murs, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Queen, Rita Ora, Sam Smith, Seal, Sinéad O'Connor, Underworld and Zoe Sugg) lyrics
438
438
3Wrapped Up (feat. Travie McCoy) lyrics
834
834
4Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida) lyrics
1,817
1,817
5I Blame Hollywood lyrics
6Sophie lyrics
7Ask Me To Stay lyrics
8Hey You Beautiful lyrics
9Runaway lyrics
10Oh My Goodness lyrics

Most popular albums

# Album LSI Rank
1Never Been Better (Deluxe Version) [2014]
147
147
2In Case You Didn't Know [2011]
2,627
2,627
3Olly Murs [2010]
3,616
3,616
4Right Place Right Time [2012]

Biography

Olly Stanley Murs (born 28 May 1984) is from Essex, England. He attended Notley High School where he was a star striker in the school's football team. He also played semi-professionally for Witham Town. He works as an energy advisor in a call centre. He has previously appeared on the TV show Deal or No Deal, where he won £10.

He performed "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder in his first audition and Simon Cowell said it was "the easiest yes I have ever given". On the first live show he sang Robbie Williams' "She's the One" and on the second, Tina Turner's "Fool in Love," a performance which Cowell described as being "in a different league." For week three he took on "Bewitched" by Steve Lawrence. Walsh commented that he was the "dark horse of the competition," and Cole said he was "coming into his own each week." He has frequently employed dance moves in his performance including his trademark "Olly wiggle." In week 4 he sang "Come Together" by The Beatles and again received positive comments, with Walsh predicting, "I think you're in the final three," and Cowell saying he was "progressing better than just about everybody." In week 5 he performed "Twist and Shout" and in week 6 "Don't Stop Me Now" after which he was labelled by Minogue as, "absolutely the best performer we have on the show by far."

After a performance of "Fastlove", he was in the bottom two in week 7, with John & Edward, but was saved when Minogue, Cole and Cowell decided to send John & Edward home. When the voting statistics were later released on The X Factor website, they revealed that had the judges' vote gone into deadlock, Murs would have been sent home on popular vote, as John and Edward gained 10.7% of the popular vote against just 9.8% to Murs. In the semi-finals Murs had to miss the wedding of his brother. The ceremony took place just 16 miles from the show's studio, but Cowell, his mentor, had great reservations about letting him off for a few hours on this crucial semi-final day. He sang The Jacksons' "Can You Feel It" and the John Lennon/Paul McCartney composition "We Can Work It Out" in the semi-final and ended up as one of the three finalists, breaking down in tears upon hearing the result.

In the final on 12 December 2009, he repeated his audition song, Stevie Wonder's "Supersition", following which Cowell said putting him in the final 12 was "the best risk I have ever taken in my life". Murs then sang with Robbie Williams on a duet of "Angels". Williams fluffed his lines as he walked on stage to join Murs and came in at the wrong time, singing the second line of the song, but was helped by Murs to find the right spot. There was then a repeat performance of his week 2 song "Fool in Love." Murs qualified for the final two and first sang a repeat performance of "Twist and Shout", following which Louis Walsh commented, "You're a born, born showman and no matter what happens tonight you're going to have a great career in music." In his final performance on the show he performed the winner's song, the "The Climb", finishing it in tears. He was told by Cole, "You absolutely tore it from your soul. I've never heard you sing like that. I thought it was a beautiful version of the song." He lost the final to Joe McElderry on December 13, 2009 and finished as the runner-up.

On December 15 – two days after the final – it was reported that Cowell will offer Murs a record deal in early 2010. Following his defeat, Murs was reportedly texted by duet parter Robbie Williams and invited to visit him in his Los Angeles mansion and participate in the upcoming Soccer Aid, organized by Williams. He will also appear on the upcoming X Factor tour in 2010, alongside Joe McElderry, Stacey Soloman and several other finalists

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  •  guest says:
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    Like 014-04-2015 16:53
     
    i like this song. it's good
     Simpsons says:
    Like 003-02-2015 23:00
     
    It's kind of like our relationships with God, because there always seem to be a whole army of barriers and obstacles in our way, hence the lines:

    "So let's build a bridge, yeah,
    From your side to mine,
    I'll be the one to cross over,
    Just tell me it's not the end of the line (x2)"

    The words 'bridge' and 'side' really stand out, because they kind of give the subtle hint that all the barriers are actually our own sins, especially pride, and selfish desires, which have been invading our freedom since we were born.
     Olivia_Ka says:
    Like 019-10-2014 18:22
     
    Why doesn't he sing that Gallagher & Lyle track that goes
    I wear my heart on my sleeve, I'm not afraid
    To say what I mean, mean what I say...

    Are the lyrics wrong? Or is the James Morrison & John Shanks composition different from the Gallagher & Lyle one?
    Like 011-05-2014 18:05
     
    I like this song, it's good
    Like 011-05-2014 18:05
     
    I like this song, it's good
     foucharrou says:
    Like 002-01-2013 16:19
     
     butterfly11 says:
    Like 028-12-2012 22:10
     
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    Like 028-12-2012 22:08
     
     Hyperock says:
    Like 012-11-2012 10:30
     
    Love this song!!

    Addicted to his tone......
     megz5 says:
    Like 019-07-2012 20:28
     
    Olly Murs you are amazing! I can't wait for your album to come out in the US! The first time I heard Olly's music was at his opening performance at the One Direction concert I went to. I love this song and i want to learn it on the acoustic guitar. I have the tabs to play it but I don't know the rhythm pattern, like how to strum to it, if anyone could help that'd be amazing, thanks!
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