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Olly Murs
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New Music: Olly Murs - Troublemaker
08-10-2012 | 0 comments
Olly Murs teams up with rapper Flo Rida on his brand new single Troublemaker, from the British singer's third studio album Right Place Right Time, due for release on November 26 in the UK, and December... read more »
Olly Murs - In Case You Didn't Know Review
07-12-2011 | 0 comments
In Case You Didn't Know is a peculiar choice of title for Olly Murs at a time when his profile is at its highest. But for those unfamiliar with the X Factor graduate turned presenter, a brief masterclass... read more »
Olly Murs - Olly Murs Album Review
09-12-2010 | 0 comments
Almost a year since finishing runner up in the sixth UK series of X Factor in 2009, Essex born soul man Olly Murs has finally collated a selection of damn infectious, laid back, funky reggae pop songs... read more »
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Olly Murs

Olly Murs songsMost popular Olly Murs songs (see all 67 songs)
1Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida) lyrics1,043
2Dear Darlin' lyrics7,348
3I Wan'na Be Like You (feat. Olly Murs) lyrics9,542
4Dance With Me Tonight lyrics9,862
5I Blame Hollywood lyrics-
6Sophie lyrics-
7Ask Me To Stay lyrics-
8Hey You Beautiful lyrics-
9Runaway lyrics-
10Oh My Goodness lyrics-

Olly Murs albumsMost popular Olly Murs albums (see all 3 albums)
1Olly Murs [2010]9,771
2Right Place Right Time [2012]-
3In Case You Didn't Know [2011]-


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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13 Comments
4 days ago Olivia_Ka
Olivia_Ka
 
47,118 posts
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@ Heart On My Sleeve

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?
11-05-2014 18:05 PianoPLayer698
PianoPLayer698
 
917 posts
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@ Dance With Me Tonight

I like this song, it's good
11-05-2014 18:05 PianoPLayer698
PianoPLayer698
 
917 posts
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@ Dance With Me Tonight

I like this song, it's good
02-01-2013 16:19 foucharrou
foucharrou
 
3,169 posts
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@ Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)

i love it
28-12-2012 22:10 butterfly11
butterfly11
 
750 posts
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@ Army Of Two

28-12-2012 22:08 butterfly11
butterfly11
 
750 posts
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@ Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)

12-11-2012 10:30 Hyperock
Hyperock
 
42 posts
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@ Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)

Love this song!!

Addicted to his tone......
19-07-2012 20:28 megz5
 
1 posts
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@ I Need You Now

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!
29-02-2012 18:42 arsenalcrazy
 
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@ Oh My Goodness

olly is a great singer
one the world should appreciate
and oh my goodness is one of the examples of that class
olly will always have me and a friend as his no.1 fan!
23-04-2011 08:42 arsenalcrazy
 
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@ Thinking Of Me

BEST SONG EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!