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Croydon van driver through to next stage of X Factor

Croydon van driver through to next stage of X Factor

Croydon van driver Ben Haenow has sung his way to the next stage of this year’s X Factor after wowing judges with another impressive performance on Saturday. The 29-year-old captivated audiences with his passionate rendition of the Eagles’ Hotel California at boot camp auditions in London. The notoriously difficult Simon…

Exclusive interview: Rough Copy speaks to ELL

Exclusive interview: Rough Copy speaks to ELL

In an exclusive interview after their elimination from the X Factor, Croydon’s Rough Copy spoke to EastLondonLines about the competition, their hometown and following dreams. Rough Copy came together five years ago when bandmates Joey Thomas, Kazeem Ajobe and Sterling Ramsey met by “fate” at separate talent competitions. Since then,…

Croydon X Factor hopefuls Rough Copy miss out on place in final after losing public vote to Luke Friend

Croydon X Factor hopefuls Rough Copy miss out on place in final after losing public vote to Luke Friend

Rough Copy’s X Factor journey has come to the ‘end of the road’, after Luke Friend beat them in the public vote. After the Croydon band missed out on a place in the final, band member Joey spoke to presenter Dermot O’Leary and said: “Just being here is a highlight.…

Smooth running for Rough Copy: Croydon boy band believe they can fly all the way to the X Factor final

Smooth running for Rough Copy: Croydon boy band believe they can fly all the way to the X Factor final

Croydon boy band, Rough Copy, is one step closer to winning the X Factor as they rocketed through to the semi-finals last night with a rendition of R Kelly’s “I Believe I can Fly”. The group had plenty of local support on Twitter: @ThatGirlShaay tweeted: “… I voted for them…

X Factor: Rough Copy through at Hannah Barrett’s expense

X Factor: Rough Copy through at Hannah Barrett’s expense

Hannah Barrett was has been eliminated from the X Factor following an all-Croydon sing-off, in which she was pitted against boy band Rough Copy. Both acts received the lowest amount of public votes after performing on Saturday’s live 10th anniversary show, where acts sang songs by previous winners. Barrett and…

Hackney boy band Kingsland Road voted off X Factor after losing Sunday night sing-off against Tamera Foster

Hackney boy band Kingsland Road voted off X Factor after losing Sunday night sing-off against Tamera Foster

  Hackney boy band Kingsland Road said goodbye to the X Factor following their elimination last night. The band was voted out after facing Tamera Foster in the sing-off, after both received the lowest number of votes following their Saturday night performances. Kingsland Road’s mentor, Gary Barlow, was in shock…

Another great week for X Factor ELL acts Rough Copy, Hannah Barrett and Kingsland Road

Another great week for X Factor ELL acts Rough Copy, Hannah Barrett and Kingsland Road

This has been another great week for Croydon’s Rough Copy and Hannah Barratt, along with Hackney’s Kingsland Road, who all made it through to the next round of X Factor live shows. Both Rough Copy and Kingsland Road made it safely through to the fourth round, whereas it was a…

Croydon X Factor contestant first to get voted off

Croydon X Factor contestant first to get voted off

  Croydon’s Lorna Simpson is the first contestant to be axed from X Factor. Lorna Simpson, 26, from Thornton Heath, Croydon, was the first contestant to be eliminated on Sunday night’s X Factor. Simpson lost a sing-off to fellow over 25s contestant and single mother, Shelley Smith, 34, and received…

The Risk through to the next round and bookie’s favourite to win X Factor

The Risk through to the next round and bookie’s favourite to win X Factor

Boy band ‘The Risk’ have made it through to the next round of the X Factor and are now the bookie’s favourites to win after a well received performance on Saturday nights live show.…

X Factor fame for two South East Londoners

X Factor fame for two South East Londoners

Two young men from South East London are rising to fame after making it through to ‘The X Factor’s’ final 12. Ashley John-Baptiste, 22, from Lewisham and Derry Mensah, 21, from Croydon form half of the boyband ‘The Risk’, a group put together by X Factor judge and N-Dubz band…

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