I forgot the lyrics of Olly hit... but I made next round of X Factor

Pic from ITV/Tom Dymond

Pic from ITV/Tom Dymond

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IS this the next Olly Murs? Perhaps not, but Stevie Ritchie gave it his best shot.

Stevie, 33, from Colchester, impressed X Factor judges, despite forgetting most of the lyrics to Olly’s hit, Dance With Me Tonight.

The former Stanway School pupil, who works at Start Rescue’s call centre, in North Station Road, Colchester, got through to the next round of the hit ITV show thanks to his charismatic performance.

Simon Cowell said: “You’re like the guy at the office who goes to the office party and then Olly Murs comes on and off you go. You have kind eyes.” Former Spice Girl Mel B said: “You are very likeable.”

Stevie, a trained actor, has had a number of stage roles and performed at last year’s Colchester Oyster Feast.

He has previously auditioned for Pop Idol and does an Elvis tribute show.

After his X factor performance, he said: “I know I mucked it up. I wish I could have sung it a bit better. I thought I might as well enjoy it because you only get one opportunity.”

For more, see Tuesday's Gazette

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12:06pm Tue 2 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

Take a look at your name, who do you think you are the next George Michael? Laughable.
Take a look at your name, who do you think you are the next George Michael? Laughable. totallyfootball
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1:11pm Tue 2 Sep 14

co2 says...

X factor now full of people who have already had their chance,stevie could be the male essex answer to stacey solomon,good luck stevie.
X factor now full of people who have already had their chance,stevie could be the male essex answer to stacey solomon,good luck stevie. co2
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1:21pm Tue 2 Sep 14

totallyfootball says...

co2 wrote:
X factor now full of people who have already had their chance,stevie could be the male essex answer to stacey solomon,good luck stevie.
Not sure he would be happy with that comparison? Any way I thought Joey Essex was the new Stacey?
[quote][p][bold]co2[/bold] wrote: X factor now full of people who have already had their chance,stevie could be the male essex answer to stacey solomon,good luck stevie.[/p][/quote]Not sure he would be happy with that comparison? Any way I thought Joey Essex was the new Stacey? totallyfootball
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1:46pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Reginald47 says...

Do people still watch it?
Do people still watch it? Reginald47
  • Score: 5
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