02/09/11: With gay boys ruling the top slots in the album charts at the moment, we were very excited to pop along to G-A-Y last Friday to see Joe McElderry, the first act of their X Factor Winners Weekend.

Since winning the 6th series in 2009, he has had a No. 1 single, was crowned the winner of ‘Popstar to Operastar’ this year and his second album ‘Classic’ hit No. 2 in the charts… not bad for a 20 year old raised in a small flat on Tyneside!

But back to Friday, and his set was fantastic and included old tracks, new tracks and covers. Glee theme tune ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ had the audience eating out of his hand while the power in his ‘Nessun Dorma’ was unbelievable! All of the eight numbers were received rapturously by the capacity crowd.

Added to that he was a cute, chirpy chappy backstage with no sign of a diva tantrum who couldn’t wait to get onstage to sing and dance. Fan-bloody-tastic.


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Heaven, Villiers Street, WC2N 6NG
Words and photos by Chris Jepson

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