Columbia dumps X-Factor winner Matt Cardle

May 22nd, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, May 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The winner 2010’s X Factor – Matt Cardle, signed a record deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music Company and Columbia.

The singer, who used to be a painter and even a decorator before his luck changed with the show, is now part of a big group of a few other X Factor winners who have not enjoyed a successful recording career winning the show, like Steve Brookstein, Leon Jackson, Shane Ward and Joe McElderry.

Mentored by the Australian singer Dannii Minogue, Cardle managed to defeat the British-Irish boy band One Direction to win the seventh series of the ITV talent show. Prior to winning the X Factor, he was the lead singer and acoustic guitar player of the Essex pop rock band Darwyn.

The band also featured Ali McMillan on percussion and Richard Grace on piano. The group has recorded two albums, “When You Wake” and “Little Sunshine”. After his victory, the singer famously criticized the show during the promotion of his debut Album “Letters”.

His single “When we Collide”, a cover version of the song “Many of Horror” written by Simon Neil of the Scottish roch band Biffy Clyro, charted number 1 in December 2010.

Curdle has reportedly began work on the follow up to his debut album.

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