Calum Scott (born 12 October 1988) is an English singer and songwriter, who came to worldwide attention when he appeared as a contestant on the television programme Britain's Got Talent in 2015.
Scott began singing in 2011 and won a local competition, Hull Daily Mail's Star search 2013 which he joined a Maroon 5 tribute band, called ‘Maroon 4’. The band played gigs around the UK from 2014. Scott also formed half of the duo “The Experiment” with John McIntyre from 2012. Their debut track "Girl (You're Beautiful)" was released in September 2014.
On 11 April 2015, Calum's audition for the ninth series of Britain's Got Talent was broadcast on ITV. He performed a cover of Robyn's "Dancing on My Own". Following a standing ovation from the judging panel, Cowell pressed the Golden Buzzer giving Scott an automatic place in the live shows. Explaining his decision to send Scott straight to the semi-finals, Cowell said: "I've never ever in all the years I've done this show heard a guy with the talent you've got. Seriously. And the version was sensational, which shows to me that you're more than a singer, you're an artist and that's why you got that (the buzzer)." After this audition, Scott received support from stars such as Little Mix, Ne-Yo and Ashton Kutcher. Following his appearance on the show's first episode, his Twitter followers jumped from 400 to over 25,000 followers.
In the semi-finals, Scott performed 'We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off' by Jermaine Stewart. Cowell commented "You really sound like a recording artist", whilst David Walliams suggested that he could have "success around the world".
In the final, Scott performed "Diamonds" by Rihanna and finished 6th out of 12 contestants.
2014: Girl (You're Beautiful) EP - The Experiment
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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