OCCUPATION: Customer services assistant and student
MENTOR: [[Gary Barlow]]
Craig was a contestant on X Factor 2011, he was voted off in week 7.
Craig always had aspirations to be an actor so joined an drama course and it was there they put on a musical show and taking the lead, he realised he could sing. His teacher suggested he should take up singing and trusting their judgement he enrolled on a music course, which he loves. His dream is to perform at Glastonbury and wants to do well to repay his family for always supporting his dreams.
Craig speaks of making it through to the lives; ‘I’m going to be in the live shows of The X Factor with Gary Barlow as my mentor, it’s so bizarre and I am so happy, so happy. I’m feeling really good and really proud and I feel like I’ve got this big boost of confidence now. My parents were crying when they found out. I’ve done it, I’ve got to the finals, it’s madness and I could not be happier.’
Craig Colton’s Song Choices:
Week one: Christina Perri – Jar Of Hearts
Week two: Beyonce – Best Thing I Ever Had
Week three: Oasis – Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Week four: Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
Week five: DJ Sammy – Heaven
Week six: Lady Gaga – Paparazzi
Week seven: Gladys Knight – License to Kill
Week seven: The Shirelles – Will you Still Love me Tomorrow
In week seven, Craig was in the bottom two with [[Amelia Lily]]. Kelly and Louis voted to send Craig home, while Gary and Tulisa voted for Amelia. Due to the split decision, the poll returned to the earlier public vote where Craig had received the fewest votes.
Craig Colton on Twitter: @craigcoltonuk
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