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The X Factor's Back! When Classical Meets Reality TV
Ah, little Joe McElderry. After triumphing in The X Factor in 2009 and enjoying some pop success, he followed in Darius Campbell's footsteps and took the plunge in Popstar To Opera Star. McElderry blew away the competition and thrashed Cheryl Baker in the final, becoming the winner in 2011. Since then, he's recorded arias by Verdi, Puccini and, strangely, an Italian version of 'My Heart Will Go On' from Titanic.