Dalton ready for X Factor live

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Come tonight (UK time) Jamaican singer Dalton Harris steps closer to her dreams of international stardom as he participates in the live broadcast of the televised talent show X Factor UK.

Harris who is the 2010 winner of Digicel Rising Stars, is one of 16 finalists who are vying for the top spot in the competition which carries a cash prize and lucrative record deal for the winner.

In a statement, the artiste noted that he considers himself to be his biggest competition and is taking that mindset throughout the entire process.

“I have to stay true to who I am and stay focused on what I am doing. I can't worry about anyone else, I have to concentrate on myself.

I want to do world-class music. I don't want to just do one genre, I want to do music that's different, mainstream but unique. I want a career like Adele mixed with Sam Smith, Bruno Mars and Michael Bolton.”

His ideal duet would be with-multi Grammy Award winner Adele.

“She's so real, she encompasses true vocal power and doesn't make it seem so untouchable. She uses her voice to cross boundaries. She's killing it in the charts, I'd love to sing with her one day. I can compare my style to anyone you can think of! Growing up I listened to anyone from Celine Dion, Usher, Mariah Carey. I go from classical to RnB to hip hop. I've trained my voice to do those types of things,” said Harris.

For X Factor, Harris has been included on the boys team which is mentored by former member of the boy band One Direction, Louis Tomlinson. His teammates are Brendan Murray, Armstrong Martins and Anthony Russell. They will join the other 12 hopefuls from the girls team mentored by lead judge Simon Cowell, the Groups mentored by Robbie Williams and The Overs from Ayda Field

“When I entered the show, I didn't know Louis was going to be on the panel, so when I found out I'd got him I was so happy. He's an artiste and it's so interesting to peek into his mind, given he's been here before, he knows the journey and the state of mind you need to have to succeed,” Harris noted.

Harris expressed that it would be his dream to play the major venues of the world, but one particular location is on his his wish list.

“I've always wanted to perform at Wembley Stadium. It's funny that the auditions were at Wembley Arena next door, I'm like, 'OK universe, you've put me next door, that's one step closer to my dream.'”

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