This was the moment that 2009′s X Factor came to an emotional finale, with people’s favourite Joe McElderry singing his way to a stunning top spot. The 18-year-old student from South Shields – the same home town as his mentor, the gorgeous Cheryl Cole – performed magnificently throughout the competition and stole the hearts of fans up and down the country. Over 10 million votes were cast on the final day – proving the staggering popularity of the show – and Joe came out on top with around 61% of the votes. Congratulations Joe!
For all wannabe pop stars out there, we have four essential items for hire on erento that are ideal to start honing your craft. If you plan to show up for auditions in 2010, get practising now and give yourself the competitive edge!
It’s one thing singing in the shower but something else completely to project professionally through a microphone in the way X Factor contestants are expected to. If you’re serious about your pop career, learning ‘stagecraft’ is an essential part of your education and that includes correct microphone technique. Hire a classic vocal mic from as little as £5 a day.
2. PA hire
A PA system takes the signal from the microphone and pumps it out the speakers for the whole auditorium to hear. Hire one together with your microphone for the full professional effect.
3. Jukebox hire
Some people go for karaoke machines, but another great way to practice your vocal technique is singing along to the original track. You could do it to a record. But for that authentic vintage feel, why not hire a classic Gazelle jukebox. Ideal for rock n’ roll classics.
4. Mirror hire
When it comes to the X Factor, looks and dance moves count almost as much as your vocal performance. Hire a full length standing mirror to coax your quiff to maximum effect, check you profile and perfect your spins and turns before the big audition!