Olly Murs in rehearsals for The X Factor with The Muppets, November 2011. Image credit: Idil Sukan / Draw HQ With The X Factor finally given its official resting by ITV earlier on this year after 18 series, the dust has largely settled on the obituaries that said it should have happened sooner being delivered, … Continue reading Olly Murs singing “Dance With Me Tonight” with The Muppets is the greatest X Factor guest performance of all time: discuss.
It's 8:30pm on an overcast but pleasant Saturday evening in May on the most south easterly banks of the river Thames in London. And as the house lights dim and the screens flash up, someone looking very much like Olly Murs is trying (and thus far failing) to get past security and into the O2 … Continue reading #CrazyStupidGig: Olly Murs (@ollyofficial), All the Hits Tour (London, O2 Arena, 18th May 2019)
Happy Boxing Day dear readers! We hope you've all had a lovely Christmas so far. As is always tradition on this corner of the internet, today we bring you our most important blog of the year, as we hand out our prizes to those we've loved across music, TV, books and film this year. This … Continue reading Alex’s End Of Year Prizes 2018
Two rather big developments have happened regarding my absolute fave Olly Murs this last week. First, is that I finally announced last Monday evening that my wot fansite I used to run and edit about him is returning in the new year (more of which here). The second, is that adding to his other titles … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Happy Hour With Olly Murs (ITV, 15th December)
Rare is the pop artist these days who can make it to a whole decade in music. Rarer still, are the ones able to make it to a sixth album and bundle it up with an album full of their own previous huge hits. But then, in the best possible way, Olly Murs isn't most pop … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: Olly Murs (@ollyofficial) – ‘You Know I Know’
ARTIST: Olly Murs feat. Snoop Dogg SONG: Moves SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK? We'll start with some statistics that our official hamsters have been furiously wheeling together for this here blog (don't worry, they weren't harmed in the generation of these). It has been 410 days, 9,840 hours, 590,400 minutes … Continue reading #SongoftheWeek: Olly Murs feat. Snoop Dogg – ‘Moves’
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Happy Boxing Day people! Hope your Christmas is going spiffingly festive so far. It's time, as always, for our annual End of Year Prizes for 2017. This is the time for us to hand out our awards to the great and good that we've loved in music, TV, film and books over the last 12 … Continue reading Alex’s End of Year Prizes 2017
ARTIST: Olly Murs SONG: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday ALBUM: Right Place Right Time: Special Edition (2013, Sony/Epic) We will continue to beg Olly for a Christmas album every year - this year included - until we are blue in the face. And why? Because on the basis of his take on seasonal … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2017: Day 16
I'm pretty sure it was Simon Amstell and Miquita Oliver, hosts of the true leading light of smart, funny 00s pop telly, Channel 4's Popworld, who openly breached the subject in one episode c. 2004/5 that they had McFly on the show that week, despite the fact they were on the week before. And were … Continue reading #CrazyStupidGig: Olly Murs – Summer Tour (Singleton Park, Swansea, 12th August 2017)