Joe McElderry talks to Theatre-News.com in London's West End on 3 July 2017. Check out the full uncut interview below.
To celebrate the release of his fifth studio album, Joe will embark on a nationwide live tour this summer featuring songs from the new album, from 14th July 2017. Joe will be joined on stage by three special guests who have all starred as Joseph in Bill Kenwright’s production: X Factor’s Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Do runners up Keith Jack and Ben James Ellis.
Joe’s first album in five years, Saturday Night At The Movies is inspired by Joe’s love for film and theatre, and featureS newly orchestrated recordings of iconic hits such as ‘Can't Help Falling in Love’ from Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii, ‘Time Of My Life’ from Dirty Dancing and the inevitable ‘Any Dream Will Do’ from Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, in which Joe is currently starring. The album also includeD a bonus track of the hit single ‘Gloria’, written by acclaimed songwriter and 10CC frontman, Graham Goudman.
Joe says: “My new album is a snapshot of where I am today and I am excited about the opportunity to share some of my favourite music with my fans. I hope people will join me as I continue on this musical journey!”
Bill Kenwright comments: “Joe McElderry is a fantastic singer, and if I’ve done anything good in my life it has been to support talent. We are so pleased to welcome Joe to the BKL family.”
Hailing from South Shields, Tyne and Wear, Joe was just 18 when he won the sixth series of The X Factor, having been mentored by Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole. Since then, he has captured the nation’s hearts and has gone on to become a platinum selling artist. He soared to No.1 in the UK Singles Charts with his rendition of Miley Cyrus’ ‘The Climb’ and his debut album Wide Awake went straight in at No.3 on the UK Albums Chart. He has since gone on to have two more Top 10 albums.
The most successful male X Factor winner to date, Joe was hailed as the first ever contestant to release a fourth studio album. After his triumphant win, Britain’s favourite singer then went on to win Popstar to Operastar in 2011 and The Jump in 2014. Joe is currently starring in Bill Kenwright’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s hit musical Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with sold-out performances across the land. Joe’s appearance as Joseph has seen ticket sales soar throughout the country.
This album of iconic movie hits, all cooed in Joe’s heartfelt and warming vocals will make listeners fall in love with these all-time classics all over again.
Saturday Night At The Movies
1. Daydream Believer (Shrek) 2. Don't Wanna Miss A Thing (Armageddon) 3. Can't Help Falling In Love (Blue Hawaii) 4. No Matter What (Whistle Down the Wind) 5. Saturday Night At The Movies 6. Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing) 7. If I Loved You (Carousel) 8. Everything I Do, I Do It For You (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) 9. Love Is All Around (Four Wedding and A Funeral) 10. Love Never Dies (Love Never Dies) 11. I'm Into Something Good (The Naked Gun) 12. Show Me Heaven (Days of Thunder) 13. Any Dream Will Do (Close Every Door) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat