"I didn't really know what I wanted from it. I love music, and I knew I could sing, but I didn't think I was X Factor material. I'd been given this opportunity and I didn't want to waste it. But I had no idea what sort of music was really me. Everyone else had their own ideas, but all I knew was what I didn't want."Well, it appears that he's found the type of music that's decidedly his and I like the direction he's going in. Following his time on The X-Factor, Grimshaw moved to London and "set up a home studio where he spent two years writing and recording demos with various writers and producers." Hooking up with Australian songwriter/producers Jarrad Rogers (Lana Del Rey, Tinchy Stryder, Pixie Lott), Grimshaw found his "musical soul mate." And I think I've found my musical soul mate in Aiden Grimshaw. Move right on up to the top of my 'Most Anticipated' list Mr. Grimshaw.
Check out Grimshaw's X-Factor audition BELOW and look out for his debut single, "Is This Love" on June 3rd, followed by his debut album Misty Eye, out August 13th.
UPDATE: It would appear that I spoke too soon about Series 7 X-Factor contestants launching in America. Thanks to an 'Anonymous' commenter, I learned that Matt Cardle will be making his American live debut on May 5th at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. It doesn't appear to be part of a bigger U.S. tour...at least not that I know of. Very interesting development. Buy tickets to Matt's May 5th gig in LA HERE.