Aiden Grimshaw Biography

Aiden Grimshaw (born 4 December 1991) is a student from North Shore, Blackpool. He attended the Michael Hall Theatre School. Before auditioning for The X Factor, he played Tom Holmes in an episode of CBBC show Half Moon Investigations. He auditioned with "Gold Digger", prompting Cowell to say "Now that's what I call a pop star!". He then auditioned with "This Year's Love" during Bootcamp, and "Cannonball" at Judge's Houses. Dannii Minogue selected Grimshaw as one of her three contestants to continue in the competition for the live shows. For the first live show he sang "Mad World", which the judges praised. In the second live show he sang "Jealous Guy". In the third live show, his performance of "Diamonds Are Forever" was praised by the judges. In live show 4 he sang a slower rendition of Michael Jackson's "Thriller". Grimshaw sang "Nothing Compares 2 U" in week 5, and in week 6, Grimshaw sang "Rocket Man". Grimshaw landed in the final showdown that week, along with Katie Waissel. While he was saved by Minogue and Walsh in the judges vote, Cole and Cowell had voted for Waissel to stay, thus leaving the votes deadlocked. The public vote revealed that Grimshaw received the fewest votes and he was eliminated. His debut album, Misty Eye, is due for release on August 13, 2012 via RCA Records. It will be preceded by his debut single, "Is This Love", which is due for release on June 3.. The music video for Grimshaw's new single was released on YouTube on 30 April 2012. The video, though being that of Grimshaw's song, features Grimshaw himself for only approximately 2 seconds, as an 'extra'. He is in a corridor of a club walking past two of the video's central actors.
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