WIN TICKETS: X Factor winner in Weston

Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry - Credit: Archant

X FACTOR winner Joe McElderry is set to debut new material in Weston as part of a mammoth national tour.

The pop star is bringing his new show, Set Your Soul Alive, to The Playhouse on April 4 – and you could win tickets.

The Mercury caught up with the number one artist behind single The Climb and a slew of best-selling records.

Joe told the Mercury: “I’ve never been to Weston before but I’m really looking forward to coming. I might try to do a bit of sunbathing.

“If I have time, I’ll go for a jog down the beach.

“The great thing about this tour is that I get to go to a lot of places I’ve never been before.”

Recently Joe covered Beyonce’s Halo while doing a gig in Harlow, changing the word to the name of the town during the song after a petition on Twitter.

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He says he’s willing to give Weston the same treatment if fans can find a song which fits.

Joe continued: “If you can find a song that fits Weston-super-Mare, I’ll sing it, but it’s a bit of a tongue-twister.”

He plans to start working on a new album in the near future and will treat fans of the tour to some new material.

He said: “The fact that I get to do a 60-leg tour is amazing.

“After this tour I’m going to start thinking about doing another album. I don’t know what style it will be yet.

“There is some brand new material in this show. There’s a couple of songs that some people will be only hearing for the first time.”

Joe McElderry will be at The Playhouse on April 4 from 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £16-20.50, are available by going to or by calling 01934 645544.

n The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets is answer the following question: What was the name of the ITV singing show Joe McElderry won and made his name in?

Send your answer, plus your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number, to: Joe McElderry Competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on March 28.

Alternatively follow the link on the right-hand side.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.