Ben Haenow - Something I Need
29 year-old Ben is the 11th X Factor winner beating Fluer East in the final. Ben who is from Croydon in South London has swapped his job as a white-van-man to follow in the footsteps of Leona Lewis, Little Mix and last year’s winner, Sam Bailey. Ben polled 57% of the final votes to become the 7th male vocalist to win the show. ‘Something I Need’ was written by Ryan Tedder and performed by One Republic on their last album ‘Native’ in 2013. Their version was used in the animated movie Mr Peabody & Sherman which premiered in the UK last February. Although One Republic didn’t release it as a UK single it reached the Top 10 in Australia and New Zealand. Ben’s version is raising money for the children’s charity Short Lives’. He’ll be headlining the X Factor tour which begins in February.