United Kingdom: More soul for Andy

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Andy Abraham is to play tough guy in UK stage production of Boogie Nights: The 70s Musical.

The former Eurovision and X Factor singer will play Spencer in the production and perform soul classics such as My first, my last, my everything. He will be joined on stage by Jimmy Osmond, Gareth Gates and a number of other UK small-screen stars.

Boogie Nights: The 70s Musical will tour the UK until April and 50 dates have been confirmed on the show’s website

After coming second to Shayne Ward in the 2005 series of X Factor, Andy went on to win the BBC’s preselection for Eurovision 2008. The programme was called Eurovision: your decision, and Andy beat off fierce competition from R&B artist Michelle Gayle to represent the UK the Eurovision Song Contest that year in Belgrade. Andy’s soul-inspired song, Even if, received points from only San Marino and Ireland. The Polish and German entries received the same amount of points and the three countries shared the bottom positions. It was only the second time in the contest that the UK had finished last. The first occasion had been in 2003 when pop group Jemini didn’t receive any points at all. In 2010, two years after Andy’s last place finish, the UK would once more come in bottom with Josh Dubovie and his Peter Waterman, Mike Stock and Steve Crosby-written song, That sounds good to me.

Since his appearance at the contest, Andy has released an album of self-penned soul tunes and most recently in 2012, a collection of ten soul classics and two new songs. The album was called Remember when… and was released simultaneously with a deluxe book and documentary DVD.

 

Andy in Belgrade –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jjMrtukGlw

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