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Gay singer Joe McElderry wins Popstar to Operastar

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  1. Well done Joe!

  2. Peter & Michael 11 Jul 2011, 7:14am

    Great News, and such a wonderful personable person in our community!

  3. Alf N. Spit 11 Jul 2011, 9:33am

    He’s a good singer, shame on Cowell for dropping him. He should sign up with Louie.

  4. Great singer, but he’s not really cut out for the recording industry. I’m sure he’ll have a successful career in the West End, and good luck to him.

    1. Staircase2 12 Jul 2011, 1:23am

      There is no recording industry any more!

  5. i’m happy JM won. but why does the writer call those who hacked JM’s twitter account “pranksters”? outing him seems beyond a prank, especially since it likely hurt his sales, which resulted in a lost record deal. even more, the article was posted on the very day NOTW closed. ironic, no?

  6. Another Hannah 11 Jul 2011, 10:37am

    Nice chap, excellent singer, a bit too clean cut for his own good though.

  7. Great news. And Joe’s first big performance after winning is at Pride Torbay on 30th July in Torquay. So come and join is down on the Rainbow Riviera at a park party also featuring Diva Fever, Jill Jackson, The Dream Nears and many more.

  8. why headline this as gay singer, does it really matter if he is or not? he is a great singer and a lovely person he got my vote and he deserves to win. well done joe.

  9. martyn notman 11 Jul 2011, 5:07pm

    aw he so cute! Theres all sorts of horrible comments about him on Youtube but he did really well- It like kicking a puppy being mean to him, hes such a nice chap- well done Joe!

  10. Isn’t it a little sad that he did this show under 2 years after he won the X Factor? Joe you can sing but your boring and you’re voice is good but nothing special

    1. Staircase2 12 Jul 2011, 1:51am

      Thats not the issue
      He’s only 12 for focks sake! Give the boy a break! sheesh!
      The valuable point there is that he’s now once again singing for his supper after winning the biggest Pop TV show on UK telly only a short while ago.
      That says more about the nature of the crap shows than it does about him as a personality or a performer…

  11. Gimme a call when he decides to go from Pop Star to Porn Star.

  12. Jock S. Trap 12 Jul 2011, 11:57am


  13. Adam Lambert who came second in American idol few years ago also came out as gay and is signed by Simon Cowell. He is selling out shows and do what he likes to do including kissing male guitarist on live show. No one cares about his sexuality. Joe is just to tender and without guts for now. He will make a great performer in no time I’m sure. Unfortunately you have to create a character for stage appearance. Maybe “Little Prince ” would work for him for now and later on “King of Queens”. All the best Joe.

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