Winning Popstar to Operastar was "amazing" says Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry

Winner of the second series of Popstar to Operastar, Joe McElderry, has said that topping the votes in Sunday's final was "amazing" - despite finding the show far harder and tougher than he thought it'd be! The former X Factor winner revealed how he was scared when the result was announced at the weekend.

"It was the whole same format as The X Factor," Joe said, "I was like 'I'm here again'! Cheryl asked 'Why are you nervous?'!"

He continued: "It was just... it was amazing."

Even though he effortlessly belted out track after track live on the show week in week out, Joe confessed to finding the show a lot harder than he expected it to be.

"When I went into the first rehearsal I thought 'This will be easy, It'll just be a fun experience' but it's a whole different way of singing. It's all based on breathing whereas pop singing... well it's not based on anything... you just wing it.

"But what I've learnt is how to apply the opera techniques to pop, it's a exciting time for me."

> Joe McElderry signed up by Universal label Decca Records for a new album

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