Sunday, 25 October 2009

Ten Things about Lloyd Daniels

From a series in the Daily Mirror, ten things you might not know about Lloyd.

1. At his first audition Daniels made a hash of his chosen song Jason Mraz - I'm Yours, but was offered a lifeline, first by Cheryl Cole then by Simon Cowell. Check out the audition below.

2. Aged 11 Daniels nearly died of kidney failure when he lost four stone in a fortnight. He dropped from eight stone to just under four after his kidneys stopped working. “The weight was falling off me to the point where I was skin and bones,” he said.

3. At the start of the competition he was 14/1 with ToteSport to win the competition outright, and 7/4 with Paddy Power and to triumph in the ‘boys’ category.

4. Since getting through to the final 12 Daniels has been out and about on the celebrity circuit, hanging out with the Stars.

5. Former X Factor contestant Niki Evans has backed Lloyd Daniels to win this year’s series outright. “There was a young lad who came on and at first he was too nervous, but then he started singing and I thought, ‘God, he’s good’,” Evans told Digital Spy. “His name was Lloyd and he had blonde hair. He has a real indie sound and he wasn't trying to sound like Boyz II Men or anyone else like that.”

6. Infamous celeb blogger Perez Hilton is not a fan. After defending Ethan Boroian after he was booted off X Factor in favour of Lloyd Daniels, he ranted: “Less talented people have made it through on American Idol - and won!!!!!! Any blind person, except Cheryl Cole, obviously, can see the talent this kid has. P.S. Lloyd sucks, Cheryl!”

7. Lloyd Daniels is not to be confused with the American basketball star of the same name.

8. Pop Idol winner Will Young helped Cheryl Cole pick the boys for the final 12 and gave the following assessment of Daniels: “I’m a bit worried about his age, whether he can cope.”

9. He’s got his own YouTube channel where you can watch such delights as all his auditions plus him chatting to Dermot O’Leary while wearing a fetching blue vest.

10. Daniels is very popular in his native Wales. The head teacher at his local school has this to say about him: “He’s got a great deal of charisma and a smashing voice.” Meanwhile, the owner of the local Treharris hairdresser Hairloom revealed that he got his nifty barnet in her shop. “We used to cut Lloyd’s hair. He’s a lovely lad and he’s got a brilliant voice. We didn’t even know he could sing though until we saw him on the X Factor. You could see he was pleased when he got Cheryl as a judge. I think she’s got a twinkle in her eye for him too.”

1 comment:

  1. i love lloyd soooooo much!! he is soo hot. If i meet him i would cry with happiness and prob meet my self lol. Lloyd i love you and always will.