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Olly Murs is a celebrity crooner about town. You don’t have to look much further than Olly’s Instagram account to see his famous friends. If Bieber, Cody, Gigi and the Jenners are part of the new Brat Pack, then Olly Murs, Demi Lovato, One Direction and Sam Smith must be part of some sort of 2015 cool crew too. Maybe even the original Rat Pack if you take Olly’s Sinatra-ish vocal chops into account.
Our favourite picture is the one above, of Niall Horan, Olly, Demi and Sam all in one big sweater. So when we caught up with him when he was in town recently, we had to find out how this photo came to be.
“I was in the dressing room at X-Factor. 1D were performing. I was performing with Demi and obviously Sam Smith was there so I just said, ‘Guys I’ve got a four way jumper. Do you want to jump in?’ and they jumped in,” Olly said. “It was hard to get everyone at the right time because when you are backstage at a gig and doing X-Factor everyone is in their own little world. It was just trying to get everyone there at once. It was my most performed Instagram pic ever.”
Olly has a close relationship with Demi. He had her appear on his new album Never Been Better on the beautiful song, “Up”. And it sounds like it is definitely something he did not regret.
“I think I was surprised by how incredible her voice actually is. Like it sounds amazing on a record but to actually hear her standing next to me singing was like,’Oh my god,'” he said. “And her eyes. Beautiful eyes. Sensational eyes. So she was just across the board, she was just super.”
Check out more from the interview including his relationship with Robbie Williams, Paul Weller and the trip of a lifetime he sent his family on.
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