John Adeleye
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 1980
Hometown London, England
Occupation Former care worker


Category Over 28s
Mentor Louis Walsh
Placement 12/16

John Adeleye is an English soul singer from London who participated in Series 7 of The X Factor as part of the Over 28s category mentored by Louis Walsh. He was eliminated in Week 3 of the live shows, finishing in 12th place.


He began singing in a choir at the age of 14 and then moved on to giving private singing lessons - one of his students was Oritsé Williams of boy band JLS. In 1998, he formed a duo called Nu-park, which later expanded into a quintet. After they disbanded in 2001, he began writing his own songs. He won a MOBO for Unsung Artist of the Year and released his solo EP Merry Go Round in 2008.

The X Factor


Post The X Factor


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