Olly Murs
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 14 May 1984
'Age 34
Hometown Witham, Essex, England
Occupation Singer, television personality


Category Over 25s
Mentor Simon Cowell
Placement Runner-up (2/12)
Oliver Stanley "Olly" Murs (born May 14, 1984) is an English singer. He auditioned for Series 6 of The X Factor UK and made it all the way to the final as part of the Over 25s category mentored by Simon Cowell. Due to the eliminations of Jamie Archer and Danyl Johnson, Murs is the only act left in his category. He finished as runner-up to Joe McElderry from the Boys category mentored by Cheryl Cole.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition Free choice "Superstition" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Group performance "One" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Solo performance "Your Song" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "A Song for You" Advanced
Week 1 Musical heroes "She's the One" Safe
Week 2 Divas "A Fool in Love" Safe
Week 3 Big band "Bewitched" Safe
Week 4 Rock "Come Together" Safe
Week 5 Songs from films "Twist and Shout" Safe
Week 6 Songs by Queen "Don't Stop Me Now" Safe
Week 7 Songs by Wham! or George Michael "Fastlove" Bottom two
Save Me songs "Wonderful Tonight" Saved
Week 8 Songs by Take That "Love Ain't Here Anymore" Safe
Songs by Elton John "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"
Week 9: Semi-final Songs by Michael Jackson "Can You Feel It" Safe
Mentor's choice "We Can Work It Out"
Week 10: Final Audition songs "Superstition" Runner-up
Celebrity duets "Angels" (with Robbie Williams)
Song of the series (chosen by mentor) "A Fool in Love"
Final results Song of the series (chosen by contestant) "Twist and Shout"
Winner's single "The Climb"
UK Series 6 Finalists
Danyl JohnsonJamie ArcherJedwardJoe McElderryKandy RainLloyd DanielsLucie JonesMiss FrankOlly MursRachel AdedejiRikki LoneyStacey Solomon