|Birth Date||16 October 1984|
|Hometown||Tameside, Greater Manchester, England|
|Occupation|| Former shop assistant|
Shayne Thomas Ward (born October 16, 1984) is an English pop singer and actor who rose to prominence in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as Asia, after winning Series 2 of The X Factor in 2005. He was part of the 16-24s category mentored by Louis Walsh.
The X Factor
In early 2005, Ward auditioned for Series 2, where he impressed all three judges and passed through to the next round. His was placed into the 16-24s category that was then mentored by Louis, and Ward was chosen to be among Louis's top 4 contestants and perform on the live shows. Ward quickly became the Bookmakers' favourite to win the show, and after making it to the grand final, he defeated Simon Cowell's duo Journey South and Sharon Osbourne's over-25 singer Andy Abraham and was crowned as the winner of The X Factor 2005. He had not fallen into the bottom two throughout the entire competition, and won by a margin of 1.2% of the vote, out of a reported 10.8 million phone votes cast by viewers. Immediately after the competition, his mentor Louis Walsh became his manager under a joint venture with Global Publishing and Walsh Global Management.
|Judges' houses||Free choice||"The Air That I Breathe"||Advanced|
|Week 1||"Right Here Waiting"||Safe|
|Week 2||"If You're Not the One"||Safe|
|Week 3||"Summer of 69"||Safe|
|Week 4||"You Make Me Feel Brand New"||Safe|
|Week 5||"Cry Me a River"||Safe|
|Week 6||"A Million Love Songs"||Safe|
|Week 7||"I Believe in a Thing Called Love"||Safe|
|Week 8||"Take Your Mama"||Safe|
|Week 9: Semi final||"If Tomorrow Never Comes"||Safe|
|Week 10: Final||"If You're Not the One"||Winner|
|"When a Child is Born"|
|"Over the Rainbow"|
|Winner's single||"That's My Goal"|
Post The X Factor
Shayne's winner's single became the UK Christmas #1 and at the time of release was the fastest selling winner's single as well as the third-fastest selling song of all-time in the UK. As of 2015, it is the only original song released by a winner.
To date he has released four studio albums, all of which reached the UK Top 20, but in 2011 it was announced that he had been dropped by Syco Music after six years. His latest album was released independently via Pledgemusic.
He has also branched out into musical theater and in 2013 appeared as a contestant on ITV's "Dancing on Ice". He was the fifth celebrity to be eliminated.
In 2015, it was announced that he had joined the cast of soap opera "Coronation Street" on a one year contract. He went on to win Best Newcomer at the 2016 National Television Awards.
- That's My Goal (2005)
- No Promises (2006)
- Stand by Me (2006)
- If That's OK with You / No You Hang Up (2007)
- Breathless (2007)
- Gotta Be Somebody (2010)
- Obsession (2011)
- Galway Girl (2013)
- My Heart Would Take You Back (2015)
- The Way You Were (2015)
- Moving Target (2015)
As featured artist
|Series 2 Finalists|
|Addictiv Ladies • Andy Abraham • Brenda Edwards • Chenai Zinyuku • Chico Slimani • 4Tune • Journey South • Maria Lawson • Nicholas Dorsett • Phillip Magee • Shayne Ward • The Conway Sisters|
|The X Factor UK Winners|
|Steve Brookstein • Shayne Ward • Leona Lewis • Leon Jackson • Alexandra Burke • Joe McElderry • Matt Cardle • Little Mix • James Arthur • Sam Bailey • Ben Haenow • Louisa Johnson • Matt Terry • Rak-Su|