Jamaican singer Dalton Harris is through to the next round of X Factor after surviving the elimination show on Sunday. Having sailed through the competition so far with his rousing renditions and emotional voice, Dalton Harris is being touted as one of the hot favourites to scoop this year’s X Factor crown.
“I grew up in a one-room house without electricity or running water, but it’s not a sad story. It’s how I came out of it and I’m triumphant,” he explained after belting out ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’ in his audition
On Saturday he stunned the X Factor crowd on Week 3’s Fright Night theme with this spine-tingling rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep”.
In 2010, Dalton was crowned champion of a televised singing show called Digicel Rising Stars, airing on Jamaican television , the same show where stars like; Chris Martin (2005), Romain Virgo (2007), Cameal Davis (2008) , Shuga (2009) and saxophonist Verlando Small (2013).
Following his competition win, Dalton signed to Penthouse Records as a performing artist in Jamaica. He travelled to the States and Mexico to develop his music.In 2014, Dalton got to Number One in the Jamaica Dancehall charts with single Pauper, outstripping more world-renowned acts such as Vybz Kartel. But despite initial success, Dalton’s popularity faded fast – with manager Donovan Germain now hoping his success on the X Factor could see a change of fortune in his homeland, where he already has three albums out.