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X Factor Winner Joe McElderry Moves Back In With His Mom

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Whomp, whomp!

At least she'll have you!

Back in 2009, Joe McElderry was on the top of the world. He had a bright future ahead of him as he had just been crowned the winner of U.K.'s the X Factor and he was looking forward to working with Simon Cowell on his new record label.

But today, those dreams have all piqued and died as just 16 months after he was signed, Simon's label dropped Joe for not having the star power they once thought he'd have. Now, having nowhere else to go and little money left to his name, Joe is back living with his mother Eileen at her modest home.

Sad, but keep your chin up, Joe! If you keep working and plugging along at your music, you might be able to turn this thing around. Only if you let the situation get you down and force you to quit have you truly failed.

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24 comments to “X Factor Winner Joe McElderry Moves Back In With His Mom”



  1. 1

    He should be on the West End. Don't be so patronising towards him Perez!



  2. 2

    Its not how you fell its how you get up.



  3. 3

    Enough with the fucking idiot whomp whomp you fucking retard. And what's with the gayface?



  4. 4

    He's yummy. I wonna put my dinky in his bum!



  5. 5

    SIMON COWELL WILL BURN IN HELL FOR WHAT HE'S DOING TO THESE KIDS. HE HAS NO BUSINESS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. HE IS DESTROYING IT. HE GETS THESE FOOLS CREATIVELY CASTRATES THEM BY FORCING THEM TO SING AN ALBUM OF BOIL IN THE BAG BALLADS AND ELEVATOR MUSIC AND THEN DROPS THEM WHEN PEOPLE ARENT INTERESTED IN THEIR SHIT. HE SHOULD EAT EVERY WORD HE UTTERS DEFENDING HIS PROGRAMME WHEN THE PROFF IS IN THE DROPPING OF THESE ARTISTS. NICE WORDS THO PEREZ, THAT WAS KIND OF YOU.



  6. 6

    Nothing against this boy, he is very talented. But they should have went with Danil.



  7. 7

    Another example of why these competition shows are meaningless.
    They pump these kids up, and make them believe they are going to be these huge stars then it all falls flat. These shows use them up and dump them right back where they found them. Only now they are actually worse off then they were before. Now they are desperate to get back into that spotlight. They will probably spend the best years of their lives on that impossible dream only to end up broke and depressed. A dream is a nice thing to have, but everyone has to face reality sooner or later.
    Perez, maybe you should be encouraging this kid to face reality and work towards an education and a real career.



  8. 8

    He is NOT a singing artist, he's a performer. Trust me, he'll get a job in the West End soon.

    Just look up his XF performance of the Lion King song!



  9. 9

    You only cover 2 things: Gaga and X-Factor. Boring.



  10. 10

    Has anyone from these show become famous?



  11. 11

    MAJOR GAY FACE, LOL



  12. 12

    I wonder why Perez is so happy and desperate to mention Joe, Jedward, Cher and he never talks about Alexandra Burke unless it is something negative.This site is racist



  13. 13

    its a shame. hes genuinely a nice guy and can sing, but he just wasnt right for x factor, i knew it was a mistake to let him win, hes a west end guy not a pop start guy, hopefully x factor has at least made him well known enough so he can get a good west end role soon!



  14. 14

    eh perez …this was in the uk papers a month ago at the least !…he didn't deserve to win anyway should have been olly murs !



  15. 15

    I love Joe.. this is so sad :(



  16. 16

    You totally just cut 'n' pasted this from the Daily Mail.



  17. 17

    Re: Antony – LOL



  18. 18

    Wow, did Hilary Swank get a haircut???

    btw worst case of Gayface EVER!



  19. 19

    Maybe if they had released his album outside the UK it would have more sales? I'm no Simon Cowell but that seems like basic knowledge



  20. 20

    I work at Mcdonalds uk along the road from wear joe lives and honest he is going to be sooooo fat the amount of times his car comes through the drive through! big minivan type thing with blacked out windows! then when he comes in he runs to the loo as if crowds are going to suddenly give chase! as if indeed!!! what a letdown man! xx



  21. 21

    I guess this is an example of what coming out of the closet will do to a young performer. Hard to get the teenage girls to buy your record if that's not the way you swing, huh?



  22. 22

    I honestly believe he would have gone farther if he didn't come out. Not that there's anything wrong with being gay, but he came out before he even had a proper fan base. Do you think Justin Bieber would be as popular as he is if he was gay? Of course not! Teenage girls buy his albums and go to his concerts because they want to bone him. Not a hater, but it's the truth!



  23. 23

    He's talented, but Joe is seriously one of the worst winners of The X Factor along with Steve Brookstein and Leon Jackson



  24. 24

    Re: Ashlea Connor – So what he has just lost his recording contract and probably is a little depressed everyone needs some comfort food now and again & I wouldnt even admit that you work in McDonalds! at least he had his 10 mins of fame why u will be stuck working there forever going home with your greasey hair and smelling of fat every night! he probably gets more action than u will ever get grease burger hahahaha!!! Dont hate appreciate!