Nicholas McDonald

X-Factor Runner Up 2013

Nicholas McDonald is best known as the runner up to Sam Bailey on the tenth series of ITV reality show The X Factor. He has received an abundance of success within the music industry since his TV stint in 2013 and is now in high demand as a solo artist for a variety of corporate events and functions.

As the youngest contestant of his series, Nicholas was just 16 when he auditioned in Glasgow for The X Factor. He wowed the judges and nation with his incredible vocal talents when he sang his own powerful rendition of Secret Garden’s You Raise Me Up and managed to win over a live audience at the Bootcamp stages with a cover of Jason Mraz’s I Won’t Give Up. He took the audience by storm in each of his live performances and managed to sail his way through to the final of the competition along with Luke Friend and Sam Bailey – whom he came second place to.

Since leaving the show, McDonald left school and signed a record deal with RCA Records. He released his debut album In the Arms of an Angel in 2014 which includes three original tracks and various covers that he performed on The X Factor. It reached an impressive ranking of number one on the Scottish Albums Chart and number six on the UK Albums Chart leading to the production of his second album which is expected to be released shortly.

Most recently, Nicholas has been uploading various covers to his YouTube channel. He regularly posts original and cover tracks out to his 7.2k subscribers in which he announces to over 298 thousand followers in which he has on Twitter. He has also recently released his hit single Limelight which has over 100 thousand streams on Spotify.

His natural performance style and powerful vocals are enough to have your audience enraptured with every song. Taking inspiration from the likes of Bruno Mars, Elton John and Adele, McDonald’s song selection is guaranteed to have all age groups on their feet and singing every word whilst being entertained by Nicholas’ cheeky and loveable Scottish charm. Suitable for a whole host of events, McDonald is guaranteed to make your event one to remember.

To book Nicholas McDonald as the entertainment for your corporate event, conference or function simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.