Dubbed the best audition Simon Cowell has ever heard, Danyl Johnson is best-known for his impressive performance on a world-renowned talent show, The X Factor, in the 2009 series. Since finishing fourth place on the reality TV show, Johnson has continued his prolific career as a solo artist and even competed to represent the UK in The Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.
Starting out singing at weddings when he was only 18, Danyl showed a strong passion for music throughout his early life with his band called Mark Tate Band. He was also a member of a duo called Empty Spaces and two boybands named Streetlevel and Upfrunt. He was working as a drama and stage school teacher for the renowned Starmaker and the School of Arts in Windsor when he took to the stage of ITV’s show, The X Factor, and sang With a Little Help From My Friends at his audition.
Inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson, Danyl blew both the audience and judges away and progressed through to the later stages of the competition. He battled through the live performances singing songs from Whitney Houston and George Michael before finally securing his place in the semi-finals. Having received endless amounts of praise from the judges week-in-week-out and with a growing social following, Johnson was a strong contender and managed to finish fourth place when he shared the stage with Joe McElderry, Olly Murs and Stacey Soloman.
Since his stint on The X Factor, Danyl competed in Eurovision: You Decide in a bid to earn a place as the 2017 representative of the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest. His original song Light Up the World was highly popular, but it was fellow contestant Lucie Jones who won the competition and went on to represent the country.
Aside from his singing activities, Johnson is a high-profile advocate for regular checks for testicular cancer. As a survivor of the disease himself, he has made it his mission to spread awareness and create a deeper understanding of how the severity of the condition can be minimised. He has also done a whole host of charity work leading to him being nominated for the Pride of Reading Award for Cultural Contribution in 2012.
With his beautiful voice and charming charisma, Danyl Johnson is the perfect solo artist to book for your next event. He is able to engage entire audiences with his musical talent and creates the perfect atmosphere for any conference or function.