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Tuesday, 6 November, 2007

Ray dropped by record label

Filed under: 2006 Contestants,Ray

Despite his debut album topping the charts, last year’s X Factor runner up Ray Quinn has been dropped by his record label Sony BMG.

His management company have put a positive spin on things, claiming that he’s in talks for his own TV show, and is also to be working in the West End. Watch this space – no doubt news of Ray’s panto appearances will be forthcoming shortly.

Tuesday, 6 March, 2007

X Factor’s Ray Quinn and Ben Mills Release Albums Same Day

X Factor runners up Ray Quinn and Ben Mills plan to release their debut albums on the same day – Monday 12th March 2007.

Both are signed to Sony BMG and Ben has been busy recording his debut album entitled “Picture Of You” in former Rolling stones studio in London whereas Ray has been in L.A recording his swing album which is entitled “Ray Quinn”.

Ray will be promoting his album in Liverpool Glasgow and Newcastle as he flies around from place to place in his personalised Ray Quinn branded helicopter and you can catch Ben at Woolworths in Oxford Street, Swansea on Monday 12th March where he will be signing copies of his new album from 4pm.

Monday, 18 December, 2006

X Factor Runner Up – Raymond Quinn Lands Recording Deal

Runner up of the X Factor, Ray Quinn is reportedly about to record a debut swing album. He is due to go to Los Angeles to record in the very studios where Frank Sinatra once recorded.

Simon Cowell has revealed to the Daily Mirror: “I told Ray I was going to sign him. I wasn’t going to tell him yet but I had to after he behaved in such a dignified manner. His reaction was amazing. After what he did for Leona, I didn’t want him to go home miserable. We’re sending him to LA to record a swing album in the same place Frank Sinatra used.”

Also Cowell revealed to The Sun that: “I called on him after the final and said, ‘What are you doing on January 16?’ Ray said nothing so I said, ‘You’ll be recording in Sinatra’s old studio’.”

Saturday, 16 December, 2006

The Judges Comment Before The X Factor 2006 Winner Is Announced

Filed under: 2006 Contestants,Leona,Ray

Simon said that it was a “ding-dong” of a show.

Commenting on round one, Louis said: “I have to pick Leona cuz her voice was incredible”, Sharon chose Leona as the act who had won round one and Simon said: “I have to be impartial tonight. I thought both contestants had an incredibly good night.”

Judging on round two, Sharon said: “Westlife and Ray, I was taken back, it was fantastic it was a show stopper. You can tell Ray loves what he does.”

Simon said: “All credit to Westlife and Take That. They came on and embraced it cuz not many artists that would come on and share the spotlight. Total magic. Very difficult to get this togehter. We were originally doing christmas songs but ditched them on Thurs night cuz we got calls from Take that and Louis gave Westlife a call and both groups wanted to duet.”

Commenting about round three, Simon said about Leona’s “All By Myself”: “I thought it was a staggeringly good performance, one of the hardest songs to sing but, it was extaordinarliy good.”

Sharon said: “Ray, as always is so entertinaing but I am dying to hear Leona’s new album. Ray is the constant entertainer and Leona is the voice.”