Tonight Croydon’s Ben Haenow was crowned the winner of X Factor 2014!
The talented rock singer battled against fellow competitors Fleur East who was second and Andrea Faustini who was third. The 29-year-old van driver was winning the contest from week four after his sexy and amazing performance of AC/DC’s Highway To Hell and maintained his winning streak to the end of the show winning against Fleur 57.2% to 34.3%.
Following his win, an emotional Ben said:
“Thank you so much for making my dreams come true.”
His mentor Simon Cowell said:
“A fantastic runner up Fleur. I could not be happier for you, Ben, you deserve it. You’re a great guy, this is your moment.”
Over the course of the weekend, Ben sung Demons by Imagine Dragons, Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran with the man himself, Man In The Mirror with Michael Jackson and the winner’s single Something I Need by OneRepublic.
The song is great and Ben sings it perfectly and Mel B seems to agree saying,
“That song was made for you. You pulled it back, then you put it out there. You gave range to your vocals and gave it light and shade.”
It’s a great night for Ben. It’s a great night for rock music. Well done Ben! Well-deserved! 🙂
Here is Ben singing his new single: