*VIDEO* Croydon singer Ben Haenow wins The X Factor
PUBLISHED: 09:32 15 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:37 18 December 2014
He was an early frontrunner to win the series outright - and now Ben Haenow has been crowned the winner of The X Factor 2014.
After thousands of hotly contested auditions nationwide, The X Factor 2014 climaxed with one of the most competitive finales the show has ever witnessed, with 29-year-old Ben eventually triumphing.
Mentored by Simon Cowell, the Croydon resident captivated viewers from the outset.
From the very first audition, where his rocky yet soulful vocals on the Bill Withers classic Ain’t No Sunshine saw him instantly marked out as one to watch, Ben has consistently proven himself.
Ben’s debut single is his rendition of OneRepublic’s hit Something I Need.
Produced by John Ryan it is immediately available for download and will be released on CD on Wednesday December 17, featuring some of Ben’s best moments from the show including Jealous Guy, Highway To Hell and Man In The Mirror.
The release of Something I Need will be in aid of children’s charity Together for Short Lives.
• Ben Haenow will headline The X Factor Live Tour 2015, which will visit arenas nationwide in February and March. For tickets, visit www.gigsandtours.com / www.seetickets.com