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March 2, 2012

Gay UK X Factor finalist Marcus Collins talks about debut album, single and working with Gary Barlow

Gay X Factor finalist Marcus Collins gives fans a behind the scenes look at the making of his self-titled album and debut single in a revealing new video.

In the three-minute clip on YouTube, the singer, who came second to girl group Little Mix in the UK version of the hit TV contest, explains his song choices and reveals what it's like to work with Gary Barlow.

He says he chose the cover of Seven Nation Army as the first single because of the song's iconic beat.

February 27, 2012

Gay UK X Factor finalist Marcus Collins gives preview of new album and fans are loving it

Gay X Factor finalist Marcus Collins has given fans a tantalising taste of his debut album and it's already creating a buzz in the Twittersphere.

The five-minute preview of the self-titled album on YouTube features original songs, as well as cover versions of Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher by Jackie Wilson and Tightrope by Janelle Monae.

It also includes a track written by Collins' X Factor mentor, judge and Take That frontman Gary Barlow, who also executive produced the album.