Calum Scott – British singer and songwriter
Calum Scott was born in Kingston upon Hull on 12 October 1988. In several interviews, Scott said that he was an average child, who had an average life in an average small town. When he was young, he never dreamed of becoming a celebrity.
The first popularity came to Calum in 2013 when he unexpectedly won a talent show, Mail’s Star Search, which was organized in his town. He conquered the hearts of judges and the audience. After winning the show, Scott realized that he had a real chance to become successful in the music industry. He joined Maroon 5 tribute band, called Maroon 4. Together they toured Great Britain.
After the tour, Calum and his friend John McIntyre created a duo they called The Experiment. In June 2014, the musicians released a successful song, "Girl (You're Beautiful)", which they got a chance to perform on TVs shows Good Morning Britain and BBC Look North. Even though the duo had great chances of becoming successful, it fell apart rather quickly.
In April 2015, Calum decided to audition for the ninth season of the British talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, which is part of Simon Cowell’s project Got Talent. Scott had controversial feelings about competing in the show because his sister was also one of the participants, but she dropped out early. Scott made it into the finals. Simon Cowell was impressed with the young man’s talent and offered him support.