Simon Cowell's a tough guy to please, so when he responded to Olly Murs' X Factor audition with "the easiest yes I've every given," we immediately knew that the 28-year-old British cutie was one to watch. The Essex native had no formal training or experience when he sang "Superstition" on U.K. television in fact, he hoped to become a professional soccer player until a neck injury prematurely ended his career but after hearing him sing karaoke in a local pub, Murs' mates encouraged him to try and make it in music.
Making it he is. After The X Factor, Murs went on to release two double-platinum albums and three No. 1 singles in the U.K. Now, with four million album sales to his name, the adorable entertainer who can resist that accent? is coming to the U.S. In his interview with MC's Sergio Kletnoy, Murs describes his music as "quite happy and quite cheeky and funny. I don't really do sad, depressing songs." Thanks to his constant smile, impressive hidden talent, and superpower of choice, a conversation with Murs is as happy-go-lucky as his catchy tunes.
Leading up the release of his U.S. debut album this fall, Murs will spend the summer on tour with the equally hard-to-resist One Direction. In the meantime, watch the video for his new single, "Heart Skips a Beat," featuring hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang.