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Singing Monk Vs X Factor For Xmas Top Spot

Singing Monk Vs X Factor For Xmas Top Spot

The 34-year-old landed a significant record deal captured working with Manic Street Preachers and also the Cure producer Mike Hedges on his debut album, Voice From Assisi.

A young, little-known Italian friar would be to take on Simon Cowell’s The X Factor in the annual race for Christmas number one.

Singing Monk Vs X Factor For Xmas Top Spot

Singing Monk Vs X Factor For Xmas Top Spot

By day, Franciscan friar Alessandro Brustenghi lives and functions as a carpenter and tour guide in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi, a hilltop town in northern Italy.

The tenor is on track to top both classical album chart – and also the specialist classical chart.

The 34-year-old landed a significant record deal captured working with Manic Street Preachers and also the Cure producer Mike Hedges on his debut album, Voice From Assisi.

“I happen to be overwhelmed by the reaction and also the warmth of the people for this album, and have the connection to so many hearts inside a communion of beauty and joy, through music,” he explained.

Record bosses at Decca hope to capitalise on his popularity by releasing just one in time for Christmas which may go head-to-head with the song to be sold by this year’s X Factor winner.

However, even when his single is a big money-spinner, because he has taken an individual vow of poverty, all proceeds visit charity.

Last year the Military Wives deprived X Factor winners Little Mixture of the festive accolade.

In ’09, Joe McElderry was pipped towards the post by Rage From the Machine after a Facebook campaign against manufactured artists.

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