Taking the Cue and Play challenge this week is X Factor and Popstar to Operastar winner Joe McElderry...
Tell us about the first record you bought
I think it was the Spice Girls with Wannabe. I was a massive fan and actually bought it on tape
An album you can’t live without, and why
I love Lady Antebellum’s album. It has so many great songs and incredible lyrics.
It’s a proper feelgood driving album.
The most embarrassing record in your collection?
The other day I found an old Aqua album with Barbie Girl and all those cheesy songs
You favourite cheesy disc...
Probably the above!
An album you wish you’d bought, but didn’t
Michael Jackson’s Thriller. My mate had the record playing the other day and it’s incredible
What about your favourite artist of all time? What’s the attraction?
Beyonce. I love that she is amazing at dancing and performing as well as those vocals.
She is a true talent and one of the best performers alive in my opinion
If we could grant you a wish to meet one musician or band, who would it be and why?
Beyonce – I would ask if we could do a duet!
Name a song that never fails to pick you up?
At the minute I love the Noisettes new song, Winner
And one that chills you out...
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
What was the first gig you attended?
It was the Steps Gold concert, I was a massive fan and loved it
Tell us about your favourite record shop or online store?
I still love going into HMV to buy records and look at all the artwork
You can step into the shoes of your musical idol for 24 hours.
Who do you choose and what do you do?
It would probably be Beyonce again – I would love to see how she rehearses and what she does when she goes onstage.
Is there a new or undiscovered artist you think we need to hear?
A singer called Daley. I saw him support Jessie J and he was incredible
JOE’S FOURTH ALBUM, HERE’S WHAT I BELIEVE, IS OUT NOW