Olly Murs launches Big Christmas Sing at Old Spitalfields Market

By staff writers
November 11, 2010
John Adeleye, Faryl Smith and Olly Murs

Olly Murs, John Adeleye and Faryl Smith got the crowds in the Christmas spirit at Christian Aid’s Big Christmas Sing launch at Old Spitalfields Market in London last night.

Hundreds of shoppers and fans joined X Factor finalist and chart-topping singer Olly Murs, this year's X Factor contestant John Adeleye and Britain's Got Talent finalist Faryl Smith for the free performance to promote Christian Aid’s annual fundraiser The Big Christmas Sing, which takes place between 10 and 12 December.

First to perform, and adding a touch of glamour to the show, was teen mezzo-soprano Faryl who gave a rendition of 'O Holy Night' to a captivated crowd.

John Adeleye, who left this year's X Factor following a sing-off with Treyc Cohen, dedicated his first song, Stevie Wonder's 'Love's In Need Of Love Today', to Christian Aid.

The charismatic performer finished his set with 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree'.

Last to take to the stage - to screams from his most ardent admirers - was Olly who wowed the crowd with songs from his debut album – his No.1 hit 'Please Don't Let Me Go', new single 'Thinking Of Me' and 'This One's For The Girls' – interspersed with some Christmas favourites for a festive sing-a-long.

Olly Murs said: "The Big Christmas Sing is a great way to have fun with your friends and get into the festive spirit while raising money for a good cause."

If you would like to throw your own Big Christmas Sing, visit http://www.christian-aid.org.uk/bigsing for a free fundraising pack

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