Shayne Ward 'Nervous' About X Factor Return
Plus he tells MTV exclusively the advice he has given to Cher Lloyd...
Former Shayne Ward has exclusively told MTV UK how he feels about making his return to the show that made him famous this weekend.
The Gotta Be Somebody singer, who is set to face the judges again after winning the competition five years ago, has revealed that he is 'nervous but excited' about taking to the XF stage on Sunday's results show.
Speaking of his XF comeback, Shayne confessed to us: "I’m not going to lie, I’m a little bit nervous to get back on that stage, because for one it is The X Factor and it’s the place that started by career."
"It’s more kind of excitement than anything else. I know what I’m capable of and my ability to sing, so I just can’t wait to get on there and perform."
When asked whether he had any surprises up his sleeves for his performance, Ward added: "I have. We’ve just signed off on a lot of the staging. So I'm very, very excited. I’m not going to go too much into it, so you’ll just have to wait and see on Sunday."
The That's My Goal hitmaker, who revealed to us that he is tipping Matt Cardle or Rebecca Ferguson to be crowned the 2010 XF champ, also had some wise words of advice for this year's hopefuls, especially when it comes to 'fragile' finalist, Cher Lloyd.
Ward stated: "I met a lot of the guys last night when I was at an award ceremony. I know for them it’s not easy, and because the show has gone a lot bigger since I was on it and there’s a lot more added pressure to entertain and please the crowd. "
"So I just basically said to them what I say to everybody if they ask for advice from me. You know just stay focused and be willing to listen. You need to listen a lot and trust in the people that are looking after you, because it’s a very fickle industry, but just be prepared."
Speaking of 17-year old Lloyd, he continued: "I spoke to Cher and I actually said to her, whenever people are negative towards you, don’t read too much into it."
" I think it’s just down to jealousy, more than anything. If they keep mentioning your name, the more they mention you, the better the press, so it's all positive."
Wise words Shayne...
By Joanne Dorken