Earlier this year I blogged about the fantastic Must be the Music. While 12 million people (of which I am one) regularly tune into The X Factor for it's light entertainment and manufactured drama with a bit of singing thrown in, Sky's talent show focused on talent. All genres of music were represented from classical to electronic dance, pop to rock. Almost all the artist performed original material and the panel (Dizzee Rascal, Jamie Cullum and Sharleen Spiteri) were all multi-million selling singer-songwriters.
Semi-finalists received the net profits of the iTunes releases of their performances - a number of which charted. The winner received £100,000 to further their career and that is what Emma Gillespie is doing. Her first full single is released on January 2nd with her album out later that month. Here's the brand spanking new video for "This Day":