Olly Murs compares The X Factor to The Hunger Games

Olly Murs compared his time The x factor to the dystopian film and book series The Hunger Games.

The ‘Heart Skips A Beat’ singer performed at the ITV singing competition in 2009 when he finished second to Joe McElderry. Stacey Solomon was her finalist.

Appears on Jessie Ware table manners Podcast on Wednesday (December 14), Murs spoke about his experience on the show, explaining that he hasn’t had much contact with his fellow contestants.

“It was really tough,” said the 38-year-old. “I don’t know why we don’t keep in touch. And it’s a good question. I do not know why. We just all went our own little ways and did our own thing.

“The Hunger Games is a really good way of putting it. We were literally thrown into a house. And it was like every week one person would go and be like a revolving door. And then it was kind of like, well, I’m still here.”

in the The hunger Games“Tributes” are randomly selected each year and forced to compete to the death to represent their territory, with only one surviving.

Murs continued, “There was definitely tremendous competition between all of us. And I got along very well with everyone. But when I left, I guess my career went in a different direction than the other guys because although a lot of them were making music, mine just catapulted a bit.”

The singer said he always considered himself a “performer, [but] not necessarily the best singer” while his peers were “fantastic singers”.

“So I was a little bit embarrassed and I was like, well, did I deserve it or not? I don’t know,” Murs said. “I wish I had more contact with them.”

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From LR: ‘X Factor’ contestants Joe McElderry, Stacey Solomon, Danyl Johnson and Olly Murs in 2009

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Murs was co-host The Xtra factor from 2011 to 2012 alongside the late Caroline Flack.

Last month, Murs was at the center of controversy after listeners suggested the lyrics to his new single “I Hate You When You’re Drunk” were “cruel and misogynistic”.

The singer defended himself during his performance BBC breakfast lLast week he said he was “really upset” at the way the lyrics were misunderstood.

“I can’t believe people took it that way,” he said. “I think when you see something written it can look a lot worse. If you listen to the song and understand what kind of artist I am. It was just more in a cheeky, fun way.”

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