Who is Giovanni Spano? X Factor singer's age, band and West End career revealed
25 October 2018, 13:34
Giovanni Spano is one this year's X Factor finalists, hoping to triumph with a lucrative recording contract.
The talented singer has been performing for many years, and here are all the big facts about him:
Who is Giovanni Spano and what is his age?
Giovanni Spano was born in 1985, in Ruislip, West London. He celebrates his 33rd birthday in 2018.
Speaking before his X Factor audition, he said: "My passion for rock music started at the age of 8. My goal in music is to make everyone feel like they're a superstar.
"Music is music and if something captures you then you're in.
"It captures the soul and hopefully I get some of these teenyboppers rocking out. Hopefully everybody dances."
What West End shows has he appeared in and what band was he a member of?
Giovanni has already starred in many stage shows and musicals, including Fame, Footloose, Mamma Mia, Grease and Dance 'Til Dawn.
More recently, he starred as Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar, and as Ledoux in Bat Out Of Hell.
He has also been a member of the rock band deVIence. Formed in 2013, they describe their sound as having "soaring vocal melodies, swaggering riffs and pulsating rhythms".
How has he performed on The X Factor so far?
Giovanni's X Factor audition didn’t get off to the best start, after singing 'Gimme Some Lovin'’ by The Spencer Davis Group.
Judge Simon Cowell stopped him mid-performance, but allowed Giovanni to perform a second song, 'Iris' by the Goo Goo Dolls.
He was then put through, and eventually made the live shows after judge Ayda Field selected him for her 'Overs' category.