Joe proves he knows the score in Sunday’s Popstar to Operastar in a mentoring session with legendary tenor Rolando Villazón
Rolando coaxes the high notes out of Joe, who impressed the nation with his vocal talents in 2009’s X Factor
‘I’m having some stuff applied to make us look a bit brown!’ laughs Joe. ‘You have to wear make-up on TV or you look a bit stupid’
Joe warms up with Donna, one of his vocal coaches. ‘This picture was taken just before I went live on stage. I was a bit stressed about some of the notes’
The 20-year-old singer gets wired for sound. ‘This was literally five minutes before I went on stage. That’s when the nerves really kick in’
‘I was gripping onto that glass to get rid of my nerves!’ laughs Joe. ‘It’s really good to get choreography because it gives you something to focus on’
Suited and booted, he’s all ready to give his next operatic aria some welly. Go for it, Joe!