DALTON HARRIS last night won a tense X Factor finale — having been backed by celebrity guests Ellie Goulding and Nile Rodgers.
The Jamaican-born 24-year-old saw off rival finalists Scarlett Lee and Anthony Russell, clinching the chance to release a cover single of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s The Power Of Love.
A stunned Dalton couldn’t quite believe what he had achieved. ‘I just won The X Factor,’ he said.
Goulding described Dalton as ‘the most incredible singer’ and said he deserved to take home the prize, a record deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music label.
And Chic’s Nile Rodgers said: ‘Every performance of Dalton’s has been flawless, and that’s almost impossible to achieve.’