Tip of The Week: Luke Bingham - Nothing to Lose
When I first heard the "eh eh" intro to this track I thought 'what on Earth is Akon doing in our BBC Introducing playlist slot?'
With lyrics like "I hope what my heart feels is true (is true), cause the only one I need is you (is you)", and I dunno what I'm gonna do, girl I need you here with me", I thought perhaps JLS had something to do with it.
But it turns out it was 23 year old Luke Bingham.
Luke is from Leicester, where he started singing as a child, trying to follow in his father's footsteps. In his early teenage years, he realised that he might be able to make a career out of singing, and went on to study Music Technology at Loughborough College.
I was quite surprised to discover Luke has been on X-Factor, and apparently didn't do too badly in the 2006 series, making it through to the final 80 in Simon Cowell's group. He then made the final 15 of the Hugo Boss 'Urban Rules' contest in 2008, and seemed to be getting closer and closer to winning a competition.
Luke's track was played by Fearne Cotton yesterday, and you'll hear it throughout the rest of this week on Radio 1.