I’d worried it would be a brand-damaging exercise, that it would be a step back. I’d worried he’d be open to needless criticism and comparison. I’d worried he’d fluff the song. But Will went onto the X-Factor last weekend and blew everyone away with ‘Grace’. You can see why. And far from being a damaging experience, it only enhanced his reputation – show owner Simon Cowell was the first to leap to his feet and a standing ovation, Will gave one of the best performances of his upcoming second single from ‘Let It Go’, and Pop Idol seemed a very very long time ago.
‘Grace’ can (and should) be purchased here.