Singer vows not to let Twitter bullies derail his career dreams

Hopeful Gathan Cheema. 37130506

Hopeful Gathan Cheema. 37130506

First published in Worcester News by

HE was inundated with thousands of abusive messages following his stint on the X Factor last year, but Gathan Cheema is not letting the bullies stop him.

The 22-year-old, of Tolladine Road, Worcester, who made it through to boot camp last year, has re-entered this year and still has faith in the show.

As we reported in your Worcester News following his departure from the show, Gathan said he had been inundated with 4,500 messages of abuse on Twitter after he said he was badly edited on the show.

But despite the abuse, Gathan said he believes the best way to make it as a singer is to repeat the reality show process.

“I have X Factored again, I have always loved the show,” he said.

“I want to make it through the X Factor. It provides you a platform.

“It’s hard work, it really is.

“After last year I understand how mean people are and how they can be.

“As for taking the time for writing stuff, you cannot please everyone, I’ve learnt that. People do not like what they cannot understand.

“If you’re an extrovert, people will take you as a target.

“I’ve grown up a lot.”

Off the back of the X Factor, Gathan recorded and released an album featuring eight cover songs, and is now writing and recording his own songs for his second EP.

He said: “I’ve never written before but I’ve got a lot of friends who are great songwriters, so I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from them.

“In life, girls’ songs are always strong and powerful so I wanted to write it from a man’s point of view.

“It’s not always about the girls.”

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4:05pm Fri 7 Jun 13

pronstar says...

Yaaay go Gathan woooh, X Factor woooh, yaaay, go, etc etc.
Yaaay go Gathan woooh, X Factor woooh, yaaay, go, etc etc. pronstar
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1:28pm Sat 8 Jun 13

notANOTHERbrilliantheadline says...

Hope you've worked on being less eccentric.. You were so irritating to watch to the point I was shouting at the tele.. Think it went like this.. "you're a ****, you're a **** ****. Lol
Hope you've worked on being less eccentric.. You were so irritating to watch to the point I was shouting at the tele.. Think it went like this.. "you're a ****, you're a **** ****. Lol notANOTHERbrilliantheadline
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2:33am Sun 9 Jun 13

Secret agent 46 says...

When he was a judge at sin for there week attempt at xfactor he was horrible to all the contestants and is rude and arrogant to anyone he meets.. Seems to think he is better than every1 else which is exactly how he was on xfactor...
When he was a judge at sin for there week attempt at xfactor he was horrible to all the contestants and is rude and arrogant to anyone he meets.. Seems to think he is better than every1 else which is exactly how he was on xfactor... Secret agent 46
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2:07pm Sun 9 Jun 13

notANOTHERbrilliantheadline says...

Yep, he's an idiot. I will always see him as the annoying person on xfactor. Why does he feel the need to go to worcester news to let everyone know he's going back on it? I don't care, do you?
Yep, he's an idiot. I will always see him as the annoying person on xfactor. Why does he feel the need to go to worcester news to let everyone know he's going back on it? I don't care, do you? notANOTHERbrilliantheadline
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2:09pm Mon 10 Jun 13

sugarlump says...

X Factor will set him up and dump him again!

Another reason why not to watch!!
X Factor will set him up and dump him again! Another reason why not to watch!! sugarlump
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