If you’re an avid X Factor viewer, or if you watched it earlier on in its life but gave up on it after they dragged it out for years, you’ll remember Leon Jackson.
Or, alternatively, his name and picture look vaguely familiar to you. Well, you might not remember him now, but he hit number 1 back in the day – 2007, that is.
He had one more top five single after that, and then in true X-Factor-Winner style, he completely vanished.
He might not have been battling on the UK charts, but he has battled his spiky hair. And won. Along with the waistcoat, which luckily is also nowhere to be seen. He’s undergone somewhat of a transformation having moves to Los Angeles.
Yeah, seriously. He has really committed to the whole ‘makeover’ thing.
Leon was dropped by Simon Cowell’s label two years after winning the X Factor, he then decided he needed to ‘to consolidate and make sense of everything I’ve experienced’.
He moved across the pond, and has been performing there after learning how to play the piano and guitar.
We’re excited to see his future musical endevours. Also, his future posts to instagram. No shame.