Joe McElderry (b. 16 June 1991) is a pop singer from South Shields, England and the winner of Series 6 of the X Factor UK, which took place in 2009. He first auditioned in Manchester where he sang Luther Vandross’ 'Dance With My Father'. He was in the Boys group, mentored by Cheryl Cole. His vocals appear on the X Factor Finalists 2009 Charity single (a cover of Michael Jackson's You Are Not Alone) which reached number 1 status in the UK Charts on the 21st of November 2009. It remained there for one week, before being knocked off by Peter Kay's charity single for Children In Need.