Not sure if he's been mentioned on here, in fact I'm surprised I've not seen anything about him. Was watching ITV1 the other week when an advert for "www.n1kki.com" popped up. Basically, it was a cheaply made advert with a boy saying "watch my live webcast at 7.30pm!" The first thing that struck me was "How can a little boy afford a primetime advertising slot on ITV1?" so I naturally went on his website. It's basically 17 year old London lad who writes his own songs, is backed by an all-girl band and dancing troupe, and does a live show every night - the current series has finished now but you can watch the old ones here: http://www.n1kkilive.com/archive_home.htm The whole thing is utterly bizarre. Firstly, he's had a single out already (which missed the top 40) called 'Jeans On' (he performs it in the last show, 18th June). His show is dire, the song production is terrible, and he's a terribly wooden presenter whose vocabulary doesn't extend far beyond the word "Cool". Does anybody know any more about it? I presume he's got a record deal, indeed he must be backed by a huge company to afford ITV1 advertising, the relatively expensive studio (well, I don't know any 17 year old with that sort of studio setup in his bedroom!) as well as bandwidth for high-res programmes to be broadcast to "1 million" people. In fact the credits at the end of the show suggest there's a big team behind each live webcast. And yet the boy is absolutely useless, and his cringeworthy backing dancers and his backing band make Nikki Sanderson look talented. The 'saving grace' is his pop video (right at the end of the 18th June broadcast), and yet even in that he looks uncomfortable. It's a fun idea, and I think it would have been pulled off by somebody like Will Young with a bit of irony in it (and didn't the girl from Aqua recently do something similar? And that looked good). But this whole thing looks cheap and shoddy. He's got another single coming out 'eventually'. Who is funding this? Is this boy going to be a megastar? Did anybody buy the single?