Scunthorpe area X Factor star Jake Quickenden tuned in for successful 2013
Things are looking good in 2013 for Jake Quickenden of Bottesford - following his success in last year's X-Factor TV talent show.
The singer and Scunthorpe Pods leisure centre worker made it through the live auditions and boot camp stages, progressing as far as Judges' Houses.
The 24-year-old then performed in Dubai for X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger and US singer Ne-Yo, before the pair decided he was not yet quite ready for the next step.
Jake, however, saw his X-Factor journey as just the start, and in December his first single 'Mile High' reached the Official UK Top 100 Chart.
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His debut single peaked inside the Top 30 iTunes downloads, and entered the Top 100 Singles chart at number 95.
The song was backed on Twitter by eventual X-Factor winner James Arthur.
Jake has said in interviews that he plans to return to the ITV competition in 2013, unless he has already made it in the music industry by then.
In November he performed at the Scunthorpe Christmas lights switch-on, drawing a big crowd of people keen to see the local star.
He also performed at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe at the North Lincolnshire Community Champion Awards at the end of November.