Vangelis Polydorou - Evangelou
June 2, 1994
North London, Islington
|Years active||2016 –present|
|Known for||Being a Finalist on series 5 of The Voice UK|
|Height||6 ft (183 cm)|
|Partner(s)||Tony Fran (d. 2013)|
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|Genres||Pop, Electronic, Alternative|
Vangelis Polydorou (born Vangelis Polydorou - Evangelou; June 2, 1994) is a British singer, songwriter and television personality. Polydorou rose to fame in 2016, when he auditioned for The Voice UK. Vangelis Polydorou became a Finalist on season 5 of The Voice UK. After the show, he started his professional musical career and has worked extensively with Boy George and Culture Club. Vangelis Polydorou is currently managed and signed by Boy George.
Early life and education
Vangelis Polydorou-Evangelou also known as Vangelis Poly was born in North London, Islington on June 2nd 1994. He is half Scottish and half Greek Cypriot. Vangelis attended St Joseph’s Primary School in Highgate, London. He visited Finchley Catholic high school for his secondary education. Thereafter, he completed a one year vocal diploma at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. After completing his studies, Vangelis worked part-time in a handmade frozen food shop known as Cook before being scouted for The Voice.
In 2016, Vangelis Polydorou auditioned for the fifth series of The Voice UK with Culture Clubs’, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me. Boy George, Paloma Faith and Ricky Wilson turned their chairs for him. He chose to join Boy George’s team. At the battles, he sang “One” by Mary J Blige and U2 against fellow team member Mellisa Cavanagh. At the Knockouts Vangelis sang Always On My Mind by Elvis Presley and was chosen with Cody Frost and Harry Fisher to advance to the live shows. In the quarter finals he sang Here Comes The Rain Again by the Eurthymics. In The Semi Finals he sang Beautiful by Christina Aguilera and Victims with Mentor Boy George where his time on the voice came to an end.
|Show||Song choice||Original artist||Result|
|Audition||Do You Really Want To Hurt Me||Culture Club||Advanced; joined Boy George's team|
|At the battles||One||Mary J Blige and U2||Won the battle; advanced|
|Knockouts||Always On My Mind||Elvis Presley||Advanced|
|Quarter finals||Here Comes The Rain Again||Eurthymics||Advanced|
Following The Voice UK, Boy George signed Vangelis Polydorou to his record label BGP (Boy George Presents) and is currently managing him. He has also toured with Boy George and Culture Club singing background vocals on their 80 date Life Tour in 2018 with appearances on The Graham Norton Show, The James Corden Show and also The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Vangelis Polydorou is currently working on his debut album with BGP records.
As featured artist
|2017||Sweet Dreams||Fetch Records||Non-album singles|
|2018||Borderline ||BGP Records||Non-album singles|
In the media
- Davison, Rebecca (2019-07-15). "Boy George and Fleabag's 'priest' Andrew Scott at Robbie Williams gig". Mail Online. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
- "The Voice Team George: Meet Boy George's three finalists". Radio Times. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
- Debnath, Neela (2016-02-06). "Boy George reveals he didn't want to release Do You Really Want To Hurt Me". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
- "GT meets The Voice semi-finalist Vangelis Polydorou". Gay Times. 2016-04-02. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
- Darvill, Josh (2016-03-21). "Who's your favourite on The Voice UK? Vote here!". TellyMix. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
- Darvill, Josh (2017-01-07). "The Voice acts hit back as Will.i.am brands last year's singer "blah"". TellyMix. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
- Tharrett 2/16/2016, Matthew. "Singer Wows "The Voice UK" — And Boy George — With Stunning "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" Cover". LOGO News. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
- Darvill, Josh (2016-03-25). "The Voice UK: Team George embrace the 'freaks' tag". TellyMix. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
- Raffray, Nathalie. "Boy George's vocal coach thanks St Mark's Hospital in Northwick Park for saving his life". Kilburn Times. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
- Shilliday, Beth (2019-08-08). "'RHOBH' Star Dorit Kemsley Gets Thrown Off Water Raft In Painful-Looking Video — Watch". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2020-05-01.