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Music: Olly Murs

By Deirdre Kaye · May 2nd, 2013 · CityBeat Recommends
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The musically obsessed often make fun of music-based television talent shows. Rightfully so, too. Any scheme that lands Taylor Hicks and Kelly Clarkson in our faces deserves all the scoffing possible. 

However, sometimes there’s a diamond in the screaming, nasally roughness.

Olly Murs is one such diamond. He’s like the Carrie Underwood of The X Factor … not because he’s Country, but because he doesn’t, you know, suck.

If his name sounds familiar, it’s because his song “Heart Skips a Beat” (released in 2011) has just recently taken over various Top 40 stations in Cincinnati. 

Murs plays Bogart's 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $20. bogarts.com.



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