Andrea Faustini was born 17/06/94 in Rome, Italy. From childhood Andrea has shown a passionate interest in music. From an early age he listened to artists such as: Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Donny Hathaway, Lianne La Havas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Beyoncé, and of course The Spice Girls!
In 2014, while studying Chinese at La Sapienza University in Rome, Andrea embarked on the life changing opportunity to audition for the UK X Factor. Three trips to London and five auditions later, Andrea became a contestant on the X Factor Live Shows, singing live every week while being mentored by Mel B of The Spice Girls. Breezing through the live shows Andrea delivered unforgettable live performances week after week, becoming a finalist and placing third in the final, performing at Wembley Arena.
Andrea then went on to tour the country with the X Factor Live Arena Tour.
In January 2015 Andrea signed to international recording label RCA Records. His debut single ‘Give A Little Love’ was released in July 2015. His Album ‘Kelly’ was released shortly afterwards reaching number 14 in the UK Chart.
On the Album ‘Kelly’ Andrea had the honour of working with renowned songwriters such as Diane Warren, Becky Hill, Vince Kidd, Camille Purcell and Italian singer/songwriters Elisa Toffoli and Giuliano Sangiorgi.
Throughout Andrea's X Factor and album experience he has had the opportunity to perform with some of the world's most incredible artists, including Take That, Ella Henderson and Italian singer Elisa. Andrea has also performed for Vanity Fair’s L’Ultima Cena, after appearing in an Editorial shoot for the magazine.
"He's unbelievable and we need male divas - not in attitude but in terms of voice - and he's just amazing"
- SAM SMITH
"You took that to church and back brother!"
- MEL B