Davide shorty on the X factor

Recent ICMP graduate Davide ‘Shorty’ Sciortino is flying high after finishing third in 2015’s edition of the X Factor Italia. The vocalist fought off stiff competition throughout the series, winning countless fans amongst public and judges alike, and making it to the last four acts in the final episode.

With his incredible vocal talent and charisma, Davide sailed through the first auditions, with judge Skin, singer of Skunk Anansie, proclaiming him her favourite after his very first performance. With renditions of songs such as Wild Cherry’s ‘Play That Funky Music’ and ‘Iron Sky’ by Paolo Nutini, Davide also found success throughout the live shows, playing alongside guests such as Justin Bieber and Jess Glynne.

After reaching the final round, Davide finished on the podium in third place with his performance of his X Factor single ‘My Soul Trigger’, which has reached number 14 in the Italian pop charts.

Davide studied on our BMus Popular Music Performance programme, and along with his band Retrospective for Love also performed at the ICMP’s Industry Showcase and Tunnel to Tunnel festival