For the first live show he sang "Mad World", which the judges praised; in the second live show he sang "Jealous Guy".
In the third live show, his performance of "Diamonds Are Forever" was praised by the judges; in live show 4 he sang a slower rendition of Michael Jackson's "Thriller".
I love music, and I knew I could sing, but I didn't think I was X Factor material.
I'd been given this opportunity and I didn't want to waste it, but I had no idea what sort of music was really me.
Everyone else had their own ideas, but all I knew was what I didn't want." Since his time on the show, Grimshaw has relocated from Blackpool to London, and has spent two years writing and recording demos with various writers and producers.
The album has been recorded with songwriter/producer Jarrad Rogers, who has previously worked with the likes of Lana Del Rey and Tinchy Stryder, on 3 June 2012, he released "Is This Love", which debuted at number 35 on the UK Singles Chart.
Grimshaw sang "Nothing Compares 2 U" in week 5, and in week 6, Grimshaw sang "Rocket Man".
Grimshaw landed in the final showdown that week, along with Katie Waissel.
He successfully made it to the live shows and finished ninth in the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010, after his elimination, Grimshaw was signed by RCA Records.
While he was saved by Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh in the judges vote, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell had voted for Waissel to stay, thus leaving the votes deadlocked, the public vote revealed that Grimshaw received the fewest votes and he was eliminated." in aid of Help for Heroes.
The song, said to have been recorded in the week beginning 18 October 2010, was released as a charity single in aid of Help for Heroes, a charity which supports injured servicemen and women, In April 2012, "Is This Love", his debut single premiered on the Request Show on BBC Radio 1 by Matt Edmondson, who was at the time covering for Jameela Jamil.
Grimshaw sang "Nothing Compares 2 U" in week 5 and in week 6, Grimshaw sang "Rocket Man".
A second single from the album, "Curtain Call", features Labrinth's sister Shez Ar and charted at number 49 in the UK.