Can you guess the link between X Factor’s Matt Linnen and Banana Crumble ?

How inspiring is it when you see that someone has a dream and then gets a chance to pursue it.

Matt Linnen is a 28 year old plasterer from Southend in Essex. His ambition was to be a musician and in pursuit of that dream he has performed on the local Essex scene for over a decade performing at pubs, clubs and even at weddings. He has also been the front man to several bands including Dirty Linnen, Vox Empire and We Are People.

Matt applied to the X- Factor and for his audition he  performed Ray LaMontagne’s “Trouble”, this is where he wowed the judges, in particular Nicole Scherzinger. It must have been fate as Matt is now working alongside his mentor Nicole in the Overs Category.

Why has Banana Crumble chosen this particular contestant to get behind and support. What connects the two? Banana Crumble is based in Southend as is Matt. Banana Crumble held their launch party at Mangetout in Southend and Matt Linnen has appeared there numerous times over the years and, well, why not? Also our Chief Banana thinks he has a pretty cool name too! We think he has a great voice and bags of talent so please get behind Matt and our Good News Story.

You can vote for him for FREE on the X Factor app!