The countdown to the 55TH TV WEEK Logie Awards is on, and TV WEEK is thrilled to announce that British singing sensation Olly Murs is the first performer confirmed to be appearing onstage on Australian television's night of nights.
With acts like One Direction and Flo Rida on the list of former Logies performers, Olly Murs admits he gets nervous just thinking about performing at this year's TV WEEK Logie awards on April 7.
"I really hope I put on a good show for everyone," the 28 year-old singer says.
"I still get nervous before a big gig, especially when some people might not know my music."
But the UK X Factor runner-up can rest easy - with his single "Troublemaker" being such a massive hit in Australia.
In fact, it's been a whirlwind few months for the star since releasing his third album, Right Place Right Time in November 2012.
Both the album and its first single "Troublemaker", featuring Flo Rida, shot to the top of the UK charts, while here in Australia "Troublemaker" became a summer anthem, reaching the top five on the ARIA charts, #1 on the airplay charts and, recently, was certified double platinum.
Olly's Oz Adventure
Like many Brits before him, Olly has hit the tourist trail around parts of Australia, but still has a big list of places he wants to visit when he gets here.
"I still want to get up to Cairns to see some whales and I really want to go to the west coast, and have a look at Darwin as well."
With shows such as Neighbours and Home & Away being a staple in the UK, Olly is keen to say "G'day" to a few local celebrities.
"I will definitely keep my eyes open to spot the people I know," he says.
More about Olly
Did you know...
- Olly was nominated for two Brit Awards this year - for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Single Of The Year for "Troublemaker"
- "Army Of Two", the second single from Right Place Right Time, is dedicated to Olly's fans, who refer to themselves as the "Murs Army"
- Olly was last in Australia in 2012 on a
Stay tuned for more news on the Logies 2013 line-up - coming soon!