Megan McKenna

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  • First and foremost a singer-songwriter, Megan’s journey to music has been slightly more unconventional than most. After starting her career as an English television personality, Megan left this all behind to pursue her deeper passion – music. Inspired by her deep-rooted love for all things country, the first step in Megan’s musical journey saw her travelling to Nashville to experience first-hand the music she’d always loved, documenting her travels for the public in a three-part ITV series “There’s Something About Megan”. This was the first time the public properly heard Megan’s unique, powerful voice. Her performances drew rave reviews and led to her releasing her debut country album “Story of Me” in 2018 with 2 singles hitting number one in the iTunes all genre charts.

    Megan’s story has come to be viewed as one of growth, determination, and evolution; fighting off stereotypes, overcoming all obstacles and refusing to be categorised into just one box as detailed in her Sunday Times bestselling book ‘Mouthy’. Megan is a highly engaged influencer and brand ambassador with social media platforms totalling over 4 million followers.

    It was Megan’s fiery determination and willingness to stop at nothing to reach her dreams which saw her agree to join the group of contestants competing in The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019. Megan was one of only two contestants in X Factor history to perform original songs, and week-by-week she took the nation by storm. Her unique vocals, always perfectly pitched yet full of emotion and her alluring stage presence saw her sail through the competition with ease. She was crowned X Factor winner in the show finale. Then the pandemic hit and all live shows were cancelled for 18 months. Megan continued to write more music and took the opportunity to take part in Celebrity Masterchef 2021. Megan’s decision to feature on the show was part inspired by the fact she wanted to educate people about coeliac disease which she suffers from, plus she has a wheat allergy too. Therefore, every dish she prepared on the show was gluten and wheat free. Megan sailed through to the final and in 2022 she released her first cookbook ‘Can You Make That Gluten Free?’

    In 2021 Megan released and performed more original music, as well as supporting Tom Jones on his Summer tour and performing on the main stage at the Isle Of Wight festival. Megan rounded off the year with her own headline shows, as well as a full UK & Ireland arena tour, supporting Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, as well as joining them to sing on stage each night too.