Dalton Harris just won X Factor 2018!
Pipping Scarlett Lee (runner-up) and Anthony Russell to the X Factor crown, Dalton finished the competition with a strong 41.3% of the final votes.
While everyone is frantically searching his name to find out more about Dalton Harris, one of the most talked-about subjects is his ears.
Well, Dalton recently breached the tender subject.
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Who is Dalton Harris?
His full name is Dalton Andre Harris and he flew all the way from the Caribbean to impress the judges.
Needless to say, he grasped the opportunity with both hands.
Dalton’s audition song, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word by Elton John, blew away the likes of Simon Cowell.
How Old is Dalton Harris?
Dalton is 24 years old and originally from Jamaica.
He said that he’d been preparing for the audition since he was 17 years old.
Dalton Harris: Ears
A lot of social media talk has been about Dalton Harris’s ears.
People have commented on his Instagram page enquiring about the shape of his ears, with some speculating that it could be hereditary, sport-related or a medical condition.
However, Dalton recently revealed that he suffered a very troubled upbringing and was often beaten as a child.
It left him both emotionally and physically scarred.
There’s a cut above my right eyebrow and cuts around my ears and head but I grew my hair to hide them.
There are more on my chest, arm, shoulder, back, thighs, legs and feet. I was punched so hard by a guy dating my mum I crashed through a window.”
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Dalton Harris on Digicel Rising Stars
Although born and raised in poverty, Dalton overcame the odds when he won popular Television Jamaica singing competition Digicel Rising Stars in 2010.
Yet, despite winning $1 million Jamaican dollars as part of his Rising Stars prize money (equivalent to USD $7, 802), there has been little publication as to what the then 16-year-old did with his huge winnings.
Dalton struggled with a lot of social aspects due to his poor upbringings, such as being the member of a 25-strong family that included 22 brothers and sisters. It has been reported that most of his winnings were drained on his family and his mum.
Speaking to the Jamaican Observer, Dalton’s former music promoter, Donovan Germain, said
He (Dalton) was carrying a lot of personal baggage, based on his socialisation. I decided to do some work with him, and Headline Entertainment got him into a boarding house somewhere in Havendale, so that when school time came up, I would get to see what he was doing academically.
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In 2014, Dalton brought out a single called Pauper, which made it to no.1 in the Jamaican dancehall charts before moving away to the U.S.A.
Dalton was looked down upon in his native Kingston with people brandishing him as a failure for wasting his Rising Stars money.
However, it looks as if he is now earning a lot of support from Jamaica with a nationwide interest in the former singing prodigy.
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