Dalton Harris is extremely thankful following his X Factor UK win on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Jamaican emerged victor over thousands who submitted entries and auditions; survived the intensity of the six-chair challenge, the drama of their coaches homes, and the pressure of the seven live shows and performances.
“I have been trying to find words to describe my emotions and gratitude and thankfulness but none of them are enough,” Harris wrote online. “To say THANK YOU would be an understatement. My dream is a reality. I got up and did it and never stopped. To all who voted, sent me love, encouragement and just a kind word. To kids everywhere that think there are limits…understand that there are NONE. I Love You and Thank You.”
Dalton’s immense talent propelled him to cop the coveted X-Factor title making him the 15th winner of the UK talent competition. He was awarded a £1 million (approximately J$162,632,400) recording contract with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music in association with Sony Music.
The entertainer is now looking forward to the X-Factor Arena tour which will take him across the United Kingdom in February and March of next year.
Andrew Holness is among the large number of tributes pouring in for Dalton Harris following his win, “Congratulations to our Dalton Harris winner of the X Factor. The entire Jamaica is proud of you. Your phenomenal talent is now unleashed on the world,” the PM wrote on Twitter.
Minster of Entertainment and Sports Olivia Grange also took to Instagram to say, “Dalton Harris is set to become a global megastar.”
Other tributes came from Romain Virgo, Tessanne Chin, and Ikaya, producer Skatta Burrell, and dancehall emcee Tifa.