Singer who rose to fame after winning Maria De Filippi's Amici talent show in 2004. Subsequently he's released four albums, won a Lucio Battisti Award and appeared as a coach on La Piga (The Track), another music competition show.
He grew up in Italy working in his father's tobacco shop before beginning his music career in 2000 by joining singing competitions.
He's also returned to Amici for various all-star competitions and also auditioned for X-Factor UK for their 15th season.
He came out as a homosexual in 2016
During his X-Factor audition he sang "Say Something" by Justin Timberlake for judge Simon Cowell.