Matt Cardle has been busy this summer, according to a story fed to Gordon by Cowell's people:
The X Factor winner has spent the summer singing at his pals' nuptials, as well as house parties back home in Essex, to warm up for his pop launch.It's good practice for his career. Especially next summer, when his job will mostly involve singing at people's weddings.
A source said: "Matt wanted to get used to playing in front of an audience again.
"He performed to millions on The X Factor but he thought it would be good to get back up there - and fun too."