- Category : 1988-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (1,20,33,59)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 2
English singer who finished as the runner-up of the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011. Collins finished second to girl band Little Mix. Whilst on The X Factor, he was mentored by Take That frontman Gary Barlow, who continued to work with Collins on his debut album.
His debut album, the self-titled Marcus Collins which featured production by the London-based Metrophonic team of Whitney Houston and Cher fame, became his first top 10 UK album which has his single "Mercy". His debut single from the album was "Seven Nation Army", a cover of The White Stripes hit, which also became his first top 10 UK single.
Prior to his solo audition in 2011 Collins was a member of four piece boyband Eton Road, who rose to fame on the third series of The X Factor. Collins did not appear on The X Factor that year, but joined the band after original member Anthony Hannah left the band due to exhaustion.
Collins co-starred as Seaweed Stubbs in the UK Tour of Hairspray from February to September 2013. After completing the tour, Collins, Beth Tweddle, Jazmine Franks, Tom Scurr and Kelly-Marie Stewart took part in a world record-breaking charity skydive.
He has appeared in Kinky Boots the musical at The Adelphi Theatre in London's West End and the stage show Hair the musical.