Wonderland play the role of Olly’s army

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The part-Irish, part English quintet – Sharon Condon, Corrina Durran, Jodi Albert, Kasey Smith and Leigh Learmont – were hand-picked by Louis Walsh at a 2008 audition in Dublin.

Since then they’ve since sashayed before primetime TV shows and stadium audiences of nearly 85,000.

Managed by Kian Egan from Westlife, they released debut single Not A Love Song in March on Mercury Records and it peaked at number seven on iTunes.

Next single Starlight is out on June 6 along with their eponymous album.

Wonderland have already supported Westlife and Boyzone on tour and made an appearance at the 2010 Isle of Wight Festival. They also had their own ITV2 show – Louis Walsh & Kian Egan’s Next Big Thing: Wonderland that aired last autumn.

About their 32-date Olly Murs tour they say: “The past year’s been such a dream come true for us all – writing and recording our album, and then having so much fun touring with Westlife and Boyzone. We feel really lucky.”

As for Olly, finalist in 2009’s X-Factor and whose eponymous album (on Epic Records/Syco) is now certified platinum with single Please Don’t Le Me Go reaching number one (next single for him is Busy,) out on May 29, he says: “I just want people to enjoy my music. I think what I’ve found is a bit of a summer sound. And a feel-good factor, really. That’s all I want. People to enjoy the music, have fun.”