X Fac­tor’s Ruffo wants to be like Mike

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TELEVISION -

POP singer Johnny Ruffo (pic­tured) is a per­fec­tion­ist. With a swag of about 40 songs un­der his belt the for­mer X Fac­tor fi­nal­ist and cur­rent Home and Away star could re­lease an al­bum any day now but he wants to get it just right. ‘‘I’d rather write 100 dif­fer­ent songs just to pick the best 10 or 12,’’ he says. ‘‘ . . . I‘d rather take 12 to 18 months to write the al­bum and record it and get it per­fect.’’ Ruffo has just re­leased his third up­beat sin­gle, Un­touch­able. He cites Ste­vie Won­der and Queen as in­flu­ences but no one more so than pop icon Michael Jack­son. ‘‘Not only as a mu­si­cian but as an en­ter­tainer and per­former,’’ he says. ‘‘He was al­ways striv­ing to be bet­ter at what he did and I try and take that same ap­proach. ‘‘I al­ways want to get bet­ter at writ­ing mu­sic, I al­ways want to get bet­ter at per­form­ing and I al­ways want to get bet­ter at danc­ing.’’ Ruffo flies into Queens­land to­day to meet fans at West­field Gar­den City, Bris­bane.

Home and Away: Week­days, 7pm, Seven, Prime7

Johnny Ruffo’s sin­gle Un­touch­able is out now

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.