Declan Sykes

Declan Sykes is a very talented Australian musician who was a finalist in the third season of the X Factor (he finished in third place). He was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of five. Declan cites Muse, Panic! at the Disco and Jeff Buckley as his musical inspirations. However, he also says that he uses his personal experiences too as inspiration and that he can write a whole song in a single night if he finds inspiration. After the X Factor Declan recorded his debut single “Need Your Loving” (which was released on October 11, 2012). Declan also confessed that he has often been bullied because of his condition (even after the X Factor). You can listen to some of the wonderful music of this amazing young man here or read more about him here.