American Idol’s Simon Fuller picks Pinoy-Brit Bailey May for new pop group Now United

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Filipino-British singer Bailey May has been selected to become a member of a international pop group called Now United.

Created by Simon Fuller, the mastermind behind American Idol as well as the former manager of the Spice Girls and S Club 7, Now United is a band consisting of 14 artists from 11 different countries.

May rose to fame after appearing on the reality programme Pinoy Big Brother in 2015. He went on to star in the romantic comedy series On the Wings of Love and to release his debut album, titled Bailey, recorded under Star Music.

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May posted on social media after Now United’s announcement: “Dreams come true. Thank you my family. Promise to make you all proud.”

The 15-year old who was born in Cebu and moved to Norfolk aged four, flew to Los Angeles back in September to audition for the group.

The other 10 performers who are part of the 14-member group are Lamar from United Kingdom, Josh from Canada, Shivani from India, Heyoon from South Korea, Any from Brazil, Hina from Japan, Noah from USA, Diarra from Senegal, Joalin from Finland and Sofya from Russia.

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In an interview, Fuller said: “I have wanted to create a new pop music project for some time. However, I wanted to do something new and exciting, never seen before. I wanted it to be a celebration of singing and dancing and on a global scale. I want to create a music group where the fans are as important as the group itself, fully engaged and connected to every aspect of what happens.”

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