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The X Factor's flamboyant judge Daniel Bedingfield is out to show that he has more to give than fancy pants and harsh comments.
The New Zealand born, British raised, singer earned a Brit Award, scored six UK Top 10 singles and sold four million album from 2001 to 2004, now almost a decade later he's back with a seven track EP.
Before taking to the stage himself at the X Factor show on Monday, Bedingfield has launched his EP, Stop The Traffik - Secret Fear, in a small showcase last night in Auckland.
The first single from the EP, Secret Fear, was accompanied by a controversial video (NSFW, there's a naked Daniel Bedingfield in it!) which has won best music video at the Miami Short Film Festival, Indie Fest, and the Vegas Cine Fest as well as a special jury prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival, and honours at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.
This new material was recorded on his M Box in bathtubs, state parks, parking lots, hotels and studios all over the world.
A portion of the proceeds from Stop the Traffik - Secret Fear will benefit Stop The Traffik, the organisation that Daniel co-founded in 2006 to raise awareness about human trafficking worldwide.
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