He chose to sing "Different Worlds," the theme song from the short-lived sitcom Angie, for his X Factor audition.
He sang songs such as Train's "Drops of Jupiter" and Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" during his run on The X-Factor.
He was raised by a single mother but maintained a solid relationship with his father, who first encouraged his interest in music. He began a relationship with Carrington Durham in 2015; however they later broke up in 2017.
He sang the Taylor Swift hit "We Are Never Getting Back Together" during The X Factor's Super Bootcamp.