Sarah Whatmore

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Sarah Whatmore
Birth name Sarah Louise Whatmore
Also known as Sarah Whatmore
Born (1981-07-05) 5 July 1981 (age 36)
Origin Walkden, Salford, England
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–2010
Labels RCA Records (2002–2004)
19 Records(2002–2009)

Sarah Louise Whatmore (born 5 July 1981) is an English singer-songwriter, best known from the British TV series Pop Idol.


Early life[edit]

Whatmore was born in Salford and raised in Walkden.[1][2]

Pop Idol[edit]

Sarah Whatmore rose to fame in the first series of the British television show Pop Idol. Simon Fuller signed her to RCA Records including a world wide management deal with 19 Entertainment.

Music career[edit]

In 2002 and 2003 she released two singles "When I Lost You" and "Automatic", respectively, which both reached the Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] Whatmore was writing for fellow Pop Idol alumni, and spent time working on her debut album, 'Living Proof'.

A third single failed to materialise, and the release of 'Living Proof' was cancelled. Several recordings were leaked over the years, including "Close To Me" and "Don't Let Me Go".

Turning down the opportunity to become a backing singer for Kylie Minogue to concentrate on her own solo career, Whatmore spent the next five years honing her craft. During the years she wrote more than two hundred songs with various collaborators including Greg Fitzgerald and Peter John Vettese . Whatmore continued to record and write for herself as well as other musicians.

In 2008, she came up with an album of new material. The first single was titled "Smile", and was released on 22 September 2008. It contained a sample of Hall & Oates' "Sara Smile". The single included remixes by Bimbo Jones and Vito Benito. The album, Time To Think, was released on 23 March 2009. Her next single from the album was "Undefined".


Album information
'Living Proof'
Time to Think
  • Released: 2009
  • Singles:
    • "Smile"
    • "Undefined"


  1. ^ "Sarah's surprise". Manchester Evening News. 2 January 2003. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Pop Idol contestant pops in to awards night". Lancashire Telegraph. 1 January 2003. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 598. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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