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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Heart-throb Siva and his Wanted bandmates wow US TV's Ellen

AMERICAN TV host Ellen DeGeneres has taken a liking to another Irish musical star.

The Wanted singer Siva Kaneswaran (23) has followed in the footsteps of Crystal Swing by appearing on her US chatshow.

The former model jetted over to the States with his fellow chart-toppers after the producers of the popular programme invited them onto the show.

And the famous comedian was obviously quite taken with the singers, judging by her Twitter comments. She posted up a picture of herself with the hunky boyband, stating: "The Wanted on set with their newest member...me!'

Heart-throb Siva, who hails from a well-known Dublin showbiz family, revealed how he had a "great time" on the programme and urged fans to tune in.

He and bandmates Max, Tom, Jay and Nathan took to Ellen's famous stage to make their Stateside debut as they performed their smash hit single, Glad You Came to a TV audience of millions. At one point, they even ventured into the crowd to kiss a number of lucky girls sitting in the audience.

Nickname

After finishing their energetic performance, Ellen asked them where their 'bad boy' reputation comes from.

Max, who is currently dating Corrie babe Michelle Keegan, replied: "That was a nickname we got coming over to America actually.

"I think it's because we like to party and in America, there are lots of beautiful women about -- I think we are going to have a good time."

Their appearance on the US show on Tuesday is being hailed as a massive boost in their bid to break the US following in the wake of their European success.

They've already had two number one hits, three top 10 singles and have garnered a massive following since they came onto the scene just 18 months ago.

The lads are now embarking on a mini-promotional tour as they capitalise on their growing following of fans over there after supporting Justin Bieber at gigs in South America.

They will spend the next month performing a string of dates in intimate venues including The Roxy in LA, the Irving Plaza in New York and the Bottom Lounge in Chicago.

mfinn@herald.ie

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