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Tuesday, 12 February, 2002, 18:37 GMT
Moody makeover for Will
Will is in Cuba filming his new video
Will is in Cuba filming his new video
Pop Idol winner Will Young has been given a mean and moody-looking makeover for the cover of his debut single.

The TV talent-show winner is all in black for the sleeve for his double A-side single, Evergreen/Anything Is Possible.

It was shot just before the 23-year-old jetted off to Cuba to film his first videos.

The single is expected to become one of the UK's biggest debut singles when it is released on 25 February.

Gareth may take on George Michael with his debut single
Gareth may take on George Michael with his debut single
Pre-order sales of the single are already topping online retailer Amazon's hot 100 Singles chart.

A spokeswoman for the singer said he was "absolutely delighted" with the CD's picture.

She said: "Will's imagery for the single is a long way from the ex-student who walked into the auditions all those months ago with breakfast on his shirt."

The song Evergreen was originally an album track on the last Westlife album, while Anything Is Possible is penned by Cathy Dennis, the woman behind Kylie Minogue's recent number one Can't Get You Out Of My Head.

Rival

Young, a former politics student, won the ITV1 show after more than 4.6 million votes were cast for by the public for him.

His rival, Gareth Gates, collected 4.1 million in a vote which nearly crippled the UK phone system.

Gareth is reported to be releasing his first single on 18 March, the same day as George Michael's latest single.

The 17-year-old is expected to release his version of Unchained Melody, a song he sung on his way to the Pop Idol finals.

He was also signed up by the same management team as Will - former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller and Pop Idol judge Nicki Chapman.

See also:

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Pop Idol voting 'delayed ambulance'
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Pop Idol's career hots up
10 Feb 02 | TV and Radio
Will wins Pop Idol
28 Jan 02 | TV and Radio
Pop Idol audience reaches 10 million
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