A DECADE after Adele's sensational debut album was released, Katie Markham will bring her legendary ballads to the stage at Weymouth Pavilion in September.

The 2013 X Factor finalist was selected by Adele herself to appear in the BBC Adele Special, presented by Graham Norton in 2015. Within a year of performing with her idol live on a London stage, Katie launched her very own UK touring show. The internationally acclaimed production, Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook, recreates the magic of the singer's music from her three hit albums, 19, 21 and 25, reminding audiences why they first fell in love with the star 10 years ago.

Katie says: “There is a real beauty to Adele’s music. I think that’s why it appeals to so many people; she lays raw emotion out for all the world to see.”

After graduating from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a recording contract with XL Recordings and went on to release 19 in 2008, with 21 and 25 following in 2011 and 2015 respectively. Reaching sales of more than 100 million records, Adele is one of the world's best-selling music artists.

Featuring the smash hits Chasing Pavements, Set Fire to the Rain, Someone Like You, Rolling in the Deep, Hello and the multi-million seller Skyfall, the Katie's production is the quintessential show for any fan of Adele. The show also pays homage to some of Adele's musical heroes and inspirations, including Etta James, George Michael and The Cure.

Katie will be accompanied by a six-piece band, guiding audiences through powerhouse performances and intimate torch songs as well as a sit-down acoustic section.

Having trained at Joyce Mason School of Dance and Kimberley School of Dance in Scunthorpe, Katie began appearing in theatre and musical productions up and down the country, before applying for the X Factor in 2013. Narrowly missing out on the judges' house stage, Katie's agent entered her for a showcase as Adele - and the journey began.

Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook comes to Weymouth Pavilion on Friday, September 27, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £24 for adults with concessions available, and can be purchased from the pavilion box office or by visiting their website.