X Factor UK Headlines for 02/10/13

Are Jedward getting ready to take over America? Olly Murs wants more respect. One Direction have three toothbrush-licensing deals.

Watch Jedward’s Jepic Interview With Reality Rocks
For all you Yanks watching this who are unaware of the awesomeness that is Jedward, you are about to get schooled with a crash course in all things Jepic, via Reality Rocks’ in-depth, out-of-control interview.

Jedward are John and Edward Grimes, the double divas of Dublin from “The X Factor U.K.” Season 6. On that show, they famously pulled stunts like singing “Ghostbusters” while wearing proton packs, reciting the Titanic monologue while dressed in Britney-inspired red latex suits, and sporting coifs seemingly inspired by There’s Something About Mary. All of this infuriated Simon Cowell, of course…but such antics won the wondertwins thousands of Jedicated fans across the globe.
Read more: Yahoo!

10 Things You Need to Know About Jedward
Move over Lady Gaga. The biggest duo you’ve never heard of – yet – is getting ready to take over America. Well, at least they have the biggest hair!

Don’t know who Jedward is still?! No worries. We’re here to bring you up to speed.

Yahoo! Music’s Lyndsey Parker (we’re not sure who’s a bigger fan of whom), had the first big exclusive U.S. interview with the Irish boy band, and they held nothing back when they visited her at Yahoo!’s offices in Santa Monica, California, last week.

But you can’t really get to know Jedward by reading about them. You need to listen to them speak and watch them perform. So, check out Parker’s interview, and be sure to also take a look at their very unique Eurovision performance of “Waterline” from 2012.
Read more: Yahoo! OMG

Olly Murs Acoustic: The Next Big Things In Music
Watch as the rising Brit singer performs hit “Troublemaker” and “Heart Skips a Beat,” talks about his Flo Rida collab, and looks forward to a big year ahead.
Read more: Billboard

Olly: I want a lot Mur respect
OLLY MURS has cemented himself as a household favourite.

But he insists he’s not everybody’s cup of tea – particularly those working in the record industry.

He feels he hasn’t received credit for having four No1 singles and selling 2.5million albums.

The singer said: “It’s just snobbery from people in the industry. They’re not into what I do because they think I didn’t come through the proper channels.
Read more: The Sun

One Direction Partners Up (Again) for Toothbrush Launch
British boy band One Direction seems to go through toothbrush-licensing partners as fast as Taylor Swift (former love interest of band member Harry Styles) goes through boyfriends. But don’t worry: None of the oral-care marketers who have “exclusive” relationships with the band have cause to sing an angry breakup song.

Having put its name on Colgate Max Fresh toothpaste and toothbrushes last year, as well as on a line of musical toothbrushes from Brush Buddies last fall, One Direction will now be featured on a line of Arm & Hammer musical toothbrushes from Church & Dwight Co.

How many toothbrush-licensing directions can One Direction take? At least three. All three companies were fully informed of the limited terms of their exclusive relationships at the outset, said Mary Kean, licensing director for Global Merchandising Services, Los Angeles, which represents the band.

Colgate has exclusive global rights to feature One Direction on toothpaste and non-musical toothbrushes, Ms. Kean said. Brush Buddies has exclusive rights outside the U.S. to market One Direction toothbrushes that play the group’s songs while people (mainly young girls) brush their teeth. And Church & Dwight has exclusive rights to market similarly musical One Direction toothbrushes inside the U.S.
Read more: Adage

The proof they’re back together: Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards cuddle up on zoo date as they move on after cheating scandal
Their relationship was rocked by claims that he had cheated on her with a waitress.

But One Direction singer Zayn Malik and Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards have put the infidelity scandal behind them and moved on.

The pair looked happier than ever as they cuddled up in their car after a day out at Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside on Thursday.
Read more: The Daily Mail

You can’t hide from your problems! Zayn Malik wears camouflage coat amid reports he’s planning special Valentine’s Day for Perrie Edwards
He may be wearing a camouflage coat, but there’s no hiding the fact Zayn Malik has a lot of making up to do.

The One Direction star – who was accused of cheating on his Little Mix girlfriend Perrie Edwards with an Australian waitress – is now reportedly planning a romantic Valentine’s Day evening.

A source said, ‘He has put a lot of planning and thought into the night and Perrie should be bowled over.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

Seen something you like? One Direction’s Niall Horan sets his sights on ‘beautiful’ Hollyoaks star Rachel Shenton after watching her on This Morning
Unlike many of his bandmates, One Direction’s NIall Horan has not yet been involved in a high-profile relationship.

But it seems that all that could soon change, as the singer has set his sights on Hollyoaks actress Rachel Shenton.

The 19-year-old singer contacted This Morning after catching sight of the pretty brunette’s interview on the ITV programme, writing: ‘That girl on @itvthismorning is beautiful.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

Bette Midler lyrics and a scroll of his X Factor audition date: Christopher Maloney gets first tattoo in memory of his late grandfather
X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney is embracing the pop star lifestyle – by getting his first tattoo in memory of his dead grandfather.

Not one to play it safe the 34-year-old, who came third in last year’s X Factor decided to get a ‘sleeve’ to cover his entire left arm, complete with Bette Midler lyrics and a scroll banner of his audition date for the ITV show.

Although viewers may be familiar with the 34 year-old’s nan – a fixture in Maloney’s X Factor journey, the former cruise ship crooner decided on an original design to pay homage to his late grandad James ‘Jimmy’ O’Brien who died 17 years ago.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘X Factor’ star Janet Devlin begins recording debut album – video
Janet Devlin has revealed that she has begun recording her debut album.

The 18-year-old singer has uploaded a video to her official YouTube channel entitled ‘Making of the Album – Day One’.

The clip opens with Devlin’s track ‘Wonderful’ and features footage of the teen in the studio.

“For me, today is a big day. It’s actually the first day of the official recording of my album,” she announces.

Producer James Jayawardena can then be seen explaining that the team are currently trying to turn “what are essentially songwriting demos … knocked together when writing” into a solid “sound” for the singer.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘I offered Mum my kidney – but she won’t have it': Former X Factor star Alexandra Burke explains why she’s on a mission to raise the profile of organ donation
For over five years, Alexandra Burke has looked after her ailing mother Melissa Bell, who is battling severe kidney failure brought on by diabetes and is on life-saving dialysis eight hours a day.

The 24-year-old former X Factor champion buys her mum food, has spent £20,000 renovating her house so she can have the dialysis treatment there rather than in hospital, and is paying thousands more to send her on a doctor-approved holiday to Egypt for her birthday next month.

But the one thing Alexandra can’t give her mother is the only thing she really needs – a new kidney.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Is that you, Cher? Miss Lloyd completes her transformation from schoolgirl to starlet as she dazzles in a daring sheer panel gown at pre-Grammy event
She shot to fame as an opinionated 17-year-old who divided the opinion of the nation during her stint on The X Factor in 2010.

But Cher Lloyd proved her transformation from schoolgirl to starlet has been well and truly completed as she attended the Clive Davis pre-Grammy bash in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday night.

Posing up a storm on the red carpet, the 19-year-old singer positively dazzled in a daring sheer panel dress as she joined the great and good of the music industry for an evening of celebration.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Something’s brewing in the kitchen! X Factor boss Simon Cowell set to launch cooking show in the U.S
He has already launched a wide range of reality TV competitions, including X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent.

And it appears that Simon Cowell is about to sink his teeth into yet another project.

The 53-year-old is reportedly launching a cooking show in America.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor musical set for star wars as Simon Cowell enacts the ultimate revenge
Until now, Simon Cowell has been successful in keeping details of X Factor: The Musical a closely guarded secret.

But I’ve learned details of the script — which is being written by comedian Harry Hill — and it is quite likely to offend current and former stars of the show.

The plot was unveiled to Cowell’s closest circle at a private afternoon read-through in London’s Soho last week.

Among the stars being targeted is Dermot O’Leary, the show’s presenter, whose character is portrayed as ‘pathetic and needy’.

There’s also a judge called Geordie, who spends most of her time sobbing into a Chelsea football jersey — a clear reference to former judge Cheryl Cole, who is from Newcastle and divorced from Chelsea ace Ashley Cole.

But former judges Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue — an ex-flame of Cowell — do not feature at all and have been written out of X Factor history.

Instead the panel consists of actors playing Cowell and his pal Louis Walsh, as well as Geordie.
Read more: The Daily Mail


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 Will.I.Am – Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears)
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10 James Arthur – Impossible
13 Little Mix – Change Your Life
16 One Direction – Kiss You
20 One Direction – Little Things
39 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
48 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
59 Little Mix – Wings
62 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
75 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
83 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
93 Olly Murs – Army of Two

Albums
1 Emeli Sande – Our Version of Events
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6 One Direction – Take Me Home
21 One Direction – Up All Night
28 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
31 Little Mix – DNA
56 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter 1

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 Macklemore/Ryan Lewis/Wanz – Thrift Shop
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12 Little Mix – Change Your Life
14 James Arthur – Impossible
21 One Direction – Kiss You
31 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
36 One Direction – Little Things
51 Amelia Lily – Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got)
77 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
90 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
96 Little Mix – Wings

Albums
1 Les Miserables – Motion Picture Cast Recording
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15 One Direction – Take Me Home
30 Little Mix – DNA
31 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
34 One Direction – Up All Night
53 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
60 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter One

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    If I heard Jedward on the radio I’d probably crash my car as a result of laughing so hard that I’d lose focus.

  • http://twitter.com/dechecho dechecho

    If you heard their single Luminous on the radio, you probably wouldn’t even realise it was them. They’ve come a long way since the X Factor.