X Factor UK Headlines for 02/24/13

One Direction score their 3rd UK #1 single and kick off Take Me Home Arena Tour! (New music is also in the works!)

Here come the boys! One Direction kick off their Take Me Home world tour in London to rave reviews and a sea of screaming fans
They’re currently the biggest boy band on the planet, so it’s no surprise that the first date of their world tour brought down the house.

The One Direction boys kicked off their Take Me Home world tour in style with a matinee show at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, to a sea of screaming fans.

Just days after their much talked about Brits performance, the five former X Factor stars wowed at the daytime concert, before doing it all over again in the evening.
Read more: The Daily Mail

First look at One Direction tour
ONE Direction kicked off their world tour in style this afternoon with a massive London show.

The chart-topping quintet of Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan, packed out the O2 Arena for a matinee performance.

And after the event a thrilled Louis tweeted: “Loved it !!!!”

Girls flocked to the south London venue with messages of love for their idols.
Read more: The Sun

“Take Me Home” Tour Set List (UK & Ireland only)
1. Up All Night
2. I Would
3. Heart Attack
4. More Than This
5. Loved You First
6. One Thing

Morning After Interlude
7. C’mon C’mon
8. Change My Mind
9. One Way Or Another
10. Teenage Kicks

Twitter Questions
11. Last First Kiss
12. Moments
13. Back For You

Undercover Interlude
14. Summer Love
15. Over Again
16. Little Things
17. Teenage Dirtbag
18. Rock Me
19. She’s Not Afraid
20. Kiss You

Last Wardrobe change & encore
23. Live While We’re Young
24. What Makes You Beautiful

Red Nose Dave! Prime Minister David Cameron makes cameo appearance in Comic Relief music video with One Direction
It’s become a tradition for the UK Prime Minister of the day to send themselves up as part of Comic Relief, and this year will be no different with David Cameron making a cameo appearance in One Direction’s official music video.

The Tory leader joins the five young heartthrobs in their special mash-up of Blondie’s One Way or Another and the Undertones’ Teenage Kicks.

The band were welcomed to Downing Street at the end of last year to shoot scenes for the Red Nose Day single, and according to the PM he ‘enjoyed’ his brief role.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Niall Horan strips off for new One Direction Comic Relief music video starring Japanese girls, air hostesses and… David Cameron
Showers, Japanese girls and a rather awkward cameo by David Cameron – those teenage heartthrobs One Direction decided to make a rather different video for their latest single.

Instead of splashing thousands on a slick music video Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson decided to film the One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) while on tour and donating the cash saved to Comic Relief.

The mash-up video of Blondie’s One Way or Another and the Undertones’ Teenage Kicks is introduced by heartthrob himself Harry and then follows the boys around the globe.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction Working On Mysterious New Tunes
‘They didn’t say what the new music is for,’ Take Me Home producer Julian Bunetta tells MTV News of 1D’s new music.
One Direction may already have a number of commitments on their busy schedule, but the fivesome can’t seem to stay out of the recording studio. And with a new tour and a summer 3-D blockbuster on the horizon, there are certainly projects that they could be cooking up.

“I was just with them last week in London — hanging out, working on a few new things. So that’ll be fun,” producer Julian Bunetta teased to MTV News last week. “I can’t really say, but it’s gonna be pretty cool. I mean it’s just… I mean obviously we’re working on new music but they didn’t say what the new music is for. It might be for nothing. It might only be for my ears … or, it might be something that gets put out for the world to hear. I could just rent my ears out,” he joked.
Read more: MTV

One Direction must know they’re terrible, says Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg has said that One Direction must know that they are “terrible”.

The singer-songwriter was asked about people calling the former X Factor boyband ‘rock stars’ because of their after-show antics.

“Who the f**k is saying that?” Bugg asked ShortList.

“Oh, I’m pretty sure they have a good laugh. But it’s easy to, isn’t it? When you don’t have to write any songs.

“People [call them the new Beatles] because they broke America, but that don’t mean a thing.”

He added: “I mean, [One Direction] must know that they’re terrible.
Read more: Digital Spy

One Direction stars respond to Jake Bugg jibes
One Direction stars Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have responded to repeated jibes from singer-songwriter Jake Bugg.

Bugg had argued in a recent interview that One Direction’s after-show antics should not earn them the label “rock stars”.

“Calling them the new rock stars is a ridiculous statement. And people should stop making it,” Bugg had said of the former X Factor group.

“Really buggs me that artists we’re fans of ,flip on us in the press !” Horan replied on Twitter.

Tomlinson added soon after: “Hi @JakeBugg do you think slagging off boy bands makes you more indie?”
Read more: Digital Spy

Exclusive: One Direction: Spending money on Comic Relief single didn’t feel right
One Direction have told Digital Spy exclusively that they filmed the video for Comic Relief single ‘One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)’ on tour because they didn’t feel right “spending loads of money” after their life-changing visit to Ghana.

The boyband yesterday (February 21) unveiled the simple, “very different” promo for their Blondie and The Undertones cover, which will help raise funds to support poor and vulnerable people across the UK and Africa.
Read more: Digital Spy

Harry Styles breaks down in tears on Comic Relief trip to Ghana after meeting three-year-old boy suffering from malaria and anemia
Harry Styles was moved to tears on a recent trip to Africa on behalf of Comic Relief.

The pop star and the rest of One Direction headed to Accra, Ghana, to visit some local children at a paediatric clinic that will benefit from the charity.

The desperation and inadequate medical care at Princess Mary Louise Hospital was a million miles away from the luxurious life the heartthrob leads back in England.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Amelia Lily to support Girls Aloud UK arena tour
The support act for Girls Aloud’s UK tour has been announced.

Former X Factor finalist Amelia Lily has confirmed that she will support the group’s arena tour, which starts later this month.

Lily revealed on her official Twitter page: “Ahhhh SO EXCITED TO BE OPENING FOR @GirlsAloud ON THEIR TOURRRR!! Who’s coming?!”
Read more: Digital Spy

Exclusive: Rebecca Ferguson talks ‘cooler, edgy’ new album – video
Rebecca Ferguson has teased details about her next album to Digital Spy.

The singer is back in the studio after admitting she is getting “bored” with her other projects.
Read more: Digital Spy

Louis Walsh goes bananas…
X FACTOR judge Louis Walsh plays the fool in a daft sketch for Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway tonight.

The Irishman has to pretend to show some painters and decorators around his “home” while the Geordie duo tell him what to say and do.

The pair roar with laughter as Louis shows the tradesmen a room plastered with pictures of himself and says: “I like to sit here and look at myself. I say, ‘I’ve made it, I’ve really made it’.”

He also tells them that he likes to sit in the fridge to “cool down” after a hard day of judging on The X Factor.

And at one point, Louis clutches a banana and pretends to speak to former judge Dannii Minogue.
Read more: The Sun

Ant & Dec with Louis Walsh ‘I’m A Celebrity..Get Out Of Me Ear!!’

http://youtu.be/u3W92cUWqEg

Cowell’s dying for a Ziggy
X Factor Bowie bid

SIMON COWELL wants reclusive star David Bowie to join The X Factor – and says he’ll keep asking until he gets a “yes”.

The Ziggy Stardust singer could be the answer to Simon’s prayers as both the US and UK versions of the show need new judges.

Tulisa Contostavlos has been axed in the UK, while LA Reid and Britney Spears have both quit the US version.

Now bosses are looking for big names to boost the shows’ flagging ratings.

Simon admitted: “I think if I could have anyone on The X Factor it would be David Bowie.
Read more: The Sun

‘I’m a single man’: Simon Cowell confirms he’s split from Carmen Electra… and admits he wants to find a girlfriend
They’ve not been pictured together for weeks, so it may come as no surprise to some fans that Simon Cowell has confirmed he’s split from Carmen Electra.

The music mogul revealed he was dating the model in December.

But now he has opened up about his love life to reveal he is now back on the market – and on the look out.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction and Comic Relief land fastest selling single of 2013
One Direction have scored the fastest selling single of 2013 so far with new Comic Relief release One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks).

Harry, Zayn, Niall, Louis and Liam AKA One Direction performed their new fundraising single One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night, and have this week racked up impressive sales of 113,000 copies, the best opening week of any single so far this year.

One Way Or Another is a cover of the Blondie classic of the same name, incorporating John Peel favourite Teenage Kicks by The Undertones. The 1D lads can now count it as their third Official Number 1 and sixth Top 10 single in less than 18 months.
Read more: The Official Charts Company


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
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17 Little Mix – Change Your Life
18 James Arthur – Impossible
23 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
26 One Direction – Kiss You
43 Olly Murs – Army of Two
44 One Direction – Little Things
55 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
62 Little Mix – DNA
83 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
87 One Direction – Live While We’re Young

Albums
1 Emeli Sande – Our Version of Events
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14 One Direction – Take Me Home
25 One Direction – Up All Night
39 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
41 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter 1
47 Little Mix – DNA

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) (113K)
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19 Little Mix – Change Your Life
23 Olly Murs – Army of Two
27 One Direction – Kiss You
29 James Arthur – Impossible
41 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
62 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
66 One Direction – Little Things
74 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
93 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
97 Little Mix – Wings

Albums
1 Emeli Sande – Our Version of Events
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14 One Direction – Take Me Home
25 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
28 Little Mix – DNA
29 One Direction – Up All Night
47 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
70 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter One

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

    Please tell me I’m not the only one who nearly died laughing watching Louis pick up a banana and say “Danni?”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D3M7HMQJO6FR7KB2XKVQK7EJHY ShannonM

    Awwww…  I do like Louis Walsh!!!   Not sure that he adds anything meaningful to the XFactor, but he seems like a good sport.  Somehow he always seems to be the butt of any joke and yet he just goes with it!