X Factor UK Headlines for 06/29/14

X Factor’s TPTB are IN SEARCH OF: the next Wagner, Cher Lloyd & Olly Murs!

‘I’m in a lot of pain!’ Niall Horan issues Twitter plea to One Direction fans after being struck on the knee by thrown object at Amsterdam Arena
One Direction’s Niall Horan today urged fans to ‘limit items which are thrown on stage at concerts.

After the band’s show in Amsterdam on June 25 he tweeted: ‘Can you limit what gets thrown on stage please! Coz somethin thrown at me tonight! Hit my knee! A lot of pain from it!’

He added: ‘Never wana sound like I’m complaining! But only having my operation 5 months ago, I still get a bit of pain and I’m very scared about it.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Polish bar brawls are the best’: James Arthur gets into a fight while on tour in Eastern Europe
It seems where James Arthur goes, trouble follows.

The former X Factor winner got into a fight while touring in Poland, Monday night, leaving him with cuts and bruises.

James certainly found the latest incident funny, as he tweeted a picture of his injured face with the caption: ‘Polish bar brawls are the best’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Double trouble! Little Mix stars Jade Thirlwall and Jesy Nelson BOTH single after splitting with Diversity boyfriends Sam Craske and Jordan Banjo
Little Mix bandmates Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall are reportedly single after calling time on their respective relationships with Diversity pair Jordan Banjo and Sam Craske.

The singers were without their boyfriends on Tuesday evening, when they helped manager Annecka Griffiths celebrate her birthday at Steam & Rye – the popular bar-restaurant co-owned by Kelly Brook.

A source told The Daily Mirror’s 3am: ‘It happened very recently for both couples. While it’s strange timing and quite a coincidence that both girls were dating boys in the same dance troupe, it seemed to have stemmed from the amount of time they are able to spend together because of their conflicting schedules.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Minx! Leigh-Anne Pinnock shows off curves in a series of sexy bikinis on Greek holiday with boyfriend Jordan Kiffin
She’s had a busy few months touring the globe with her band Little Mix and promoting their latest material.

So no wonder the girl group’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock is revelling in the chance to finally relax as she enjoys a holiday with her footballer boyfriend Jordan Kiffin.

The Salute singer, 22, is seen in barely-there swimsuits on the Greek island of Mykonos, first in a white bathing costume and another in a green peacock bandeau number by Carribean brand MC2 St. Barth.
Read more: Daily Mail

A new Cher Lloyd, Olly Murs… and Wagner NEEDED! The X Factor sends shopping list to talent scouts of preferred acts
After producing a slew of stars including Cher Lloyd, Leona Lewis, One Direction and Olly Murs, The X Factor reportedly wants talent scouts to find them similar acts to previous series in the desperate hoping of finding another success.

Senior producers allegedly sent a ‘shopping list’ detailing who they would like to see, The Sun has said, and singers that meet their criteria would be fast-tracked to the TV auditions.

According to the newspaper, the list included ‘young sassy girls’, ‘rockers – good or bad’, ‘bad boys’, a ‘diva’ and even a ‘Wagner’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl Cole opts for understated black and white ensemble… while Mel B parades her curves in tight leather outfit as X Factor auditions continue
She made her official debut last week when auditions for the forthcoming eleventh series of The X Factor got underway in Manchester.

Stepping out on Tuesday afternoon, former Spice Girl Mel B was further south as filming continued in and around the Emirates Stadium in Islington, North London.

The 39-year-old singer caught the eye in a snug fitting ensemble as she posed for an obligatory photo-call before making her way inside the cavernous venue – home of Premiership football club Arsenal.
Read more: Daily Mail

Back on the Tyne! Cheryl Cole looks thrilled to be home as she joins Mel B and X Factor judges in Gateshead
It’s been four years since Cheryl Cole last visited her beloved North East in the hunt for the next X Factor star.

So no doubt, the Geordie singer was thrilled to be back in Gateshead on Thursday for the next round of talent show auditions.

Upon arrival at the Baltic Centre overlooking the River Tyne, Cheryl was given the loudest welcome of her fellow judges as she made her homecoming.
Read more: Daily Mail

Chezza gets a Chinese: Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell pick up some oriental cuisine from Newcastle takeaway
It must be hungry work judging all those singing hopefuls, as Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell nipped out of The X Factor auditions to grab a Chinese takeaway.

The reality show judges stopped by Chezza’s favourite oriental restaurant in Newcastle, Kwak Pao, on Thursday.

Cheryl had got her brother Garry Tweedy to ring in their order but it was the singer and music mogul who stopped by the eatery to collect it.
Read more: Daily Mail


_ _ _

Irish Charts
Singles
1 Ella Henderson – Ghost
.
18 Little Mix – Salute
72 One Direction – Story of My Life
75 One Direction – You & I
86 One Direction – Best Song Ever

Albums
1 Ed Sheeran – X
.
17 One Direction – Midnight Memories
46 One Direction – Up All Night
54 One Direction – Take Me Home
84 Little Mix – Salute

_ _ _

The Official Charts
Singles
1 Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill – Gecko (Overdrive)
.
2 Ella Henderson – Ghost
24 Little Mix – Salute

Albums
1 Ed Sheeran – X
.
33 Little Mix – Salute
54 One Direction – Midnight Memories

  • Amy Beth

    No blurb about how the #1 single in the UK is from a former Voice contestant?

  • Mateja Praznik

    TBH, TOOC company didn’t mention anything about Becky being from The Voice. They say she is from the UK and Oliver (the DJ) is Dutch. Looks like Gecko originally premiered as instrumental only in January and Becky’s vocals were added later so the song would have a better shot at radio.

    I struggle to recall the names of the first two winner and nothing about the third winner … Aside from the winners, i only remember Leah McFall because she has a song with will.i.am out right now.

    Anyway, Ella Henderson is doing really well. She went back to #1 on iTunes once “Gecko” and instant gratifications from 5SoS dropped. Now she is #2 behind new release “Problem”. Hopefully this means another week at #2. She is filming music video for single #2 this week.

    Another important thing – starting this week STREAMING is included in the official single’s chart.

    100 streams = 1 sale.

  • Guest

    Former contestants from The Voice & The X-Factor are being frowned upon by people. Maybe they didn’t want to attract negative rep for the song…

  • Marko

    Lol. I hope Dr Kasee can fix American Idol.

  • Incipit

    Hah. Only if the song list is amended so that every contestant has to sing either “That Old Black Magic” – “I Cast a Spell On You” or “Love Potion #9″ – while walking backwards in a circle, balancing a Warriners English Grammar and Composition Handbook on their head – no other choices.

  • Roimeister

    ahhhh yes… Season 6