X Factor UK Headlines for 11/22/12

Simon Cowell in a fight to sign Ella Henderson, Rylan Clark breaks down over Ella’s exit on The Xtra Factor, Chris Maloney leaves Twitter after death threats.

X Factor fiasco! Shock as Ella Henderson is voted off after going head-to-head with equally talented James Arthur
Ella Henderson was voted off in a shock X Factor twist on Sunday night after going head-to-head with James Arthur.

The appearance of arguably two of the most talented contestants in the bottom two horrified viewers and the judges alike.

All four judges were furious with who had ended up in the bottom two, and couldn’t chose between the talented stars so it was brought to deadlock.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I wasn’t shocked’: Teenager Ella Henderson cuts a dignified figure in first interview after her surprise X Factor exit
Ella Henderson cut a dignified figure as she arrived for her first interview after her shock exit from the X Factor on Monday morning.

The 16-year-old Grimsby schoolgirl put on a brave face on the Daybreak sofa, telling host Lorraine that she ‘wasn’t shocked’ and predicting Union J, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur for the final.

Even Lorraine’s soft interview technique failed to elicit any negative emotions from the teenager, who remained philosophical about her departure, saying: ‘I was not shocked, the way the public vote has been going.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Ella! Gone? Unbelievable!’: Simon Cowell leads the celebrity backlash against X Factor favourite being booted off show
X Factor supremo Simon Cowell has been left baffled after X Factor favorite Ella Henderson’s dream of stardom was crushed on Sunday evening, branding her departure ‘unbelievable’

Big boss Cowell led the celebrity tweets expressing his disbelief the Grimbsy teenager didn’t make the final, with many star fans branding the show a joke.

Even previous winner Steve Brookstein waded into the row saying bosses had turned the show into such a farce they couldn’t blame viewers for voting for ‘joke acts’.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I just feel so guilty… it should have been me’: Rylan Clark breaks down in uncontrollable tears over Ella Henderson’s shock exit from The X Factor
He was visibly shocked to hear he had lasted another week on The X Factor thanks to the public vote.

But Rylan Clark broke down in uncontrollable tears over his ‘guilt’ at seeing show favourite Ella Henderson leave the competition on Sunday night.

Appearing on ITV2 spin-off show The Xtra Factor, the 24-year-old Essex boy struggled to speak to hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs as he wept over the loss of his ‘little sister’.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Let the battle commence! Simon Cowell in a fight to sign X Factor’s Ella Henderson
Simon Cowell faces a battle to sign Ella Henderson.

The music mogul is keen to offer the departed ‘X Factor’ contestant a contract with his Syco label, but he has competition from fellow Sony imprints Columbia, Epic and RCA, who are all bidding for her talents.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘Ella is the most exciting thing to have come out of this year’s ‘X Factor’.

‘Simon can’t believe she got the boot but he’s not losing any sleep over it as he can see the pound signs in his eyes.

‘He’s confident Syco will get her but if she goes elsewhere within Sony he’s still quids in.’

Ella’s father Sean, who acts as her manager, is negotiating her record contract, but it will not be announced until after the current ‘X Factor’ series ends next month.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I’d rather be absolute s**t than just stand there and sing the same old stuff’: X Factor’s Rylan Clark hits out at Gary Barlow in explosive Twitter rant
He’s previously claimed their constant jibing at each other on The X Factor is purely ‘banter’.

But it would seem Rylan Clark has had just about enough of Gary Barlow’s critical remarks after hitting out at the judge in an explosive Twitter rant.

The 24-year-old hopeful’s outburst came after Gary reportedly told attendees at a charity event for Mencap earlier this week that he thought Rylan was ‘absolute sh**e’.

At the charity event, Gary asked the audience: ‘I’m serious. What are we going to do about Rylan? I might have to be honest on Saturday night and go, “Rylan, I thought that was absolute s**te”.’

He then asked his fans what they thought of the eccentric Essex boy, when they are said to have started booing and chanting, ‘Get him out!’, to which Gary replied: ‘I’m glad you agree!’

And after weeks of hitting back at the Take That singer’s comments with playful remarks, it seems Rylan took it to heart.

Writing on his Twitter page, Rylan said: ‘”I’d rather be ‘absolute s***’ than just stand there and sing the same old stuff every week on the spot… #boreme @GBarlowOfficial.’

He added: ‘And I entered the x factor… NOT the voice… cheers.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘This is RIDICULOUS’: Furious Tulisa blasts public for voting for the ‘wrong people’ after Ella Henderson and James Arthur are in the bottom two
Furious Tulisa Contostavlos hit out at X Factor viewers for ‘voting for the wrong people’ after her act Ella Henderson ended up in the bottom two with James Arthur.

The audience and judges were horrified when they found out that the two talented singers had received the least viewer votes, with controversial acts like Rylan Clark and Christopher Maloney progressing to next week.

Ahead of Ella’s eventual exit from the show after the judges brought it to deadlock after being unable to choose between the two.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Moving on from the ‘great tragedy’: X Factor judges Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh step out for dinner after Ella Henderson’s shock departure
They were left devastated earlier in the evening when show favourite Ella Henderson was eliminated from The X Factor following a shock sing-off with James Arthur.

But Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh seemed keen to put their traumatic night behind them as they stepped out for dinner together on Sunday.

While Louis appeared to be in relatively good spirits as he grinned alongside his blonde companion, Nicole looked as though she had the weight of the world on her shoulders as she arrived at C Restaurant in London’s Mayfair.
Read more: The Daily Mail

She’s on fire! Alicia Keys heats up the X Factor results show in curvaceous little black dress
She had us fallin’ in and out of love back in 2001.

But now Alicia Keys raised the music temperature on The X Factor Results Show with her new single Girl On Fire.

The R&B singer performed on Sunday night’s results show, and gave a warming performance in a sexy strapless dress fitted to her curvaceous figure.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The thigh factor: Nicole Scherzinger shows off a lot of leg in daring black dress as Tulisa goes girlie in lace mini
On Saturday’s X Factor, Nicole Scherzinger looked positively angelic a white mini dress.

But for Sunday’s results show, the American singer went to the dark side in a risque cut-out leather dress.

The 34-year-old outdid her fellow judge Tulisa Contostavlos, 24, in the sexy stakes as she strode on stage in the revealing black number.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Striking out on her own: Ella Henderson proves that she doesn’t need The X Factor as she takes to the stage at Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball
She became the shock exit on The X Factor on Sunday night, after initially being labelled as the favourite to win this year’s show.

But teenager Ella Henderson is already striking out on her own, proving that she doesn’t need the ITV talent contest to get her career off the ground.

The young star hasn’t wasted any time since last weekend and was back on stage on Tuesday night as she sang Love Is A Losing Game at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I’ll hunt him down and kill him’: X Factor bosses considering reporting Twitter users to the police over vile Christopher Maloney death threats
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘There’s no need for death threats’: X Factor’s Christopher Maloney hits back at cruel internet trolls after receiving vile Twitter messages
He was booed by the studio audience on Sunday night’s X Factor when he made it through to next week’s show ahead of James Arthur and Ella Henderson.

And he was left shaken after receiving vile death threats on Twitter.

But Christopher Maloney, 34, is standing strong and has hit back at the cruel internet trolls who urged him to commit suicide.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘X Factor’: Christopher Maloney leaves Twitter after death threats
Christopher Maloney has quit Twitter following a series of death threats.

The X Factor singer has received threatening messages on the micro-blogging site from angry viewers after he was put through to the next round at the expense of former bookmakers’ favourite Ella Henderson.
Read more: Digital Spy

He’s back… but this time it’s to pick up an OBE! A ‘deeply proud’ Gary Barlow returns to Buckingham Palace to receive honour from the Queen
Take That star Gary Barlow said he was ‘deeply proud’ after returning to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to be awarded his OBE by the Queen.

The 41-year-old X Factor judge, who has spent more than 20 years in the public eye, was given the title for services to the entertainment industry and to charity.

Barlow masterminded the triumphant Diamond Jubilee concert – staged at the Palace during a special bank holiday weekend in June – which featured a host of stars including Stevie Wonder and Sir Paul McCartney who played to a televised audience of millions.
Read more: The Daily Mail

It’s a no from me: Lucy Spraggan confirms she won’t take part in the X Factor live tour
First she missed two show because of illness, then she left the competition entirely.

Now Lucy Spraggan has confirmed she will not be taking part in The X Factor tour next year.

The 21-year-old star is planning to play a string of solo gigs instead.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Well there are only boys left in the competition! Union J receive a pampering from The X Factor style team as they prepare to go on stage
Following Ella Henderson’s untimely departure from The X Factor on Sunday night, the series has been left with entirely male participants.

But rather than flood the competition with as much testosterone as they can muster, it would seem the boys are keen to embrace their feminine sides.

In a set of intimate shots captured by the X Factor style team last weekend, boyband Union J appeared particularly eager to enjoy a spot of much-needed pampering.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I’m too ugly to be a star’: X Factor hunk James Arthur suffered low self esteem before show insisting he’d never be fancied by female fans
He’s gained hoards of fans since rising to fame on The X Factor.

But it seems James Arthur has not always been as confident in his star quality.

The 24-year-old was convinced he was too unattractive for the music industry before taking part in the talent contest.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘X Factor’ James Arthur: ‘I hated staying over Ella Henderson’
James Arthur has said that he “hated” staying on The X Factor over Ella Henderson.

The singer surprisingly fell into the bottom two with fellow bookmakers’ favourite Henderson on Sunday’s show, before surviving elimination via Deadlock.

However, he explained that he was upset over the final decision, which saw the 16-year-old leave the show in sixth place.

“It hasn’t really sunk in, at some point I expected to be in the bottom two, but never did I think I’d be against someone like Ella,” he told BANG Showbiz.

“She should’ve been in the final – I hate the fact that it’s me that went through at the expense of Ella. But I’m obviously encouraged by the fact that I got the public vote.
Read more: Digital Spy

X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas proudly shows off his brave mother Mandy at Empowering Women Awards
Last month, X Factor singer Jahmene Douglas opened up on the horrific abuse he and his family suffering growing up at the hands of his father.

And in the hope to inspire others who are suffering abuse, the reality contestant and his mother Mandy Thomas put on a united front as they arrived at the Empowering Women Awards on Thursday night.

The 21-year-old and his mother were invited to the London ceremony hosted by Avon Cosmetics and Women’s Aid at Claridge’s Hotel to mark the bravery and achievements of women survivors of domestic violence.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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  • Oldhag

    These people are just being ridiculous about Ella’s departure. And here I didn’t think anything could be as silly as how distraught people got over Pia leaving. These are shows that rely on the appeal of hopefully talented singers to the veiwing public, who then decide whether they’ll vote for them or not. In the UK they actually have to like them enough to pay for it. Like Pia, evidently Ella didn’t appeal to enough people. Yes, she was talented, but she got old and frankly, all I could think during the last show was that it couldn’t end soon enough. Her version on that song, which is charming in large part because of its energy, was a snooze fest.

  • shell29

    These people are just being ridiculous about Ella’s departure.

    Indeed.  “Great Tragedy”?  LOL…gotta love the British tabloids.

    Not so funny:  the death threats towards Chris Maloney.  Some people need to get a grip.

  • Incipit

    The music mogul is keen to offer the departed ‘X Factor’ contestant a contract with his Syco label, but he has competition from fellow Sony imprints Columbia, Epic and RCA, who are all bidding for her talents.

    People are supposed to believe Cowell doesn’t have all those acts locked into Syco with a right of first refusal from the day they get on the show? Please. I call Faux Buzz.

    Of course he can parcel them out to one of those Sony imprints – he has to anyway – Syco is not a production house..that’s why he has the deal with Sony – but Syco gets their first cut, no matter what.

  • springboard2

    The British tabloid media keeps the illusions that Simon Cowell wants the public to believe alive in a disturbing way. 

  • OffLeash

    People are supposed to believe Cowell doesn’t have all those acts locked into Syco with a right of first refusal from the day they get on the show? Please.

    LOL. Exactly. First thing that came to my mind too when I read the article. *eyeroll*