X Factor UK Headlines for 12/09/12

Chris Maloney goes home after ‘abusing fellow contestants’. One Direction to release charity single in February.

Sore loser Chris storms off X Factor: Maloney goes home after ‘abusing fellow contestants’
He exited the competition on Saturday night’s show after landing in third place behind Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur

But Christopher Maloney has waved an early goodbye to his X Factor journey after deciding he doesn’t want to take part in the series final on Sunday night

The 34-year-old singer is said to have riled bosses with his ‘abusive’ attitude towards his fellow contestants during rehearsals, before ‘storming out’ and returning to Liverpool.

An X Factor spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Chris decided he no longer wanted to be part of The X Factor Final and has gone back to Liverpool.’

The Liverpudlian wannabe was allegedly angered when he realised he had only been given one line in the group medley, and ‘stormed off’ to his nearby hotel.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘Everyone is completely fed up of his behaviour. He was abusive to the production team and other contestants.

‘He said he was leaving and didn’t want to perform in the final tonight.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor: It’s James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas in the final as Christopher Maloney is voted off
Christopher Maloney was voted out of The X Factor on Saturday night after receiving the least public votes.

His exit means Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur will go head-to-head at the grand final.

Despite fears by some of the judges the 34-year-old Liverpudlian could win the show after a mixed critique of his performances in recent weeks, he failed to get enough votes.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I can’t believe how far I’ve come’: X Factor’s James Arthur breaks down as he revisits his old bedsit … but goes on to give the performance of his lifetime
We know him as the tough kid that’s turned into a bit of a heartthrob during his time on the X Factor, but James Arthur showed a more fragile side to him during the live show on Saturday.

The 24-year-old singer revisited his bedsit in the North East with his mentor Nicole Scherzinger and broke down into tears.

Revealing the tough times he’s had behind him, the singer opened up to his mentor about the ‘hell’ he’s been living in.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘This sucks!’: Nicole Scherzinger was not impressed as she and ‘angel’ Jahmene Douglas forced to duet with ONE microphone at X Factor final
It’s a live show, so anything can happen.

And for Jahmene Douglas and Nicole Scherzinger – it did. Last night a technical error almost ruined their duet together.

Singing Whitney Houston’s Greatest Love during the X Factor final on Saturday, Nicole’s microphone broke down, forcing her to share one with her act Jahmene.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The final showdown! Nicole Scherzinger wows in red as Tulisa is raunchy in leather in last Saturday night X Factor fashion wars
They’ve been battling it out in the style-stakes every Saturday night for the last two months.

But Nicole Sherzinger and Tulisa embraced very different looks for their final Saturday night showdown.

While the former Pussycat Doll embraced old school Hollywood glamour in a floor-length red gown, Tulisa looked fashion forward in a bespoke, black dress.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Back in the spotlight! Rita Ora takes to the stage at X Factor final for the first time since Rob Kardashian Twitter claims
She’s had a tough week after a series of tweets put her personal life under the spotlight.

But rising star Rita Ora is clearly unfazed after Rob Kardashian’s Twitter rant earlier in the week as she took to the stage with confidence during Saturday night’s X Factor.

Proving that she can’t be derailed by her ex-boyfriend’s claims, the British star wowed audiences with her mash-up of her number one hit singles RIP and How We Do.
Read more: The Daily Mail

James Arthur woos his Xtra special lady… X-Factor finalist gets cosy with Caroline Flack despite romance ban
With his sultry voice, he’s proved very popular with the ladies in this series of The X Factor.

And putting his way with women to good use, James Arthur was seen cosying up to host Caroline Flack on Saturday evening in Manchester.

Out celebrating making it to the final of the talent show, James, 23, was pictured with the Xtra Factor host, 33, outside the Radisson Hotel.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction Headlines Sold-Out Show at Madison Square Garden
One Direction’s headlining gig Monday night at Madison Square Garden, the British boy band’s first, was less of a proper concert and more of a victory lap from a banner year. A 90-minute plus set of the boys singing their hits as well as fan favorites like “Tell Me A Lie,” “Kiss You” and “Save You Tonight,” the show felt “almost like the biggest showcase you’ve ever been to last night,” Rob Stringer, chairman-CEO of Columbia Records said the morning after.

The show also doubled as a prelude to One Direction’s fan convention in New Jersey Tuesday, where fans from more than 35 countries around the world were flown in as part of a Golden Ticket package. To those fans as well as the thousands of screaming girls from all over the tri-state area, Monday’s show was as intimate as a sold-out gig at Madison Square Garden could get. The low-key stage was outfitted with an extensive runway that allowed the boys to high-five the crowd and serenade fans directly from all corners. Harry, Liam, Louis, Zayn and Niall even sat down at the stage’s edge at one point to sing “Little Things,” their current, acoustic single — complete with co-writer Ed Sheeran, who also opened the show.
Read more: Billboard

Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction and More Light Up NYC at Z100 Jingle Ball
Z100’s annual Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden Friday night (December 7) was bookended by an opening performance from One Direction and a closing headline set from Justin Bieber, with plenty of teen pop, British imports and R&B thrown in to make this year’s event an exceptionally youthful, zeitgeist-courting occasion — and a brisk one at that. Ten acts were squeezed into a set that came in just under four hours, with only Ne-Yo, Taylor Swift and Bieber getting enough set time to play anything close to a non-single.

Alums from the UK “X Factor” were in particular abundance this year. Fresh off their first headlining gig at the Garden just this Monday, One Direction powered through their four biggest hits – “Live While We’re Young,” “One Thing,” “Little Things” and “What Makes You Beautiful” to rev up the crowd, transitioning seamlessly into a quick two-song set from Olly Murs. The stage was later graced by Cher Lloyd, who cameo’d to perform her top 20 hit “Want U Back,” and Scooter Braun-backed boy band The Wanted, who played a lively, five-song set that included rising single “I Found You” and top 3 smash “Glad You Came.” Singer Max George, the subject of an alleged club confrontation involving Lindsay Lohan in New York last week, wore a cheeky T-shirt brandishing the phrase “You Mad, Bro?”

Singer-songwriter pop was also well represented, particularly in the form of Taylor Swift. Clad in a sparkly silver top and high-waisted red hot pants, Swift was backed by a giant “Red” setpiece – lest anyone forget the title of the album that’s already sold 2.2 million copies since its late October album. She powered through hits like “Love Story” and “You Belong To Me” and also gave one of her first live performances of new popstep single “I Knew You Were Trouble,” believed to be inspired by her recently on-again romance with One Direction’s Harry Styles. “Have you ever seen someone for the very first time, locked eyes with them from across the room, and think to yourself, ‘Aw, he’s trouble,'” she told the crowd.
Read more: Billboard

Taking a British bite out of the Big Apple! One Direction, Olly Murs, Ed Sheeran, Cher Lloyd and The Wanted dominate the Jingle Ball line up
In 1620 the first Brits landed on American soil, and now 392 years later they’re still taking over, this time the U.S. entertainment scene.

Featuring on the bill for New York’s Jingle Ball were some of the UK’s biggest pop acts including One Direction, Olly Murs, The Wanted and Cher Lloyd.

And Ed Sheeran joined Taylor Swift at the Z100 FM event.
Read more: The Daily Mail

That’s going to make her jealous! Harry Styles steals kisses under the mistletoe at event where Taylor Swift is performing
They recently kicked off a new romance but it seems Harry Styles may already be trying to make Taylor Swift jealous.

The One Direction singer arrived to the Z100 Jingle Ball Concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where Taylor was performing, armed with mistletoe and he made good use of it.

The tousled haired cutie, who has been squiring Taylor Swift all over town this past week, made a red carpet spectacle of himself by holding up his sprig and kissing the girls who willingly passed by.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction to record official 2013 Comic Relief single
One Direction are to record the official Red Nose Day charity single.

The boyband will cover Blondie’s 1978 classic ‘One Way or Another’, with proceeds going towards the charity Comic Relief.
Read more: Digital Spy

What a Payne! One Direction’s Liam suffers an injury from starstruck fans as the band arrive back in the UK for The X Factor final
When you’re part of the biggest boyband in the world, you’re going to attract some crazy fans.

But it was too much for Liam Payne on Saturday afternoon when he and One Direction were mobbed by young girls at Heathrow airport.

Through the raucous that came with trying to navigate their way through the female frenzy, Liam received a Chinese burn, after which he went on a Twitter rampage to share his frustration.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Taylor Swift picks up Harry Styles in private jet and flies him to Jingle Bell Ball (but doesn’t invite the rest of One Direction)
When most people offer to pick up their date they take a car.

But not Taylor Swift – who flew Harry Styles in her luxury private jet from New York to London.

The One Direction star arrived at last night’s Jingle Bell Ball at London’s O2 arena with a huge grin on his face, fuelling speculation the couple are now an official item.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One year on! Little Mix celebrate the anniversary of their X Factor success as they perform at the Jingle Bell Ball…while Perrie Edwards is still ill after New York trip
They’ve come a long way in the last year.

And as this year’s X Factor contestants gear up for the final, Little Mix celebrated their one year anniversary at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball at the O2.

But while Jesy Nelsen, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock all put on a show of unity at the Christmas concert, bandmate Perrie Edwards was still recovering from her illness.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Robbie Williams is not the man I knew. He’s a totally different person’: Gary Barlow on the former enemy who turned into his best friend
The musician on the X Factor final, his bust-up with Tulisa, two decades with Take That and how his friendship with Robbie Williams has changed – for the better
In his tidy, compact dressing room backstage at The X Factor, Gary Barlow gives a slow, sardonic smile as a rather awkward subject is raised – his alleged less-than-sparkling personality.

Simon Cowell complained to his biographer Tom Bower that the Take That singer was dull and his co-host (and strangely enough, good friend) Nicole Scherzinger nicknamed him ‘Gary Borelow’.

‘Do I care?’ says Barlow, 41, multi-award-winning songwriter, OBE, official organiser of this year’s Jubilee musical celebrations – by order of the Queen herself.

‘Honest answer. I don’t. People can say what they like and it washes over me.’

He pauses and regards the packs of biscuits that are arranged – untouched (he has stuck to a rigid diet for the past four years) – on the coffee table next to him.

‘A few years ago something like that would have killed me. But now I couldn’t care less.

‘I don’t go on Twitter, I don’t read negative stuff in the media, I ignore everything and just get on with my life.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Misha B is featured on Angel’s song “Ride or Die”:

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Irish Charts
1 Various – Tiny Dancer A Song For LilyMae
5 One Direction – Little Things
6 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
30 Little Mix – DNA
35 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
39 Tulisa – Sight of You
54 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
69 Little Mix – Wings
70 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
72 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
90 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

1 One Direction – Take Me Home
4 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
9 One Direction – Up All Night
10 Little Mix – DNA
25 Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation
45 JLS – Evolution
55 Tulisa – The Female Boss
63 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
73 Jedward – Young Love

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The Official Charts
1 Gabrielle Aplin – The Power of Love
3 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
6 One Direction – Little Things
18 Tulisa – Sight of You
24 Little Mix – DNA
43 One Direction – Kiss You
53 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
55 Little Mix – Wings
63 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
67 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
71 Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
83 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

1 Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (103K+)
3 One Direction – Take Me Home
13 Little Mix – DNA
20 Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation
27 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter One
35 Tulisa – The Female Boss
40 One Direction – Up All Night
43 JLS – Evolution
50 Jonathan & Charlotte – Together
59 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
67 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
91 Leona Lewis – Glassheart
100 Matt Cardle – The Fire

Mateja Praznik

I study law at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover and I own 5 cats and a dog.
I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.

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  • http://twitter.com/facenfield David Facenfield

    Tulisa has really done appallingly on the charts… when you think about all the exposure X Factor has given her… wonder if she’ll be back as a judge again next year? 

  • Vanquish32

    Why is the X Factor UK such a circus? There is not nearly as much controversy on X factor US or the Voice. 

  • http://twitter.com/facenfield David Facenfield

    it’s such a huge TV event here… been going for 9 years, and until the Voice (earlier this year), it was the only singing talent show in town…
    in 2010, the year Matt Cardle beat 1D & Rebecca over 16 million watched the finale… that’s a quarter of the UK population (so like 75 million watching in US)…So there is a huge industry around it, in the press, mainstream media etc… and the Brits like the  pantomine / drama aspect in their reality TV shows…