X Factor UK Headlines for 03/16/14

Cheryl Cole returns to the X Factor, who will join her and Simon on the judging panel? SYCO signs Tamera Foster!

‘I’m so happy and excited to be back on The X Factor!’ Cheryl Cole confirms return to talent show after ‘signing £1.5million deal’
Cheryl Cole has revealed she is ‘happy and excited’ to make her return to The X Factor.

The 30-year-old singer’s return was announced on Monday night by music mogul Simon Cowell, who tweeted: ‘It’s official. Cheryl is back. Be careful what you wish for!’

And in an official comment, Cheryl said: ”I’m very happy and excited to be returning to The X Factor. I’m inspired and ready to find new talent and potential pop stars. It’s going to be a fun series.’

Cheryl’s comment came after she posted a new shot of herself and Simon on her Instagram page, showing her with her hands around the mogul’s neck.
Read more: Daily Mail

New job, new hair! Cheryl Cole unveils newly-dyed lighter locks at X Factor press conference after confirming her return
She’s about to embark on a new chapter in her life, so a new look was very much called for.

So as Cheryl Cole arrived at the X Factor press conference on Tuesday after confirming her return to the show, she decided to use the occasion to unveil her newly-dyed, blonder than ever hair.

The 30-year-old singer looked thrilled her new look, which may have been inspired by pal Khloe Kardashian’s appearance, as she arrived for the conference alongside music mogul Simon Cowell.
Read more: Daily Mail

Nine things we’ve learned about The X Factor, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell
Having been invited down to swanky members bar The Arts Club in West London, we sat in a private room and spent 20 minutes with a surprisingly smiley Simon Cowell and gorgeous Cheryl Cole on the sofa. We gleamed some fascinating facts about X Factor and themselves:

* Dermot O’Leary is definitely back as the show’s host. “Of course,” said Simon. “It will be a happy ship this year”.

* The show will feature the “six chair challenge” which decides who makes it through boot camp and was first used last year to increase tension. Expect Simon to make some changes though.

* Cheryl and Simon were back to their usual selfs, telling each other to shut up and pulling faces when the other was talking.

Cheryl said: “We have a great relationship…ish. We are revisiting it and taking the show forward, I don’t feel this is going backwards.”
Read more: The Mirror

‘It’s not nice to see a grown man cry’: Cheryl Cole admits Cowell BEGGED her to return to X Factor… as Simon admits he ‘made a mistake’ firing her
Cheryl Cole has revealed that Simon Cowell’s constant begging convinced her to return to The X Factor.

In the pair’s first joint television interview since Cheryl’s comeback was revealed on Monday, the 30-year-old singer joked it was the music mogul’s (crocodile) tears that finally caused her to give in to his pleas.

Speaking to Dan Wootton on Daybreak on Wednesday morning, Cheryl said: ‘There’s only so much begging one can take. It’s not nice to see a grown man cry, so I finally succumbed.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Will he be there for you? Simon Cowell dines with Louis Walsh amid claims Cheryl Cole wants him OUT of X Factor… as she’s given power over new judging panel
He has sat on The X Factor judging panel since the very beginning, but it looks like Louis Walsh’s time behind the famous desk could come to an end if Cheryl Cole gets her way.

The former Girls Aloud singer is reportedly battling it out with Simon Cowell over whether the 61-year-old should return to the ITV1 show, The Sun has reported.

Cheryl’s dispute with Cowell comes after he gave her an equal say in who joins the judging panel for the new season.

However the longest reigning member on the show looked to be in high spirits when he dined with the TV mogul on Tuesday evening, while Lauren Silverman, Sinitta and David Walliams also came along for the party.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor 2014: Louis Walsh WILL be back (Sorry, Cheryl Cole!)
Louis Walsh WILL return to The X Factor UK this year despite Cheryl Cole wanting him gone.

It was claimed yesterday that Cheryl and X Factor boss Simon Cowell – so far the only confirmed names for The X Factor 2014 – were at war over Louis.

But it seems that the Irish music mogul won’t be going anywhere this year and will keep his spot at the end of the panel for what will be an eleventh series.

“The deal with Louis is done – he will be back,” a source said today. “Simon assured him over dinner that he wanted him back on the show and Louis will sign his deal in the coming days.
Read more: TellyMix

Can Cheryl Cole’s return save The X Factor (and her fading career)?
She left The X Factor behind four years ago, all dimples and optimism, believing she was about to conquer America and launch an international career.

Now Cheryl Cole is – somewhat embarrassingly – right back at square one.

She is returning to ITV’s Saturday night series, playing the adoring foil to mogul Simon Cowell – a man who, until fairly recently, she heartily despised.

Cowell desperately hopes Cheryl will help revitalise the flagging show. Her last appearance, in 2010, was watched by 17.7million viewers, while the most recent series of The X Factor, the tenth, had a peak audience of 11.5million.

However, while her return will undoubtedly give the talent contest a fillip when the next series begins later this year, whether Cheryl can effect a long-term boost is very much open to question.
Read more: Daily Mail

XFactor 2014 judges: LMFAO’s Redfoo linked to show
LMFAO rapper Redfoo has been linked to The X Factor 2014 judging line up.

So far only Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell have been confirmed for the show, which will begin filming in the summer.

Louis Walsh is widely expected to take up a third spot leaving a big question mark over who will be the fourth judge.

While Olly Murs, Rita Ora and Robbie Williams have all been rumoured, all three are also apparently struggling to agree to a deal with hectic schedules.

According to The Sun newspaper, LMFAO’s Redfood is a “possible contender” for a seat on the judging panel after impressing on the Aussie version of the show recently.
Read more: TellyMix

X Factor 2014: Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell’s top 5 moments
With the return of Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell to our screens later this year we look back at some of our favourite moments.

It was confirmed last night that Cheryl Cole would be back on The X Factor this year after originally quitting in 2011 to join the US panel.

X Factor boss Simon Cowell tweeted: “It’s official. Cheryl is back. Be careful what you wish for! Most importantly she is a brilliant judge of talent.”

Meanwhile, Cheryl posted a picture of herself and Simon on her official Instagram page with the caption: “GUESS WHAT!!.. I’m baaaacccckkkkk!!!! #iMayActuallyRingHisNeck“
Read more: TellyMix

Chezza’s having a shake-up: Amid return to X Factor Cheryl Cole pitches new format suggestion to mentor one person from each category
She might’ve only just announced her come-back to the X Factor, but it looks like Cheryl Cole is determined to make her mark on the new series.

The Sun have reported Cheryl is keen for the show to have a major overhaul, involving getting rid of the original group categories and dividing the contestants in a different style.

The 30-year-old believes judges ‘should mentor one girl, one boy, a group and one person from the overs category’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell offers Cheryl Cole ability to sign talent for Sony Music
SIMON Cowell has offered Cheryl Cole the chance to run her own record label.

The music mogul is so convinced Cheryl has the eye for spotting talent he wants to make her head of a new label within Sony Music.

The frenemies are well and truly back on good terms after Chezza signed a £1.5million deal to return as a judge on this year’s X Factor.

And mentor Cowell now wants to take their working relationship one step further by offering her a job within his record label empire.

King Cowell revealed: “I’ve said to Cheryl if she wants a label at Sony I would do it in a heartbeat because she is a really good judge of talent.

“Cheryl got Cher Lloyd into the final, no one else would have done that.
Read more: Daily Star

‘Both sides are keen to move things forward’: Fergie in ‘positive talks’ to join Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell on The X Factor judging panel
Fergie is said to be in ‘positive’ talks to join the X Factor judging panel.

The Black Eyed Peas singer is being lined up to complete a quartet with Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and returning star Cheryl Cole, with show bosses are ‘excited’ by the idea of landing another big name.

An insider told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: ‘It’s not a done deal just yet but things have been positive.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m so blessed to have my dream job at the age of 17!’: Tamera Foster confirms she has signed a deal with Syco… as Simon Cowell hopes to turn her into ‘the British Rihanna’
Tamera Foster has signed a deal with Simon Cowell’s record company Syco.

The former X Factor contestant has put pen to paper on a record deal after impressing the organisation’s executives during the current X Factor Live Tour.

She took to Twitter on Sunday morning to confirm the news, writing: ”SO GUYS I HAVE NEWSSS

‘I’m The Newest member of syco music!! GET THAT WORKK! IM SO BLESSED TO HAVE MY DREAM JOB AT THE AGE OF 17, Thank God Always (sic)’
Read more: Daily Mail

Syco have signed Proper Popstar Tamera Foster
Proper Popstar Tamera Foster has signed to Syco and suddenly it feels like everything is going to be alright.

PPTF, you will recall, was the only finalist worth giving two fucks about during the 2013 run of The X Factor.

Here is a quote from a press release that was sent out at about 4am, such is the urgency of this pop news: “I am so excited about being given this opportunity. I’m having an amazing time on tour but even more now, because I know straight after I can get into the studio and start to work on some new music for everyone who supports me! I’m very very lucky to have this chance as my first ever job and I’ve got so much to look forward to this year, exciting times ahead!”

Not exactly a press release quote for the ages but let’s see what your friend and ours Sonny Takhar, Syco Music Managing Director, has to say about the whole thing. “We are thrilled that Tamera has chosen Syco Music as her label home, she is a bonafide star!”


In other overnight X Factor news, Christopher Maloney has announced the release of his second single.
Source: Popjustice

Cher Lloyd’s new single ‘Sirens’ is now online
V Festival fan Cher Lloyd’s new single ‘Sirens’ has been played on the radio in America and now it’s online.

Below these words in fact.

As you’re about to gather, the song was played on SiriusXM Hits 1 and it’s very good indeed. Like, properly good.


Source: Popjustice

Blonde ambition! Cher Lloyd transforms her raven ‘do as she debuts a flowing mane of newly-dyed ombre locks
She shot to fame as the confident teenager who turned the heads of Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell on The X Factor back in 2010.

And during her three and a half years in the spotlight, Cher Lloyd has unveiled her fair share of eccentric hairstyles, including dying her locks pillar box red, bright blue and purple, and even shaving the side of her head at one point.

But the 20-year-old singer unleashed a down-to-earth, girl-next-door look as she debuted a flowing mane of newly-dyed ombre curls on her Instagram page on Thursday night.
Read more: Daily Mail

Ella Henderson confirmed debut single “Ghost”
Gabriella Michelle Henderson better known by her stage name Ella Henderson is a English singer and songwriter. She got fame after participating in the ninth edition of talent show The X Factor in the UK. She was controversially eliminated by the public vote in week 7 when she and the winner James Arthur, who was also a favourite to win, were in the bottom two.

In 2013, she signed a record deal with Simco Limited and started working with Claude Kelly on her forthcoming debut studio album, ‘Chapter One‘, that’s scheduled for release in Spring 2014. Among the confirmed songs for her debut is “Waiting” which was rumored to be the first official single. But, she finally confirmed the name of her debut single entitled ‘Ghost‘. The singer filmed the music video in New Orleans on March 9, 2014.
Read more: Ultimate Music

X Factor winner Sam Bailey cradles her growing baby bump as she hits back at criticism she has ruined her career
Pregnant X Factor winner Sam Bailey has hit back over criticism that she has ruined her career.

The 36-year-old announced last week that she is pregnant with her third child, in the run up to the release of her debut album and tour.

The former prison officer, who was spotted showing off a glimpse of her bump while out and about in Liverpool on Tuesday, told OK! magazine: ‘I’ve had a bit of negativity… Just a few people on Twitter saying ‘your career’s going to be over’ or ‘that’s your career down the pan’.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Sam Bailey shows off her sizeable bump at The Prince’s Trust Awards after announcing she’s ten weeks pregnant
X Factor star Sam Bailey has shown off her surprisingly large baby bump choosing her first red carpet appearance to make a statement.

The 36-year-old singer – who already has two children – let her bump do the talking as she attended The Prince’s Trust and Samsumg Celebrate Success Awards on Wednesday.

Showing her burgeoning physique to the maximum she wore a draped black dress with plunging neckline as photographers’ flashbulbs popped.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor news: Sam Bailey clashes with Simon Cowell!
X Factor winner Sam Bailey has clashed with Simon Cowell.

It comes after Simon pretty much said Sam’s career wasn’t going to be great.

In an interview with the Metro newspaper, Simon – who this week confirmed Cheryl Cole would be back on the panel alongside him – said: “[Is Sam] going to be as good as the final year [Cheryl and I] did? No.”

But Sam hit back at Simon’s comments and branded the X Factor boss “shallow”.

“There’s so many singers I’ve watched previously on the show that have had the most amazing voices but they’ve been classed as too cruise ship or too clubby,” Sam claimed.

Sam, who will release her debut album this month just in time for Mother’s Day, added: “I think they need to look a little bit further and it needs to be less shallow and they might be all right.”
Read more: TellyMix

Musical leanings! Sam Bailey reveals latest ultrasound of her unborn third child… and it appears to be SINGING
She’s currently expecting her third child with husband Craig – and in a new ultrasound shot the unborn baby appears to have inherited her musical leanings.

The 36-year-old X Factor winner revealed the new shot as she left the Miracle In Progress clinic in Loughborough, where she’d been having another of her weekly scans with owner and midwife Jo Proud.

Dressed casually in a hooded jacket, jeans and Nike trainers, Sam was in an upbeat mood as she made her way back to her car with Craig and their two children – Brooke, 8, and 5-year-old Tommy.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor’s James Arthur is at again as he blasts other male winners
If there’s one thing you can say about James Arthur it’s that he doesn’t hold back.

The X Factor champ won’t let his hands be tied by PR people although often not for the better.

In his latest outburst James blasted former X Factor winners for being “puppets”.

In an interview in Poland, James explained: “For me, watching The X Factor over the years, they just haven’t got it right. The male winners that they’ve had, haven’t been that believable. They look like puppets, they sound like puppets.”

James went on to admit that his first album had a lot of “filler” and he was looking forward to forgetting it ever happened.

He told a Polish TV channel: “I’m really just looking forward to my next record because although I thank my first album for what it’s done for me, I feel a little bit detached from it now because it felt like there were so many influences on it. I’d rather just be left alone to make my art and make my music.”
Read more: TellyMix

He no longer has to grille and bear it: James Arthur has finally got a Hollywood smile after ditching the braces
Since becoming a pop star James Arthur must have dreamed of Hollywood stardom and no doubt the looks to match.

So as soon as he could afford it, the former X Factor star spent a slice of his hard-earned dosh getting his very British teeth fixed with a metal brace.

And now he now can’t stop grinning and showing off the results of his dental work – choosing an appearance on ITV’s This Morning to flash his gnashers on Friday.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m buzzing!’ – Saving his best for last: Ray Quinn storms to triumphant Dancing on Ice win in emotionally-charged finale
Actor and musician Ray Quinn has been crowned the ultimate winner of ITV’s prime-time talent show Dancing On Ice.

The 25 year-old Liverpudlian marched to victory over rivals Beth Tweddle and Hayley Tamaddon after a stunning rendition of the Bolero and two other complex dances.

The star performed three dynamic renditions and achieved a hat-trick of perfect scores as a result.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor 2014 tour: Rough Copy member kicked off line up
Rough Copy are back to being a duo on The X Factor 2014 live tour.

Kazeem Ajobe has apparently been banned from future performances after fighting with his bandmates backstage.

The trio of singers – who finished fourth in last year’s show – have had a rough ride on the show.

They first auditioned in 2012 but Kazeem’s visa issues ruled them out of going past judges’ houses.
Read more: TellyMix

Britain’s Got Talent bosses slam suggestion of Simon Cowell ‘fast-tracking’ Louis Walsh’s band through auditions as ‘ridiculous’
A Britain’s Got Talent spokesperson has denied Louis Walsh’s band Hometown was fast-tracked through the audition process.

After claims of foul-play and reports that the show was fixed to let Simon Cowell’s BFF, and former X Factor co-judge, Louis Walsh’s hand-picked band through to the next stages regardless of their audition, a Britain’s Got Talent spokesperson revealed the reports were ‘ridiculous’.

They said: ‘Hometown went through the same audition process as all other acts and to suggest they were given any advantage is ridiculous.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Pharrell Williams – Happy
35 One Direction – Midnight Memories
58 One Direction – Story of My Life

1 Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything
7 One Direction – Midnight Memories
29 One Direction – Up All Night
44 One Direction – Take Me Home

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The Official Charts
1 DVBBS & Borgeous – Tsunami (Jump) (feat. Tinie Tempah)
39 One Direction – Midnight Memories
80 One Direction – Story of My Life
89 Little Mix – Move

1 Elbow – The Take Off and Landing of Everything
13 One Direction – Midnight Memories
68 Little Mix – Salute
82 One Direction – Take Me Home
95 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time

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