X Factor UK Headlines for 04/13/14

Ella Henderson premieres remix of her debut single “Ghost”. Daily Mirror interviews Simon Cowell.

Ella Henderson “Ghost” (Switch Remix – Video Premiere)
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 via Columbia Records. 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. The song was written by Ryan Tedder.

The singer premiered the video of the Switch Remix of the single on her VEVO channel on April 11, 2014.
Read more: Ultimate Music

One Direction Sets ‘You and I’ as Next Single
One Direction fans, rejoice: a new single is on the way. Today the quintet announced that “You and I” will be getting the special treatment, with a music video coming next Friday, April 18.

“We are very excited to announce that our new single is ‘You and I,'” Harry Styles said alongside his bandmates in a YouTube video posted today. “This one’s for you, so I hope you like it.”

The band is clearly looking to capitalize on the success of “The Story of My Life,” which peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100 and currently sits at 18. On the acoustic-driven ballad “You and I,” One Direction collaborated with songwriters Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott and John Ryan, the same team behind “The Story of My Life.”
Read more: Billboard

EXCLUSIVE: Leona Lewis makes her acting debut in 80s-inspired musical flick Walking on Sunshine
She’s already an X Factor success story with an international music career.

And now Leona Lewis is set to make her film debut in new film Walking on Sunshine.

The 29-year-old is lending her voice and acting talents to the film-musical, which is set in the modern day to popular 80s tracks, and filmed in the UK and an Italian coastal village.
Read more: Daily Mail

Strike a pose: One Direction’s Zayn Malik and Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards work the camera in yet another selfie
They frequently endure a long-distance relationship – but, to prove they’re still together, One Direction’s Zayn Malik and Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards have shared yet another selfie.

The couple, who are both chart-topping stars in their own right, posted a picture of themselves on to their respective Instagram accounts on Monday – much to the delight of fans.

But, keen not to appear vain, they can both be seen playfully pouting while looking at the camera.
Read more: Daily Mail

Hit My Heart: Matt Cardle looks happy and healthy as he grabs coffee with pretty mystery girl ahead of Birmingham show
He famously checked himself into The Priory to seek help for a ‘problem’ with prescription drugs, but Matt Cardle appeared to be back on track when he stepped out with a mystery girl on Friday.

The 30-year-old singer is currently in Birmingham where he will perform later in the evening, as part of his month-long UK tour beginning on April 1.

Both he and the pretty girl, whose identity remains a mystery, drank coffee as they stood in the sunshine with the female friend and another male companion.
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell: I regret affair with Lauren Silverman – but am so happy with what came out of it
The Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor boss opens up about being in a a committed relationship, having a child and enjoying a life of bog standard normality
He looked like the man who had it all – money, power, success, and a bevy of beauties at his beck and call. But behind closed doors, all was not as it seemed for Simon Cowell.

“Did a doctor say I was depressed? Yeah. I mean I knew it myself,” he now admits.

For long periods in 2013 the 54-year-old spent weeks alone in his LA home, working through the night and stressing about how to make The X Factor a hit in the US.

He confesses: “You are always looking for the next high from the show and then actually if you haven’t got anyone to share it with per se, or if you haven’t got a family around you, you can go a bit nuts.”

And then, just as Simon was at his lowest ebb, a scandal erupted.

The fallout – which brought him everything he always swore he didn’t want – a committed relationship, a child, bog standard normality – saved his life.
Read more: Daily Mirror

Simon Cowell delighted to have Cheryl Cole – and not Gary Barlow – on X Factor panel
Many think the Take That star was the best thing about the show’s Cowell-less last three years – but the boss has made it clear he is not Barlow’s biggest fan
Many TV viewers think Gary Barlow was the best thing about the last three years of The X Factor. But try telling that to Simon Cowell.

He’s simply delighted he’ll have Cheryl Cole alongside him on the panel of the hit show this year instead of the Take That star.

“The truth is, and I am not being rude, I wouldn’t hire him to run my record label,” says Cowell, making it more than clear he is not Barlow’s biggest fan.

“Essentially that is what you are doing on The X Factor. You have got to be wide-eyed and Cheryl, one of the main reasons she is coming back is she is good at that.

“She is the one who really spotted Cher Lloyd.

Asked if he and Gary could work on the same panel, he shakes his head.

“Gary was seen as the head judge and so am I,” he says.

“It is not so much what I say on the show as what I can do. I do believe I am the best person at spotting a potential star and making them work well on the show.

“That is what I am good at doing, not being a bigmouth – it is making the show I am on better.”
Read more: Daily Mirror

Things have changed in Cowell’s life…and apparently in his outlook
The boss of X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent is never anything but entertaining, but in the past could be quite secretive on his personal life
Being summoned to Simon Cowell’s London Syco offices has always been one of the most interesting days in my job.

The boss of X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent is never anything but entertaining, but in the past could be quite secretive on his personal life and much keener to talk TV, smoke his Kool cigarettes and then politely tell us our time was up.

But things have changed in his life and apparently in his outlook.

He was as welcoming as ever for his interview with the Mirror a few days ago.

But more tellingly, he seemed more open, and dare I say it, he was even relaxed and a changed man.
Read more: Daily Mirror

Simon Cowell rules Ellie Goulding out of the running to be an The X Factor judge saying ‘she’s not on the list…got any ideas?’
Simon Cowell has ruled out Ellie Goulding from joining this year’s judges panel on The X Factor saying simply ‘she’s not on the list’.

Asked on Thursday if he had considered anyone else yet, or made a firm decision about the fourth judge on this year’s show, Simon gave a big shrug of his shoulders.

Then, with an almost resigned laugh, he blurted out, ‘No…got any ideas?’

When someone yelled out as a joke ‘Noel Edmonds’, SImon laughed and replied, ‘That’s the one!’
Read more: Daily Mail

Gotta have Faith? Flame-haired Paloma ‘is surprise contender for X Factor judging role’… as Kesha is also thrown into the mix
Another day, another X Factor judge rumour.

This time, eccentric singer Paloma Faith is said to be a consideration for the last remaining judging role on the ITV talent competition.

The news comes as anticipation for the forthcoming season gathers pace amid a myriad of prime-time possibilities.
Read more: Daily Mail

Blonde ambition! Cheryl Cole sizzles in a smouldering shoot as she stars in new campaign for L’Oréal Paris
Cheryl Cole looked like she was taking the old adage of blondes having more fun to new heights as she shot an advert for L’Oreal Paris Feria Extreme Ombré.

The former Girls Aloud singer, who is starring in a new campaign for the French cosmetics company, showcased a tumbling mane of platinum ombre curls as she showed off her new dip-dye in all its glory.

Shot by Rankin, the spokesmodel of the Feria Go Extreme campaign, wore her golden hair swept away from her face in large, in a layered and volumised style as she showed off the end result of the new product.
Read more: Daily Mail

Singing sensation who is set to be star of this year’s X Factor revealed to be Britain’s youngest undertaker at just 18
Britain’s youngest undertaker could be the next star of the X Factor.

Rachael Ryan, 18, has sailed through her audition for Simon Cowell’s ITV show and won the panel over when she admitted to having to stop herself singing pop songs to corpses while at work.

The mortician, from Newport, South Wales, first started working part time at her father’s undertakers at 13.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Pharrell Williams – Happy
57 One Direction – Story of My Life
79 Sam Bailey – Skyscraper
89 Little Mix – Word Up!

1 Riptide Movement – Getting Through
6 Sam Bailey – The Power Of Love
12 One Direction – Midnight Memories
27 One Direction – Up All Night
64 Mary Byrne – Magic Of The Musicals
87 One Direction – Take Me Home

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The Official Charts
1 Sigma – Nobody To Love
60 Little Mix – Word Up!
82 One Direction – Story of My Life
84 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’

1 Kaiser Chiefs – Education Education Education & War
7 Sam Bailey – The Power Of Love
33 One Direction – Midnight Memories
48 Nicholas McDonald – In The Arms Of An Angel
54 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
91 One Direction – Take Me Home
98 Little Mix – Salute

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