X Factor UK Headlines for 10/19/14

X Factor UK sells to 147 national territories.

MIPCOM: ‘The X Factor’ in the U.K. Sells Worldwide
The flagship TV talent show that launched a global franchise sells to 147 national territories

Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia International on Monday unveiled 147 territorial deals worldwide for the U.K. version of The X Factor.

Terms of the licensing deals were not disclosed, but the international networks set to acquire ITV’s The X Factor include AXS in the U.S. market, MNET for pan-regional Africa, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television Networks for Latin America.
Read more: The Hollywood Reporter

Liveblog: Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan take MIPCOM by storm
“It’s more exciting to see someone like Leona Lewis win and sing a fantastic song, than looking at a chocolate eclair”
Simon Cowell is this year’s MIPCOM Personality of the Year, which among its rewards included the chance to be grilled by his former Got Talent colleague Piers Morgan on the Grand Auditorium stage this afternoon.

“I haven’t had an audience this big for quite a while. I haven’t had any audience for quite a while,” quipped Morgan, as he introduced the session by talking about some of Cowell’s biggest successes, from shows like America’s Got Talent and X Factor to stars discovered through them like Susan Boyle and One Direction.

Morgan started the interview by asking about another Cowell production though: his son Eric. “He is fantastic, he’s only eight months old and he’s being very naughty, so I’m teaching him well! And we are priming him now to take over the business,” said Cowell. “But seriously, it’s been the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Morgan asked Cowell to look back to his childhood, and say whether there was a moment when he wanted to be in entertainment. “No, not really. I loved going to the movies: it was my Saturday treat with my dad. I remember buying my first record – She Loves You by the Beatles. And I remember getting our first colour television… so when I left school with no qualifications, I knew it was one of those three that I wanted to work in.”
Read more: MIP Blog

One Direction “FOUR” (Official Album Tracklist)
FOUR” is the upcoming fourth studio album by British/Irish boy band One Direction. It’s scheduled to be released on November 17, 2014 via Syco and Columbia Records.
Read more: Ultimate Music

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Vom Direction! Harry Styles forced to pull over on busy LA freeway to throw up after heavy night out
He spent Friday night partying with Lily Allen at Nice Guy Bar in Los Angeles but Harry Styles wasn’t feeling too well the next day.

The 20-year-old One Direction heartthrob – who is still under the legal drinking age limit in the US – had to have his friend pull their car over on the 101 freeway on Saturday so he could throw up.

Harry, clad in black shorts and a T-shirt, with his famous locks tied back in a bun, embarrassingly vomited on the side of the busy freeway after exiting his black Audi.

The singer’s representatives declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.
Read more: Daily Mail

On the right track! One Direction’s Niall Horan poses for a selfie as he becomes latest celeb to ride the London Underground
With their bulging bank accounts and instantly recognisable faces, it’s clear to see why celebrities are rarely seen venturing onto public transport.

But Niall Horan, 21, opted to brave the crowds as he took a trip on the London Underground – and took a selfie to document the fact on Monday.

The One Direction heart-throb took to his Instagram account to share a snapshot of himself on the Tube, while commuters lounged in the background amid a forest of yellow poles.
Read more: Daily Mail

Union J “You Got It All” (Single Premiere)
Following the low success achieved with their latest single “Tonight (We Live Forever)“, the boys of Union J attack again with the release of upcoming new single called “You Got It All“.

The song is confirmed as the second taste taken from their anticipated second studio album, scheduled to be released early next year via Epic Records.

“You Got It All” was written by Nasri of MAGIC! and it received its first play on BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday October 15th and it will be released on digital retailers (UK) in November 30th.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Little Mix working with Marina and The Diamonds in new music!
Little Mix were expected to begin the North American leg of the tour since September this year, but was cancelled, due to the group wanting to work on their third studio album. All fans are very excited and are ready to enjoy new music.

This week, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall have been in the studio recoding new songs with the collaboration of Welsh singer Marina Diamandis, professionally known as Marina and the Diamonds.

All indications are that this new project could see the light at the end of this year, just one year after the release of their latest smash album “Salute” (2013).
Read more: Ultimate Music

‘Write something that isn’t about Harry Styles!’: Olly Murs takes a swipe at Taylor Swift after her new song references relationship with One Direction star
Taylor Swift is known for using her own life experiences to inspire emotional songs.

But it appears that English singer Olly Murs believes Harry Styles, who dated Taylor for several months, has already given the songstress his share of material.

Olly, a friend to the One Direction star, told 2DayFM Breakfast’s Jules Lund and Merrick Watts ‘come on [Taylor], let it go. Write something new that isn’t about Harry.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘We didn’t think we’d go this soon’: Blonde Electra reveal their shock at being first off the show as they leave the X Factor House for the last time
Blonde Electra have revealed their shock at being the first act out of the competition as they left The X Factor house for the last time on Monday.

Sisters Ruby, 22, and Jazzy King, 24, packed up their belongings from the mansion they have been staying in at Enfield, North London and said goodbye to their fellow former co-stars.

But while the wacky duo ‘didn’t expect to win’ they said they did not anticipate leaving the singing contest so soon.
Read more: Daily Mail

Superwomen! Blonde Electra singer wears underwear over bright pink leggings as the X Factor stars put on risqué show at G-A-Y nightclub
They were unceremoniously voted off last weekend’s first live results show.

But X Factor finalists Blonde Electra looked as though they didn’t have a care in the world as they performed a risqué show at G-A-Y nightclub.

The wacky American duo, who recently admitted that they ‘didn’t expect to win’ the TV talent competition, worked the crowd into a frenzy with their on-stage antics on Saturday night.
Read more: Daily Mail

The Awkward Factor! X Factor contestants ‘turned away’ from popular London nightclub after live show
The X Factor contestants may have been riding high following their first weekend of live shows, but a number of them were quickly brought back down to earth as they were turned away from a popular celebrity nightclub on Sunday.

Singers Jake Quickenden, Paul Akister, Jack Walton and some of the boys from new band Stereo Kicks were among those who tried – and failed – to get into London’s Whisky Mist on Sunday night.

The male finalists waited in line along with other party-goers, but were reportedly turned away at the door by bouncers due to the fact nobody had ID on them.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I think that statement dress empowered Lola for her performance – but criticism is part of the show’: X Factor stylist hits back after Simon Cowell blasts fashion choices
X Factor may be a singing competition but whether they like it or not, the contestants are also judged on what they’re wearing.

But they don’t just throw on any old thing before they take to the stage; their whole look is carefully constructed with the help of a team of experts who work like a well oiled machine backstage.

Heading up the style squad is Gemma Sheppard, who has worked with the likes of Dannii Minogue, and helps curate each and every look for the live shows.

FEMAIL were keen to find out the entire dressing process, who her favourite judge is and how she copes with Simon Cowell’s criticism so we grilled the stylist on all things X Factor.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor star Andrea Faustini on being bullied at school: Singing gives me strength
At 13 he was a winner of an Italian TV talent show which led to problems at school in Rome – and he’s still grappling with his insecurities
Perhaps it’s the puppy-dog eyes. Or the manly beard. Maybe our hunky physiques. Whatever it is, there’s no denying that Andrea Faustini and I could have been separated at birth.

At first I didn’t see it. When my X Factor “twin” was pointed out to me by my boss, closely followed by my partner and various friends, I was still doubtful.

The decider came when I bumped into Simon Cowell himself. Surely the ultimate judge couldn’t see any similarity?

“Well, I wasn’t going to say anything, but I get it,” said Simon, laughing. “You have to meet him – and you have to wear the PUGS sweater too.”
Read more: Daily Mirror

‘You think things will happen and then you’re crushed again’: X Factor’s Jay James details devastation over failed record deal
He’s one of the favourites to go the distance in this year’s X Factor, where the winner picks up a £1million record contract.

But Jay James has now revealed how his life was left in tatters after his first brush with music success ended in failure.

The 30-year-old focused of carving out a career in music after his time in the Navy came to an abrupt end following an injury.
Read more: Daily Mail

Mel B arrives at X Factor studios in trademark zebra print onesie… as contestant Ben Haenow is ordered to rest his vocals
Tensions might be rising for the X Factor contestants as they steel themselves for the second week of live shows, but one person who seems to be taking things easy is judge Mel B.

The 39-year-old looked like she had stepped straight out of her bed when she arrived at London’s Fountain studios wearing a snuggly looking onesie and glittering black Ugg boots.

The light purple number had a zebra print running throughout and she carried a hot drink in a flask with her.
Read more: Daily Mail

Stealing her style? Cheryl Fernandez-Versini takes fashion tips from her protégée Cher Lloyd as she heads to X Factor rehearsals in checked shirt and leather headscarf
She admitted that she saw a bit of herself in Cher Lloyd when she mentored the young singer in 2010.

And it seems Cheryl Fernandez-Versini may now be taking a few style tips from the quirky pop star as she was seen out and about on Thursday.

The X Factor judge was seen making her way into Fountain studios in London as she prepared for a long day of rehearsals with her latest batch of female talent.
Read more: Daily Mail

A show of support! Chloe Jasmine-Whichello and the girls get some words of wisdom from Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as they prepare for 80s night on The X Factor
Returning judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was on hand to rally her troops on Friday morning as this year’s crop of hopefuls nervously prepares for the second live show of the series.

The 31-year-old singer made a welcome appearance at London’s Fountain Studios, where she offered divisive contestant Chloe-Jasmine Whichello some words of wisdom ahead of her next appearance on The X Factor stage.

The posh singer will perform Irena Cara ‘s 1980 hit Fame when the eighties themed second show gets underway on Saturday evening, and she listened intently while her mentor imparted her knowledge.
Read more: Daily Mail

Girl power! Cheryl Fernandez-Versini steals Mel B’s thunder on the Jonathan Ross show in stunning Grecian gown… as she claims marriage is ‘great’
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini added more fuel to the X Factor competition fire on Friday night when she upstaged fellow judge Mel B with a show-stopping gown.

The I Don’t Care singer stepped out on the Jonathan Ross show flaunting her petite frame in a floor-skimming Grecian gown as Mel debuted her new ‘do in a knitted crop top and skirt.

Wearing her new-found happiness on her sleeve, the brunette beauty opened up about life with her new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, visibly beaming when his name was mentioned.
Read more: Daily Mail

Madonna ‘will appear on The X Factor final’… as long as she approves of line-up
It is precisely the sort of headline-grabbing coup that The X Factor needs to boost its flagging ratings.

Simon Cowell has persuaded Madonna to perform in the live final of the ITV talent show – but there are strings attached.

One source said: ‘Madonna will have been provisionally booked because the final can be subject to change if an artist doesn’t approve of the finalists – especially if they have agreed to sing with them.

‘Someone like Madonna will want a lot of creative control over her appearance, but for Simon the ratings will be worth it.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Cheryl is not happy’: X Factor judge is forced to intervene after all four of her girls ‘clash backstage’
She may have one of the strongest categories on this year’s X Factor, but Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is allegedly worried about the future of her acts.

The ITV talent show mentor is said to be furious that all four of girls have been squabbling behind-the-scenes and is afraid their catfights and ‘b****y behaviour’ could be their downfall.

The fighting is said to have kicked off when pucker contestant Chloe-Jasmine Whichello, 24, demanded a personal stylist and Lauren Platt wasn’t impressed.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
3 One Direction – Steal My Girl
7 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
12 Ella Henderson – Ghost
28 Ella Henderson – Glow

1 Hozier – Hozier
4 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
26 One Direction – Midnight Memories
67 One Direction – Take Me Home
82 One Direction – Up All Night

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The Official Charts
1 Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
3 One Direction – Steal My Girl
16 Ella Henderson – Ghost
17 Ella Henderson – Glow
25 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
72 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)

1 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
45 Collabro – Stars (BGT 2014 Winners)
88 One Direction – Midnight Memories

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I recently graduated from 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. I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.