X Factor UK Headlines for 10/20/13

X Factor’s acts use heavy backing tracks?

Rebecca Ferguson “Freedom” (Official Album Tracklist)
“Freedom” is the upcoming second studio album by British singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson. The album is scheduled for release on digital retailers on December 2, 2013 via RCA Records. It comes preceded by the lead single “I Hope“, scheduled for release on iTunes (UK) on November 24th.


“I Hope”
“Fake Smile”
“Bridges” (feat. John Legend)
“My Best”
“All That I’ve Got”
“Hanging On”
“Beautiful Design”
“Wonderful World”
“We’ll Be Fine”
“I Choose You”

Deluxe Version

“I Hope” (Live at Air Studios)
“Fake Smile” (Live at Air Studios)
“All That I’ve Got” (Live at Air Studios)
“Freedom” (Live at Air Studios)
Read more: Ultimate Music

Cher Lloyd confirmed the name of new album “Sorry I’m Late”
Sorry I’m Late” is the upcoming second studio album by English singer-songwriter and rapper Cher Lloyd. The album is scheduled for release in December via Syco and Epic Records. It comes preceded by the lead T.I.-assisted single “I Wish“, released on September 2. Still no confirmed tracklist.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Little Mix cook up a storm: In the two years since they became the first group to win The X Factor, Little Mix have taken the charts by storm – both here and now Stateside
Little Mix, the peppiest, perkiest girl band in pop, are absolutely exhausted. It’s 7am and they are already in make-up, getting glammed up for their YOU photo shoot. Jade Thirlwall, a self-confessed not-a-morning person, is as asleep as you can be while someone is tugging at your hair. Jesy Nelson and Perrie Edwards occasionally mumble at one another. Leigh-Anne Pinnock is largely comatose until a hefty bee bumbles into the room and, presumably starstruck in the presence of Little Mix, crashes down in a stunned daze on to her lap.

‘Oh my God, I hate them,’ she yells, leaping up and hotfooting it round the studio like a cartoon character. The bee is removed. Order is restored. Everyone slumps down in their chairs again.

Little Mix have every reason to be a little tired. In the past six months they’ve been to the US, touring a debut album, DNA, that went straight to number four in the Billboard charts. They’ve also recorded a new album in the space of two weeks. And there’s been the small matter of Perrie appearing at the premiere of the One Direction movie in August with an engagement ring on her finger, courtesy of her boyfriend, 1D’s Zayn Malik.
Read more: Daily Mail

Plaid it safe ladies? Little Mix Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall choose on trend tartan print AGAIN for performance in Sydney
Their second album is out next month and as the first group to win in the X Factor’s history Little Mix have enjoyed success on these shores and in the US.

And like any top girl group they are becoming pros at matchy matchy outfits and daring new looks for their stage performances and music videos.

But one look seems to have stuck fast. The girls are rarely seen out of the tartan theme these days.
Read more: Daily Mail

Seeing the sights: Cher Lloyd turns tourist in New York City as she checks out the view from the Empire State Building
She’s been based in the States for the past few months as she attempts to crack the US and in between promotional duties for her new single, Cher Lloyd managed to slip in some sightseeing this week.

The 20-year-old showed off another chic autumnal look for her skyscraper trip, following her recent major makeover.

Dressed in green and gold the X Factor star greeted fans and tourists on the world famous landmark as she posed for photos.
Read more: Daily Mail

Summer (tattoo) Loving: Harry Styles shows off his growing collection of body art as he sunbathes in Queensland
He is known for his love of body art with his growing collection of tattoos.

And Harry Styles seemed happy to show off his heavily inked chest as he sunbathed wearing canary yellow shorts in Queensland.

The One Direction star wore a bright smile as he soaked up the sun wearing black sunglasses and a baseball cap.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m so so sorry’: X Factor hopeful Tamera Foster’s grovelling apology to producers after ‘she’s caught shoplifting make-up’
X Factor contestant Tamera Foster was reportedly caught shoplifting make-up from Boots just a month after her first audition for the show.

The 16-year-old singer and two of her friends were spotted by security guards trying to leave the store in Gravesend, Kent, on July 24th, according to the Daily Mirror.

However, after being held by security guards, bosses at the store decided to deal with teenager Tamera through ‘restorative justice’, the paper quotes Kent Police as saying.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It got physical, we hit each other’: Mother of X- Factor contestant Hannah Barrett shows remorse after punch-up that severed their relationship
X factor contestant Hannah Barrett’s mum threw the singer out of the family home after they had a punch up.

But now mum-of-six Beryl says they are rebuilding their shattered relationship – thanks to the ITV1 show which is set to make Hannah a superstar.

Speaking exclusively to the Sunday People, a teary Beryl, 46, revealed: ‘I realised I couldn’t cope and the lowest point will break your heart, it really will, it was just so awful – I felt I wasn’t her mum any more.’
Read more: Daily Mail

You’re not meant to be shopping for YOU! Nicole Scherzinger can’t resist stocking up on new clothes… as she takes X Factor’s Hannah Barrett on a shopping spree
She might have her choice of the most fashion-forward items around, but Nicole Scherzinger doesn’t get much time to shop for clothes herself.

So when the X Factor judge was given the chance to hit up one of the high street’s hottest stores to choose an outfit for contestant Hannah Barrett ahead of this weekend’s live shows, the former Pussycat Dolls star couldn’t resist indulging in some retail therapy herself.

Nicole was seen with her arms laden with clothes as she and Hannah checked out the garbs in River Island on Oxford Street.
Read more: Daily Mail

Back to black: Sharon Osbourne opts for neutral colours as she returns to the UK ahead of Saturday’s X Factor live show
Sharon Osbourne appeared to be untroubled by Lorna Simpson’s bitter sideswipe after returning to London ahead of tomorrow The X Factor’s second live show on Saturday evening.

The 61-year-old judge has been criticised by former X Factor hopeful Simpson, who became the first contestant to be voted off the show last Sunday following a sing-off with fellow Over-25 Shelley Smith.

Strolling across Heathrow on Friday, Sharon appeared to be in high spirits following a long flight back to the capital from New York, where she’s been spending much of the week.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor’s Kingsland Road have been hiding secret girlfriends
X Factor stars Kingsland Road have been hiding secret girlfriends, it’s been revealed.

The boys have claimed to all be single, but in fact two of the five piece have partners.

And they’re not happy about being made to look invisible!
Read more: TellyMix

X Factor 2013: Sam Callahan, Kingsland Road accused of ‘hiding poor vocals’
X Factor’s Sam Callahan and Kingsland Road have been accused of using backing tracks to cover up their vocals.

It’s claimed that the pair of acts, as well as Hannah Barrett, used heavily produced pre-recorded vocal tracks during their first live performances last weekend.

A show source told The Sun on Sunday today: “It’s obvious the producers were worried that Sam and Kingsland Road were going to sound dire.

“But because they look the part a real effort was made to boost the vocals with a prominent vocal background track.”
Read more: TellyMix

Dannii Minogue ‘in talks for ITV return’
Dannii Minogue has reportedly lined up meetings with ITV about a return to the broadcaster.

The singer is said to be open to discussions about a return to The X Factor next year, following rumours that Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole will be making a comeback.
Read more: Digital Spy

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Irish Charts
1 Birdy – Wings
24 One Direction – Best Song Ever
87 Lucy Spraggan – Last Night (Beer Fear)
89 Lucy Spraggan – Lighthouse
91 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’

1 Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
9 One Direction – Up All Night
14 One Direction – Take Me Home
38 Lucy Spraggan – Join the Club

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The Official Charts
1 OneRepublic – Counting Stars
51 One Direction – Best Song Ever
58 Lucy Spraggan – Last Night (Beer Fear)
59 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
89 Lucy Spraggan – Tea and Toast

1 John Newman – Tribute
15 Will Young – The Essential
32 Lucy Spraggan – Join the Club
38 One Direction – Take Me Home
46 One Direction – Up All Night
53 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time

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