X Factor UK Headlines for 11/09/14

Ella Henderson announces her 3rd single, One Direction are super busy as always.

Ella Henderson confirmed “Yours” as next official single!
British singer-songwriter Ella Henderson continues in full promotion of her debut studio album “Chapter One“, released on digital retailers on October 10, 2014 via Simco Limited.

The song “Yours” has been confirmed as the third official single taken from the album. It was previously released as a second countdown single before the release of the European smash and lead single from the album “Ghost“. Besides, the song was also released on Amazon.co.uk as free download for a limited time.

“Yours” was written by Henderson with the collaboration of Josh Record, who also produced it. It will be officially released as a single on iTunes (UK) in December. In addition, she will perform the new single on The X Factor (UK) the same month.
Read more: Ultimate Music

One Direction, Four, review: ‘songwriting by numbers, but the numbers add up’
Anthemic choruses; power chords; epic drums – Neil McCormick finds an unlikely comparison to Bruce Springsteen in the X Factor quintet’s latest offering
Imagine five little English Bruce Springsteens in check shirts, jeans and T-shirts, fists aloft, roaring declarations of lusty young love in the back of an open top car driving through the American heartland.

That rather strange image popped into my head whilst listening to Steal My Girl, the opening track on the X Factor quintet’s latest offering. Something about the driving piano, the rock and roll drums, the denseness of the mix, the surging uplift of the chorus, all bring to mind a mini-pops version of the E Street Band. “Everybody wants to steal my girl,” they sing, a gang of likely lads warning off romantic rivals with a charming mixture of sweetness and bravado: “Find another one, ’cause she belongs to me.” There’s a rather glorious surge of unison “nah nah nah”s followed by a snappy “oh yeah”, delivered like the popping of bubble gum.

I don’t think the Springsteen comparison is absurd or accidental. As the title suggests, this is One Direction’s fourth album, indicating that although they may have dropped out of school to conquer the world, they at least have a grasp of basic mathematics. The US is the biggest market in the world, and it was evident from last year’s Midnight Memories that someone had decreed the way to America’s heartland is through the kind of chunky pop rock that it has been gorging on for decades.
Read more: Telegraph

One Direction on “Wetten, dass..?”


One Direction perform new single to deafening response live on X Factor – as they announce plans for new tour
One Direction returned to the place where it all began, this weekend.

The world’s biggest-selling band of the moment took to the stage of The X Factor on Saturday night for a live performance.

Greeted by a screaming crowd, the boys – Harry, Niall, Zayn, Liam and Louis – joined forces to show Melanie B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini that it was all about boy power, not girl power.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction won “Best Pop”, “Best Live Act” and “Biggest Fans” awards tonight at MTV EMA.

MTV EMAs 2014: One Direction sweep up as they pick up the most awards on the night… but fail to attend the ceremony
The MTV European Music Awards are one of the biggest music awards ceremonies of the years, and this year’s show saw a very mixed bag of stars take home the big prizes.

Held at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena – the first time the show has ventured to Scotland in 10 years – the night proved to be a triumph for the likes of One Direction Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Enrique Iglesias and Ozzy Osbourne, to name a few.

And the main victors on the night were British boy band One Direction, who scooped three major awards, despite not being there to pick them up.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction Taking A Break? Not So Fast
1D have no time for breaks!
It seems like every other week there are rumors flying around about a One Direction breakup.

Well, the guys want to set the record straight now.

“We haven’t really got any sort of break in mind at the minute,” Zayn told U.K. radio host Stu Tolan. “We just want to get this [upcoming album, Four,] out and see what [fans] think of this.”

And although Four isn’t out yet, the fivesome are already looking ahead to album #5, hinting they may be even more involved in the writing process.

“We might take a little bit more time on this [next] record, so that’s why they may think we are going on a break,” Louis explained. “We just want to take a little bit more time.”

“Because writing is a little bit like a break sometimes when you sit and write songs,” added Liam, who said that he’d love for the group to take a trip to the Bahamas together.

Once Liam made that vacation comment, though, Harry was quick to chime in that Payne shouldn’t say too much because then they “won’t get any holidays.”
Read more: MTV

‘It’s not that important’: Harry Styles insists the gender of his partners doesn’t matter to him as personality comes first
Harry Styles insists the gender of his partners doesn’t matter to him.

The One Direction heartthrob was being interviewed along with bandmate Liam Payne when he made the revelation, insisting personality is the most important aspect.

When asked what traits the pair look for in a girlfriend, Liam told On Demand Entertainment: ‘Female. That’s an important trait.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Living While They’re Young: One Direction’s Liam Payne and girlfriend Sophia Smith enjoy thriller night at London theme park
He is used to screaming fans.

But One Direction’s Liam Payne was the one screaming when he attended Thorpe Park with his girlfriend at the weekend.

The chart-topper endured a series of white-knuckle rides with Sophia Smith at the London attraction, where he could be seen tackling even the scariest adrenaline-rushes.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘What a perfect little angel’: Sam Bailey introduces daughter Miley to her godmother Sharon Osbourne for the first time
She was welcomed into the world just under two months ago, so no doubt Sharon Osbourne was well overdue to meet her goddaughter for the first time.

The outspoken reality star came face to face with baby Miley on Friday, after Sam Bailey visited the Loose Women studios with her daughter.

The 62-year-old was seen feeding the little one a bottle backstage prior to the ITV1 show, in which she was acting as a guest-host.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Maybe she’s not a Troublemaker fan’: Olly Murs admits he was ‘annoyed’ to see Cheryl Fernandez-Versini boot an X Factor contestant for singing his song
He is one of the few X Factor contestants who have managed to have a successful music career since leaving the show.

And Olly Murs has revealed that he was less-than-impressed to see returning judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini punish one of the show’s hopefuls for singing one of his biggest hits during the earlier stages of the show.

Speaking to Attitude magazine, the Dear Darlin’ hitmaker said: ‘I was a bit annoyed because I think the crowd were loving it and she did a really good job.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I drank until I was sick and paralytic’: X Factor star Ben Haenow reveals how parents’ messy divorce led to spiral of depression and alcohol abuse
He’s on course for X Factor glory thanks to a string of impressive performances, but while Ben Haenow enjoys his time in the spotlight he admits his life could well have taken an entirely different path.

The 29-year-old, a former white van driver, has proved to be one of the more consistent performers on this year’s show as he competes for a place in the final and a potentially lucrative record deal.

Preparing for his next performance on Saturday evening, Ben admits he entered a dark depression in the years following the divorce of his parents, Mick and Rosanna, when he was four-years-old.
Read more: Daily Mail

Showing their support! X Factor contestants Fleur East and Ben Haenow visit wounded military troops at Help For Heroes Centre
They are currently battling it out to win The X Factor.

But Fleur East, Ben Haenow, Jay James and Stevi Ritchie took time out from their busy schedules to visit injured service men and women at a Help For Heroes centre on Wednesday.

The contestants were shown around the recovery venue, which includes an indoor ski centre and art facilities.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Your skin is really dirty’: X Factor contestant Fleur East recounts racial abuse she suffered growing up in London
Singer Fleur East has revealed she was racially abused when she was a schoolgirl.

The X Factor hopeful told how her skin was labelled ‘dirty’ by a fellow student in the playground which left her in tears.

Speaking in a candid interview, the 27-year-old opened up about her upbringing in Walthamstow which she admits could have taken a turn for the worse if not for her loving parents.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I am so happy and proud’: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini gushes as she makes chart history with FIFTH number one
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini became the first British female artist to have five number one solo singles on Sunday evening.

Thanks to her latest release, I Don’t Care, Cheryl pushed Ed Sheeran off the top spot and received her crown as queen of the charts.

Taking to Twitter after scoring the number one, the 31-year-old singer thanked her fans for all their support and dedicated her new achievement to them.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl scores record-breaking fifth Number 1 single with I Don’t Care
The singer now claims the most UK Number 1s by a British female artist.

Congratulations to Cheryl, who has scored her fifth UK Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with I Don’t Care.

In doing so, the singer now holds the record for the most UK Number 1s for a British female artist. In addition to I Don’t Care, Cheryl has topped the chart with Fight For This Love (2009), Promise This (2010), Call My Name (2012) and Crazy Stupid Love (2014).

The star overtakes previous record sharers Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora, who each lay claim to four Number 1 singles.
Read more: The Official Charts Company

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Irish Charts
1 Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
4 Cheryl Cole – I Don’t Care
6 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
7 One Direction – Steal My Girl
15 Jedward – Ferocious
18 Ella Henderson – Ghost
51 Ella Henderson – Glow

1 Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
12 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
36 One Direction – Midnight Memories
87 One Direction – Up All Night

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The Official Charts
1 Cheryl Cole – I Don’t Care
9 One Direction – Steal My Girl
28 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
29 Ella Henderson – Ghost
44 One Direction – Ready To Run
51 Ella Henderson – Glow
68 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)

1 Ed Sheeran – X
18 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
56 Collabro – Stars (BGT 2014 Winners)
75 One Direction – Midnight Memories

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