X Factor UK Headlines for 12/29/13

Sam Bailey likely to release an album of covers, Sharon Osbourne is not happy. Sam Bailey was secretly mentored by PR guru Max Clifford after he spotted her performing in a village pub. Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue to return to X Factor UK?

X Factor 2013 champ Sam Bailey confirms rush released covers album
X Factor winner Sam Bailey has confirmed her debut album will be out in the Spring.

The singer will be rushed into the recording studio after Christmas and New Year to begin recording.

Unlike more recent winners, Sam won’t be waiting a year to release her record and will instead record covers of songs.

It’s the exact opposite of the plan that her mentor Sharon Osbourne and fellow judge Gary Barlow had suggested.
Read more: TellyMix

X Factor: Sharon Osborune angry at ‘lazy’ plans for Sam Bailey’s album
Sharon Osbourne is said to be “livid” with Simon Cowell over plans for a “cover album” for Sam Bailey.

This year’s X Factor champ confirmed yesterday that her record was already being set for release in the Spring.

She previously said it wouldn’t be a rush job full of covers, commenting: ” “It wouldn’t be a case of rushing it. I don’t want to do a cheesy album with loads of covers, I want to do something a bit different.”

But yesterday Sam admitted most of the tracks would not be original, although she insisted they would be feel like “new songs”.
Read more: TellyMix

Rejected by Simon: Sam Bailey ska band duo rebuffed by Cowell 17 years ago because they ‘weren’t on TV’
Sam Bailey might’ve just won a £1million recording contract through Simon Cowell’s brainchild The X Factor, but it’s not the first time the 36-year-old singer has tried to win over the music mogul.

It’s been revealed that prison officer Sam was a member of a ska duo called Girls Next Door who performed for Simon when 17 years ago.

The two 18-year-old girls were turned away by Simon after recording a single called Too Late because they weren’t on television or celebrities.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor winner Sam Bailey was secretly mentored by PR guru Max Clifford after he spotted her performing in a village pub
X Factor winner Sam Bailey had been secretly mentored by PR guru Max Clifford for years before entering the singing competition, it has emerged.

The 36-year-old, who snared a £1million record deal through the show, even performed at the consultant’s 70th birthday celebrations after he discovered her in a Cotwolds pub.

Clifford, who is due to stand trial for sex offence charges next year, ‘opened doors’ for the former prisoner officer who had previously been rejected by the X Factor in 2007.
Read more: Daily Mail

She’s got game! Sam Bailey entertains the crowds with her powerhouse voice at final of the Big Game 6 rugby match
She has been caught up in a whirlwind of success since she won The X Factor this month.

And it seems that Sam Bailey is not passing on any opportunity to showcase her amazing vocal talents, as she appeared at the Big Game 6 rugby match, to perform ahead of the final – Harlequins vs Exeter Chiefs.

The 36-year-old from Leicester, impressed the rugby fans with her powerhouse voice as she sung on the Twickenham pitch for the Aviva Premiership rugby match on Saturday.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction beat Michael Jackson’s chart record
One Direction score the fastest selling music DVD/Blu-ray in British history as This Is Us debuts at Number 1 on the Official Video Chart.

One Direction’s This Is Us has gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Video Chart, and in doing so has set a new record for the fastest selling music DVD/Blu-ray title in British history.

Despite only being released last Thursday (December 19), nearly 270,000 copies of This Is Us were purchased in the UK during its first three days on sale, beating the record set by Michael Jackson’s This Is It in 2010 by 10,000 copies.
Read more: The Official Charts Company

‘Tears were flowing all round!’: Niall Horan leads emotional tributes to JLS as they perform their final EVER concert
It was the end of an era for JLS on Sunday night, as Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Oritse Williams and JB Gill performed their final concert together.

And in the audience watching the musical farewell were fellow X Factor alumni Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, who paid tribute to the boyband after the show.

But it was Niall who seemed to be caught most in the emotion of it all, as he tweeted: ‘Jesus! That was an emotional one last night! tears were flowing all round! congrats to the jls lads. What a career! Love u boys. [sic]’.
Read more: Daily Mail

He isn’t going in that direction: A stranded Niall Horan tweets his dismay that he can’t get home in time for Christmas
He’s pretty much got the world at it’s feet but One Direction star, Niall Horan is feeling pretty upset right now because he’s struggling to get home in time for Christmas.

The heart-throb was planning to head back to his hometown of Mullingar in Ireland, to spend the festive season with his family but is finding it difficult to get a flight from London due to a storm.

The 20-year-old took to Twitter to vent his frustration after spending Sunday night at The O2 to where he watched JLS’s final concert with his girlfriend Barbara Palvin.
Read more: Daily Mail

He wants to be adored! Louis Tomlinson shows his love for The Stone Roses in band T-shirt while shooting One Direction video
Louis Tomlinson may be surrounded by One Direction mania, but he’s still got love for the Madchester Movement.

The popstar wore a Stone Roses T-shirt while filming the music video for Midnight Memories with his bandmates on Friday.

With his hair perfectly coiffed and a cheeky grin on his face, Louis, 22, certainly looked like he wanted to be adored.
Read more: Daily Mail

Don’t Stop Believin’! Zayn Malik determined to reunite Journey for one off performance of Perrie’s favourite song at their wedding
Zayn Malik is said to be pulling out all the stops in his bid to get eighties rockers Journey to play live at his wedding to Perrie Edwards – so they can dance to her favourite song.

The One Direction star will exchange vows with Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards next year, and sources claim he’s determined to encourage the rockers to play signature tune Don’t Stop Believin’ on their big day.

According to The Sun the band’s guitarist, Neal Schon, has indicated that he might be persuaded to perform for one night only – but enticing lead singer Steve Perry is an entirely different proposition.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m the ice queen!’: Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards gets her skates on in sweet video filmed by fiance Zayn Malik
No, it’s not an audition to be contestant in the new series of Dancing On Ice, but a cute video posted on Twitter by Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards throwing some serious moves while on an ice rink.

While Perrie gets down to the serious work of trying to moonwalk, the backwards dance that Michael Jackson taught the world, it’s up to her fiance, One Direction’s Zayn Malik to capture all the cool action.

She tweeted: ‘I’m the ice queen! I can moonwalk on ice!!! :D.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Christmas, With Love: Leona Lewis cuddles up to Dennis Jauch as they celebrate the holidays together in festive jumpers
She has spoken of her desire to marry at the age of 29 and with her relationship with Dennis Jauch going from strength to strength, Leona Lewis may be in luck.

The 28-year-old singer spent Christmas Day with the hunky dancer and the couple cuddled up for a cosy picture, which showed them both wearing novelty festive jumpers.

Leona, who was linked to One Direction’s Liam Payne during a brief split from Dennis last year, looks blissfully happy in the Instagram snap as she leans into Dennis with a huge smile on her face.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘She was a really, really good judge’: Simon Cowell hints that Cheryl Cole may come back as an X Factor judge next year
Simon Cowell has already admitted he will return to the UK X Factor at some point in the near future, after signing a new three year contract for the show.

And now the TV mogul has also hinted that he wants singer, Cheryl Cole to come back to the judging panel next year, telling LBC 97.3 that he will ‘find a way’ to work with her again.

Cowell told the radio station: ‘She was a really, really good judge. I mean, she took what she did seriously.
Read more: Daily Mail

Dannii Minogue could return to X Factor panel next year alongside Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole
Insiders say bosses want to revive the panel from when the show was most successful – Robbie Williams, Olly Murs and Rita Ora may also be in the frame
Dannii Minogue could be back on the X Factor alongside Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole next year.

Insiders say ITV bosses want to revive the judges’ panel of 2008-10 when the show was most successful.

Cowell, 53, has admitted there was chemistry between him and both women.

A 2012 biography claimed the music mogul had an affair with “foxy” Dannii , 42, and was “played” by Cheryl Cole, 30.

A TV source said: “Dannii is still very popular in the UK and many people at ITV feel the return of Sharon Osbourne this year was positive and would like to do the same with Dannii.
Read more: Daily Mirror

We didn’t Xpect you back, Cheryl! Star set for shock X Factor return – three years after being axed in the US
Cheryl Cole is expected to return to The X Factor next year in a dramatic U-turn, insiders have revealed to The Mail on Sunday.

Show boss Simon Cowell sparked fresh speculation about Cole’s reappearance in a radio interview last week by saying he would like to work with her again.

Cowell is also likely to be back on the panel after three years of working on The X Factor USA.

Cole’s return is confirmation that the pair have patched up their friendship after a bitter public fall-out in 2011, when she was axed from X Factor USA after just a few days.

But it may also be a sign that tycoon Cowell, 54, realises the ITV show needs a boost after this year’s series fell behind BBC1 rival Strictly Come Dancing in the ratings.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Sam Bailey – Skyscraper
6 One Direction – Story of My Life
11 Little Mix – Move
20 Gary Barlow – Let Me Go
22 One Direction – Best Song Ever
28 Leona Lewis – One More Sleep
29 One Direction – Midnight Memories
32 Little Mix – Little Me
39 James Arthur – You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
46 James Arthur – Recovery
63 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
85 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
86 One Direction – One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
93 One Direction – Diana
94 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
97 One Direction – Little Things

1 One Direction – Midnight Memories
3 Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
6 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways (features Olly Murs and Kelly Clarkson)
16 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
18 James Arthur – James Arthur
21 One Direction – Up All Night
22 One Direction – Take Me Home
23 Little Mix – Salute
48 Rebecca Ferguson – Freedom
51 Leona Lewis – Christmas, With Love

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The Official Charts
1 Pharrell Williams – Happy
2 Sam Bailey – Skyscraper
9 One Direction – Story of My Life
11 Gary Barlow – Let Me Go
14 Little Mix – Move
15 Leona Lewis – One More Sleep
19 Little Mix – Little Me
34 One Direction – Best Song Ever
46 One Direction – Midnight Memories
54 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
55 Kelly Clarkson – Underneath the Tree
64 Rebecca Ferguson – I Hope
69 James Arthur – You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You
70 Olly Murs – Hand on Heart
72 James Arthur – Recovery
98 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

1 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways (features Olly Murs and Kelly Clarkson)
2 Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last
3 One Direction – Midnight Memories
5 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
18 James Arthur – James Arthur
23 Little Mix – Salute
25 Rebecca Ferguson – Freedom
28 Leona Lewis – Christmas, With Love
51 One Direction – Take Me Home
56 One Direction – Up All Night
61 JLS – Goodbye The Greatest Hits
77 Union J – Union J
91 Little Mix – DNA

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