X Factor UK Headlines for 01/22/12

New charity single from JLS, listen to remixes of Rebecca Ferguson’s new single, Simon Cowell returns to BGT and starts treatment at addiction clinic. Chart Update!

JLS debut Sport Relief charity single ‘Proud’
JLS – Proud

Rebecca Ferguson’s second single is “Too Good To Lose”. Listen to the remixes HERE.

‘I got a bit too cocky’: Simon Cowell admits he made mistakes with Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor

  • Reveals he didn’t think last year’s Britain’s Got Talent judging panel Michael McIntyre, David Hasselhoff and Amanda Holden ‘did a good enough job’
  • Admits he poached Alesha Dixon for BGT to hurt Strictly Come Dancing
  • Concedes he was too optimistic about X Factor USA and will be making ‘changes’ for this year’s series

Read more: The Daily Mail

Cheer up Simon, that 25-day Caribbean holiday with your harem had to end some time… as he admits TV flops have brought him back down to earth
Maybe all that lounging about on a £30million superyacht with a bevy of beautiful women was getting too much.

For when Simon Cowell arrived back in London this week he headed straight to a chippie for a decidedly down-to-earth dinner.

The X Factor supremo had just spent 25 exotic days soaking up the West Indies sunshine for his annual winter holiday.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Simon Cowell starts treatment at addiction clinic to kick his 15 a day cigarette habit

Simon Cowell has started treatment at an addiction clinic to beat his 15-plus a day cigarette habit.

The music mogul, 52, who has admitted he started smoking at age eight, is seeking help at the top London facility after friends and family begged him to stop smoking, it has been revealed.

He has a family history of lung cancer, The People reported.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Battle of the music moguls: Simon Cowell furious at Will.i.am’s The Voice being broadcast in same slot as BGT
Simon Cowell has returned to Britain’s Got Talent with a bang.

The veteran judge has not only made a few changes to freshen up the show, but he has also vowed to beat the BBC.

But the 52-year-old is reportedly seething after finding out that the Beeb are going to broadcast their new talent show, The Voice, at the same time as Britain’s Got Talent.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The new girl: Alesha Dixon makes an entrance in eye-catching yellow on first day as Britain’s Got Talent judge
It’s her first day on the job, so you can’t blame Alesha Dixon for wanting to make a good impression.

Arriving for the first live auditions of the new Britain’s Got Talent series today, the ex-Strictly Come Dancing judge pulled out all the stops in a sexy yellow slit dress.

The former Mis-teeq singer, 33, joined her fellow judges Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Simon Cowell at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Now that’s a talent! Pregnant BGT judge Amanda Holden still manages to sizzle as she totters in high heels and mini dress
She’s only got several weeks to go before she’s due to give birth but that’s not stopping Amanda Holden from donning high heels and a tight mini dress.

The TV judge stepped out looking like the glam yummy mummy she is on Saturday morning as she left her hotel in Manchester.

Amanda, 40, was on her way to the opening day of the Britain’s Got Talent auditions.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Marry? I don’t think I ever will: Simon Cowell kebabs the X Factor’s judges, declares war on the BBC insists, he’ll live to 92…and sends a devastating message to his fiancee
Here we are in the lair of the dark lord, deep in the heart of the evil empire, up close and personal with the man they call — depending on your point of view — the scourge of society today, the most evil creature on planet showbiz, the architect of our doom .?.?. or the saviour of entertainment in this country, a pop genius in Cuban heels.

Love him or hate him — and millions do either way — he is the talent show maestro, a mogul with a legendary chip of ice where his heart should be, a boss who can make or break pop careers with the blink of an eye.

The blood of failed boy bands drips from his fangs. He loves to feast on the carcasses of spent careers. He has no sympathy with ex-X Factor finalists who moan about their lack of subsequent success.

‘If you can’t use the fact that 10?million people know your name to good effect you are stupid,’ he says.

Look at him. SCREECH! He walks past a mirror and I jot down in my notebook ‘no reflection’.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Little Mix album ‘to have Jessie J and Tulisa duets, spring release’
X Factor winners Little Mix will reportedly duet with mentor Tulisa Contostavlos and Jessie J on their debut album.

Sources claim that the girl band – individually known as Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – are hoping to record the collaborations as soon as possible so they can release their first record in a matter of months.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘X Factor’ Marcus Collins debut album gets March release date
Former X Factor finalist Marcus Collins has confirmed the release date of his debut album.

The singer, who came second in last year’s competition behind winners Little Mix, published a link on Twitter to a pre-order page for his as-yet untitled release.

“I’m delighted to announce you can now pre order my debut album out 12th March. Thank you so much for all the support, (sic)” Collins said.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘X Factor’ Marcus Collins teases debut album, works with Gary Barlow
X Factor runner-up Marcus Collins has teased details of his upcoming debut album, saying he has “found [his] niche” on the record.

The Liverpudlian singer confirmed reports that he had begun working with mentor Gary Barlow on the much-anticipated LP.
Read more: Digital Spy

Marcus Collins to release ‘Seven Nation Army’ as debut single
Marcus Collins will release a cover of The White Stripes track ‘Seven Nation Army’ as his debut single.

The X Factor runner-up, who lost out to girlband Little Mix in the 2011 final, has apparently reworked the song into a pop track.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘X Factor’ Amelia Lily confirms Kelly Rowland duet for debut album
Amelia Lily has confirmed that she has recorded a duet with Kelly Rowland for her debut album.

The X Factor finalist went into the recording studio with the former Destiny’s Child star after finishing third in the talent competition back in December.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘X Factor’ Kelly Rowland exit denied: ‘Conversations haven’t started’
A spokesperson for Kelly Rowland has dismissed reports which claim that she has quit The X Factor.

According to The Mirror, the ‘Down For Whatever’ singer told Simon Cowell that she could not cope with the intense scrutiny placed upon the show.

However, a spokesperson for Rowland told Digital Spy: “Kelly loved being here in the UK and enjoyed every minute of the show especially mentoring her girls. Conversations haven’t started yet so it’s too early to say what’s going to happen this year.”
Read more: Digital Spy

Olly Murs: ‘I’ll probably return to The Xtra Factor’
Olly Murs has said that he expects to return to The Xtra Factor this series.

The ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ singer previously hinted that he would not host a second year of the spinoff as he wants to concentrate on his music career.

“It looks likely I will do The Xtra Factor again,” he told The Sun. “But I don’t want to do any other TV. I don’t want TV to overshadow the music.”
Read more: Digital Spy

I’m Lolly Murs now, says star
OLLY MURS hopes to become the latest X Factor millionaire – but it will have taken him two years longer than Jedward from the same series of the ITV talent show.

The singer’s fortunes will reach the milestone on the back of his tour and top-selling album In Case You Didn’t Know.

He will join the ranks of other X Factor millionaires including Leona Lewis, JLS and, er, Chico.

But Olly still has a way to go to catch up with Irish twins Jedward, who have already pocketed £3.5million with their telly and advertising deals.

He said: “Am I a millionaire yet? That will hopefully come this year.
Read more: The Sun

Exclusive: Matt Cardle: ‘My next album will be stripped back’
Matt Cardle has revealed that his next album will be more stripped back than his debut.

The singer confirmed that he has already been working on new material and would like to take more control over the production aspects of his next LP.
Read more: Digital Spy

Bigger is better! Jesy Nelson sports a larger (and curlier) hairdo at public appearance with Little Mix
One perk to being in a girl group is no longer having to style you own hair – and Jesy Nelson is clearly taking advantage of that.

The 20-year-old Little Mix singer stepped out for a public appearance last night showing off a much bigger hairdo.

As she arrived at the Hilton hotel in London’s Park Lane, her volumised curls were hard to miss as she posed with her band mates: Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Just your average birthday: Frankie Cocozza celebrates turning 19 by stripping off with his fellow Big Brother housemates
He’s known for being the bad boy contestant who was booted off the X Factor so it’s no wonder Frankie Cocozza’s 19th birthday was wild.

The big-haired singer celebrated his special day while inside the Celebrity Big Brother house and couldn’t resist getting naked.

Supported by two of his male housemates – Kirk Norcross and Gareth Thomas – Frankie stripped off holding only an orange balloon to cover his manhood.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Meet my Baby Shoe! X Factor singer Charley Bird gives son Beaux his television debut on This Morning
He is barely a month old and already he is being treated like a super star.

Baby Beaux Phillips Bird was a very special guest on This Morning after he was taken on to the show by his proud mother today.

Former X Factor finalist Charley Bird was co-hosting a section of the show called The Hub with her 2 Shoes band-mate Lucy Texeira and decided to bring out her little boy.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Are JLS moving to Los Angeles? The boy-band touchdown at LAX with a lot of luggage
The boys from JLS are known for loving their fashion but they packed enough suitcases to leave England for good.

The top British boy band arrived at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday evening with more luggage than even the biggest divas would carry.

The chart-toppers had so many bags that little Aston Merrygold had to get two trolleys to carry all his suitcases.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Not sure anyone is looking at your lashes! Cheryl Cole flaunts her cleavage in plunging neckline for new L’Oréal make-up campaign
It’s easy to forget that Cheryl Cole once harboured a taste for tracksuits and gold hoop earrings.

Tapping into her haute couture gene, the Geordie looks simply stunning in the new L’Oréal advert.

In the French brand’s new False Lash Telescopic campaign, the 28-year-old is seen fluttering her eyelashes and offering her most seductive pout during a photoshoot shot by Rankin.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Diana Vickers puts THAT advert behind her with second collection for Very
Diana Vickers’ last campaign for Very.co.uk landed her on a list of the worst celebrity adverts of 2011.

It was no reflection on the clothes – the girlie designs sold well – but even so, perhaps the former X Factor finalist is trying to make us forget all about the advert by coming up with a new, more grown up inspiration, for her second collection with the online clothing brand.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
3 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
6 Little Mix – Cannonball
15 One Direction – One Thing
27 Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
30 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (WDKY)
32 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
41 JLS – She Makes Me Wanna (feat. DEV)
46 JLS – Do You Feel What I Feel

2 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
7 One Direction – Up All Night
21 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
24 Jedward – Victory
28 Cher Lloyd – Sticks + Stones
41 JLS – Jukebox
45 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
87 Mary Byrne – With Love
97 Susan Boyle – Someone To Watch Over Me

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The Official Charts
1 Jessie J – Domino
11 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
12 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
26 Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
28 One Direction – One Thing
37 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
47 JLS – Do You Feel What I Feel
49 Little Mix – Cannonball
52 Olly Murs – Heart Skips A Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)
69 JLS – She Makes Me Wanna (feat. DEV)
72 Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All
98 Will Young – Jealousy

1 Adele – 21
11 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
18 One Direction – Up All Night
21 Will Young – Echoes
26 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
27 JLS – Jukebox
28 Cher Lloyd – Sticks + Stones
39 Matt Cardle – Letters
45 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
63 Olly Murs – Olly Murs

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