X Factor UK Headlines for 01/27/13

X Factor Live! tour started this Saturday! Ella Henderson performed “Believe” at NTA! One Direction win NRJ award for Best International Duo/Group.

Back to the ‘day job’: Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark kicks off X Factor Live tour in Manchester
Less than 24 hours after winning Celebrity Big Brother, Rylan Clark was back in his X Factor guise as the singing show’s live tour kicked off in Manchester.

The Essex native, 24, kicked off the show at the M.E.N. Arena with his rendition of PSY’s Gangnam Style.

Rylan drew some of the biggest screams of the night as he put on a typically flamboyant performance with a troupe of dancers.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The ‘X Factor’ tour: James Arthur, Ella Henderson, Rylan in pictures
The X Factor live tour kicked off in Manchester last night (January 26). Series winner James Arthur was joined by Jahmene Douglas, Ella Henderson, Christopher Maloney, District 3, Union J and Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark.

Clark was whisked off to Manchester straight after his stint on Celebrity Big Brother, and tweeted: “Great start to the tour ! And all on 45 minutes sleep!!!! Missing my CBB family x.”

During the show, Arthur performed his first single ‘Impossible’, Douglas sang Robbie Williams’s ‘Angels’ and Henderson performed her Boot Camp version of Cher’s ‘Believe’.
Read more: Digital Spy

X Factor slammed by watchdog for shameless plugging of £500-a-night hotel where contestants stayed at reduced rates
A media watchdog has rapped ITV after an episode of X Factor repeatedly plugged the luxurious hotel where contestants were staying.

The October 6 broadcast saw contestants James Arthur, Rylan Clark and Union J singing the praises of Corinthia Hotel London, where the stars stayed after reaching the live finals of the singing competition.

There were also numerous shots of the exterior and signage of the hotel, leading to a flood of outrage on Twitter.

A total of 19 contestants were put up at the five star hotel, which costs £500 a night, at a ‘reduced rate’, although an X Factor spokeswoman refused to say what producers paid and how many rooms they booked.

Now Ofcom has ruled the coverage ITV gave the hotel breached broadcasting rules, which rule that any product must not be given ‘undue prominence’.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Ella Henderson Performs Believe HD | National Television Awards 2013

Ella Henderson’s first endorsement deal?
Ella Henderson performs ‘Believe’ on the Peugeot Design Lab Pleyel piano

Ella Henderson launches the Peugeot Design Lab Pleyel piano

EXCLUSIVE ‘I’m too focused on my career to have a boyfriend’: Ella Henderson dismisses X Factor romance rumours… as she admits she’s ‘a lad at heart’
She was linked to Union J heartthrobs George Shelley and Josh Cuthbert throughout her stint on The X Factor late last year.

But at the tender age of just 17, Ella Henderson insists she is too focused on her music career to even think of starting a relationship at the moment.

Dismissing rumours of romance with her fellow contestants, the talented teen admitted her ‘priorities lie’ with her music at present.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘X Factor’ Jahmene Douglas joins RCA Records, debut album out in May
Jahmene Douglas has signed a record deal with Sony’s RCA record label.

The X Factor 2012 runner-up will release his debut album in May, and will start recording his first collection after finishing the upcoming X Factor live tour.

“I’m so excited about signing to RCA. They have such a rich heritage of amazing artists,” Douglas said in a statement.

“Colin Barlow (head of RCA) and his team share my vision of being a timeless artist and I can’t wait to start recording my first album… let the journey begin.”

Douglas first confirmed a deal with Sony Music back in December, along with fellow X Factor finalists Union J and Ella Henderson.

X Factor champion James Arthur signed a deal with Syco as part of his prize for winning the talent competition.
Read more: Digital Spy

Still just good friends? James Arthur and Caroline Flack enjoy a night out together… as he reveals intricate new hand tattoo
They sparked rumours they were dating when they enjoyed a series of nights out together during his stint on The X Factor late last year.

And it would seem James Arthur and Caroline Flack are continuing their friendship now the show has drawn to a close.

The 24-year-old singer and the 33-year-old television presenter enjoyed a night out at London’s Groucho club on Thursday after James attended Raymond Weil Pre-Brit Awards dinner and 20th anniversary celebration of War Child earlier in the evening.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction – NRJ Music Awards 2013

One Direction – Kiss You Live NRJ Music Awards 2013

Showing Harry she’s the golden girl: Taylor Swift leads the glamour at the NRJ Music Awards… but it’s ex Styles who walks home a winner
It could be one of the most awkward moments in a pop star’s personal life – running in to your recent ex boyfriend at a highly publicised awards show.

But one thing’s for sure Taylor Swift wasn’t going to arrive quietly at the NRJ Music Awards in France on Saturday night.

The country singer lead the glamour set at the annual ceremony, ensuring if she did run into former lover Harry Styles that she would at least look her best for the occasion.

Taylor stood out on the red carpet, showing off her enviably slender legs in a plunging gold gown.

She sparkled in the ensemble, which flattered her slim physique, while she finished off her look with complimentary gold heels.

And it was a good job she looked so on form as she then had to sit through the ceremony watching Styles and his band perform, before then picking up the award for Best International Group.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Are One Direction really as wholesome as they appear?
With lyrics that pressure young women into ‘taking things further’, are One Direction just like Nice Guys of OkCupid?

The most successful chart-pop acts target a particular demographic. Lady Gaga is a great example – focusing on those who feel like outsiders has been an incredibly lucrative tactic. Likewise, One Direction’s sensitive ballads and soft-rock anthems are pitched at teenage girls. It all seems innocent enough, right?

Not when you start to dig a little deeper into their lyrics – it appears One Direction are not quite so angelic after all. Much has already been made of recent single, Little Things, and its bizarre lyrical tack that seeks to reassure a girl with body image problems, but only itemises her perceived imperfections. “I know you’ve never loved the crinkles by your eyes when you smile/ You’ve never loved your stomach or your thighs,” they sing, as if that’s going to help matters. Later in the song, they sing “You never want to know how much you weigh/ You still have to squeeze into your jeans, but you’re perfect to me,” like a particularly passive-aggressive Nice Guy of OkCupid.
Read more: The Guardian

Sensible move, boys: One Direction appoint top firm to help them manage their new-found wealth
The boys have been advised by industry bosses to take on Grant Thornton, the company that looks after all the National Lottery big-money winner

They’ve got fame, fans flocking to their Jack Wills-socked lil’ feet, and it seems they’ve racked up a stonking great fortune too.

Following phenomenal success on both sides of the Atlantic, the One Direction boys have accumulated an estimated personal wealth of £15million each. In two years.

But those boys aren’t letting it go to their heads. Oh no.

So Louis Tomlinson hasn’t bought giant £10,000 Spiderman and Ironman figurines and his own football team.

And Liam Payne hasn’t developed a designer watch fetish and nor has Zayn Malik treated himself to a Bentley and two life-sized mannequin models of himself, etc, etc. Good grief, no.

Well, actually, yes they have.

Which might explain why the youngsters are signing up with one of the UK’s leading asset management companies.
Read more: The Mirror

Only £14,999,880 left! Harry Styles takes more than £100 out of the cash machine as it’s revealed One Direction are worth £15million EACH
When you have got £15million stashed away in the back using a cash machine takes on a whole new meaning.

On the same day it was announced One Direction have accumulated a whopping £15million fortune each, floppy-haired member Harry Styles was spotted taking a trip to his nearest ATM and withdrawing what looked like around £120.

Their personal fortune means the teenagers, who have done the impossible and conquered America, can afford to splash the cash, although Harry’s post cash-point stash may not impress his ex Taylor Swift, who the 18-year-old is meant to be meeting for a post-break up date this week.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Simon Cowell orders X Factor crisis talks
SIMON COWELL has called a crisis meeting with X Factor producers on both sides of the Atlantic after admitting last year’s UK series flopped.

The news emerged as X Factor was beaten by Strictly Come Dancing for the talent show prize at Wednesday’s NTAs at London’s 02 Arena, leaving Simon red-faced.

The fate of ALL the UK judges — Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger — will be decided at the think-tank in Sony’s London HQ next week.

Insiders claim Simon was already planning to drop Gary and Tulisa — but Gary could jump before he is pushed to save face, citing his Take That commitments.

Simon — who said he plans to “mix up” the X Factor — is also convinced Cheryl Cole could be persuaded to make a comeback, despite her ruling it out.

A major revamp of the show, which won NTAs in 2001 and 2012, will also be thrashed out during next week’s meeting.

As we predicted, the show could return to its former glory by AXING the arena auditions.

Instead, wannabe stars will audition in front of the judges, just like in the original series.

But they will be “tested” in front of a live audience before the Judges’ Houses stage and only progress if they have what it takes to entertain a large crowd.
Read more: The Sun

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Irish Charts
1 Will.I.Am – Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears)
4 James Arthur – Impossible
7 One Direction – Kiss You
22 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
23 One Direction – Little Things
29 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
45 Little Mix – Wings
48 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
60 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
63 Amelia Lily – Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got)

1 Les Miserables – Motion Picture Cast Recording
6 One Direction – Take Me Home
13 One Direction – Up All Night
16 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
25 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter 1
37 Little Mix – DNA

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The Official Charts
1 Bingo Players – Get Up (Rattle) (feat. Far East Movement)
9 James Arthur – Impossible
11 Amelia Lily – Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got)
13 One Direction – Kiss You
18 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
36 Little Mix – Change Your Life
47 One Direction – Little Things
59 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
74 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
95 Little Mix – DNA
99 Little Mix – Wings

1 Les Miserables – Motion Picture Cast Recording
8 One Direction – Take Me Home
17 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
34 One Direction – Up All Night
40 Little Mix – DNA
46 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
48 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter One

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