X Factor UK Headlines for 01/29/17

Matt Terry and 5 After Midnight started writing and recording their debut albums this past week. Lucie Jones to represent the UK at Eurovision Song Contest in May.

Meanwhile, Louisa Johnson is readying her new single:

They won’t win any gongs for style! Stars suffer fashion fails at the NTAs including Scarlett Moffatt’s baggy shorts suit and Saara Aalto’s alarming neon prom dress
They might have hoped to take home a gong.

But some stars were definitely not winning any prizes for their fashion choices as they arrived at the National Television Awards in London.

From Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson flashing too much skin to X Factor star Saara Aalto flouncing down the red carpet in a bubblegum pink prom dress – a handful of famous faces took fashion risks that did not pay off.

Lizzie Cundy’s genie-inspired gold gown was more fancy dress than fancy party, and while Scarlett Moffatt is the queen of the jungle, her baggy shorts suit was a royal mess.

And while it is not Katie Price’s first appearance on a worst dressed list, this time the former glamour model made the cut even though she was covered up from head to toe.
Read more: Daily Mail

Where do failed X Factor singers go? To Eurovision of course! SIX former talent show rejects are set to battle it out to represent Britain in this year’s Song Contest (but post-Brexit, are they destined for nil points?)
It’s not going to be the easiest gig in town, facing an already hard-to-please European audience in the aftermath of Brexit. Still, it’s only a singing competition, right?

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest sees Britain fielding a particularly unimaginative array of stars, plucking all of the hopefuls from former X Factor contestants.

The 2017 contest will be held on May 13th in Kyiv, Ukraine and Britain’s hopes will be decided this Friday when Eurovision: You decide asks the nation to whittle down the six singers to just one.
Read more: Daily Mail

Former X Factor finalist Lucie Jones breaks down as she’s picked to represent the United Kingdom in Eurovision 2017
Former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones has been announced as the United Kingdom’s official Eurovision entry for 2017.

The 25-year-old pop hopeful won the chance to represent the nation in Kiev, Ukraine later on this year after beating five other hopefuls on Eurovision: You Decide, on Friday.

The Welsh singer, a finalist on series six of the X Factor, broke down in tears of joy as she was declared the winner after performing her song, Never Give Up On You.
Read more: Daily Mail

Jamaican me crazy! Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock displays her amazing gym-honed figure in a blue bikini for sultry beach shoot
She loves spending time in her family’s native Jamaica.

And Leigh-Anne Pinnock looked every inch the beach babe during her last visit to the exotic paradise, posing for a sultry shoot for Wonderland magazine.

The Little Mix beauty caused a stir as she frolicked on the shores of Montego Bay, modelling an array of colourful swimwear.
Read more: Daily Mail

Interview: Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Little Mix are a band that need no introduction. As the most popular girl group of the decade, they’ve had sold-out headlines shows across the globe, clocked up a handful of top 10 singles and amassed a fan-base of thousands of loyal guys and girls who would quite literally worship the ground upon which they perform their perfectly synchronised dance routines. With accolades and awards lining their shelves and their position at the forefront of pop music, Little Mix are a force to be reckoned with. Don’t forget that they’ve also made their mark as Wonderland cover stars.

With a wardrobe that includes perfect pink Moschino tees or beautiful Balmain ensembles, it’s no wonder that Leigh-Anne Pinnock is Little Mix’s go-to girl for style advice. With that in mind, we sat down with Leigh-Anne to talk about the thought process behind her styling, the importance of body confidence, her lifestyle blog and her recent trip to her home-from-home, Jamaica.
Read more: Wonderland Magazine

‘So upsetting!’ Outraged Little Mix fans spot strange warped graphics in new Touch music video that reveal singers have been ‘slimmed down’
Outraged fans have branded Little Mix bosses ‘disgusting’ after spotting distortions in the Touch music video that appear to slim down the girls’ figures.

Viewers flocked to Twitter to express their disbelief at ‘obvious Photoshop’ fails that seemed to alter the lithe physiques of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.

Eagle-eyed fans clocked the bizarre tell-tale curves in the lines of the funky background that seemed particularly focused around Jesy’s thighs and waist.
Read more: Daily Mail

Dad-to-be Liam Payne ‘narrowly avoids gunman on the loose’ as shots are fired while he parties in Hollywood club
Liam Payne is said to have narrowly avoided a gunman who attempted to storm a club in West Hollywood on Saturday.

The 23-year-old singer – who is expecting his first baby with Cheryl, 33 – was partying at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles on Saturday night when the shooting is said to have occurred.

TMZ reports one reveller attempted to enter the establishment with a fake ID, and after a scuffle with security fired a gun in the air outside the club before fleeing the scene.
Read more: Daily Mail

You and EYE: Liam Payne reveals SECOND tattoo tribute to pregnant Cheryl… as he ‘babyproofs £5.1m Surrey home ahead of child’s arrival’
They are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first child.

And Liam Payne was keen to show his lasting love for pregnant girlfriend Cheryl as he appeared to have an image of the singer’s eye inked on his arm – just above his rose tattoo which matches her back and derriere inking.

The 23-year-old One Direction star flashed his tatt during a night out in West Hollywood on Saturday – shortly amid claims that he has ‘babyproofed’ his Surrey home ahead of plans to raise the child there.
Read more: Daily Mail

Louis Tomlinson teams up with Steve Aoki for US television debut on The Tonight Show of song Just Hold On
Louis Tomlinson teamed up with DJ Steve Aoki on Tuesday for the US television debut of their new collaboration Just Hold On.

The 25-year-old English singer and Aoki, 39, performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Louis donned a striped jacket over a black T-shirt and black trousers for the performance.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Nobody knows when’: Louis Tomlinson hints at One Direction reunion… as he moves on from split with girlfriend Danielle Campbell
He recently split from his girlfriend Danielle Campbell.

But Louis Tomlinson put on a brave face as he arrived at LAX airport on Friday following his appearance on the Today Show.

The 25-year-old One Direction star performed his new single with Steve Aoki, and hinted at a band reunion.
Read more: Daily Mail

Life’s just peachy! Rebecca Ferguson is the picture of elegance in pastel dress and coat as she promotes her new album in Liverpool
Her album reached the UK top ten after its release in October.

But Rebecca Ferguson was certainly number one in terms of style on Friday as she arrived at a gig to promote her new record, Superwoman, in Liverpool.

The singer, 30, was the picture of elegance in a form-fitting pastel dress and matching peach coat, as she headed to Gusto restaurant to belt out her hits at the Cash 4 Kids charity event.
Read more: Daily Mail

RYLAN’S RUSSIAN THRILL Rylan Clark-Neal to host his own Russian-doll themed game show called Babushka on ITV
RYLAN CLARK-NEAL has confirmed his status as one of TV’s most in demand presenters by bagging his own ITV game show.

I can reveal the popular CBBBOTS presenter will be hosting a brand new Russian doll-themed series called Babushka which is as mad as it sounds.

The show gets a 20-part run and sees contestants using their knowledge as they search through 10 giant “babushka” dolls in a bid to win a huge cash prize.

If a doll is empty, hopefuls will lose all their accumulated money – but a smaller doll inside means they can continue to win.

A TV insider said: “From his showbiz segment on This Morning to presenting Xtra Factor – Rylan has been a huge hit with ITV viewers.
Read more: The Sun

Sharon Osbourne ‘negotiates £2million deal to return to X Factor this year… despite not finalising commitments for US show The Talk’
She led singer Saara Aalto to the finals during the last series of The X Factor.

And Sharon Osbourne has now reportedly landed a £2million deal by Simon Cowell to return to the ITV singing competition for another year – despite not finalising her upcoming autumn commitments to US show, The Talk.

Speaking of the tricky situation, a source told The Mirror: ‘The fact that she is negotiating the X Factor deal before this could complicate matters. They have not said it is okay and have never done so publicly.’
Read more: Daily Mail

The Official Charts
1 Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
2 Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill
4 Little Mix – Touch
12 James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
16 Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – Just Hold On
18 Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
19 Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
41 Louisa Johnson – So Good
44 Little Mix – Oops (feat. Charlie Puth)

1 Pete Tong – Classic House
3 Little Mix – Glory Days
15 James Arthur – Back From the Edge
30 Olly Murs – 24 HRS
39 Little Mix – Get Weird

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I recently graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover. I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.