X Factor UK Headlines for 02/18/18

Rak-Su released self-titled EP. Liam and Cheryl’s relationship is reportedly in trouble. Also, Cheryl is not returning to X Factor UK.

On Friday Rak-Su released self-titled, 4 song EP of songs they performed on the X Factor last year. These recordings are proper studio versions.

Niall Horan’s next single is ‘On The Loose’. He released an alternate version of the song.

Saara Aalto premiered the music video for the second song of Finland’s Eurovision pre-selection.
Saara Aalto – Domino | Eurovision Candidate Song 2 of 3 for Finland | Official Music Video by YLE

Alexandra Burke unveils new single Shadow
Shadow serves as the lead single to Alexandra’s upcoming album The Truth Is….
Alexandra Burke has unveiled her new single, called Shadow.

The singer and actress premiered the track over the weekend (Feb 10) on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show.

“Shadow is basically a song that I hope most people can relate to,” she said. “It’s about getting away from someone you love but you keep going back to the person you think you’re in love with and attached to, but you need to get away from their shadow and their ghost and spirit.

“It’s actually quite a deep song but I think it’s a tune – and hope everyone else loves it too!” Listen below (the song kicks in around 5m50s):

Read more: The Official Charts

Newly-engaged Alexandra Burke is supported by her fiancé Josh Ginnelly as she delivers a show-stopping performance tasseled leotard and abs-flashing bralet
She has recently kept herself busy following her entertaining stint on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

And Alexandra Burke added to her tight schedule as she gave an electric performance at London’s G-A-Y club on Saturday, where the singer promoted her latest track Shadow.

Flaunting her svelte pins in a bold leotard, the newly-engaged star was welcomed with love as she garnered support from her fiancé Josh Ginnelly.
Read more: Daily Mail

Pregnant Cher Lloyd displays her blossoming baby bump in a figure-hugging pink sweater as she leaves recording studio in London after announcing plans for a new album
She’s three months away from welcoming her first child to the world, with husband Craig Monk.

Yet Cher Lloyd is proving to be a dedicated working mum as she headed to the studio on Friday to work on her new album.

The singer, 24, revealed in January that her plans for 2018 include a baby and new music – and proudly demonstrated that she’s loving being pregnant and getting back to the studio on Friday.
Read more: Daily Mail

Best Date Ever? Niall Horan and Hailee Steinfeld spark romance rumours after being spotted at a Backstreet Boys gig in Las Vegas
He has been linked to a number of beauties in the past, including Ellie Goulding and Selena Gomez.

And Niall Horan set tongues wagging once again on Saturday, when he attended a Backstreet Boys gig with actress Hailee Steinfeld at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The 24-year-old put on a cosy display with the Pitch Perfect star, 21, as they sang and danced to the boy band’s biggest hits – sparking rumours of a romance.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Cheryl and Liam’s relationship is ‘under strain’ as he spends nights away from home while she looks after their baby and friends say they’re having ‘tough time’
Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne’s relationship is ‘strained’ as he is spending nights away from home while she looks after their baby son, a friend has claimed.

The new parents are struggling to find quality time together as they juggle their busy careers and care for their 11-month-old son, Bear, the source told MailOnline.

A source has told MailOnline that Cheryl is spending a lot of time at home on her own with Bear because she would rather stay in watching soaps on TV than go out to showbiz parties.

Concerned fans have pointed out that the couple have not been pictured together for some time and were not photographed together on Valentine’s Day.

Instead Liam posted an Instagram picture of Bear on Wednesday with the caption: ‘Happy Valentine’s Day @cherylofficial and everyone. Looks like I’ve got the big guy to compete with now.’
Read more: Daily Mail

LOVE CRISIS Cheryl and Liam Payne ‘ready to end relationship’ as his solo career and 10-year age gap take toll
Liam Payne’s constant travelling has placed an intolerable strain on his relationship with lover Cheryl, The Sun on Sunday can reveal
CHERYL and Liam Payne are preparing to end their relationship which has been on the rocks for some weeks.

The former One Direction star, 24, and Cheryl, 34, have held crisis talks but are ready to split, pals fear.

The success of the former One Direction singer’s solo career has meant Cheryl, is left with their 11-month-old son Bear for weeks at a time.

The unmarried couple have been battling to stay together — staging crisis talks this week about their future after Liam returned to Britain from touring.

But friends fear they may be unable to salvage it long-term and are ready to call time on their troubled relationship.

Sources claimed they would probably already have done so if it was not for their young son.
Read more: The Sun

Cheryl CONFIRMS her prime-time TV comeback… but chooses BBC’s latest talent show over ITV’s The X Factor
She’s rumoured to be returning to ITV’s The X Factor later this year, after fans went wild for her turn at 2017’s Judges’ Houses round.

And while it’s still not certain whether this is the case, Cheryl has in fact agreed to appear on rival channel BBC One for one of their new prime-time talent formats.

The singer-turned-TV judge, 34, was seen at the Hammersmith Apollo, taking part in a run through for the BBC’s forthcoming show The Greatest Dancer.
Read more: Daily Mail

The X Factor 2018 live tour set list and songs (SPOILERS!)
The X Factor 2018 live tour kicked off this weekend, and here’s the setlist from the event!

The top six finalists from last year’s live final line up are all on the bill for the X Factor live tour.

They are Simon Cowell’s Groups Rak-Su and The CutKelvins and Sharon Osbourne’s final Girl Grace Davies.

Plus Louis Walsh’s top Boy Lloyd Macey and Nicole Scherzinger’s Overs Kevin Davy White and Matt Linnen.

They’re joined by a seventh wild card act from the other finalists, Sean and Conor, who won a public vote.
Read more: TellyMix

The Official Charts
1 Drake – God’s Plan
8 Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (Fifty Shades Freed)
14 Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same
26 Camila Cabello – Havana (feat. Young Thug)
51 Camila Cabello – She Loves Control
57 James Arthur – Naked
87 ZAYN – Dusk Till Dawn (feat. Sia)
97 CNCO & Little Mix – Reggaeton Lento (Remix)
100 Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times

1 Motion Picture Cast Recording – The Greatest Showman
14 Camila Cabello – Camila
16 Little Mix – Glory Days: Platinum Edition

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