X Factor UK Headlines for 02/26/12

In the past week, One Direction did promo in France, won Brit Award, started US tour and much more. X Factor UK Live Tour also started this week. Chart update!

All American boys: One Direction storm the U.S with their first ever gig (and Harry even did his hair!)
They looked good, and the crowd certainly thought they were beautiful.

As One Direction attempt to break America, their first US gig kicked off with a spark with crowds behaving like the boys had been their forever, by screaming the house down.

And the five certainly appreciated it with Irish blond teenager Niall Horan, 18, even dubbing the band’s across the shore audience US directioners.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction kick off US tour
ONE Direction kicked off their US tour in Chicago last night.

Fresh from a Brit Award win for Best Single, the boyband played a set at the city’s KISS FM radion station.

The X Factor runners-up are hoping to break America this year.
Read more: The Sun

ONE DIRECTION in 103.5 KISS FM’s Coca-Cola Lounge

One Direction upset Capital FM bosses after thanking rival Radio 1 for Best Single success
Boy band One Direction have apologised to London radio station Capital FM after erroneously thanking their rivals Radio 1 at the Brit Awards.

Upon receiving the Best British Single gong for What Makes You Beautiful – which is voted for by listeners of Capital FM – bandmember Harry Styles thanked the BBC station instead.

Bosses at Capital were furious by the snub and reportedly bumped the group’s songs down the station’s playlist.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘It was completely terrifying’: Police and army escort not enough to keep fans at bay as One Direction are mobbed by thousands in Paris
Fans have described ‘terrifying’ scenes in Paris yesterday as One Direction were mobbed by thousands of screaming teenage girls.

Even a police and army escort was not enough to keep Liam Payne from losing a shoe in the fracas.

But the boys took to Twitter to say it was ‘all cool’ and thank fans for turning out to see them at the Gare Du Nord train station.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘It’s a tired train back!’ Harry Styles tweets cute pictures of One Direction sleeping as band head home after terrifying fan mobbing
They’ve had an incredibly hectic few days, which saw them yesterday mobbed by thousands of fans as they headed out in Paris.

So it’s no wonder that as One Direction headed back to London from Paris, France, last night, they made the most of the opportunity to rest their weary heads.

Harry Styles tweeted a series of pictures of his bandmates asleep on the Eurostar, all of them doing their best to get into the most comfortable positions possible for a bit of shuteye on the way home.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Time for Radio 2? Breakfast DJ Chris Moyles, 38, celebrates his birthday with teenagers One Direction
For most men in their late 30s, One Direction would be an instruction read out by their Sat Nav.

But if you are Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, not only do you know One Direction are the hottest new teenage band around, you also get the honour of having them come to your birthday party, even if you are 38.

And the grumpy breakfast show DJ only looked slightly uncomfortable as his birthday party, live at BBC Maida Vale studios, took a decisive lurch to that of a much younger music lover.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction Add Further Dates To 2013 UK Arena Tour & Tickets
After a hysterical rush for tickets this morning, One Direction, who won the award for Best British Single at this week’s BRIT Awards ceremony in London, have added a number of new dates to their 2013 debut UK arena tour. Initial dates for the tour sold-out within minutes as fans flocked to the Internet to get their hands on tickets for the shows.

The hugely popular tour will see One Direction making stops at some of the biggest arenas the UK has to offer, including London’s O2 Arena, Manchester’s Arena, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena and Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena. Due to phenomenal demand to see the group live, One Direction have this morning announced a handful of new dates for the tour.
Read more: StereoBoard

One Direction fans camp out at Manchester Arena for FORTY hours to buy concert tickets
Hardcore fans of boyband One Direction have queued for FORTY hours to try and get their hands on the hottest tickets in town. Tickets for the heart-throbs’ one-night-only gig in Manchester next year are due to go on sale at 9am tomorrow. And teen fans – many with their parents – camped out last night and tonight to make sure they were in pole position.
Read more at: Manchester Evening News

Own Direction: Harry quits lads’ pad and buys £575,000 flat
HARRY STYLES is leaving One Direction – but only to move into his own bachelor pad.
The singer is still in the band but has spent the past few months looking to move out of their shared rented apartments in north London and has got himself on the property ladder.

Housemate and bandmate Louis Tomlinson will be able to sit in their front room in his pants eating cornflakes again.

Louis said the worst thing about living with Harry was the “constant stream of women coming through the front door”.
Read more: The Sun

Boy band invasion! how The Wanted became America’s most wanted
For all their scream-inducing skills, British boy bands such as Take That consistently failed to colonise the bedroom walls of America’s teenage girls.

But now a dearth of US musical heart-throbs has finally opened the door to the UK’s pop sensations, as One Direction and The Wanted storm America.

When the US had vocal talents like Boyz II Men, why would they need Boyzone? Westlife had the ballads but they were no match for the slick dance moves of the Backstreet Boys.

Yet the perception that British boy bands lack the vocal harmonies and buff appeal of their US counterparts is changing. This week One Direction’s single “What Makes You Beautiful” charted at 28, scoring the highest first-week position by a British act debuting on the Hot 100 since 1998 when The Verve’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony” reached 13.
Read more: The Independent

You’ll have your own tour one day! Little Mix look disgruntled after being upstaged by Amelia Lily on X Factor tour opening night
They were upstaged by runner-up Amelia Lily last night even though they were the winners of last year’s X Factor.

So it’s no wonder that Little Mix looked somewhat disgruntled as they left their hotel today.

The girl band – with the exception of Leigh-Anne Pinnock who was looking upbeat – failed to raise a smile for the cameras as they headed off to rehearsals.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor Live Tour Season 8: Song List
Little Mix
Don’t Let Go
You Got The Love
Marcus Collins
Higher and Higher
Seven Nation Army
Moves Like Jagger
Reet Petite
Amelia Lily
China In Your Hand
Ain’t No Other Man
Since U Been Gone
Show Must Go On
Misha B
Rolling In The Deep
Who You Are
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Proud Mary
Janet Devlin
Fix You
Sweet Child Of Mine
Craig Colton
Set Fire To The Rain
Jar of Hearts
Kitty Brucknell
Edge Of Glory
Sweet Dreams
Johnny Robinson
That Ole Devil Called Love
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
The Risk
She Said
Night To Remember
Group Song
We Found Love, Party Rock Anthem, On The Floor, Moves like Jagger, Edge Of Glory mash up

Comeback kid Amelia Lily looks every inch the pop princess in pink tutu and matching corset on the opening night of X Factor tour
Little Mix have already had their glory with a No1 single.

And runner-up Marcus Collins is hot on their tale with his debut release next week.

So Amelia Lily didn’t waste any time stealing the show at the opening night of The X Factor Live Tour.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Shining star of the show: Rebecca Ferguson sparkles in long white dress as she kicks off her debut solo tour
Just over a year ago she lost out on the X Factor crown to Matt Cardle when she was voted runner-up of the TV talent show.

But while his last single bombed and failed miserably to make the Top 40, Rebecca Ferguson has seen her star shine brightly – with a sell-out UK tour.

The Liverpudlian beauty sparkled on stage last night in a long white dress as she kicked off her first solo tour in Manchester.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Alexandra Burke interview: ‘Simon Cowell was too busy for me’
It’s a given that most X Factor champions will storm the charts with their well-timed and generously-funded debut album. However, the real test comes when writing the platinum-seller’s follow-up.

Alexandra Burke has been hard at work masterminding her next move since promotion finished on her double-platinum Overcome back in 2009-10. Digital Spy caught up with the self-confessed chatterbox to talk about new single ‘Elephant’, what’s in store for album number two and how she is finding life away from Simon Cowell’s Syco record label.
Read more: Digital Spy

Exclusive: Alexandra Burke hints at David Guetta collaboration
Alexandra Burke has hinted to Digital Spy that she has recorded a track with David Guetta for her forthcoming album.

The singer said that she “couldn’t confirm” the rumours, but suggested that she has collaborated with the French DJ.
Read more: Digital Spy

Singer Cher signs up with model agency
CHER [Lloyd] is not famed for her model behaviour – but after signing with top agency Select, all that could be about to change.
Read more: The Sun

Cher Lloyd: Just because we’re singers doesn’t mean you can treat us like sh*t
The teen singer wants the bullies to go away
Cher Lloyd appears to have grown tired of being in the spotlight.

The feisty 18-year-old has suffered online bullying since she finished 4th on The X Factor 2010 – and she’s had enough.

‘We’re known as public property, just because we’re singers and this is what we’ve dreamed of doing forever,’ says Cher, who’s just been signed up by model agency Select.

‘But it doesn’t mean you can knock us to the ground and treat us like sh*t. We’re real people.

‘We’re no different to you or other people, except we’re doing what we love.

‘And believe me, it’s hard work.’
Read more: Now Magazine

There must be other acts in Ireland? Jedward to represent Eire for SECOND time at Eurovision
With a population of over 4.8million, you’d think Ireland would have a wealth of talent singers.

Amazingly, the country has voted for Dublin twins Jedward to represent them at Eurovision for the second time in a row.

But as fans of the TV contest will know – its not always talent which clinches the title, with politics and novelty value playing a huge part.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Exclusive: Little Mix tease new single: “It’s quite old-school”
Little Mix have teased details about their new single to Digital Spy.

The group, who are currently working on their debut album, described the track as “quite old-school” and “a bit different”.
Read more: Digital Spy

Marcus Collins unveils new album artwork, tracklist
Marcus Collins has unveiled the artwork and tracklist for his debut album.
The singer will release his self-titled LP through RCA Records on March 14.
The tracklist for Marcus Collins is as follows:

1. Seven Nation Army
2. Love & Hate
3. Innocence
4. Don’t Surrender
5. Mercy, Mercy
6. ‘(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher’
7. ‘That’s Just Life’
8. ‘Tightrope’
9. ‘It’s Time’
10. ‘Feel Like I Feel’
11. ‘Break These Chains’
Read more: Digital Spy

‘I’m forever on the block button!’ Marcus Collins conquers cyber bullies as he reveals it was third time lucky for X Factor success
With fame comes notoriety, designer freebies and unconditional devotion from fans.

Not to mention the magnums of champagne.

But the darker side of success includes an influx of cyber abuse intent on chipping away at stars.

But Marcus Collins has risen above the bitchiness, by simply ignoring those who want him to fail.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Please Don’t Let Me Go! Simon Cowell gives Olly Murs an ultimatum – music vs. Xtra Factor
Simon Cowell can be a little fickle when it comes to selecting his TV stars.

One minute he wants them, the next he doesn’t – as Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul and Steve Jones can certainly vouch for.

So Olly Murs should thank the heavens he’s been invited back for Xtra Factor glory, but the Syco boss has dangled the carrot as an ultimatum.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Shouldn’t she be chasing you? Olly Murs is in hot pursuit of a pretty girl in the video for his new song Oh My Goodness
He’s become something of a pin-up thanks to his cheeky charm and good locks so you wouldn’t Olly Murs to have to chase after any women.

However that’s exactly what he does in his new music video, which is filmed at the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London.

The singer, 27, spends the duration of the promo for Oh My Goodness running after a pretty girl.
Read more: The Daily Mail

So much for undiscovered! X Factor judge Gary Barlow reveals the talent show will welcome singers with managers
It was supposed to be the ultimate chance for an unknown talent to be discovered and secure a life-changing record deal.

But in a dramatic U-turn, The X Factor is changing its rules so that acts who already have managers can compete.

The move, which will raise concerns that the show is no longer a genuine search for an undiscovered star, was let slip by judge Gary Barlow in an interview on Radio 2.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘It’s now part of my past’: Cheryl Cole puts X Factor return rumours to bed as she Tweets it’s time for everyone to move on
There has been much speculation over the past few months about Cheryl Cole returning to the X Factor judging panel this year.

From Simon Cowell saying he would love to have her back to Louis Walsh hinting that she is rejoining the show, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive.

But today, the lady in question finally put a halt to the reports when she took to her Twitter page to deny she was coming back.

And she asked everyone to get over it and move on.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I was moments from death’: Amanda Holden describes her terrifying ordeal giving birth- after which she lost 13 to 15 litres of blood
She has gushed effusively about her joy at the birth of her baby daughter Hollie, who arrived via C-section on 23 January.

However it is no secret that the delivery was a deeply traumatic ordeal for Britain’s Got Talent star Amanda Holden, who spent three days in intensive care after a massive hemorrhage which left her ‘moments from death’.

Now for the first time, the 41-year-old has described in detail the horrific minutes during which her husband Chris Hughes did not even know whether she was alive or dead.

Amanda flat lined for 40 seconds after losing ’13 to 15 litres of blood’.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
6 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
11 One Direction – One Thing
15 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
18 Cher Lloyd – Want U Back (feat. Astro)
47 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

11 One Direction – Up All Night
12 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
27 Jedward – Victory
30 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
61 Matt Cardle – Letters
67 Cher Lloyd – Sticks + Stones
75 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
88 Mary Byrne – With Love

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The Official Charts
1 Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
13 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
24 One Direction – One Thing
25 Cher Lloyd – Want U Back (feat. Astro)
26 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
48 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
51 Rebecca Ferguson – Nothing’s Real But Love
52 Olly Murs – Heart Skips A Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)
84 Matt Cardle – Amazing

1 Adele – 21
15 One Direction – Up All Night
16 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
19 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
35 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
44 JLS – Jukebox
50 Will Young – Echoes
53 Olly Murs – Olly Murs
57 Matt Cardle – Letters
67 Cher Lloyd – Sticks + Stones

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