X Factor UK Headlines for 03/11/12

One Direction’s quest for world domination continues, Cher Lloyd to perform at SXSW, single “Want U Back” goes to US radio in April.

One Direction’s appearances in the next few weeks

March 11th
NY CD signing in Westfield Sunrise Mall in Long Island, USA.

March 12th
The Today Show
CD Signing at J&R Music World, NYC, USA.

March 13th
Album “Up All Night” drops in the USA and Canada.
NY CD signing at Palisades Centre, West Nyack NY, USA.

March 17th
Q102 Philly Appearance
IHeartRadio theater performance, Philadelphia, USA.

March 24th
Dallas, Texas CD signing (Bring 1D to Us)

26th March – Toroto, YTV
27th March – Performance and interview on Musiqueplus in Montreal

March 31st: Kids Choice Awards

April 7th: Saturday Night Live

April 13th – 18th: Tour in Australia

April 21st – 22nd: Tour in New Zealand

NEXT: Recording 2nd album

Meet U.K. boy band One Direction
The X Factor may not have generated a superstar act in its first season on U.S. television, but One Direction, a boy band from the U.K. version, appears ready to launch a new British Invasion.
Read more: USA Today

Back for good: Zayn Malik makes first red carpet appearance with One Direction following the death of his aunt
After missing several dates on tour in the USA with his band-mates, Zayn Malik is firmly back in the swing of things with One Direction.

The X Factor finalists made a triumphant red carpet return as a five-piece band for the first time since Zayn, 19, arrived back in the States.

The Bradford based singer had to rush home last week following the death of his aunt but was welcomed back to the fold and continued the promotional tour with the other four members, last night, in New York.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Boys will be boys! Niall Horan and Liam Payne of One Direction show their age as they goof around for the camera
With all the success they have had being an international boy band it is easy to forget that One Direction are still young lads.

Yesterday, however, the X Factor stars reminded fans and photographers of their age as they goofed around in New York.

The boys had performed at Radio City Hall earlier in the day and were heading back to their hotel when Niall Horan and Liam Payne began to mess around in their van.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The new moptops storming the States: JAN MOIR gets swept up in the hysteria over the cute British boy band billed as the next Beatles
Some of the fans are disappointed that it has been raining in Boston. Why? ‘It might mean that One Direction won’t like the city and they’ll never, ever come back again,’ says Megan Connor, 16, almost in tears.

There are goosebumps on her bare legs and the wintry showers have washed away some of the ink on her home-made Union flag poster, but she doesn’t care. ‘One Direction are in my city,’ she says, ‘which means that I am breathing the same air as them.’

She pauses for a moment to let this incredible fact sink in. Then she throws back her head and lets rip with a tonsil-waggling scream.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Press release from Epic Records:
Cher Lloyd, The X Factor UK’s Most Controversial Pop Star, Brings Her Infectious Sound Across the Pond


NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dubbed “The Future” by The New York Times, Syco/Epic Records recording artist Cher Lloyd has lived up to the anticipation she garnered through her notorious reign on The X Factor (UK) and is now ready to take on America. The 18 year-old phenom co-wrote on her infectious UK debut garnering a #1 single with “Swagger Jagger” and a top five album for Sticks & Stones, which was released in November 2011. Cher is gearing up to take the US by storm, transporting her credible, yet fearless approach to pop music to the stages of Austin, TX, performing at Perez Hilton’s annual SXSW showcase, Nylon Magazine/Dub Frequency event as well as Idolator’s party.
Read more: PR Newswire

Rebecca Ferguson’s in Heaven after EMI deal
REBECCA Ferguson is going to be raking it in after signing a huge worldwide deal with EMI Music Publishing.

Songwriting royalties from Heaven, the recent album by the 2010 X Factor runner-up, and future tracks will net her more than £500,000.
Read more: The Sun

Racy in lace: Demure Rebecca Ferguson gets a sexy makeover in midriff-baring sheer dress
During her successful stint on the X Factor in2 010, Rebecca Ferguson stood out among her competitors for her soulful voice and refusal to flash the flesh in order to win votes.

The shy single mother made it through to the finals on talent alone, going on to record a platinum-selling album.

But during a homecoming performance in Liverpool tonight, the 25-year-old certainly looked like she has come out of her shell in the style stakes, taking to the stage in a daring, sheer dress.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Not playing it coy onstage! Alexandra Burke treats fans to a full-on performance as she continues to fuel rumours of a romance with Jermain Defoe
Alexandra Burke may have been vague about her love life recently, but that doesn’t transcend on stage.

The 23-year-old singer performed a a raunchy set to a packed-out crowd in London’s G-A-Y last night.

The sell-out gig coincided with the release of Burke’s latest single, Elephant, which is available to purchase on iTunes today.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Myleene Klass made me start working out’: Alexandra Burke unveils a sexy new image… and reveals her celebrity inspiration
Alexandra Burke has unveiled a racy new image in a raunchy shoot for LOOK magazine after embarking on a new fitness regime.

And endearingly, the 23-year-old singer admits that, like so many of us, she has relied on some celebrity-inspiration in her bid to perfect her figure.

In an interview with the magazine, Alexandra reveals that she started working out in January: ‘I saw pictures of Myleene Klass in Barbados over Christmas and I was like: “Oh my God! How is she looking that good?” So I started doing loads of classes at the gym,’ she says.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Alexandra Burke: ‘All I want to do is make sure no one calls me a diva again’
Four years after her X-Factor success, pop-soul princess Alexandra Burke is still at the top. Here she talks about staying ahead of the pack, living alone in a big house – and the occasional hazard of being rubbished by her own mother…
Read more: The Guardian

Aston Merrygold’s JLS.O.S
ASTON Merrygold won’t be following in David Walliams’ footsteps by swimming the Channel.

The JLS singer might not even be able to pick up a plastic brick from the bottom of his local pool after a video shoot nearly went very wrong.

The star got his foot caught on a camera cable as the band were being filmed underwater and fully clothed.

Lifeguards were called in to save him and filming had to be put on hold to give him time to recover. A source said: “Aston was really shaken up. He couldn’t untangle the cable and was underwater for some time.
Read more: The Sun

Plotting world domination! Simon Cowell spotted at a covert meeting with Little Mix and Jamelia
He backed them to win X Factor, despite not having been on the panel in last year’s show.

And now it seems Simon Cowell is keen for the show’s winners Little Mix to get started on their plan for world domination.

The music mogul was seen having a covert meeting with the girlband at a London hotel earlier this week, along with fellow popstar Jamelia.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
8 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
13 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
15 Jedward – Waterline
21 One Direction – One Thing
30 Cher Lloyd – Want U Back (feat. Astro)
51 Marcus Collins – Seven Nation Army
56 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
64 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness
67 Little Mix – Cannonball
73 Will Young – Jealousy

11 One Direction – Up All Night
13 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
36 Jedward – Victory
64 Mary Byrne – With Love
71 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
74 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
85 Will Young – Echoes

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The Official Charts
1 Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
9 Marcus Collins – Seven Nation Army
12 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
24 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
47 Cher Lloyd – Want U Back (feat. Astro)
55 One Direction – One Thing
61 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
69 Olly Murs – Heart Skips A Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)
96 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness

1 Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
20 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
30 One Direction – Up All Night
31 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
40 Mary Byrne – With Love
43 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
52 Will Young – Echoes
53 JLS – Jukebox
67 Olly Murs – Olly Murs
75 Matt Cardle – Letters

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