X Factor UK Headlines for 04/30/18

Room auditions axed again, arena tryouts are back! X Factor tried to poach Jennifer Hudson from The Voice UK.

Saara Aalto’s first post X Factor album is out now! It was released ahead of her Eurovision performance.

Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne Teased Each Other On Twitter, and Fans Are Losing It
One Direction fans are still holding out for a complete reunion of the legendary boy band, but until then, cheeky Twitter conversations between members will have to suffice.

Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne gave Directioners some faith in their friendship Monday (Apr. 23) with a brief exchange on Twitter that proves the two singers still keep in touch despite their ongoing hiatus.

“Wake up dickhead and give me a ring,” Tomlinson demanded in a tweet to Payne, who responded “I’ve been up for hours you knob I was running late and I’m just about to reply to your text.”
Read more: Billboard

Liam Payne reveals son Bear ‘is finally getting to know’ his 1D bandmate Louis Tomlinson’s child Freddie
He is blazing the promotional trail with his new music.

Yet Liam Payne clearly has not forgotten where he came from as he revealed in an interview with Berlin’s Bild magazine that he is still firm friends with his One Direction bandmate Louis Tomlinson.

The boy band star, 24, who shares one-year-old son Bear with girlfriend Cheryl, proudly announced he is still pals with his bandmate and is even preparing for his son and Louis’ child Freddie Reign, two, to form their own friendship.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Welcome to the club lad’, says One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson as he tells Kate and William’s newborn prince: ‘The Adidas tracksuit is in the post!’
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has praised Kate and William for choosing his name and told the little prince today: ‘Welcome to the club’.

The working class lad from Doncaster, whose own child Freddie Reign sounds like royalty, joked: ‘I’ll take you under my wing lad. The Adidas tracksuit is in the post!’

Of all the famous people named Louis, singer Mr Tomlinson is probably the most well-known among modern day music fans, and he met the Duchess of Cambridge at the Royal Variety Performance last year.
Read more: Daily Mail

That’s the way it’s gonna be! Harry Styles performs Horses at his Sydney concert after Face-Timing Daryl Braithwaite before he hit the stage
He’s won over an army of fans with his handsome looks.

But on Friday, Harry Styles managed to get the crowd going at his concert for a different reason.

Taking to the stage at Qudos Bank Arena, the 24-year-old belted out the Daryl Braithwaite classic Horses.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘We all heard them singing at the top of their lungs!’ Harry Styles and Delta Goodrem belted out Aussie classics together at private party in Sydney
Harry Styles surprised his Australian fans on Friday night when he performed a cover of Daryl Braithwaite’s The Horses at Qudos Bank Arena.

And it appears that he got the inspiration to sing the classic the previous night during a private dinner party at Darlinghurst’s Verde with a number of music industry bigwigs, including Delta Goodrem.

According to Daily Telegraph, the pair belted out a number of Aussie classics, including The Horses and John Farnham’s You’re The Voice.
Read more: Daily Mail

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: The couple prove to be on again with passionate kiss
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are very much back on after a very public break up in mid March.

The supermodel, 22, and the singer, 25, were seen in a passionate kiss while walking in New York City on Sunday afternoon in photos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.

After strolling side-by-side without holding hands, the Pillow Talk singer went in for a sweet kiss to his Vogue model girlfriend.
Read more: Daily Mail

Former X Factor star Joe McElderry cancels gig after venue was sent a ‘suspicious letter’
Former X Factor star Joe McElderry was forced to cancel a gig at the last minute after it emerged the venue had received a ‘suspicious letter’ days before.

The 26-year-old was set to perform at The Empire Theatre in Consett, County Durham, last night.

But the pop star called off the show shortly before he was due on stage after being told the theatre had received the letter three days earlier.

In a statement the Climb singer said: ‘Myself and my management team were totally unaware of any threat to me before last night’s show.

‘At 7.26pm last night I was informed of a suspicious letter that had been intercepted by Consett theatre management three days previous and I learned of some of its content.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor star Katie Waissel shares an ‘honest’ bump update she admits to feeling ‘excited, scared and nervous’ at six-month pregnancy milestone
She is just over half way into ‘an amazing journey of firsts.’

And Katie Waissel therefore felt ready to share a rare moment of ‘vulnerability’ on Sunday, as she lifted her shirt to reveal her rotund baby bump in all its glory.

The expectant mum, 32, celebrated a six-month milestone in her pregnancy with a perfect moment of ‘honesty and heart’ from a video she was composing about her day.
Read more: Daily Mail

AXE FACTOR X Factor to axe room auditions and will return to arenas
Producers have used the rooms, where contestants sing only in front of the judging panel, for two years but now contestants will now have to sing in front of a live crowd of thousands
X FACTOR bosses are scrapping the room auditions two years after bringing them back.

Hopefuls on the ITV programme will now have to sing in front of a live crowd of thousands, as they did in previous years.

Producers previously axed the rooms, where contestants sing only in front of the judging panel, in 2015.

A show source said: “It’s often a once in a lifetime opportunity for those who audition.

“While performing in front of four of the most knowledgeable people in music, when else will some of these people get the chance to sing in front of an arena full of thousands?

“Ultimately, bosses are looking for an act who could go on to sell out arenas so this will be their chance to show they are arena worthy from the very first audition.
Read more: The Sun

X Factor chiefs FAIL to poach The Voice’s Jennifer Hudson
X FACTOR bosses tried to poach Jennifer Hudson from The Voice.
Producers are on the hunt for a star name for this year’s series and hoped she would switch shows.

Jennifer, 36, has been a coach on The Voice for two years where fans love her sassy comments.

X Factor chiefs tabled a big money offer but failed to secure her.

Jennifer last night confirmed: “I have been asked to do another show, but I didn’t go for it.
Read more: Daily Star

The Official Charts
1 Calvin Harris – One Kiss (feat. Dua Lipa)
12 Khalid & Normani – Love Lies
34 Liam Payne & J. Balvin – Familiar
37 ZAYN – Let Me
57 Camila Cabello – Havana (feat. Young Thug)
79 Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same
98 Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You (Fifty Shades Freed)

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

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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.