X Factor UK Headlines for 04/26/15

Simon and X Factor bosses search for new judges. Rita Ora and Paloma Faith say no, but don’t be surprised if Rita Ora becomes a coach on The Voice USA.

‘Harry Styles will be next’: One Direction’s movie director Morgan Spurlock insists the band won’t stay together for long following Zayn Malik’s departure
Fans are still reeling following Zayn Malik’s shock departure last month, but according to filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, it won’t be long before another member of One Direction decides to call it a day.

Morgan directed the band’s 2013 docufilm One Direction: This Is Us, spending months on the road with the then five-piece, filming their every move.

The director is now adamant that the group won’t stay together for much longer, predicting that Harry Styles will be next to go solo.
Read more: Daily Mail

Harry Styles Will Leave One Direction Next, According to Lance Bass
One Direction may be in store for another shakeup before too long — at least, according to a surprisingly dishy Lance Bass.

“I just see Harry [Styles] leaving soon, and I don’t see another One Direction album happening after he leaves,” Bass said on the The Meredith Viera Show. He also noted that Styles has been recording on his own for some time and planned to leave One Direction before Malik broke away first. “Harry Styles has been ready to go solo for many months. The Zayn thing was just spur-of-the-moment, but it was the best thing [Zayn] could have done because now he’s a household name.”
Read more: Billboard

‘I love you all’: Zayn Malik breaks month long Twitter silence as he thanks fans in first tweets since quitting One Direction
Zayn Malik has broken a month long absence from Twitter with two tweets addressed to his loyal fan-base.

Posting on Monday afternoon, the 22-year-old shared his first tweets since sensationally quitting One Direction mid-way through the South East Asian leg of their current tour in March.

In the first, he credited those who have remained loyal to him following his decision to leave the band, writing: ‘Wanna say thanks to everyone that’s been there for me over the last few weeks, love you all.. you know who you are x’
Read more: Daily Mail

Zayn Malik planned One Direction split a YEAR ago says JLS pal Oritse Williams
Zayn spoke to close pal Oritse Williams about leaving the band, on a trip to Las Vegas last September

Zayn Malik had been planning his exit from One Direction for nearly a year, we can reveal.

The pop star, 22, spoke to close pal Oritse Williams, 28, about leaving the band on a trip to Las Vegas last September. And the former JLS star urged him “to be himself” and pursue his dreams.

“Zayn spoke to me when we were together in Vegas last year,” said Oritse. “Niall did too. Zayn was talking to me in confidence. I told him he had a great run and to enjoy it. They are very, very blessed guys.

“It’s a very special thing and not a lot of artists show gratitude for that. But I told him to be himself and to keep going.”
Read more: Daily Mirror

Louis Tomlinson Is Starting His Own Record Label
Singer, heartthrob, soccer fan and occasional player. Despite that already bustling schedule, Louis Tomlinson is adding a new gig to his resume. The One Direction singer has confirmed tha he has started his own record label.

The label is an imprint of Simon Cowell’s Syco label. And, yes, Tomlinson reportedly has already someone signed to it, X Factor UK finalist Jack Walton.

“This is something I’ve wanted to do for some time,” Tomlinson told The Sun, via Teen Vogue. “To be given the opportunity to potentially give new artists a platform is an incredible feeling. I hope to sign some really exciting new artists down the line.”
Read more: Billboard

‘No girl can replace their closeness’: Sinitta predicts Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards will go the distance… as she admits ‘she initially thought Harry would be the first to leave 1D’
It has been a month since Zayn Malik announced his shock departure from One Direction after a series of girls alleged he had cheated on his fiancé Perrie Edwards.

And now, speaking in a new interview with Heat Magazine, X Factor mentor Sinitta has revealed she thinks that the bond between the young lovebirds cannot be broken by anyone.

‘I don’t think any cute girl can replace the closeness they have,’ she explained. ‘They’ve both had the same experience of doing a talent show and becoming huge stars… that creates a bond that I don’t think an affair could break.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Clean-living Liam Payne and Niall Horan return to the recording studio… after new photos emerge of 1D bandmate Louis Tomlinson with a suspicious ‘cigarette’
It seems like another day, another drama for the One Direction boys, but on Friday, while Louis Tomlinson was spotted with a suspicious looking cigarette, bandmates Liam Payne and Niall Horan were showing themselves to be consummate professionals.

The two singers were spotted heading to a recording studio in west London, just hours after having made an early-morning exit following hours of dedicated work on their anticipated new music.

They were casually dressed for their second consecutive day of work, with Liam donning a black longline T-shirt with matching skinny jeans and Niall stepping out in a grey newsboy cap with a green jacket and jeans.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor’s Stereo Kicks: A number one would be ‘unbelievable’
We meet Stereo Kicks in London, chilling out before the final gig on their UK tour.

“Every crowd has been brilliant,” says Tom Mann, the writer of the band’s first single Love Me So.

Despite being two months away from release, the ballad has already made it into the iTunes top 40 on pre-orders alone.

The eight piece boy band were put together on last year’s X Factor and left the competition in week eight.

Cynics may have expected the band to split up once the show was over but Casey Johnson says they were “always” going to stay together.

The band have more than 270,000 Twitter followers and some fans camped out from 5am in the queue to their London show.

The words “surreal” and “amazing” get used a lot in the interview and Chris Leonard says it would be “unbelievable” to get a number one with their debut song.

Newsbeat sat down with all eight to find out how it’s going.
Read more: BBC

Alexandra Burke: I don’t really talk to Leona Lewis and I don’t see Simon Cowell
Alexandra Burke is breaking all ties with her X Factor family as she attempts to resurrect her dream of pop stardom without a record deal.

‘I like to let my music do the talking,’ said the 26-year-old , who is self-releasing her new tunes, such as the appropriately titled Renegade.

‘It’s quite personal, it’s a lot to do with private life, love life and professional life all mixed into one that I’m talking about.’

Burke, who won The X Factor in 2008, was later dropped by Simon Cowell and subsequent labels. She then went through a rocky romance with ladies’ man footballer Jermain Defoe, 32, that ended in 2012.

‘Basically, any rumours that were about me I put them straight into my music,’ the singer told Guilty Pleasures.
Read more: Metro

Ella Henderson second studio album | Confirmed collaboration with Danny O’Donoghue
Following the big success achieved with her debut album “Chapter One“, specially with her first single “Ghost“, The X Factor UK finalist Ella Henderson is currently working in the studio in the official follow-up and possibly called “Chapter Two“.

The not-yet-titled second studio album is planned to be released later this year via Syco Records. The singer has been working with the same team that worked in her debut including Steve Mac or Ina Wroldsen.

Some of the registered songs could be outtakes from her debut, but them could be part of her upcoming and awaited new project.

According Ella’s band member Josh, she has recorded a powerful ballad with The Script’s frontman Danny O’Donoghue.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Louis Walsh may be back on The X Factor this year after all
It turns out that in true Louis Walsh fashion, the X Factor judge has no idea about anything.

Just a week after claiming he was “done” with the show, it may be that Louis is back after all.

“My day job is as a manager, I’ve kind of neglected that. I want to get back to being a manager,” Louis told Ireland’s TV3 earlier this month. “I’m working with Shane Filan, he’s got a new record coming out, and I’m working with Hometown. I’d like to get back to where I started off… I never wanted to be on TV, it just happened.”

He added: “I’ve done 11 seasons. That’s a long time on television. I think they’re going to change it, go for a few new faces.”

They’re statements we’ve all heard before from the Irish music mogul who seemingly says he plans to quit every year.
Read more: TellyMix

Mel B ‘AXED from X Factor’ as Simon Cowell continues to freshen up the show
“Simon has made up his mind,” says close show source, as the judging line-up remains unclear

Mel B will not be spicing up The X Factor this year and has been axed from the judging panel by Simon Cowell .

The 39-year-old was never far from controversy on the 2014 series and famously missed the first night of the final weekend with a mystery illness.

Despite being widely praised for her no nonsense attitude and comments on the show, bosses have now decided Spice Girl Mel will be replaced as they try to remodel the singing talent show to try to take on Strictly Come Dancing in the ratings.

A show source said: “It is now looking very, very doubtful she will come back, Simon has made up his mind.

“She is doing America’s Got Talent at the moment so she hasn’t completely fallen out with Simon, but he wants to freshen up X Factor.
Read more: Daily Mirror

She’s got the EX Factor: Mel B dumped from show
The former Spice Girl has apparently been axed from The X Factor after just one series on the TV talent show.

The reasons behind Cowell’s cut are unclear but it does mean that only he and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are guaranteed on the judging panel following Louis Walsh’s annual quit threat.

Last series saw one of Mel’s acts, Andrea Faustini, make the live show final. Sadly, Mel couldn’t make the show herself when she was taken to hospital amongst speculation that her husband Stephen Belafonte had hit her, something she denied.

An X Factor insider said: “Bosses are evolving The X Factor and it has been decided Mel won’t return.”

Speaking to the Sun, another show source said: “Simon and the producers are now looking for a replacement for Mel. If they fail to find a suitable candidate there is a very small chance she could be back.”
Read more: Daily Star

‘He’s a control freak’ Is Mel B’s husband the cause of her X Factor axing?
The former Spice Girl was dropped from the panel by Simon Cowell earlier this week, and now her brother-in-law has claimed that Stephen Belafonte’s controlling behaviour was to blame.

Producers reportedly grew tired of Mel’s hubby’s insistence on being present behind the scenes at the show, causing them to axe her in favour of a new face.

Stephen’s brother Jeremiah Stansbury said: “A lot of people saw this coming. He’s a control freak, it’s a toxic relationship and it is a problem.

“It is sad she got axed. The world of showbusiness has a high threshold of debauchery — you can party and you can have sex with strippers and they will welcome you back.

“But there is certain level of toxicity that will not be tolerated. And once people see through Stephen’s good looks and new clothes they cut him off.”
Read more: Daily Star

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Rita Ora snubs Simon Cowell’s X Factor judge job… Paloma Faith does too
RITA ORA will snub Simon Cowell’s offer to become an X Factor judge for a second year in a row – this time to crack America.

The Voice UK coach is Cowell’s top choice to replace Mel B who faces the axe.

But the I Will Never Let You Down singer, 24, is set to shun the music mogul again in the hope of joining the US version of The Voice.

The Daily Star Sunday can also reveal X Factor boss Cowell, 55, faces a double blow as his second choice Paloma Faith is also likely to turn down a big-bucks offer.

This year’s Best Female BRIT winner fears joining the judging panel will affect her credibility.

A music insider revealed: “Simon is desperate to get Rita or Paloma on to the judging panel but it looks like he will be doubly disappointed.

“Rita’s second album has already been pushed back almost a year and she wants to concentrate on promoting her record, especially in the US where she is still trying to crack the market.

“She knows a permanent role on the X Factor will be too big a commitment back home and stop her international music ambitions.”
Read more: Daily Star

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Irish Charts
1 Wiz Khalifa – See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)
34 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
51 Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song
67 Olly Murs – Seasons
73 Ella Henderson – Ghost
74 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
100 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)

1 Ham Sandwich – Stories From The Surface
16 Shayne Ward – Closer
31 Olly Murs – Never Been Better

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The Official Charts
1 Wiz Khalifa – See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)
33 Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song
40 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
87 Ella Henderson – Ghost
90 Olly Murs – Seasons
96 Ben Haenow – Something I Need

1 Josh Groban – Stages
19 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
22 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
45 Stacey Solomon – Shy
62 Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time
64 Shayne Ward – Closer
66 Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece
73 Rebecca Ferguson – Lady Sings The Blues
98 One Direction – Four

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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.