X Factor UK Headlines for 04/30/17

Louisa Johnson sings UK’s national anthem, Saara Aalto performs a new original song.

Louisa Johnson sang the UK’s national anthem before the Joshua Vs Klitschko Boxing Match on Saturday April 29th. Here is a clip.

Saara Aalto, major debut album | New song (Live Performance)
The major debut studio album by Finnish singer-songwriter and The X Factor UK runner-up Saara Aalto is in the making and it will be released sometime next year after signing a five-album deal with Sony Music Entertainment.
Read more: Ultimate Music

I’m curious, as a record producer, what you make of the different directions the various members of One Direction have gone in musically. Who could you see yourself working with out of that group?
I’ve already done a song with Liam [Payne] and I’m actually recording a second song with him next week. His stuff is spectacular. Another one of my writers, Noel Zancanella, who I did a lot of the Taylor Swift stuff with, and some of the Adele stuff that didn’t make the album, he has a huge record on the Liam album. It’s a dance record. I personally think it’s the biggest one on the album. I’ve heard about three records. I know what the first single is and there’s a lot of fame attached to the first single, I’ll say that.

How would you describe Liam’s solo material?
If you took [One Direction song] “Story of My Life” and turned it into an album, that’s kind of Niall [Horan]’s direction, right? Zayn obviously went R&B and urban. Harry is classic Britpop; Mott the Hoople meets Robbie Williams—that lane. I like Louis [Tomlinson], but he’s the one I’ve talked to the least. Funnily enough of all the routes that people have taken, the one lane that was left wide open was straight pop. So Liam is pop, and doing it in a fantastic fashion. He has a killer voice. There’s elements of stuff I like from Usher, there’s stuff that’s edgy like The Weeknd…it’s all over the map—it’s pop. It’s really high quality. I’ve only done one song with him that I did with Stargate. I’m cutting another song with him next week. The other one that [Zancanella] did with J Kash, it’s my favorite record I’ve heard. If it’s not a hit I need to clear my ears out—it’s so good.
Read more: Newsweek

Pop heartthrob Harry Styles is flocked by hordes of screaming fans as he arrives in Paris during whirlwind promotional tour
He’s on the verge of taking the US by storm once again, after announcing that he’s going to appear on James Corden’s Late Late Show for a week-long ‘residency’.
But on Wednesday, Harry Styles’ promotional efforts for his debut solo single Sign Of The Times took him to Paris, arriving in the French capital via train from London.
The One Direction star, 23, barely made it out of the city’s Gare du Nord station before he found himself surrounded by hordes of screaming fans.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘See you soon!’: Harry Styles announces world tour on Twitter… after topping the charts with debut solo single Sign Of The Times
His solo single Sign of The Times debuted at number one in the UK, and number four on the US Billboard chart.
And Harry Styles announced on Friday that he will be going on a world tour to accompany his first solo album.
The singer, 23, took to Twitter to confirm the 29-date run to his fans, which includes two performances in London as well as visits to the US, Australia and Japan.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Are you ripping us off?’ Britpop band Shed Seven accuse Harry Styles of copying their single cover with his debut solo album artwork
Britpop band Shed Seven are back in the headlines after accusing Harry Styles of imitating the cover of their 1994 single, Ocean Pie, for his debut solo album.
The One Direction star, who will release the as yet untitled album on May 12, delighted fans last week when he released its cover image – a shot of the 23-year-old with his head bent and a naked back.
But Shed Seven lead singer Rick Witter, 44, told The Mirror that he believes the cover photo choice is an ‘imitation’ of theirs and comes ‘very close to the mark’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Less than 4,000 tickets! Harry Styles set to disappoint Australian fans with shockingly small venues selected for November world tour stops
He has won legions of fans in Australia as a member of One Direction and a solo performer.
But Harry Styles is set to disappoint all but a fraction of his local fan base with the selection of two relatively small concert venues for the local stops in his recently announced world tour.
The 23-year-old will perform at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and the Forum Theatre in Melbourne according to the Sydney Morning Herald, resulting in an estimated total audience of around 3,700 in total.
Read more: Daily Mail

Liam Payne continues to embrace his urban style as he gets back to the day job in London following the birth of his first child with girlfriend Cheryl
He’s leaped into fatherhood with open arms after welcoming his bundle of joy with girlfriend Cheryl in March.
Now getting back to the day job, Liam Payne, 23, arrived ahead of a video shoot in West London on Friday sporting his new urban style.
The former One Direction star appeared in high spirits as he exited his Land Rover clad in a khaki jumper with animal imagery sprawled across the garment in black and grey.
Read more: Daily Mail

Party crasher! Rapper PartyNextDoor UNFOLLOWS Zayn Malik from social media and DELETES all traces of his collaboration with him for single Still Got Time
Earlier this month they released their collaboration track, Still Got Time.
But just weeks after joining musical forces, it seems there’s bad blood brewing between Zayn Malik and singer/rapper PartyNextDoor.
Overnight, PartyNextDoor [real name Jahron Anthony Brathwaite] took to social media and unfollowed Zayn from the likes of Twitter and Instagram.
Read more: Daily Mail

Can’t stand in the way of love! Zayn Malik is wheeled into girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s New York apartment after suffering mystery injury to his foot
Zayn Malik had to be wheeled into his girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s apartment in New York City on Saturday after injuring his left foot.
The 24-year-old’s injury didn’t stop him from seeing his long term lover as he proved determined to see the catwalk queen, 22.
On trend as ever, the former One Direction singer styled ripped jeans which showed off his quirky tattoos including the incredible hulk and the joker on his leg.
Read more: Daily Mail

James Arthur Talks “Say You Won’t Let Go” & Second Chances: Interview
The rise, fall and resurrection of James Arthur has been written about at length. In a nutshell, the Brit won X Factor in 2012, landed a global hit with “Impossible” and then had a public meltdown. Most talent show winners don’t get a second act, especially after causing that much chaos, but James isn’t your average X Factor alum. For starters, there’s a grit and authenticity to him that sets him apart, and then there’s that voice, the kind of soulful (in a blue-eyed kind of way) instrument that comes out of the UK once or twice a generation.
Read more: Idolator

CASEY GETS UNION SACK Union J’s newest addition Casey Johnson says his Last Goodbye as he’s sacked after just 12 months
X Factor group is under new management who believe singer didn’t fit the image
UNION J’s boyband member swap hasn’t worked as planned.

I can reveal new signing CASEY JOHNSON, formerly of STEREO KICKS, has been axed after just 12 months.

The X Factor group have just been taken over by new management who believed the singer didn’t fit the image. They want JJ HAMBLETT, JAYMI HENSLEY and JOSH CUTHBERT to press ahead as a trio.

It’s such a shame for Casey as I thought he was the perfect replacement for GEORGE SHELLEY, who quit Union J in March last year.
Read more: The Sun

The Official Charts
1 Clean Bandit – Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)
4 Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
15 Little Mix – No More Sad Songs
27 ZAYN – Still Got Time (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR)
35 Little Mix – Touch
60 Louisa Johnson – Best Behaviour
72 James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
80 Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
85 Little Mix – Shoutout to my Ex

1 Ed Sheeran – Divide
14 Little Mix – Glory Days
37 James Arthur – Back From the Edge
99 Little Mix – Get Weird

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