X Factor UK Headlines for 05/24/15

Zayn Malik quit One Direction because of endless touring. Cheryl won’t let Nicole Scherzinger return to X Factor UK and will likely be the only woman on the panel.

X Factor’s Only The Young have been signed and have a debut single
X Factor’s Only The Young have signed a deal with Warner Music, the group have revealed.

The talented four piece have penned a contract and will release a debut single later this year.

Taking to Twitter this week, the group announced: “DELIGHTED to announce that this summer we will be releasing our debut single with Warner Music Group – Can’t wait.”

Only The Young’s debut single is called I Do and they’ve already recorded the music video, which has been directed by the same team behind One Direction.
Read more: TellyMix

Leona Lewis “I Am” set to release on September 11th
“I Am” is the upcoming fourth studio album, and fifth overall, by British singer-songwriter and The X Factor winner Leona Lewis. This becomes the first release under Universal Music’s Island Records UK and Def Jam, after breaking her deal with Syco Music/Sony Music in 2014.

The album is scheduled to be released on digital retailers on 11 September 2015, preceded by the lead single, a Toby Gad-penned track “Fire (Under My Feet)“.
Read more: Ultimate Music

One Direction Discuss ‘New Songs, New Vibe’ & ‘No Control’ at Billboard Music Awards
“It’s going good so far. There’s some nice vibes,” Liam Payne says of the group’s fifth studio effort.

The boys of One Direction were some of the biggest stars of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 17), winning multiple trophies while also making their first awards show appearance as a quartet. We caught up with 1D backstage, who told us about their “new songs, new vibe” and the fan push to make the Four highlight “No Control” a single.

“We’ve been working on the album for a while,” Niall Horan told Billboard, “and then we came out here a couple of weeks ago to go in with our regular producer and songwriters that we always work with. So we’ve spent a bit of time out here writing some new stuff and recording at the same time.”
Read more: Billboard

That’s below the belt! Prankster Harry Styles playfully grabs Niall Horan’s crotch as One Direction win big at Billboard Music Awards
One Direction had a triumphant night at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday.

And Harry Styles was obviously keen to get his hands on another prize as the group celebrated their double win.

The cheeky 21-year-old was spotted grabbing bandmate Niall Horan’s crotch as the group headed up to the stage to pick up their Top Touring Artist prize.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He wanted to spend time with his missus’: Liam Payne admits Zayn Malik quit One Direction to save relationship with fiancée Perrie Edwards
One Direction’s Liam Payne has finally admitted Zayn Malik left the group to spend time with his fiancée, Little Mix star Perrie Edwards.

The 21-year-old singer confirmed weeks of speculation that the blonde beauty was behind the singer’s decision to leave on Wednesday morning, telling a Capital FM’s Breakfast Show his friend simply ‘wanted to spend time with his missus’.

Die hard fans of the boy band have long blamed Perrie for Zayn’s departure from the group, brandishing her the Yoko Ono of their generation.
Read more: Daily Mail

Zayn Malik quit One Direction ‘because of endless touring – not because of in-fighting’, says band’s songwriter Jamie Scott
There has been endless speculation about why Zayn Malik quit One Direction.

But one of the band’s main songwriters, Jamie Scott, has claimed that it was a simple case of burn-out – and not because of fractures among the group’s members.

In fact, speaking to the Sunday Mirror, the hit-maker claims Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are still friends with Malik, despite his departure.
Read more: Daily Mail

Naughty Boy confirms that Zayn Malik’s first solo-track post-One Direction will ‘definitely’ appear on his new album
One Direction fans may be set to hear new music from Zayn Malik sooner than they think.

Producer Naughty Boy has revealed that Zayn has recorded a song for his upcoming album, which will be ready ‘in a couple of months’.

The producer, who has been working with the former One Direction singer since he left the band, said fans will be ‘shocked’ to hear the new track.
Read more: Daily Mail

It’s a full house! Sam Bailey performs low-key gig at Hartlepool bingo hall… less than two-years after winning The X Factor
Her life-changing triumph on talent show The X Factor turned her into a household name, but Sam Bailey’s dream of filling arenas appeared to be far off during her latest live show.

The former prison officer performed an intimate four track set for fans at a Mecca bingo hall in Hartlepool on Friday evening.

Sam, 37, sported a glittering black top and skin-tight leather trousers as she belted out a handful of songs from debut album The Power Of Love.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor 2015 judges’ houses could be aired LIVE
The X Factor 2015 judges’ houses could see a rather dramatic change.

The penultimate stage before the finals is set to undergo a makeover this year that will see it become a LIVE episode.

The nail-biting climax to the audition process often sees plenty of emotions (who can forget THAT reaction from Rylan Clark?) as the judges reveal who they’ve chosen for the live shows.

According to the Daily Mirror, bosses are planning to reveal the results live from the usual exotic locations across the world, if the budget will allow it.
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X Factor judges 2015: Simon Cowell says he hasn’t axed Louis Walsh… yet
Simon Cowell has denied axing Louis Walsh from The X Factor panel, at least for the time being.

It’s been rumoured that Simon is panicking over not being able to sign up stars for this year’s panel and he’s admitted that nothing is official yet in a new interview.

Speaking to the Radio Times about Louis’ widely reported exit in particular, Simon insisted: “Louis is a great friend and a brilliant judge but we really still haven’t made any final decisions.

“And just to be clear, when they say, ‘Cowell wields axe!’ I’m not the only one making the decision – there’s about 30 people involved.”

It was claimed earlier this year that it’s ‘95% certain’ Louis won’t be returning to the panel after eleven years behind the judges desk, with only the lack of a suitable replacement seeing him back.
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‘She’s coming back, you’re coming back…’: David Walliams appears to confirm Cheryl WILL return to The X Factor in joint interview with Simon Cowell
It is one of the most closely-guarded secrets in the business.

And while Simon Cowell has done his best to ensure the X Factor judging line-up has been kept firmly under wraps, it looks like his fellow Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams may have accidentally let the cat out the bag.

In a joint interview with this week’s edition of Radio Times magazine alongside the music mogul, the cheeky comedian appeared to confirm the pop princess, 31, will be returning to the ITV1 show once again this summer.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Try using your mouth to say something positive’: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini hits back at Louis Walsh after he labels her ‘lazy and irrelevant’
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh’s frosty relationship goes back 13 years to when she was a contestant and her was a judge on Popstars: The Rivals.

And although they have worked together on The X Factor, the relationship has never fully thawed with Cheryl furiously hitting back on Tuesday after Louis called her ‘lazy and irrelevant’.

In a new interview with heat magazine, Louis, whose time on the show is reportedly up, claimed Cheryl is lazy.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘They’re like Tom and Jerry!’ Simon Cowell wades into Louis and Cheryl’s Twitter row… but wishes they would ‘argue more’ on The X Factor
Simon Cowell has waded into Louis Walsh and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s recent war of words by comparing them to quarrelsome cartoon characters Tom and Jerry.

The X Factor mogul spoke out after the pair engaged in a very public Twitter spat prompted by an interview former judge Louis conducted with heat magazine – during which he branded the singer ‘Lazy and irrelevant.’

Chatting to Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Arnold, Cowell, 55, shrugged off the spat.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor 2015 judges: Cheryl Cole to be the only woman on the panel
This year’s X Factor 2015 judging line up will see Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as the only women, according to the latest reports.

The X Factor rumour mill continues today with claims that show bosses will sign up two guys to join the show alongside Simon Cowell and Cheryl.

According to The Sun newspaper, Radio 1 Breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw is “all but signed” while talks are under way to secure the fourth and final member of the panel.

“Ever since the panel moved from three to four judges there have been two men and two women, but it looks like that is going to change,” a source said today. “[Simon] will definitely be back, as will Cheryl. Grimmy’s just a formality, so the X Factor team is currently searching for a really big-name male.”
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X Factor 2015 judges: Cheryl won’t let Nicole Scherzinger return to the panel
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has apparently blocked a possible return to The X Factor for Nicole Scherzinger.

That’s according to Louis Walsh, who says that Cheryl ‘won’t allow’ Simon Cowell to sign up the American singer to this year’s show.

Louis said this weekend: “Cheryl’s got a job! Why won’t she let Nicole be on the panel this year? Why won’t she allow Simon to have Nicole on the panel?”

He told he Sun on Sunday newspaper: “There’s your f***ing story. That’s the truth. Because Nicole’s good. She won’t sign if Nicole signs.

“I thought Nicole would be great to get back. I really do. If I was going to hire any female, it would be her.”
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Irish Charts
1 OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
6 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
25 Iggy Azalea – Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson)
59 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
62 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
78 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
94 Ella Henderson – Ghost
95 Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song

1 Nathan Carter – Beautiful Life
56 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
91 Olly Murs – Never Been Better

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The Official Charts
1 OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
8 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
18 Iggy Azalea – Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson)
61 Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song
63 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
96 Ella Henderson – Ghost

1 Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect
26 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
37 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
74 One Direction – FOUR

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