X Factor UK Headlines for 05/31/15

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‘I was called Mr Potato Head and told I had a big nose’: X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney reveals how online trolls drove him to spend £60k on cosmetic surgery
A former X Factor finalist has revealed he spent £60,000 on cosmetic surgery after abuse he received on the show made him hate himself.

Christopher Maloney, 46, from Liverpool, who came third on the 2012 series, said online trolls drove him to have a breakdown and left his self-esteem in tatters.

He forked out for three hair transplants, an eye lift, a nose job and had his teeth done.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix Explain Why They Scrapped An Entire Album And Gave “Pretty Girls” To Britney Spears
Less than two years have passed since Little Mix dropped sophomore LP Salute in November 2013, but that’s a longer break than originally intended. “We’ve been away a while because we wrote an album, sat with the record label and we thought, ‘Nope, it’s not good enough’,” revealed Jesy Nelson in an interview with The Sun. “We recorded a whole album but we’re perfectionists and knew we could do better. So we scrapped it and started again.”

The problem? “We just couldn’t find a single,” Leigh-Anne Pinnock explains. “Then we heard ‘Black Magic’ and our prayers had been answered.” The girl group also opened up about co-writing Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s “Pretty Girls” — and then giving it away. “We wrote it with Maegan Cottone, who we’ve written a lot of this album with,” Jade Thirlwall explains. “We loved the song but it wasn’t really for us so we put it out there and, lo and behold, Britney wanted it.”
Read more: Idolator

Perrie Edwards and the Little Mix girls fall for a ponytail-wearing Zayn Malik lookalike in new high school music video Black Magic
He may have just shaved it all off for the buzzcut but Zayn Malik’s ponytail phase might have been fiancée Perrie Edwards’ favourite, if Little Mix’s new music video is anything to go by.

Perrie, 21, and pop mates Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 23, Jade Thirlwall, 22, and Jesy Nelson, 23, can all be seen going weak at the knees for a lookalike of the One Direction heartthrob in Black Magic as they return to their hapless teenage years.

The girlband, who this month release their first musical offering since last May, are transformed into the high school nerds vying for the attention of one long-haired and handsome popular guy.
Read more: Daily Mail

Perrie Edwards displays a hint of toned tum in a cropped boho top… as Leigh-Anne Pinnock puts on a leggy parade in a flirty playsuit for Little Mix radio appearance
They have some of the most jam-packed wardrobes in the industry and Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock pulled out a couple of corkers on Wednesday.

The Little Mix singers were perfectly dressed as they headed to the BBC Radio 1 studios, with Perrie, 21, choosing a blue and white patterned boho top as she modelled her longer length hair.

She wore it with a light brown maxi skirt with thigh splits and teaming the outfit with thong sandals, she made sure she stood out in a tribal statement necklace.
Read more: Daily Mail

Perrie Edwards admits she still doesn’t know when she’ll marry Zayn Malik but this time SHE’S the one delaying their big day
Her fiance quit his world dominating band to spend more time with her, but Perrie Edwards has admitted she still has no imminent wedding plans with Zayn Malik.

The Little Mix star has insisted she won’t be getting hitched this summer as the couple simply have no time to plan their big day, despite Zayn’s shock departure from One Direction two months ago.

21-year-old Perrie points out that after Zayn’s crazy schedule with 1D sidelined their wedding plans in the past, it’s now her duties with Little Mix which have taken priority.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction’s Niall Horan enjoys a flirty dance with Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall as they enjoy a night out in London
A new video of Niall Horan dancing with Jade Thirlwall has caused fans to speculate on the relationship status between the pair.

The One Direction heartthrob and the Little Mix beauty featured in a 13-second clip posted on Vine which has caused fans to question whether the duo are secretly dating.

Uploaded by Ciroc on Saturday, the video sees Niall, 21, dancing with a male friend before he is seen spinning Jade around in front of the screen.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction: Our Next Album Will Be ‘Different’
One Direction fans are just starting to get used to some pretty big changes — Bye, Zayn! — but Niall Horan shared that more changes may be on the way.

“There’s a few different sounds on the album, not all the songs sound the same, like, same vibe,” he explained to ET Online of the quartet’s upcoming fifth album. “They are all kind of different. Couple of different guitars and drums. It’s a lot different than what we did before… but, it’s cool.”
Read more: Billboard

Watch Liam Payne Belt Out ‘Wonderwall’ On Vacation
One Direction might be getting “a bit Oasis-y” on their next album, but Liam Payne is already getting into the spirit.

While on vacation in Monaco, Payne was videotaped singing Oasis’ classic 1995 track, “Wonderwall.” While Payne and his girlfriend, Sophia, had been snapped all weekend vacationing in the South of France (where they also attended the Monaco Grand Prix and chilled out on a yacht with Geri Halliwell), Payne also managed to sneak in this performance, which you can check out a snippet of below.
Read more: Billboard

Can Ben Haenow crack America? X Factor winner is working on debut album in LA
The British star won the talent show last year and he’s currently recording in the US

Ben Haenow is living the dream and could be the next X Factor star to crack America.

The singer won the ITV talent show in December last year, and he’s already in Los Angeles working hard on his debut album.

After being crowned the winner in 2014, he was signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco label and has been working at the famous Westlake Studios in West Hollywood.
Read more: Daily Mirror

Fiery Leona shot down in flames
LEONA Lewis’ big comeback has suffered its first major setback after she was snubbed by Radio 1.

The former X Factor champ has returned with a brilliant new single Fire Under My Feet.

But Beeb radio bosses aren’t as excited about her first release since she quit Simon Cowell’s Syco label as fans are.

Not only has Le-Le’s comeback been ignored by execs but breakfast show host and likely X Factor judge Nick Grimshaw admitted he hadn’t even listened to it.

Nick told me: “I’ve not even heard it, to be honest.

“I think she has made some bangers in the past, like Bleeding Love, but I’ve not heard anything new.”

Leona is the latest big name following Madonna, Take That, Kylie and Robbie Williams to be deemed too old for the station.
Read more: Daily Star

Where are they NOW? As Sam Bailey resorts to gigging in a bingo hall, other X Factor winners’ struggles with depression, addiction and chart failure revealed
After winning the ITV talent show The X Factor in 2013, Sam Bailey became a household name, bagging the coveted Christmas number one slot and joining Beyonce on tour.

But two years on, the 37-year-old London-raised singer has parted ways with Simon Cowell’s Syco record label and swapped stadium arenas for small, local gigs.

In fact, the mother-of-three was spotted performing a four-track set at the Mecca bingo hall in Hartlepool on Friday, 22 May.
Read more: Daily Mail

The X Factor 2015 judges HAVE been signed…
There’s been plenty of rumours but behind the scenes the X Factor judges have – apparently – been signed.

At least that’s according to former X Factor winners Little Mix who have revealed they were told yesterday (Monday, May 25) one of the new names.

In a new interview they said: “We know one of them! [But] We’re never gong to give anything away.”

Quizzed on a number of rumoured celebs – Rita Ora, Robbie Williams Louis from One Direction, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Emeli Sande and Mel B – the girls claimed: “They’re all wrong!” before joking the newbie would be Jeremy Kyle.
Read more: TellyMix

‘He’s got my job’: Louis Walsh claims Nick Grimshaw WILL take his seat on X Factor panel… and warns him the show is ‘hard work’
Louis Walsh claims that he has been replaced on The X Factor by Radio 1 breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw.

Speculation has swirled about the potential line-up of the 2015 series, with original judge Louis reportedly getting the chop by Simon Cowell earlier this month.

Now the former Westlife and Boyzone manager has revealed that he is definitely leaving – and the 30-year-old DJ will take his place on the panel.
Read more: Daily Mail

Nick would be Grim on X Factor: Brian Friedman slams DJ
There’s still a huge question mark over whether Nick Grimshaw will make it on to the X Factor panel and the knives are out already.

Creative director Brian Friedman has hit out at the Radio One star’s credentials to become a judge, before he’s even confirmed.

He said: “He isn’t a musical artist so I’m not sure what coaching he’d be able to give the contestants.

“The criteria should be an amazing management type or successful artist.”

So if Grimmy does make the leap and take Simon Cowell’s offer, these two will have to work together.

Read more: Daily Star

X Factor drops three live shows to avoid clash with Rugby World Cup
There will only be nine live shows rather than the usual 12 after Simon Cowell discovered they would clash with the tournament on ITV

This year’s series of The X Factor will drop three live shows to avoid a clash with the Rugby World Cup.

The ITV talent contest will start screening auditions in August.

But the early live shows coincided with the rugby tournament, which opens on September 18 and which is being televised by ITV.

Rather than risk loss of ratings, X Factor boss Simon Cowell decided to delay the first live show.

It will now be on October 31, after the the World Cup final earlier that day.

The change leaves nine live shows instead of the usual 12. But Cowell ­believed 12 was too many.

An insider said: “Simon thinks 12 shows can drag. And he knew X Factor could be moved if rugby was on. That would have been a huge headache.”
Read more: Daily Mirror

Cowell’s plan to win Eurovision for Britain – with an X Factor takeover: Music mogul reveals he wants to stage a competition to select next year’s entry
Simon Cowell has offered to give the Eurovision Song Contest an X Factor makeover in a bid to produce a UK winner after years of failure.

The music mogul has revealed he wants to stage a competition specifically to choose our next Eurovision entry.

‘One hundred per cent I have thought about it…the idea that I would take it on for one year and try and get someone to represent the UK, someone undiscovered, I’d love that,’ he said.

Cowell’s comments come a week after this year’s UK Eurovision entry, Still In Love With You by Electro Velvet, came fourth from bottom with a miserable five points.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
9 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
30 Iggy Azalea – Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson)
54 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
69 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
85 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
94 Ella Henderson – Ghost

1 Nathan Carter – Beautiful Life
38 Will Young – 85% Proof
55 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
74 Olly Murs – Never Been Better

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The Official Charts
1 Jason Derulo – Want You To Want Me
13 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
25 Iggy Azalea – Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson)
65 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
68 Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song

1 Will Young – 85% Proof
27 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
43 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
97 One Direction – FOUR

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