X Factor UK Headlines for 06/02/13

Jahmene Douglas to release an album of covers. Simon Cowell would rather drop dead than retire.

Yikes. Last year’s X Factor UK’s runner-up, Jahmene Douglas is releasing an album of covers via RCA. This is likely not going to end well. Last year 2011’s runner-up Marcus Collins also released an album of covers (with a few originals) and it tanked. Guess on which label? RCA.

EXCLUSIVE: X Factor’s Jahmene Douglas announces release date for debut album Love Never Fails as he performs cover version of Beyoncé’s Halo
Finishing second on the X Factor may not have been the worst thing for Jahmene Douglas.

The reality television runner-up has announced that he will release his debut album Love Never Fails on 22 July and has exclusively revealed his cover version of Halo to MailOnline.

While the actual X Factor winner James Arthur has been rather slow on capitalising on his own success, Jahmene has completed a album and is ready to release his first single, Titanium.

Full track listing:
1. Fix You
2. The Greatest Love Of All (feat. Nicole Scherzinger)
3. His Eye Is On The Sparrow
4. Halo
5. Forever Young
6. Give Us This Day
7. Arms Of The Angel
8. Titanium
9. I Look To You
10. Next To Me
Read more: Daily Mail

Olly Murs reveals next US single release: “It’s exciting”
Olly Murs has revealed the title of his next US single.

The singer told Digital Spy that he will release a re-worked version of his track ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ in the States later this year.
Read more: Digital Spy
Maybe Olly plans to reprise this performance on XF USA this fall?

Olly Murs on new ‘X Factor’ panel: ‘Maybe I could join next year’
Olly Murs has given his thoughts on the new X Factor judges’ lineup.

Tulisa Contostavlos confirmed her departure from the ITV show last week, with Sharon Osbourne announced as her replacement on the panel.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘Thank you Europe!’: One Direction round off the first leg of their world tour in Lisbon… as they gear up for a much needed break
They’re five of the hardest-working pop stars in the industry.

So it’s no surprise that One direction are looking forward to taking a little break as they came to the end of the European leg of their Take Me Home tour in Lisbon on Sunday night.

Rounding off the first section of their mammoth tour on a high, the British boys will now enjoy a few days off to catch up with friends and family before heading to Mexico next week.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘They’re going in one direction, and that’s away from here’: Harry Styles and the boys are refused entry to members club because they dressed too casually
As one of the world’s biggest boy bands they are used to getting everything that they want.

But, One Direction were left out in the cold after they faced the ultimate humiliation by being rejected from a top London venue.

The manufactured X Factor boy band were denied access to a exclusive London members club because of the way they were dressed.
Read more: Daily Mail

That’s one proud son! Harry Styles beams with delight as he acts as best man on mother’s wedding day
He might have one of the most famous faces in the world, but Harry Styles looked happier than ever in the quaint town of Congleton in Cheshire on Saturday afternoon as he acted as best man on his mother’s wedding day.

The One Direction star beamed with delight as he arrived at the venue with his step dad Robin Twist, ready to walk his mother, Anne Cox down the aisle.

Matching the man of the hour, the 19-year-old wore a slim-fitted black suit complete with a white rose in his lapel, keeping his trademark locks coiffed in a stylish quiff.
Read more: Daily Mail

Come rain or shine! Perrie Edwards covers Zayn Malik’s rude T-shirt as she shelters under his hoodie during romantic stroll
They didn’t have the easiest start to the year after rumours circulated that the One Direction heartthrob had been unfaithful.

However Perrie Edwards clearly wasn’t going to let it rain on her parade and when she stepped out with Zayn Malik in Germany last week, they looked happier than ever.

Showing his romantic side the 20-year-old held his hoodie out for Perrie to shelter beneath when it started to rain and luckily her strategically placed head covered the swear word on his T-shirt.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix Want To Share Their DNA With Nicki Minaj, Beyonce
U.K. girl group opens up to MTV News about their debut album, out today, and its girl-power influences.
Little Mix have a big expectation for 2013: global domination. With their debut album, DNA, dropping in the U.S. on Tuesday (May 28), the quirky U.K. foursome want to “take over everything.”

“We just want to kind of show the U.S. as much as we can really in this next year,” Jade Thirlwall told MTV News ahead of their album release, adding that they are hoping for a Madison Square Garden gig this year. “We just want to take over everything. The dream is to be globally successful and have a really long career, and hopefully get an amazing new album [to follow DNA], get some more hits under our belt and just have an amazing time.”
Read more: MTV

Hardest working abs in the business: Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson bares midriff once more for band’s first US album signing
When Little Mix first burst onto the scene on the X Factor, although they wore some outrageous clothes, there was a lot less skin flashing going on.

These days not an appearance or performance goes by without one or the entire girl band showing off some aspect of their body in their gradually more and more revealing ensembles.

And it seems one member in particular – Jesy Nelson – is eager to show off her waist as and when she can, which is what she did yet again on Monday when the band attended their first album signing in the US.
Read more: Daily Mail

Hippie chic: Perrie Edwards is on-trend in ethnic hair jewellery as Little Mix carry on with US promo tour
They’re just as well known for their kooky fashion choices as they are for their music.

And Perrie Edwards certainly didn’t let the side down for Little Mix on Wednesday as she showed up to an album signing in on-trend ethnic hair jewellery.

Looking bohemian as she matched the stand-out head-wear with a floaty white sundress, the 19-year-old joined bandmates Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock as they met fans in Massachusetts as part of their first US promo trip.
Read more: Daily Mail

Eyes on the prize: Little Mix continue to win over new fans as they aim to crack America
Little Mix are fast-on-track to becoming the next big British export as they continue their promotional tour of America.

The flirty four – Perrie Edwards, 19, Jesy Nelson, 21, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 21, and 20-year-old Jade Thirlwall – have released their debut album, DNA, Stateside and seem to be having a whale of a time as they meet new fans across the pond.

The girls have also been making bold fashion statements as they have brought an impressive wardrobe with them for their trip.
Read more: Daily Mail

Jon ALi Interviews The X Factor UK’s Little Mix!
In 2011, Little Mix made X Factor history by becoming the first group to win the entire show. Since then, the girls – Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – have become a huge success by topping the charts worldwide with their stellar debut album DNA, and now, they have officially launched in the U.S. and are already taking over the pop scene. On Monday (May 27), I had the extreme pleasure of meeting and interviewing the fabulous ladies right before their album signing held at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. Check out my interview with Little Mix below where we talked about their “crazy” fans, Missy Elliott, and what we can expect from their upcoming sophomore album.
Read more: Jon Ali’s Blog

More rock than pop! Amelia Lily makes an impact in multi-coloured print leggings and leather jacket as she arrives for performance at charity football match
She was a fresh-faced, wannabe star when she turned up for her first X Factor audition in 2011.

But Amelia Lily looked a far cry from her original image on Sunday as she showed up to perform at the Manchester United vs Real Madrid charity match in a dramatic ensemble.

Proving that she’s now got her own pop persona, the 18-year-old looked edgy in a pair of mutli-coloured patterned leggings and a leather jacket.
Read more: Daily Mail

Former X Factor contestant Ella Henderson shows off her slimmed-down bikini body as she sheds the pounds
Ella Henderson has shared pictures of her slimmed-down bikini body after shedding the pounds following her time on The X Factor.

The 17-year-old singer posted shots of herself wearing a printed triangle South Beach Swim bikini on her Twitter page, displaying her noticeably smaller frame.

Ella has been very vocal about her weight struggles in the past, admitting in an interview with MailOnline that she became underweight after dropping over two stone two years ago.
Read more: Daily Mail

Leona Lewis leaves her Footprints In The Sand as she enjoys Ibiza break with boyfriend Dennis Jauch
It has been a busy couple of months for Leona Lewis as she has undertaken a full UK tour and jetted to the Middle East for an appearance on the X Factor Arabia.

So the Better In Time singer, 28, has been taking a well deserved rest on the White Isle of Ibiza in the company of friends and her hunky dancer boyfriend, Dennis Jauch.
Read more: Daily Mail

Taking over the weekend: Marvin Humes lands a new show on Capital FM meaning he will rule the airwaves on Friday’s and Saturday’s
JLS star-turned-radio show host Marvin Humes has announced he is doubling his work-load on Capital FM.

The boyband member, 28, today announced that the radio station had awarded him a Saturday night slot to compliment the Friday night show he already helms.

The Beat Again singer only began presenting on air when his own show debuted in March, but the station are so impressed with his work so far that he has been rewarded with additional air-time.
Read more: Daily Mail

New collaboration for Jedward?
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DELIGHTED to announce that @planetjedward have agreed to a collaboration on #KONNICHIWA – they’ve got siiiiiick flow.

Caroline Flack returns to Xtra Factor hosting role… but Olly Murs is replaced by little-known comedian Matt Richardson
Caroline Flack will return to host this year’s series of The Xtra Factor, it was confirmed on Wednesday.

But the presenter will lose her wingman, as Olly Murs has stepped down from his co-anchor role to concentrate on his music career.

Instead, Caroline will host the X Factor spin-off show alongside little-known comedian Matt Richardson.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’d rather drop dead than retire’: Simon Cowell opens up about his work obsession and why he calls relationships ‘boring routines’
Simon Cowell didn’t rest on his laurels to become a media mogul, and it looks like that work ethic want be changing any time soon.

The reality TV Tzar has shared his thoughts on his global career and potential retirement, claiming he’d ‘rather drop dead doing [his] job’ than throw in the towel at 65 years old.

‘The idea of getting up in the morning to play golf makes me want to jump off a bridge.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Police cars are spotted at Tulisa’s house after she’s exposed as ‘a drug fixer as she arranges £800 cocaine deal’
Police cars were spotted arriving at Tulisa Contostavlos’ house on Sunday morning just hours after she was exposed as an alleged drug fixer and was caught arranging an £800 cocaine deal through a friend.

An undercover reporter from The Sun newspaper revealed the scandal and unveiled how she helped arrange the drug deal through introduction.

The publication also revealed they had handed over a dossier of information on the scandal to the Metropolitan police – and on Sunday morning a police car was seen turning up to the singer’s home.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams)
15 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
51 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
89 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
93 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
62 Little Mix – How Ya Doin’? (feat. Missy Elliott)
96 One Direction – Little Things

1 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
11 One Direction – Take Me Home
14 One Direction – Up All Night
34 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
93 Little Mix – DNA

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The Official Charts
1 Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams)
6 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
53 Little Mix – How Ya Doin’? (feat. Missy Elliott)
69 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
75 One Direction – One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
85 Olly Murs – Army of Two

1 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
13 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
38 One Direction – Take Me Home
55 One Direction – Up All Night
93 Little Mix – DNA
96 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know

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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.