X Factor UK Headlines for 06/03/12

Nicole Scherzinger to become the 4th judge on XF UK? Gary Barlow lands #1 album!

Thank you Liam and Zayn! One Direction fans show the boys their appreciation on Twitter for ripping open Harry Styles’ shirt
There’s rarely a day that goes by when One Direction are not a trending topic on the Twitter-sphere and today was no different.

Fans worldwide took to the micro blogging site to thank Liam Payne and Zayn Malik for pulling Harry Styles’ shirt apart during a performance.

The boys who are notorious for pulling pranks on one another took their antics to the stage last night in Chicago.
Read more: The Daily Mail

They haven’t changed at all! One Direction’s Harry Styles gets teeth whitened and Zayn Malik enjoys a manicure
They shot to international super stardom with humble beginnings on The X Factor.

But now One Direction appear to be giving in to their new showbiz lifestyles, albeit with fairly camp makeovers.

Instead of spending their time backstage at their concerts being typical boys and playing computer games and watching TV, the boys have been killing their time by preening themselves.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Never apart for long: One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson reunites with girlfriend Eleanor Calder at Niagara Falls
Only 11 days ago, Louis Tomlinson and his girlfriend Eleanor Calder had an emotional goodbye at Heathrow Airport as he flew to North America for One Direction’s tour.

But it turned out the couple were only apart for five days, with Manchester University student Eleanor, 21, reuniting with her pop star boyfriend, 20, in New York City last weekend.

So after a few days in the Big Apple together, the couple continued their romantic reunion with a spot of sightseeing in Niagara Falls, Canada yesterday.
Read more: The Daily Mail

He’s got game: Olly Murs shows off his silky ball skills as he wins over new fans in Canada
Fresh from his stint as a football superstar at Soccer Aid, Olly Murs showed that he has great ball control on and off the pitch.

The cheeky singer was a guest on MuchMusic’s NEW.MUSIC.LIVE, while visiting Canada for the very first time.

The 28-year-old flirted his way through the interview and couldn’t help but show off his silky skills when he was thrown a football.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Vivid signs Little Mix
Firm teams up with music merchandiser, Bravado, to launch range based on The X Factor winners.

The new range will include Little Mix Collector Dolls, micro-sized Celebz dolls, accessories and games and puzzles and will launch in November, in time for Christmas.

Little Mix was the first girl band to win The X Factor. The four girls – Jesy, Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade – who have just finished their UK country-wide X Factor arena tour, are set to blitz the music charts this autumn and are currently planning further tour dates.

“We are thrilled to be working with Little Mix and look forward to delivering a full product range to fans and collectors in time for Christmas,” said Neil Bandtock, Vivid UK anaging director.
Read more: Toy News

Little Mix reveal new single ‘Wings’ details, artwork
Little Mix have revealed the artwork for their new single.

The girl group will release ‘Wings’ as their first single proper on July 22 and have made the track available to pre-order on iTunes.
Read more: Digital Spy

Forget taking it easy! Rebecca Ferguson to headline iTunes Festival after breaking her leg
X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson will headline this year’s iTunes Festival.

Despite breaking her leg on a evening out partying with friends the 25-year-old singer isn’t taking it easy, promoting her new album Heaven, and facing gruelling rehearsals for the September festival.

Miss Ferguson even had to sing with her leg up on a stool during a performance on Britain’s Got Talent.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Alexandra Burke’s new single shunned by Radio 1: “It’s disappointing”
Alexandra Burke’s new single has been shunned by the country’s major national broadcasters.

‘Let It Go’, the new single from album Heartbreak on Hold (released June 4), has not been playlisted by Radio 1 or Global Radio group.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘Heartbreak is on hold tonight’: Alexandra Burke shows her dominatrix side at G.A.Y gig in a studded bodysuit
Alexandra Burke may have been humiliated after claims her ex Jermain Defoe cheated on her not once, but twice during their relationship.

But the 23-year-old singer is certainly using her heartbreak to her advantage as she launched her second album, coincidentally called Heartbreak On Hold last night.

Dressed in a tight bodysuit, complete with sharp studs, the Hallelujah singer performed to London G-A-Y and made it clear she wasn’t to be messed with when it came to matter’s of the heart.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Are you a keen gardener?
You know what? No.

Not in this weather! [EDITOR’S NOTE: IT WAS A BIT GLOOMY WHEN THE INTERVIEW TOOK PLACE] I’m not getting down on my knees and getting wet for no reason!

No no no. But if it brightens up, I was saying this to my mum the other day, I want to do some planting. Some planting in my garden. It’s not cool, it’s a bit grannyish, but I’m sure it will be calming.
Read more: Popjustice

Wooing her back! Nicole Scherzinger offered £500,000 to judge the X Factor after being dumped from the US series
She was ditched as a judge on the US series of the X Factor after just one season.

But it appears that show supremo Simon Cowell may have plans for former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger a little closer to home.

ITV bosses will reportedly offer the 33-year-old a £500,000 contract this week to sign on as a judge alongside Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, and Louis Walsh.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Maybe that’s why Simon axed her! Nicole Scherzinger holds up London X Factor auditions for an hour while she gets ready
One would think that after being axed from the US series of The X Factor after one season, Nicole Scherzinger would be on her best behaviour when she was invited back to be a guest judge on the UK version.

But the singer was late to the auditions at London’s O2 Arena today – holding up filming by an hour.

Nicole kept her fellow judges and the audience waiting while she finished getting ready.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I can’t breathe!’ Guest judge Rita Ora hides nerves behind sunglasses and all white outfit… while Tulisa rocks cut-away dress at X Factor auditions
As the X Factor auditions rolled on in a very sunny London, one special attendee was feeling just as nervous as the contestants.

Rita Ora replaced Geri Halliwell to become today’s guest judge, but the R.I.P singer confessed before the show had even started filming at the O2 Arena that she was terrified to be there.

The British 21-year-old is new to the music scene and has only released one successful single to date with the help of Tinie Tempah.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Her future’s looking bright: Rita Ora lights up second day of London X Factor auditions in an orange suit
Her appearance on The X Factor panel may only be temporary, but Rita Ora is making sure she makes a lasting impression.

The Kosovo-born star chose a bright orange outfit as she joined judges Tulisa Contostavlos, Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow for a second day on the panel at London’s O2 Arena.

The pop newcomer, 21, stood out from the crowd in an eye-catching vintage Thierry Mugler jacket, Christian Blanken trousers and towering Christian Louboutin heels.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Wait your turn! X Factor auditionee storms the stage only to be escorted away by security after scolding from Tulisa
There’s no desperation like that of an X Factor auditionee.

And things got a little out of hand on set today when one hopeful’s impatience got the better of him.

An aspiring singer called Robert jumped onto the stage and announced that he had auditioned before, but didn’t make it through the initial stages this time round.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Battle for X-Factor vacancy set to Spicy between bandmates
Just days into filming, the new series of the X Factor has become the battle of the Spice Girls. At stake is the chance to join Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos as the fourth judge.

Geri Halliwell joined the panel on the first day of this year’s auditions in Liverpool and was thought to be a shoo-in for the job, until the audience booed her for her long-winded and, at times, self-serving and patronising comments to contestants.

My show insiders now tell me: ‘There’s only the smallest chance she’ll get the job full-time.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

Gary Barlow lands Official Number 1 album for Diamond Jubilee
Gary Barlow’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations have officially started 24 hours earlier than expected as Sing, the album featuring Gary Barlow and The Commonwealth Band, becomes the Official Albums Chart Number 1 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend!

Though Hackney starlet Paloma Faith had taken the lead midweek with new album Fall To Grace, it seems that the nation has been swept up into royal fever in the latter half of the week as the UK gears up for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Co-written by Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd-Webber, two of the UK’s greatest living songwriters, the Jubilee song Sing unites some of the Commonwealth’s most talented and diverse musicians, led by Gareth Malone and his ever-expanding Military Wives Choir. Proceeds from the Sing album will raise funds for The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
Read more: The Official Charts

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Irish Charts
1 Loreen – Euphoria
7 Jedward – Waterline
9 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
14 Jedward – Put The Green Cape On
21 Tulisa – Young
41 Alexandra Burke – Let It Go
42 One Direction – More Than This
52 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
53 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Sing
56 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
74 One Direction – One Thing
76 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness
77 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
79 Jedward – Lipstick
92 Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side

3 One Direction – Up All Night
19 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
34 Jedward – Victory
76 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
81 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Sing
84 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

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The Official Charts
1 Rudimental – Feel The Love (feat. John Newman)
3 Loreen – Euphoria
5 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
11 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Sing
14 Tulisa – Young
33 Alexandra Burke – Let It Go
56 Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
58 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Here Comes The Sun
71 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
76 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
83 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
98 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness

1 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band – Sing
29 One Direction – Up All Night
32 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
38 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
43 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

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