X Factor UK Headlines for 06/07/15

X Factor UK judges: Popstar Rita Ora and BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw are joining Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell, according to latest reports.

X Factor’s Andrea Faustini unveils new single and announces debut album Kelly
The former X Factor star will release his first album in July.

Andrea Faustini has announced his debut single Give A Little Love.

The former X Factor finalist’s new track is available to download now via RCA Records.

Give A Little Love serves as the lead single from Faustini’s forthcoming album Kelly, which follows on July 17. The tracklisting for the record appears below and includes eight original songs:

1. It’ll All End In Tears
2. Evaporate
3. The River
4. Kelly
5. You Pulled Me Through
6. Back To The Sea
7. Give A Little Love
8. What Would Dusty Do
9. Lascia Tutto Cosi
10. I Didn’t Know My Own Strength
Read more: The Official Charts Company

Leona Lewis talks Simon Cowell label split: “I was pushed to breaking point”
We talk to the singer about her new single Fire Under My Feet, new record label and more.

Last year’s announcement that Leona Lewis had parted ways with Syco Records – the label headed up by Simon Cowell that she joined after winning The X Factor in 2006 – arrived not a moment too soon for her fans.

In fact, Leona herself admitted that she had become depressed by her situation in an open letter she posted online; and it’s a subject that’s inspired her new single Fire Under My Feet and fifth album, I Am.

Official Charts caught up with the star to talk about the track, how she’s settling in to her new home at Island Records and what we can expect from her new collection.
Read more: The Official Charts Company

Another night, another brunette! 1D’s Louis Tomlinson leaves club with Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui as he and Niall Horan take girlband out on the town
They both rose to fame after being put into groups on The X Factor by music mogul Simon Cowell.

So it’s no surprise that One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson hit it off with Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui during the final of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night.

The stars were spotted leaving Libertine nightclub at 3.15am in the same taxi following the ITV show’s afterparty – no doubt after a little nudge from their famous manager.
Read more: Daily Mail

Up All Night! Ariana Grande parties into the early hours with One Direction star Niall Horan… after entertaining 20,000 fans at the O2
She entertained a sold out O2 Arena on Monday evening, but the night was still young for Ariana Grande as she partied into the early hours with close friend Niall Horan.

The 21-year-old singer ventured into central London shorty after performing for 20,000 fans at the sprawling Greenwich venue – the first UK date on her The Honeymoon world tour.

Trading the sparkly minidress and glittering heels for a revealing crop top and pencil skirt, Ariana was in high spirits as she made an entrance at raunchy burlesque club Cirque Le Soir with a small entourage of pals.
Read more: Daily Mail

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Ariana Grande spotted leaving Niall Horan’s home at 3am… just days after his split from Sydney student
They set tongues wagging when they partied together in London on Monday night and it looks like Niall Horan and Ariana Grande are not doing anything to stop the rumours.

The 21-year-old pop princess was spotted leaving the One Direction singer’s Hertfordshire mansion in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after spending five hours inside.

According to sources, Ariana arrived at the 21-year-old singer’s home at 10pm on Tuesday night before leaving at 3am Wednesday but despite appearances it was not for a romantic tryst.

Ariana’s rep told MailOnline: ‘Ariana is friends with Niall. He had a big party that she attended.’
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction’s Niall Horan pays a late-night visit to Ariana Grande’s hotel… just days after splitting from Australian student
It seems as though Niall Horan and Ariana Grande, both 21, can’t get enough of spending time in the company of each other.

Continuing to build on their budding friendship, Niall, who recently split from Sydney student Melissa Whitelaw, was pictured paying a visit to Ariana’s London hotel on Wednesday evening.

The One Direction heartthrob’s trip came after Grande was seen leaving his Hertfordshire mansion in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘A girl can be friends with someone with a d**k and not hop on it!’ Ariana Grande slams rumours of romance with Niall Horan… as he parties up a storm at burlesque club
They’ve been spending plenty of time together over the past week but Ariana Grande has insisted she and Niall Horan are just friends.

The feisty 21-year-old singer blasted reports of a romance with the One Direction heartthrob, also 21, before taking to the stage at London’s Capital FM Summertime Ball on Saturday.

She told The Sun on Sunday: ‘A girl can be friends with someone with a d**k and not hop on it.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Louis Tomlinson looks jet-lagged at LAX while One Direction bandmate Harry Styles parties in London… as band says report they will take a break is ‘pure speculation’
One Direction have insisted that a new report saying they will take a break next year is ‘pure speculation’.

On the eve of their world tour,The Sun reported they will go on a break next year – potentially meaning no new One Direction music in 2016 and breaking the hearts of millions of fans.

The news came as Louis Tomlinson appeared jet-lagged at LAX, heading back to London 24 hours before they are due to take to the stage in Cardiff on Friday.
Read more: Daily Mail

Harry Styles Talks New One Direction Album Sans Zayn Malik, His Own Solo Career
Despite the untimely exit of Zayn Malik from the world-conquering One Direction, the remaining members — Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne — are still insistent on releasing their fifth studio album as a quartet.

The singers have been very vocal about the follow-up project to 2014’s Four, which they’ve said would have “old-school” and “Oasis-y” vibes. On Thursday, Styles phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest and described the production and songwriting process for the upcoming release sans Zayn.
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One Direction Aren’t Planning a Hiatus, Despite Reports
Everybody breathe: a report in The Sun says One Direction will go on a year-long break next year after they finish promoting their fifth album, due out at the end of 2015. But a rep for the band just told Billboard there’s no truth to that.

“All pure speculation and not based on any facts,” the rep said. “The band are excited about their brand new fifth album and their upcoming tour.”
Read more: Billboard

‘No break’ say 1D boys
ONE Direction have denied claims they are getting ready for a break.

At yesterday’s Capital Summertime Ball Liam told me: “I don’t know where this has come from. We have loads coming up. We have only just started recording the new album and we have a new tour going on.

“We have some really, really great songs so I don’t think we will be going anywhere for a while.”

I’m not 100% convinced. “A while” could tie in with next year as the reports suggest.
Read more: Daily Star

1D: Harry Styles’ solo hit is ‘good to go’
HARRY Styles has recorded a solo album in secret.

His former One Direction bandmate Zayn Malik was bookies’ favourite to be first to release a solo record after quitting the group in March.

But sources tell me Harry has an album worth of material ready to put out. The four remaining 1D lads are set to take a year off in 2016.

After five years singing from the same hymn sheet Harry, Liam, Louis, and Niall can’t wait to go off in their own directions. And randy Harry wants to get ahead of the game.

My 1D source said: “Harry has recorded his album. He did most of it while the band were all on their holidays last year and he was in New York.

“It was always the plan that he would launch a solo career first but then Zayn decided to quit.
Read more: Daily Star

They’re all heading in One Direction… at a snail’s pace! Traffic mayhem as 50,000 fans suffer 45-MILE tailbacks and three-hour delays on way to 1D gig in Cardiff
Tens of thousands of One Direction fans are facing 45-mile, three-hour tailbacks on their way to see Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis performing in Cardiff tonight.

Traffic began to build at 12.40pm in Wales as thousands of dedicated Directioners made their way to see the band at the Millennium Stadium.

To add to the chaos, a Manic Street Preachers concert is being held at Cardiff Castle tonight.
Read more: Daily Mail

He’s On The Road Again: Louis Tomlinson curbs his partying ways as he returns to the stage with One Direction in Cardiff
He may have had a string of late nights recently, but Louis Tomlinson had the sparkle back in his step as he hit the stage for the first night of band’s 2015 Europe Tour.

The 1D boys were back in action on Friday performing their first UK show since Zayn Malik left the band back in March.

Louis has been spotted out and about making the most of his last few nights of freedom, partying in both London and LA.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It just went absolutely mental’: Zayn Malik’s tattooed ‘fling’ Lauren Richardson speaks out about THAT picture… as she claims ‘nothing happened’
She sensationally hit the headlines earlier this year and was rumoured to be the catalyst in Zayn Malik’s decision to leave One Direction.

And now Lauren Richardson, the tattooed blonde who was pictured getting cosy with the pop sensation in Thailand in March, has spoken out about her ordeal for the very first time.

Speaking to MailOnline in Mallorca to promote the ITV2 series Love Island, Lauren said: ‘It just got blown out of proportion. The picture was just a picture.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Trying to steal the LIMElight? Zayn Malik shows off his new GREEN hair… as his former One Direction bandmates take to stage in London
The ever-evolving style of Zayn Malik has entered yet another phase.

The former One Direction star appears to have taken his penchant for adventurous hairstyles one step further by dying his dark locks a bold shade of green.

His fiancé Perrie Edwards took to her social media sites to share an image of the couple cuddling up to one another.
Read more: Daily Mail

The new fifth member? Brooklyn Beckham poses backstage with One Direction as they perform in London for the first time as a foursome at Summertime Ball
With David and Victoria Beckham as his parents, it’s hardly surprising young Brooklyn has friends in high places.

The 16-year-old was lucky enough to hang out backstage with One Direction at the Capital FM Summertime Ball, which was held at London’s Wembley Stadium, on Saturday afternoon.

Taking to his social media sites, teenager shared a series of snaps with 1D’s Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix Reveal The Date Of Their New Album!

Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall flashed toned tum in red crop top as Leigh-Ann Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Perrie Edwards wow in flowing scarlet dresses at Glamour Awards
It’s one of London’s biggest nights for fashion and Little Mix went all out to impress at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens in London on Tuesday.

The girl group – who first found fame on The X Factor – coordinated their looks in matching red ensembles but also still managed to let their individual personalities shine through.

While Jade Thirlwall, 22, flashed her toned tummy in a black and red crop top, her bandmates Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock wowed in flowing red dresses.
Read more: Daily Mail

Perrie Edwards comes face-to-face with One Direction for first time since Zayn Malik’s departure as she rocks Capital FM Summertime Ball with Little Mix
Perrie Edwards came face-to-face with One Direction on Saturday for the first time since her fiancé Zayn Malik left the band.

The Little Mix singer went to Capital FM’s Summertime Ball at Wembley stadium where the 1D boys were also in attendance.

But Perrie, 21, had her girl band entourage for back-up, as she wowed in a cream dress at the music event as she geared up to take to the stage.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix stars Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock dare to bare in plunging white dresses for night out in London… after wowing the crowds at Summertime Ball
They had wowed the crowds earlier in the day with typically sassy performance at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball on Saturday.

And Little Mix stars Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock were seen celebrating their successful show with a night out at London’s Mahiki nightclub.

Jade, 22, was seen beaming as she made her way into the club in a white shift dress with feature a neck collar and a plunging cut-out.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It was quite easy’: Olly Murs says he had no issues snapping into shape and credits his 7kg weight-loss to cutting sugar from his diet… but admits he still has cheat days
Three months ago he said he was on a mission to shrink his rounded gut in time for his world tour.

And now, seven kilos lighter, Olly Murs said the challenge he set himself 12 weeks ago was ‘quite easy’ to accomplish because the weight just ‘fell off him’ when he cut out sugar from his diet.

Speaking on KIISS 1065’s Kyle and Jackie O show on Wednesday, he said: ‘When I started to train I just cut out chocolate and anything sugary out of my diet and it just fell off.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘She’s beautiful, I’m the runt of the litter’: Unlikely X Factor couple Stevi Ritchie and Chloe-Jasmine Whichello gush over their romance in TV interview
They were such an unlikely couple when they first got together that some of the more cynical X Factor fans assumed it had publicity stunt written all over it.

But show rejects Stevi Ricthie and Chloe-Jasmine proved their romance has stood the test of time as they made a somewhat saccharine appearance on ITV’s Lorraine show on Friday morning.

Proving they are winners in their own right when it comes to the game of love, Stevi, 34, lavished praise on model Chloe, 24, insisting he is the ‘runt of the litter’ compared to his ‘beautiful girlfriend.
Read more: Daily Mail

Has she jumped ship? Rita Ora ‘wooed away from The Voice to replace Mel B as a judge on The X Factor… after close pal Nick Grimshaw is signed up’
She has only one stint as a coach on The Voice under her belt.

But it seems that Rita Ora’s contribution to the BBC reality show could be coming to an end – especially if Simon Cowell gets his way.

According to a report in The Sun, the chart-topping pop star is in talks to join the X Factor as its latest mentor, potentially alongside her close pal Nick Grimshaw.
Read more: Daily Mail

PICTURES! The X Factor 2015 auditions hit London at SSE Arena, Wembley
Here’s a look at final round of X Factor 2015’s open auditions today in London as try outs hit the capital.

Thousands woke up early this morning to queue up in the sun outside the SSE Arena, Wembley for the chance to sing for the judges next month.

The turn out for the last date of the open audition tour was massive with queues stretching right the way around the iconic music venue even at 7AM on a Sunday.

Those that impress the producers will return to the arena to sing for the panel when the show begins filming auditions next month.

Although exactly who they will be singing for isn’t clear yet as the line up of judges for The X Factor this year hasn’t been confirmed.
Read more: TellyMix

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Irish Charts
1 OMI – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)
10 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
37 Iggy Azalea – Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson)
44 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
73 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
86 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart

1 Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
83 Will Young – 85% Proof
93 Olly Murs – Never Been Better

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

1 Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
6 Will Young – 85% Proof
34 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
50 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
92 One Direction – FOUR

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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.