X Factor UK Headlines for 06/21/15

X Factor reveals the judging panel and Xtra Factor hosts.

Listen to Andrea Faustini’s debut single! Two weeks ago Andrea Faustini’s debut single quietly premiered. I found it on Vevo.
Andrea Faustini – Give a Little Love

Jedward “Oh Hell No” (Official Single Cover)
Irish twin brothers John and Edward Grimes, best known as Jedward, are ready to impact the music world with their upcoming new single called “Oh Hell No“.

The track is confirmed as the main theme of upcoming American satirical disaster horror sci-fi television film Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, the third instalment of the Sharknado series.

It will premiere on Syfy on July 22, 2015. The film directed by Anthony C. Ferrante starring Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo reprising their roles from the previous installments. Also joining the cast are David Hasselhoff, Bo Derek, Ryan Newman, and Jack Griffo.

“Oh Hell No” is scheduled to be released on iTunes on July 22nd. The song will be another appetizer before the arrival of the highly anticipated fourth album “Free Spirit“, due out later this year.
Read more: Ultimate Music

It’s in their DNA! Little Mix do grown-up glamour in sultry new campaign to promote their debut fragrance
They shot to fame as the bubbly girl group on X Factor with a penchant for colourful hair and clashing fashion.

But as they unveil their debut fragrance, British pop starlets Little Mix prove how far they’ve come.

Dressed head-to-toe in sophisticated black ensembles, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson cut glamorous figures to promote their new scent, Gold Magic.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Zayn Malik is ‘planning to cut ties with Simon Cowell in order to pursue a rap career with the help of 50 Cent’
All eyes are on Zayn Malik as fans wait to see what musical direction he will take as a solo artist.

And the former One Direction star might be opting for a surprising switch in gear as reports have emerged claiming that the star could be eyeing up a rap career.

According to the Sunday Mirror, Zayn is allegedly planning to leave his deal with Simon Cowell’s label, Syco, in order to sign a new deal with American hip-hop artist, 50 Cent.
Read more: Daily Mail

Fraudster who pretended to be an accountant to dupe X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson out of thousands of pounds is jailed
A woman who swindled X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson out of thousands of pounds has been jailed.

Rachel Taylor lied to the singer, her former friend, about being a qualified accountant in order to take her money, the court heard.

Ms Ferguson, who was runner-up on the 2010 series of the reality show, paid Taylor more than £43,000 as the mother-of-two handled her personal and professional bills.

Taylor even kept £3,350 intended to set up a trust fund for Ferguson’s daughter Lillie Mae.

Taylor, 54, from Southport, Merseyside, was today jailed for 16 months at Liverpool Crown Court after admitting to two counts of fraud.

Her husband, Raymond Taylor, was also convicted of fraud after police uncovered a bogus application for a £32,000 student grant.

Charges against him relating to Ms Ferguson were dropped.
Read more: Daily Mail

Olly Murs on why he couldn’t “shatter someone’s dream” as an X Factor judge
Olly Murs has said he couldn’t be a host on The X Factor and break a contestant’s heart by telling them they’re not talented.

The all-round nice guy was talking on This Morning about his new role as co-presenter with Caroline Flack.
Read more: Digital Spy

Nick Grimshaw ‘to be officially declared as an X Factor judge in the next 24 hours’ after finalising contract with Simon Cowell this weekend
Nick Grimshaw will reportedly be named as the latest judge on the X Factor within the next 24 hours after finalising his contract with show boss Simon Cowell over the weekend.

The Radio 1 presenter, 30, has been at the centre of rumours regarding a revamped panel for the 12th series of the popular singing competition – with pal Rita Ora also being touted as another target.

Pop-supremo Simon Cowell, 55, seems to have Grimmy firmly in his sights to replace an out-of-favour Louis Walsh, with a source telling The Sun the official announcement will happen ‘today or tomorrow’.
Read more: Daily Mail

As Nick Grimshaw joins X Factor despite plunging ratings for his Radio 1 show… We chart the curious rise of the man who knows EVERYONE
His unveiling as a host on The X Factor this week was the ultimate triumph of style over substance.

He has never made a record, never signed an act nor produced a song. Yet Nick Grimshaw, the Radio 1 breakfast show host, was paraded alongside chart toppers Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as if he were the second coming.

Shirt slashed to the navel, hairy chest competing for attention against suspiciously white teeth, he looked like a younger, thinner version of the man who has just hired him.

Yet while Simon Cowell, for all his sins, has proved himself beyond doubt as a genuine hitmaker, Grimshaw’s main achievement so far this year is to propel his radio show’s ratings to a record decline.

It was enough to prompt Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper to make a rare public announcement last month. ‘I’m pleased that Grimmy is doing what I’ve asked of him by keeping his young audience happy and scaring off the over-30s,’ he said.

Yet Grimshaw’s ‘record’, let us be clear, was to achieve a new low for Radio 1’s breakfast show listeners in 12 years. Indeed, since taking over the breakfast show from Chris Moyles in 2012 he’s somehow persuaded one in five listeners to switch off, yet he is being praised for attracting ‘yoof’.

Who cares how many people are tuning in when you are the most achingly trendy man in the land? Who needs ratings when your best mates are pop star Harry Styles, models Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, pop star Taylor Swift and It Girl Alexa Chung? With style like this, who needs substance?
Read more: Daily Mail

Rita Ora QUITS The Voice for X Factor as she is confirmed as a judge alongside Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell and newcomer Nick Grimshaw
They’ve been hotly-tipped for a role on The X Factor judging panel for weeks.

And now it has been confirmed that Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw WILL be joining Simon Cowell on the ITV talent show for this year’s series.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will also be returning to the panel, completing the line-up and meaning last year’s judges Louis Walsh and Mel B are out.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Is Simon Cowell trying to kill X Factor off?’ Twitter reacts in fury as Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw join Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on new judging panel
t was confirmed today that Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw have been signed up for the X Factor judging panel, alongside Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

With last year’s judges Louis Walsh and Mel B out, and the Radio 1 presenter and singer in, Twitter has unleashed its fury accusing Cowell of ‘killing off’ the show.

With Rita choosing to jump ship from BBC rival The Voice, much of the anger has been directed at the 24-year-old, who previously appeared as a guest judge on the X Factor in 2012.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl Fernandez Versini vs Rita Ora: As the glamorous and successful stars are unveiled as show’s new judges, whose career has really got the X Factor?
She secured her position as the nation’s sweetheart thanks to a stint on the X Factor but now Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will have to share the spotlight – and Simon Cowell’s attention – with Rita Ora.

It has been revealed that Rita, 24, along with Nick Grimshaw, will be joining the ITV talent show for this year’s series. So, how will Cheryl, 31, cope with having a younger, equally successful and glamorous co-host?

From their endorsements and style to their famous friends and social media followers, FEMAIL investigates each star’s selling power to determine who really has the X Factor.
Read more: Daily Mail

Pale and interesting: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini looks ready for business in pale suit as she leaves hotel after X Factor meeting
She’s gearing up for a return to TV screens in August in the new series of The X Factor.

And Cheryl Fernandez-Versini clearly meant business as she arrived at a London hotel on Monday for a meeting with her new colleagues Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.

The pop star, 31, went for a bit of power-dressing in a chic pale ensemble as she arrived at the Charlotte Street Hotel in Fitzrovia.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m even more excited now!’ Caroline Flack steps out in off-the-shoulder top and skinny jeans… as she backs friend Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora as the new X Factor judges
Caroline Flack is having a fantastic year.

As well as being the presenter on the revamped version of Love Island, she is also set to take over from Dermot O’Leary as the host of the new series of The X Factor along with Olly Murs.

And, on Tuesday morning, she had a further reason to celebrate as the brand new line-up for the ITV show was revealed, with Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw joining existing judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.
Read more: Daily Mail

Rochelle Humes goes head to head with husband Marvin as she joins forces with Melvin Odoom to present the new series of The Xtra Factor
Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes and radio DJ Melvin Odoom have been announced as the new faces to present this year’s The Xtra Factor, replacing former host Sarah-Jane Crawford.

The two stars have joined forces to co-host the popular spinoff for its brand new series which will air in autumn on ITV2.

Speaking about her latest venture, Rochelle said: ‘I have watched The Xtra Factor for years so I am beyond excited about joining such a brilliant team and getting to work with my old friend Melvin makes it even better.I also can’t wait to meet the contestants and be a part of their X Factor experience.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell: ‘It’s make or break for The X Factor this year’
Simon Cowell has suggested that this year is “make or break” for The X Factor.

Cowell told the Daily Star Sunday that he wants the show to return to its former glory, hinting that some of its previous winners have been damaging.

“It does feel like make or break this year, but I feel like every year is make or break to be honest,” he said.

“There were certain years when certain people won and it was like, ‘Oh Christ’.”

Cowell added that last year’s series has reinvigorated his love for finding new talent.

He explained: “Last year’s show made me realise there’s still a lot of talent to be discovered. You never forget those days when you feel a star is being born.”
Read more: Digital Spy

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Irish Charts
1 Major Lazer – Lean On (feat. DJ Snake & Mo)
10 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
32 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
48 Iggy Azalea – Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson)
68 Adam Lambert – Ghost Town
85 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
99 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart

1 Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
41 Adam Lambert – The Original High
90 Olly Murs – Never Been Better

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The Official Charts
1 Jason Derulo – Want You To Want Me
21 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
40 Iggy Azalea – Trouble (feat. Jennifer Hudson)
71 Adam Lambert – Ghost Town
79 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
88 Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song
93 Olly Murs – Beautiful To Me

1 Muse – Drones
8 Adam Lambert – The Original High
31 Will Young – 85% Proof
41 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
77 Ella Henderson – Chapter One

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