X Factor UK Headlines for 07/21/13

One Direction tease “Best Song Ever” music video …

You’re hired! Niall Horan is Sir Alan Sugar’s double in the video for new One Direction single Best Song Ever
One Direction fans come in all shapes and sizes, it would seem.

Indeed, the band appeared to be joined by business magnate Sir Alan Sugar if recent pictures are anything to go by – at first glance, anyway.

It was in fact Niall Horan, who looked the spit of the straight-talking business magnate after applying rubber prosthetics, a false beard and a sober pin-stripe suit on the set of their video for forthcoming single Best Song Ever.
Read more: Daily Mail

Harry Styles loses his trademark curly mop in favour of sleek quiff as he’s transformed into an unrecognisable geek for Best Song Ever video
He has become as well known for his brown curls as he has for his lady-loving ways.

But it seems Harry Styles is willing to sacrifice his looks for the sake of his art and allowed his hair to be messed with somewhat for the video of One Direction’s new single Best Song Ever.

In a teaser image released ahead of the video, the heartthrob looks unrecognisable with his new hair, big glasses and nerdy get up.
Read more: Daily Mail

Zayn Malik channels his feminine side as he dresses up as a sexy secretary in the Best Song Ever video
Zayn Malik has become a heart-throb since he rose to fame as one fifth of One Direction.

But the 21-year-old showed off a new look as he dressed up as a sexy female office assistant in a sneak preview of the band’s new music video Best Song Ever.

Zayn plays the role of Veronica in the new video, sporting a wavy brunette mane, a fake bosom and a tight-fitting blue shirt.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction’s amazing disguises for latest hit video seen in these exclusive pictures
Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson swapped their trademark skinny jeans for fancy dress

Their handsome faces are familiar to millions – so One Direction’s make-up crew really had their work cut out creating these disguises.

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson swapped their trademark skinny jeans and high-top trainers for fancy dress for their new Los Angeles-set music video.

And as Sunday People exclusive pictures show, the world’s most recognisable boyband had a blast being transformed into US music industry workers for the clip to go with single Best Song Ever – out tomorrow.

Zayn, 20, must have drawn the short straw – he was turned into a bespectacled female brunette for the video.
Read more: The Mirror

Hazardous Harry! Zayn Malik saves his bandmate from walking into a flaming pyrotechnic during live show
It seems Harry Styles can’t go for long without having an onstage incident.

After having his trousers pulled down and throwing up on stage in recent months, the One Direction star’s latest incident saw him nearly set himself on fire during the band’s second Chicago show.

The near-miss occurred when Harry walked into a flaming pyrotechnic on the stage.

But luckily for Harry, his bandmate Zayn Malik was there to warn and stop the 19-year old from singeing off his famous floppy hair.
Read more: Daily Mail

Living While He’s Young! One Direction’s Liam Payne ‘splashes £1.2million on world’s most expensive champagne’ at friend’s birthday party
His band One Direction are officially the highest-earning youngsters in the music industry, and he took home a whopping £5million earnings in the last year alone.

And Liam Payne was evidently feeling very generous indeed on Tuesday night when he reportedly treated a pal to a bottle of champagne, worth a staggering £1.2million.

Dubbed ‘the world’s most expensive champagne’, the kind-hearted 19-year-old is believed to have made sure his Nigerian musician pal, Wizkid, had the best 24th birthday a boy could wish for by splashing out on a bottle of Taste Of Diamond at London’s Funky Buddha nightclub.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It’s a great show… I’m on series two now!’ Harry Styles admits he’s a Sex And The City convert after One Direction tour bus marathons
It’s well known that Harry Styles is a fan of the older woman.

But now the pop star admits there is four maturer ladies that he just can’t get enough of – and they go by the names Samantha, Miranda, Charlotte and Carrie.

Harry, 19, revealed in a new interview that he and his One Direction bandmates often kill time on their tour bus by indulging in viewing marathons on the group’s tour bus.
Read more: Daily Mail

If only they knew! Harry Styles secretly hides beneath seats as fans wait for One Direction to go on stage
He regularly gets mobbed when he’s out and about trying to go about his daily life.

But Harry Styles clearly fancied going unnoticed for a change as he snuck beneath the seats of One Direction fans at one of their recent concerts in Kansas city.

Delighted that he had gone unnoticed Harry grinned and pointed above him where unsuspecting concert goers sat – completely unaware of the presence of the heartthrob below.
Read more: Daily Mail

It’s an X Factor reunion! Little Mix headline Ponty’s Big Weekend with JLS and Union J
There were no prizes for guessing what Little Mix had in common with JLS at Ponty’s Big Weekend on Saturday.

The former X Factor contestants were headlining the Pontypridd event, where they were joined by one of the latest band’s to drop off the X Factor production line – Union J.

Little Mix – who won the ITV1 show in 2011 – performed a string of tracks from debut album DNA after taking to the stage.
Read more: Daily Mail

It’s All Good! Cher Lloyd and Ne-Yo get playful in behind-the-scenes footage from their new music video
One was a contestant, the other was a guest mentor, but Cher Lloyd and Ne-Yo have more than just the X Factor in common now that they are making music together.

The UK singer and her American counterpart have teamed up to record a new track called It’s All Good.

And in behind-the-scenes footage from the music video shoot, Cher, 19, and Ne-Yo, 33, share just why they’re so hyped to get fans involved in the creative process.
Read more: Daily Mail

Former X Factor wildcard Amy Mottram cuts a slimline figure after losing THREE STONE ahead of second attempt at success on the show
She narrowly missed out on a place in the live shows on The X Factor last year.

And now Amy Mottram has returned to audition for the ITV series for a second time, hoping she has more success this time around.

But fans of Amy will certainly notice a difference in the young star’s appearance, as she has lost a staggering three stone ahead of her comeback attempt.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘X Factor’ after 10 years: What’s the show’s secret?
What is the secret of The X Factor’s success? Maybe it’s hidden in Louis Walsh’s hair. Perhaps it’s disguised under Simon Cowell’s yanked-up trousers. Or maybe it’s in Dermot O’Leary’s signature bum-wiggle.

As you’ve probably guessed, we have no idea what’s behind the ITV mega-smash’s hit formula. So at today’s X Factor series 10 launch we asked the show’s stars why they think the series has endured, while other talent shows have been derailed (Fame Academy) or failed to get off the ground (The Voice UK).
Read more: Digital Spy

Louis Walsh has ‘Voice’ dig: ‘X Factor has no competition’
Louis Walsh has told Digital Spy that The Voice UK has failed as a talent show and said that he doesn’t believe The X Factor has any real competition as the UK’s No.1 talent competition.

“It’s the biggest and best show in town. It kills the competition. We don’t have competition. It’s Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor,” he told DS.

Walsh dodged questioning about whether The X Factor could recover from losing the ratings battle with Strictly in 2012 and instead opted to put the boot into BBC rival The Voice UK.

“They’ve never had a star,” said Walsh. “The idea [with these shows] is to find a star that has a career. They’ve never done that.”
Read more: Digital Spy

Old boot camp
Hip OAP band a hit with judges

THE X Factor has found its oldest ever star – a 94-year-old man with a walking stick.

The pensioner named Bill was part of ten-piece group The Nostalgics who performed Katy Perry’s Firework in front of a packed Wembley Arena.

A lady called Betty played organ and another member, Cynthia, told judges she’d had a pacemaker fitted at the weekend but STILL made it to the audition.

Gary Barlow was so impressed with Wednesday’s performance that he said: “I want to know the name of the woman on the organ.

“Is it Elton? Oh, it’s Betty. I love Betty on the organ. Betty, you got everybody up. Well done.”

Louis Walsh added: “It is great to see you all sing in harmony. It is fantastic. I loved the song and the sound. I loved everything about it.”
Read more: The Sun

Sharon Osbourne brings the XXX Factor to ITV with return as talent show judge
The star has returned to the show once again and promises to bring some action to our screens

Fireworks were at the top of the wish list for X Factor bosses when they brought back Sharon Osbourne.

And it looks like they are going to get exactly what they were banking on.

After she walks into the room at Wembley Arena, accompanied by seven publicists, a make-up artist and stylist, my 15-minute audience with “the Queen” is as outrageous as her reputation suggests.

The following few minutes include seven swear words, including five f-words, open criticism of the show and cackling laughter.

Sharon starts by explaining why she is back on the ITV show, proclaiming: “Cos I am the best. It is the truth.

“It is not what they told me, it is what the public want.

“I am way over the age of being shy, my darling, so I will tell you the way it is, OK?

“You are expecting me to be coy and say, ‘Oh, I don’t know’. You can f*** off because this is it.”
Read more: The Mirror

Newly single Nicole Scherzinger flaunts her cleavage in low-cut shirt and patterned miniskirt for X Factor auditions
She’s now a single woman following her split from racing driver Lewis Hamilton at the beginning of the month.

And Nicole Scherzinger is wasting no time in flaunting her new status, as she proved with her flirty ensemble at the X Factor auditions at London’s Wembley Arena on Monday.

The 35-year-old singer drew attention to her cleavage in a daringly low-cut pink shirt as she posed up for photographers outside the venue.
Read more: Daily Mail

She won’t stay lonely for long looking like that! Nicole Scherzinger dazzles in monochrome dress at X Factor auditions
She complained that she was so lonely in the UK after splitting from her British beau Lewis Hamilton, but Nicole Scherzinger must have admirers lining up to take her out.

The 35-year-old singer dazzled in a monochrome dress as she arrived at the X Factor auditions at Wembley on Thursday.

The Finders Keepers dress, which boasted a white panel down her front, a halter neckline, and, a plunging back, showing off her enviable figure in the best possible way.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Avicii – Wake Me Up (feat. Aloe Blacc)
16 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
21 Lucy Spraggan – Lighthouse
61 Lucy Spraggan – Butterflies
67 Lucy Spraggan – 91
89 One Direction- One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)

1 Michael Buble – To Be Loved
15 One Direction – Take Me Home
21 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
28 One Direction – Up All Night
52 Little Mix – DNA

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The Official Charts
1 Avicii – Wake Me Up (feat. Aloe Blacc)
18 Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
26 Lucy Spraggan – Lighthouse
100 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)

1 Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
17 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
44 One Direction – Take Me Home
51 One Direction – Up All Night

About Mateja Praznik 1060 Articles
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.