X Factor UK Headlines for 08/03/2014

Ella Henderson reveals the title of her 2nd single! X Factor UK films arena auditions. Did Simon Cowell offer Tulisa to return to X Factor as the 5th judge?

Ella Henderson “Glow” (Official Single Cover)
British recording artist and The X Factor finalist Ella Henderson continues promoting her highly-anticipated debut studio album “Chapter One“, scheduled to be released on digital retailers on September 22, 2014 via Syco Records.

Following the release of the lead single and number 1 hit “Ghost“, Henderson has decided the next one. The second official single taken from the album is the track “Glow“.

The song was written by Henderson, Camille Purcell, and Steve Mac, who also produced it. “Glow” will be released on iTunes (UK) on September 14th.
Read more: Ultimate Music

One Direction Guides U.K. to Take 13% of Global Album Sales
One in every eight artist albums sold around the world in 2013 — totaling 13% of the global market — was by a U.K. act, according to a new report from British labels trade body the BPI. The popularity of British acts on the world stage is consistent with 2012, when U.K. artists accounted for 13.3% of global artist album sales.

At the forefront of the British offensive, somewhat unsurprisingly, was One Direction, whose third studio album Midnight Memories sold 4 million copies worldwide in the 5-week period between its release in November 2013 and the year’s end. As previously reported, Midnight Memories, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, was the best-selling global album of last year, just beating Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 to the top spot, according to IFPI analysis.
Read more: Billboard

One Direction star Zayn Malik is bombarded with death threats by outraged Israelis after posting #FreePalestine message on Twitter
One Direction star Zayn Malik has been bombarded with death threats by outraged Israelis after posting a #FreePalestine message on Twitter.

The 21-year-old, who was brought up a Muslim in Bradford, Yorkshire, shared the #FreePalestine hashtag earlier today to his 13million followers, who retweeted it 140,000 times.

However, moments after the post appeared, Zayn began receiving messages telling him to ‘kill himself’ and one even read: ‘Let me kill you’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Looking mint! Cheryl Fernandez-Versini shows off her legs in vibrant peplum ensemble… while Mel B opts for hot pink as X Factor auditions return to Wembley
She has reason to be cheerful after landing her first number one single in three years, and the smile was evident as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini arrived at Wembley Stadium on for the latest round of X Factor auditions on Friday afternoon.

The 31-year-old singer was the first judge to arrive at the iconic North London venue, where she was promptly greeted by throngs of waiting fans eager for selfies, autographs and fun snaps.

Catching the eye in a mint cloqué floating peplum top and skirt from Philip Lim, Cheryl was in high spirit, greeting onlookers with a warm smile before obliging those who had patiently waited behind specially erected barriers on either side of the red carpet that heralded her arrival.
Read more: Daily Mail

Mel B shares selfies with fellow judges at X Factor auditions
The X Factor judges posed for a selfie together at the show’s latest auditions.

Mel B shared three pictures on Instagram during the arena auditions stage of the competition at Wembley Arena on Friday (August 1) and Saturday (August 2).

Louis Walsh, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini – who recently dropped her new surname – and Simon Cowell joined the Spice Girl for a selfie on Friday, while she uploaded a shot with the ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ singer and the audience the following day.

The X Factor judges are currently whittling the number of contestants down ahead of Boot Camp, with the hopefuls facing the panel for a second time, as well as performing in front of a 5,000-strong audience.
Read more: Digital Spy

Cheryl tells 14-year-old wannabes on X Factor to pass their GCSEs first as she warns several contestants that they are too young for the show
X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has told star-struck teenagers to concentrate on their GCSEs rather than take part in the hit TV talent show.

The chart-topping singer, who has returned to the show’s judging panel after a four-year absence, has warned several contestants that they are too young for the show and they should come back ‘in a few years’ when they have finished their school studies.

On Friday, while filming the arena auditions stage of the competition at London’s Wembley Arena, the former Girls Aloud star – known as Cheryl Cole until her recent marriage to French restaurateur Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini – broke ranks with her three fellow judges, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and ex-Spice Girl Mel B, by rejecting a 14-year-old boy from the contest.

The 31-year-old star, whose new single Crazy Stupid Love went straight to number one in the charts last week, said: ‘I don’t think a 14-year-old needs that pressure on his shoulders,’ before adding: ‘He’s got to do his GCSEs.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I think she’s next’: Simon Cowell tips Cheryl Fernandez-Versini for motherhood… as the singer reveals she is on cloud nine
Simon Cowell has tipped Cheryl Fernandez-Versini for motherhood.

The X Factor star admitted that he is sure that his fellow reality show judge – who secretly wed French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini last month – will become a parent in the near future.

Quizzed if he and Cheryl have discussed kids at the London auditions held at Wembley Arena on Friday, he said: ‘I have actually, yeah. I think she’s next. Louis [Walsh, fellow co-star] will be last. I wouldn’t be surprised if she did.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I picked up painkillers and necked them with a bottle of vodka’: Tulisa’s shocking TV diary reveals how Fake Sheikh drugs sting drove her to brink of suicide
Tulisa Contostavlos has revealed she considered suicide when she found out she was to be charged with conspiring to supply drugs.

The N-Dubz star, 26, made the harrowing confession in her upcoming tell-all BBC documentary, Tulisa: The Price of Fame, which is being aired tonight.

It follows the dramatic collapse of her drugs trial at London’s Southwark Crown Court last week following a cocaine sting arranged by Sun investigative reporter Mahzer Mahmood.

The judge told jurors there were ‘strong grounds to believe’ Mahmood – known as the Fake Sheikh – had lied at a pre-trial hearing and the case was thrown out.

In a preview clip for the BBC programme, the singer said: ‘So like an idiot I don’t know what I was thinking, I picked up painkillers and necked them with a bottle of vodka, I don’t even know what I was planning to do.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I tried to overdose on pills and booze during cocaine sting trial’: Former X Factor judge Tulisa said she couldn’t see any other way out of her legal nightmare
Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has revealed she tried to kill herself while she was on trial for supplying cocaine.

The N-Dubz star, who was charged as a result of an elaborate newspaper sting, said she had attempted to end it all with a cocktail of pills and alcohol.

The star, who has a history of self-harm and who has twice tried to kill herself, said she couldn’t see any other way out of her legal nightmare.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘She’s got a lot of opportunities ahead of her’: Simon Cowell stands by Tulisa… as it’s revealed she’s ‘returning to X Factor’ after successfully battling drug allegations
After a tumultuous year that saw her battle accusations of setting up a cocaine deal, she’s set to return to the show that catapulted her to stardom.

Tulisa Contostavlos, 26, who was dropped from her position as an X Factor judge two years ago, is set to make a comeback on the hit talent show, according to the Sunday People.

The publication reports that boss Simon Cowell was impressed with the way that Tulisa handled herself throughout the trial, which came about after an undercover reporter sting.
Read more: Daily Mail


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 Ella Henderson – Ghost
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3 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)
85 Cher Lloyd – Sirens
94 Little Mix – Salute

Albums
1 Garth Brooks – The Ultimate Hits
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17 One Direction – Midnight Memories
58 Cher Lloyd – Sorry I’m Late
63 One Direction – Up All Night

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 Magic! – Rude
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2 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)
4 Ella Henderson – Ghost
5 Bars & Melody – Hopeful (from BGT)
59 Cher Lloyd – Sirens
70 Little Mix – Salute

Albums
1 Ed Sheeran – X
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21 Cher Lloyd – Sorry I’m Late
54 One Direction – Midnight Memories
89 Little Mix – Salute

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.

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