X Factor UK Headlines for 09/18/11

One Direction hit #1 with their single “What Makes You Beautiful” in the UK and Ireland, celebrate their success at G-A-Y, will fly to America this week? Susan Boyle to cover “Mad World” on her third album. The UK Radio Airplay Chart, The Official Charts Update, Irish charts.

One Direction to the top of the charts: X Factor quintet celebrate as they follow in Cher Lloyd’s footsteps with No1 single
Simon Cowell will be rubbing his hands with glee as his protégés One Direction landed their first No1 single today.

The quintet scored the biggest week one sales of the year so far with debut release What Makes You Beautiful clocking up over 153, 000 sales since last Monday.

Liam, Louis, Niall, Harry and Zayn leapfrogged artists such as Bruno Mars, Olly Murs, Jennifer Lopez, and The Wanted who all broke through the 100, 000 sales-in-one-week barrier this year.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction to fly to America this week to attempt to crack the US
IT looks set to be one of the shortest chart-topping celebrations in pop history.

The bubbly will barely have had chance to fizz in the One Direction boys’ glasses (not yours, Harry, you’re only 17 so it’s lemonade for you) before they set them down again and jet off to conquer the States.

The boys’ single What Makes You Beautiful has sold over 100, 000 in just three days – more or less guaranteeing No 1 spot – but after a quick slap on each others pretty little backs, it’s back to the grindstone.

They will shoot their new video in New York next week and meet US record labels thanks to boss Simon Cowell.
Read more: The Daily Mirror

Tulisa axes band for having the seX Factor! Six contestants dropped after being caught in the act
Tulisa Contostavlos has proved she’s one tough judge, after axing a group for breaking a sex ban during the judge’s house stage.

The 23-year-old X Factor judge took eight groups to the Greek Island of Mykonos, but enforced a strict policy of no drinking or romping.

But after just two days, Tulisa was informed that six of the singers had been caught locked in passion.

Producers found out that two of the girls from one band had slept with two of the boys from another band, while two others from a mixed group also took part in a sex act, according to The Sun.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor contestant spends life savings on makeover to get the pop-star look
Axed X Factor contestant John Wilding is so desperate for success he has spent £7, 000 on a makeover in a bid to impress the judges this year.

The 18-year-old was dumped from the competition at the Judge’s House stage last year but is making his come back on the show tonight.

He revealed he has used his life savings – around £5000 – to get his teeth fixed, change his wardrobe, and has even gone on the controversial Atkins diet to look more like a star.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Second time’s a charm! John Wilding wows X Factor judges in his comeback audition
John Wilding, 18, made his return to X Factor after reaching the Judges’ Houses stage last year but eventually being booted out by Dannii Minogue just before the live shows.

However with a new panel of judges, he decided to try his chances one more time.

Before facing the panel, he said: ‘With the new judges it’s like a fresh start.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘You remind me of my mum’: X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos breaks down in tears after Michelle Bennett’s powerful audition
X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos was moved to tears by an emotional audition on tonight’s show.

The performance opened the floodgates for the N-Dubz singer because Michelle Bennett’s story reminded Tulisa of her mother.

After watching mother of four Michelle sing All The Man I Need by Whitney Houston, Tulisa, 23, began to tear up.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Michelle’s got the Mary factor: X Factor singer grew up near Tesco worker who made it to last year’s final
A mother of four who dazzled the judges in last night’s X Factor is from the same neighbourhood as Mary Byrne, the Tesco checkout worker who made it through to last year’s finals.

Michelle Barrett, 31, who sang Whitney Houston’s All The Man That I Need, revealed she grew up in the Dublin suburb of Ballyfermot, and that her parents still live near the store where Mary worked.

‘I haven’t met Mary yet but members of my family know members of hers, ’ said Michelle, who now lives ten miles away in Leixlip.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor singer who moved Tulisa to tears is an underwear model for Ultimo’s Real Woman
The X Factor singer who made straight talking judge Tulisa Contostavlos breakdown in tears on last night’s show has already won a talent competition.

Mother-of-four Michelle Barrett used to be a lingerie model for Ultimo.

Just months before auditioning for The X Factor the blonde star won a place in Ultimo’s Real Woman campaign and was plastered on billboards all over the United Kingdom in just a bra and knickers.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Fake That: Gary Barlow impersonator claims X Factor producers set up his audition and told him what to sing
Backstage plotting and underhanded tactics that occur on X Factor have been exposed by contestant Ashley Crowe.

Ashley, who is a Gary Barlow impersonator and a singer in tribute band Fake That, claims that he was approached by the shows producers and they decided that he should sing Take That hit Love Aint Here Any More in front of the judges.

24-year-old Ashley said that the bosses wanted to impress judge Gary Barlow and arranged for the Fake That singer to meet the Take That singer backstage.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor veteran Ceri Rees appears for FOURTH attempt at a ‘yes’… but ‘bad lad’ Bradley Johnson has the real talent
As ever, tonight’s X Factor was a show of extremes which saw auditioning hopefuls display both soaring highs and painfully monotonous lows.

16-year-old Bradley Johnson gave a stellar performance early on in the show, wowing the judges with his natural ability.

However mandatory ‘awkward moments’ were provided by X factor auditions veteran Ceri Rees, who showed up for her fourth attempt at a ‘yes’ from the judges.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Cheryl who? Simon Cowell to offer Tulisa and Kelly Rowland ‘DOUBLE pay for X Factor return’
Adding three new divas to the X Factor judging panel this season was a risky call, but Simon Cowell is apparently so happy with his decision they’re set to receive a deal for next season too.

Cowell is reportedly set to offer Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland contracts for next year’s series, which would pay them twice as much as their current deal.

While Gary Barlow has also been rumoured to have made the cut after Simon told staff: ‘This is the best the show has ever been’, according to The People.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Susan Boyle’s got a new direction
FORGET Christmas hits and hymns on Susan Boyle’s next album – the Blackburn beauty has gone credible.

The Highland lassie with the big hits and the hairy chassis has covered Enjoy The Silence by Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears classic Mad World for her next album, Someone To Watch Over Me, which is out on November 7.
Read more: The Sun

Mezhgan’s got the ex factor as single Simon Cowell dates again
Simon Cowell has split from fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy – but he is already back in the dating game.

Sources close to the 51-year-old X Factor creator revealed that he called off his engagement to the Afghan-born make-up artist last month and is now seeing someone else.

Officially, Cowell remains tight-lipped about the state of his relationship with 38-year-old Mezhgan – whom he wooed with a £250, 000 engagement ring – and the couple put on a united front in Los Angeles for the launch of the American X Factor on Wednesday night.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Until 6th form I was so short I stood on a brick to kiss – Zayn Malik
THEY are Britain’s most exciting new boyband in years and their debut single is set to storm to No1 tomorrow.

But did you know that One Direction’s Liam Payne cheated death as a baby, hunky Zayn Malik wasn’t always the tall, handsome chap he is today and that baby-faced Niall has never had a proper girlfriend? The fivesome, who finished third in last year’s X Factor, have written all about their childhood memories, school years and incredible journey to fame in their new book.

Yesterday, we revealed extracts from Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson’s stories. And now fans can read all about the lives of Liam, Zayn and Niall Horan, in their own words.
Read more: The Sun

Louis Tomlinson: She’s my first One
IT was only a matter of time before little Louis Tomlinson pulled his first model.

The little rascal from One Direction is now dating student and part-time clothes horse Eleanor Calder.

She has posed in her smalls for fashion firm Hollister in the kind of snaps wee Louis would have had plastered all over his bedroom walls before he made it big on The X Factor.

But like a scene from cult teen movie Weird Science, his childhood dream women are now becoming a reality — after a female friend of his bandmate Harry Styles set them up on a date.
Read more: The Sun

We risked death to become parents: Il Divo singer Sébastien Izambard and his wife Renee tell of the traumatic births of their children
The day before I meet Sébastien Izambard, I watch him sing with the rest of Il Divo to a packed London Coliseum.

The three other members of the opera group, who have sold more than 26?million albums worldwide, joke and flirt and have underwear thrown at them by an audience of near-hysterical women.

Sébastien, 38, devotes a song to his wife Renee and gives thanks for becoming a father. There is a hush on stage as he says how much it means to him because he ‘almost lost all of them’.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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The UK Radio Airplay Chart
2 Olly Murs – Heart Skips A Beat Label: Epic Plays: 3, 991 Impacts: 56.78m LW: 1
4 Will Young – Jealousy Label: RCA Plays: 3, 470 Impacts: 51.43m LW: 4
11 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful Label: Syco Plays: 2, 233 Impacts: 38.93m LW: 19
17 JLS ft. Dev – She Makes Me Wanna Label: Epic Plays: 2, 923 Impacts: 33.55m LW: 15
28 Leona Lewis – Collide Label: Syco Plays: 1, 922 Impacts: 22.24m LW: 45
38 Matt Cardle – Run For Your Life Label: Columbia Plays: 773 Impacts: 19.52m LW: 83
81 Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All Label: RCA Plays: 525 Impacts: 9.57m LW: 690
This chart is compiled by www.radiomonitor.com
For more airplay charts, click HERE.

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One Direction’s single “What Makes You Beautiful” debuts at #1 in the UK and Ireland.

The Official Charts

One Direction and Ed Sheeran debuts storm way ahead
Brand new British boy band One Direction fly to the top of the Official Singles Chart to land the biggest week one sales of the year so far with debut release What Makes You Beautiful.

Clocking up over 153, 000 sales since last Monday, One Direction have leapfrogged artists such as Bruno Mars, Olly Murs, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Fresh, Wanted, Example and Adele, all of whom have broken through the landmark 100, 000 sales-in-one-week barrier this year, with one of the most eagerly anticipated debuts of 2011.

20-year-old-singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran sees his major-label debut + take the prime spot in this week’s Official Albums Chart with sales of over 100, 000 while the Official Albums Top 10 sees Laura Marling straight in at Number Four and Kooks straight in at Number 10.

Interesting fact: Ed Sheeran wrote a song for One Direction’s debut album.

1 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful (153965 copies)
4 Olly Murs – Heart Skips A Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)
9 Will Young – Jealousy
10 Leona Lewis/Avicii – Collide
25 JLS – She Makes Me Wanna (feat. DEV)
48 Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger

1 Ed Sheeran – + (102350 copies)
5 Joe McElderry – Classic
7 Will Young – Echoes
46 Olly Murs – Olly Murs
64 Will Young – The Hits

Irish Charts

1 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
8 Leona Lewis/Avicii – Collide
12 Olly Murs – Heart Skips A Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)
21 JLS – She Makes Me Wanna (feat. DEV)
27 One Direction – Na Na Na (b-side)
32 Will Young – Jealousy
34 Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger

7 Jedward – Victory
23 Will Young – Echoes
38 Joe McElderry – Classic
49 Jedward – Planet Jedward
79 Mary Byrne – Mine & Yours

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