X Factor UK Headlines for 09/21/11

One Direction fans’ safety moves Radio 1 chart show, Susan Boyle unveils new album tracklisting, Olly Murs announces album title.

One Direction fans’ safety moves Radio 1 chart show
BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart show had to be broadcast from an alternative location yesterday following concerns about overcrowding.

Hundreds of fans gathered to see boy band One Direction who were guests.

A statement from Radio 1 said: “Radio 1 and the police felt it was safer for the young listeners as well as the band if the interview was moved to a secret location.”

The band apologised to those fans who had waited.
Read more: BBC

Susan Boyle: New Album Tracklisting
She catapulted to international stardom overnight, sold 14 million albums in 14 months and smashed music records around the world. Now Susan returns with her eagerly awaited third album, ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’.

The album heralds a new era of music for Susan Boyle. Featuring breathtaking renditions of ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘Both Sides Now’, Susan fearlessly takes on iconic songs ‘Enjoy The Silence’ and ‘Mad World’ giving them a new identity. Original material includes ‘This Will Be The Year’ by Emeli Sande and Naughty Boy with Josh Kear and ‘Return’ by Steve Mac and Wayne Hector. New material and classics combined with a variation of tempo’s from the ethereal to the dramatic, the music is stripped back and showcases the voice the world fell in love with.

Track Listing
1. You Have To Be There
2. Unchained Melody
3. Enjoy The Silence
4. Both Sides Now
5. Lilac Wine
6. Mad World
7. Autumn Leaves
8. This Will Be The Year
9. Return
10. Someone To Watch Over Me
Read more: Susan Boyle Music

Olly’s Forthcoming Album
After much anticipation, Olly has revealed the name of his forthcoming, second album titled ‘In Case You Didn’t Know.’
Read more: OllyMurs.com

Keeping her cool: Cher Lloyd puts on a brave face at Radio 1 following Twitter death threat
Cher Lloyd was putting on a brave face today after receiving an apparent death threat on Twitter.

The 18-year-old was subjected to the abuse after posting a message that wished her mother a happy birthday.

She wrote: ‘Its mamma lloyds birthday!! Love you mum! Xxxx.’

However moments later the singer received a chilling message back from one of her followers.

It said: ‘shut the f*** up before I kill your mum in front of you.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

That’s one way to create a buzz! Cheryl Cole celebrates her shoe collection by sporting her huge hair in gigantic beehive
She is making her first foray into fashion and last night Cheryl Cole made sure she generated a buzz at the launch party.

The Girls Aloud singer stepped out with huge hair in a larger-than-life beehive style to celebrate her collaboration with online fashion site Stylistpick.

Teaming the massive hair style which she held back with a gold headband, Cheryl donned a scarlet satin dress with rouched and draping detail as well as cut-out panels, showing off her slim figure.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘They are as close as ever’: Max Clifford denies rumours of Simon Cowell and fiancée split as X Factor boss shops for a classic beauty… a car, that is
He fuelled speculation that he had split from his fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy after giving a rather vague and bizarre answer during an interview with Howard Stern.

But Simon Cowell’s friend Max Clifford has denied that the X Factor boss has split from the makeup artist and said the pair are ‘as close as ever’.

Speaking on This Morning the publicist denied reports Cowell had a new girlfriend and said: ‘I spoke to Simon yesterday, he’s in LA launching X Factor over there and he said, “Who is the mystery girl as I haven’t met her and I don’t know her”.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘They shouldn’t have aired that, she’s clearly ill’: Lily Cooper criticises X Factor for airing vulnerable Ceri Rees’ FOURTH rejection
Lily Cooper was today the latest celebrity to attack X Factor for allowing an audition with an ‘ill’ woman to be broadcast on television.

The pregnant singer, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Sam, defended vulnerable contestant Ceri Rees, saying the show exploited her.

Last Sunday, viewers watched on as Rees was subjected to her fourth rejection from the panellists – having made several attempts to reach bootcamp over the last six years in 2005, 2006 and 2008.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The widow ridiculed for ratings: The humiliation of this vulnerable woman has disturbed even die-hard X Factor fans
From the moment Ceri Rees stepped out onto The X Factor stage she was no more than cannon fodder.

Lost, confused and beguiled into believing she was a woman of rare vocal talent, the 54-year-old can have had no idea that she was about to be held up as an object of public ridicule.

The result? For seven excruciating minutes on Sunday night — a sixth of the programme’s entire running time — Mrs Rees was humiliated in front of 11?million viewers.
Read more: The Daily Mail

BRIT-winning singer-songwriter James Morrison has ripped into JLS claiming they can’t sing.

The 27-year-old hates The X Factor and gave JLS as an example of the show’s bad influence.

James told me: “That show sends out the message that you can be famous for doing f*** all and that you can succeed even if you’re not a good singer.

“JLS are the worst singers I’ve ever heard. I’ve heard their raw vocals in the studio and they just cannot sing, yet they’ve had multi-million selling albums.

“That’s a weird message to give kids. People need to keep believing in real music, yet these X Factor idiots are on the radio and that’s a downward spiral.”
Read more: The Daily Star

One Direction vs Westlife
SIMON Cowell’s golden boys One Direction will face off against his old protegés Westlife in November – after their albums are released on the same day.

It signifies a real changing of the guard when it comes to boybands. Da Loif put out their Greatest Hits on November 21 at the same time as the X Factor lads release their debut.

Westlife look almost certain to be trounced in the charts by One Direction – whose single What Makes You Beautiful became the fastest selling song of the year on Sunday when it hit No1.

Back in March Da Loif left Simon’s Syco label after nearly a decade and were transferred to another Sony department, RCA.
Read more: The Sun

9 Years After His Win, ‘Pop Idol’ Will Young Remains a Chart Force
As the countdown begins for the U.S. premiere of “The X Factor” (Sept. 21), an early U.K. winner shows he’s still got the chops.

Will Young found fame as the 2002 winner of “Pop Idol, ” the pioneering Simon Fuller-created British TV singing contest that preceded “American Idol.” A decade later, his career is still burning brightly. “Echoes, ” the London-based singer’s fifth studio set, debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart.

The dance-flavored album, produced by Richard X (M.I.A., Kelis, Goldfrapp), scored first-week sales of 66, 000, according to the Official Chart Co. (OCC). Having previously claimed chart success with a succession of downtempo pop ballads, Young says making a record utilizing electronic rhythms and beats is the culmination of a long-held dream.
Read more: Billboard

Michael McIntyre quits ‘Britain’s Got Talent’
Michael McIntyre has left Britain’s Got Talent.

The comedian served as a judge on this year’s run of the ITV competition opposite Amanda Holden, David Hasselhoff and – for the live shows – Simon Cowell.

ITV has now confirmed that McIntyre will not return for a second series. He is believed to have quit in order to focus on a UK stand-up tour.

“We wish him all the best and look forward to working with him again, ” an ITV spokesman said.
Read more: Digital Spy

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