X Factor UK Headlines for 09/28/14

One Direction’s new single leaks!

Exclusive: One Direction’s new single: ‘Steal My Girl’ – First listen review
One Direction have little to worry about when it comes to their rivals trying to steal the boyband crown. Their upcoming album Four hit number one on 65 iTunes charts across the world two whole months before it’s even released, waiting to add to the 94 official chart-topping positions they’ve already achieved in their career so far.

However, if its lead single ‘Steal My Girl’ is anything to go by, the five-piece are a little vulnerable when it comes to potential love rivals. “She’s been my queen since we were sixteen/ We want the same things/ We dream the same dreams, alright?” Zayn warns on the opening line – and it’s the perfectly-quiffed crooner who takes centre stage for most of the track.

Co-written by Louis and Liam, along with Ed Drewett, Wayne Hector, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan (the ‘Best Song Ever’ dream team), ‘Steal My Girl’ begins with a jubilant Elton-meets-ABBA piano line, before it flits between the bouncy riff with added skittering electronics, and light bass guitar strums. It’s a minor departure from what we’ve come to expect from a One Direction lead single, but not so much that it would feel out of place at one of their sold-out shows.
Read more: Digital Spy

One Direction’s “Steal My Girl” LEAKED.
If you want to hear it, find it on YouTube.

Watch One Direction Dish on New Album, ‘Four,’ at iHeartRadio Fest
Classic, natural, simple, crazy and upbeat. These are just a handful of words that One Direction’s Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson use to describe the pop group’s forthcoming album, Four.

“There’s a good balance,” Tomlinson tells Billboard backstage at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. “It’s definitely our most different-sounding album. We’ve definitely tried to keep it different, really.”

1D recently announced that its next single “Steal My Girl,” a preview of November’s Four album, will be released in late September. But the group kept things strictly to the hits during its iHeartRadio Fest performance on Saturday (Sept. 20).
Read more: THR

Lads on tour! Ed Sheeran and Niall Horan party up a storm during wild night out in Las Vegas after iHeartRadio Music Festival
Since touring with One Direction and co-writing hits like Little Things, it’s hardly surprising Ed Sheeran has struck up a good relationship with the band.

The 23-year-old crooner was pictured partying up quite the storm with teen heartthrob Niall Horan following 1D’s energetic performance at iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday night.

Both dressed down in checkered shirts and black T-shirts, the two boys celebrated with famous friends at XS Nightclub inside the Wynn Hotel.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I went into a shower room and wrote a song for One Direction’: Ed Sheeran reveals how he penned new tune for boy band in Copenhagen bathroom
Last year Ed Sheeran said that he wouldn’t be writing anymore songs for One Direction for the time being.

But on Wednesday the 23-year-old British singer, who penned One Direction songs Moments and Little Things, explained the reason for the break was that he came under fire from his music label, Atlantic Records.

Ed told Nova’s Kent ‘Smallzy’ Small that he contributed one song to the mega popular boy band’s upcoming album Four, revealing that he wrote it in a Copenhagen restroom.
Read more: Daily Mail

The party’s over! One Direction leave Las Vegas after fun-filled weekend of clubbing and live shows
They gave an energetic performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday night.

But the party was over for the One Direction boys on Sunday morning as they jetted out of Las Vegas on their private plane and headed home.

The Kiss You hit-makers were looking a little weary after their action-packed weekend in the gambling city.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It was a tough pill to swallow’: Louis Tomlinson admits he struggled to share The X Factor spotlight with One Direction… as band open up in new autobiography
The whole is often greater than the sum of its parts, but One Direction star Louis Tomlinson admits he found the transition from hopeful solo singer to integral band-member hard to take during their early appearances on The X Factor.

Like the rest of the band, Louis entered the competition with aspirations of fame as a singer in his own right, but after failing to make it through boot-camp found himself thrust into the purpose-built group by show creator Simon Cowell – who saw potential in the boys as a five-piece.

Speaking in candid new autobiography Who We Are, the 22-year-old admitted that learning to share the spotlight with Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan was a difficult process.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m 100% not gay or homophobic’: One Direction’s Liam Payne strongly denies that THOSE leaked nude ‘gay’ photos are of him
Liam Payne has furiously spoken out to deny that the nude gay photos floating around online are of him.

‘Wow, as if people think those weird photos going around are actually of me lol,’ the 21-year-old vented on Twitter.

‘I think I’d rather tweet a full frontal than have people look at that.’
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction’s Liam Payne slammed for posing with hunting rifle alongside controversial Duck Dynasty clan
Liam Payne has come under fire after posing with a gun in a photo with the stars of US TV show Duck Dynasty.

The One Direction hitmaker reportedly visited the Robertson clan – whose patriarch Phil was previously slammed for his right-wing views – in Louisiana this week where they shot clay discs.

The 21-year-old is pictured grinning away next to his bodyguard Paddy, the Daily Mirror reported, in the same week that he was forced to strongly deny that leaked ‘gay’ photos were him.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I never imagined I’d have a baby whose godmother is Sharon Osbourne’: X Factor winner Sam Bailey poses with newborn daughter Miley Beau
Sam Bailey has presented her baby daughter to the world for the first time this week after naming her Miley Beau Pearson.

The X Factor winner – who already has two children with husband of 11 years, Craig – gave birth to her little girl three weeks early on September 10.

The 37-year-old posed with the newborn in the latest issue of HELLO! magazine, after revealing which famous face she had chosen to be her third child’s godparent.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘A little nose, lots of hair and looking like his mummy’: Proud dad JB Gill announces the arrival of his first child with wife Chloe
Former JLS singer JB Gill is ecstatic after becoming a father for the first time.

The singer’s wife Chloe gave birth to a baby boy on Friday.

Announcing the happy news on Twitter, JB – full name Jonathan Benjamin – wrote: ‘A little nose, lots of hair and looking like his mummy our baby boy was born 19/09/14 weighing 6lb15.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Olly Murs “Never Been Better” (Official Album Tracklist)
“Never Been Better” is the upcoming fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter, musician, and television presente Olly Murs. It’s scheduled to be released on digital retailers on November 24, 2014 via Sony Music Entertainmet.
Read more: Ultimate Music

The X Factor caught up in fix row after posh contestant Chloe-Jasmine Whichello gets to audition TWICE despite forgetting her words
The X Factor has been embroiled in yet another fix controversy after contestant Chloe-Jasmine Whichello was allowed to perform for judges twice despite fluffing her first audition.

The posh singer reportedly took to the stage to sing jazz standard Misty, only to forget her words and break down in tears in front of an audience of 5,000 at Wembley.

However, viewers on Saturday only saw her second audition in front of a different crowd, when she impressed the panel with Why Don’t You Do Right and sailed through to the next stage of the competition.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini looks chic in plunging lace maxi-dress… as Tulisa shows off her enviably toned bikini body in new X Factor Judges’ Houses pictures
She recently married her French partner, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini.

So it is no surprise that Cheryl Cole took her X Factor group to the south of France for the Judges’ Houses stage of the competition.

Cheryl certainly looked at home in newly released images from the location as she donned a chic lace floral dress for the task.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It’s good to know my X Factor family have not disowned me’: Tulisa Contostavlos says she’s grateful Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell stuck by her during darkest days
Over the last 13 months Tulisa Contostavlos has learnt who her true friends are.

After she was accused of brokering an £800 deal to supply Class A drugs to undercover The Sun journalist Mahzer Mahmood, her reputation was left in tatters. But now the dust has settled on the controversy, the 26-year-old is ready talk about her traumatic ordeal.

In a new interview with The Sunday Mirror Tulisa has revealed while many of her supposed good friends dropped off the radar during the trial, her X Factor colleagues including judges Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh have always stuck by her.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz – Prayer in C
4 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
17 Ella Henderson – Ghost
61 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)

1 Hozier – Hozier
43 One Direction – Midnight Memories
46 Collabro – Stars

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The Official Charts
1 Jessie J – Bang Bang (feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
15 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
17 Ella Henderson – Ghost
44 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)
94 Carrie Underwood – I Know You Won’t

1 Alt-J – This Is All Yours
17 Collabro – Stars (BGT 2014 Winners)

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