X Factor UK Headlines for 09/30/12 – Part 1

Olly reveals new album artwork, Jade Richards auditions for “The Voice UK”?

Olly Murs reveals new album ‘Right Place Right Time’ artwork
Olly Murs has unveiled the artwork for his new album.

The singer will release Right Place Right Time as his third studio collection in the UK on November 26.

The new set will be preceded by upcoming lead single ‘Troublemaker’, which features US rapper Flo Rida.

Read more: Digital Spy

My greatest victory wasn’t The X Factor. It was beating kidney cancer when I was two: Matt Cardle on why he fights for thousands of children struck by a rare and deadly disease
Disbelief, utter relief, a few tears and humble congratulations to all the worthy opponents who fell by the wayside: the reaction for winners of television talent show The X Factor has become almost standard.

And in December 2010, when he triumphed over his rivals – Liverpudlian Rebecca Ferguson and boy band One Direction – singer Matt Cardle did not fail to deliver.

More than 17?million British viewers watched as the 27-year-old sobbed through a final song before a display of fist-pumping joy, with mentor Dannii Minogue and pop tycoon Simon Cowell by his side.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Matt Cardle previews new album ‘The Fire’ – listen
Matt Cardle has previewed his new album online.

The singer will release The Fire in the UK as his second studio album on October 29.

The collection features ten new songs including lead single ‘It’s Only Love’ and a new interpretation of ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’.

The Fire is Cardle’s first album since leaving Columbia Records earlier this year. The album will be distributed by So What? Recordings.
Read more: Digital Spy

Shayne Ward announces engagement to girlfriend Faye McKeever
Shayne Ward has revealed that he is now engaged to long-term girlfriend Faye McKeever.

The former X Factor winner announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday (September 25), writing that he was the one to to propose to his partner of nine years.

Ward tweeted: “I have just asked @fayemckeever to marry me and she said………….. YES! X”, and accompanied the message with a photograph of the pair kissing.

The 27-year-old recently took on the role of rock star Stacee Jaxx for musical Rock of Ages’ London run, but will reportedly be returning to the studio after his contract on the show ended last week.
Read more: Digital Spy

Bottoms up! Alexandra Burke slips into a naughty peek-a-bum bandage dress to celebrate with her sister
She’s known for her toned body and on Monday evening singer Alexandra Burke didn’t hesitate showing it off in a daring bandage dress with cut-out detailing, giving passerbys a sneak peek at her bottom.

Unfortunately she forgot to put on some flesh coloured underwear, leaving her black thong on display as she celebrated her sister Sheniece’s birthday in London with her.
Read more: The Daily Mail

I cheated death in 40ft terror plunge
– Says singing sensation Lucy Spraggan

X FACTOR star Lucy Spraggan last night told how she is in constant pain after plummeting to the ground when a cherry picker gave way.

The singer-songwriter — one of the favourites to win — feared she would DIE as she crashed to the ground last year.

And she described how 1.4 tons of roof slate slammed into her leg, leaving her hobbling on crutches for months.

Speaking to TV Biz ahead of tonight’s crucial judges’ houses round, Lucy said: “I was working in demolition and I was 40ft high in the cherry picker removing some roof tiles from a hotel.

“Then all of a sudden the machine collapsed and I went hurtling towards the floor at 120 miles an hour.
Read more: The Sun

‘X Factor’ Jade Ellis: ‘I have a very happy little family’
X Factor hopeful Jade Ellis has spoken about her home life with her girlfriend and daughter, saying they are “a very happy little family”.

The singer, who performed in front of Tulisa and Tinie Tempah at the Judges’ Houses stage of the competition last night, told The People about her relationship with long-term partner Heba Elgam, saying she is her first “true love”.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘Rylan looks great… but the man CAN’T SING!’ Axed X Factor star Joseph Whelan blasts Essex boy Clark as he says show is fixed
He had been one of the favourites to win The X Factor, after wowing viewers with his incredible voice and sexy looks.

But after being sensationally axed from the ITV programme after the bootcamp stage of the show last weekend, single father Joseph Whelan has hit out at the series – accusing it of being a fix.

Whelan made the claims as he blasted bosses for putting through Rylan Clark instead, insisting the Essex-born star got through to judges’ houses on his looks and personality instead of his vocal talent.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Rylan Clark fears for his safety
THE sick Twitter threats sent to X Factor hopeful Rylan Clark have left him afraid to leave his home.

The Essex singer – who finds out if he is through to the live episodes of the show tonight – said: “I’ve had death threats, I’ve been told I’m going to be bottled and my face sliced open
Read more: The Sun

‘It’s unbelievable’: Ella Henderson is left starstruck as Cher tweets praise for her X Factor bootcamp performance of Believe
She famously gave Adele a run for her money in her first audition on The X Factor, when she sang a self-penned tribute to her late grandfather.

And now Ella Henderson has caught the eye of legendary singer Cher, after she heard the 16-year-old perform her own unique take on Cher’s hit track Believe.

Grammy winner Cher took to Twitter on Monday to express her delight at the cover, which aired on Sunday night’s bootcamp show.
Read more: The Daily Mail

I was freezing and hungry – but show bosses refused plea for £15 to buy food
– Says homeless singer Robbie Hance

DOWN-AND-OUT Robbie Hance says X Factor bosses refused to give him just £15 – despite his warning that he would die without food or shelter.

Robbie — who impressed judges with his version of Damien Rice’s Coconut Skins in his first audition — says he contacted the team after four months on the street.

But he claims he was told the show couldn’t fork out for a meal or a cheap hostel for the night because they would risk being accused of favouritism towards him.

Robbie said: “I was freezing cold and malnourished. I had been sleeping in parks and building sites and living on half a sandwich a day from one of the charity centres.
Read more: The Sun

Simeon’s big break
X FACTOR was thrown into chaos after Simeon Dixon broke his leg before the judges’ houses stage.

The wannabe – in duo MK1 with Lotte Rundle – was injured playing football and it was touch and go whether he would reach Las Vegas.

Lotte’s dad Daniel said: “Simeon broke his leg. There was debate as to whether he could fly.”
Read more: The Sun

‘X Factor’ reject Jade Richards auditions for ‘The Voice’ UK?
X Factor star Jade Richards has appeared to hint that she auditioned for The Voice UK.

The Fife-based singer left a cryptic message on Twitter suggesting that she had turned to the BBC’s rival contest after twice being rejected from The X Factor.
Read more: Digital Spy

What an appalling role model: Tulisa’s autobiography sends a depressing message to her fans, says LIZ JONES
Just 24 years old, and having made her name with a band most Britons have never heard of, Tulisa Contostavlos has suddenly positioned herself as the face of Saturday night TV.

Installed by Simon Cowell as a judge on ITV’s X Factor, she is now a role model for millions of young girls who slavishly follow the show — many of whom are still at primary school but who watch the programme with their families every week.

Now, Tulisa has capitalised on this sudden rise in her profile by writing an autobiography about her troubled upbringing in North London. And it is enough to make any sane parent’s hair stand on end.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I always felt miserable’: Gary Barlow admits that he considered ‘quitting’ The X Factor due to the pressure
Gary Barlow has revealed that he considered not returning to The X Factor this year.

Gary admitted that the pressure he and his fellow judges faced last year made him feel ‘nervous’.

Quipping that he’s ‘not a fan of hard work’ the 41-year-old said that juggling his music career with his mentoring role left him ‘miserable’ and tired.

Speaking to the Mirror, he said: ‘There’s a lot of pressure, it really is massive. Last year, I’d sit down feeling so nervous.’

In the last series of the popular ITV talent show Barlow mentored the boys and had his work cut out for him with the likes of wild child Frankie Cocozza as one of his acts.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I think she’s brilliant… she’s actually quite a naughty girl!’ Sharon Osbourne defends ‘boring’ Nicole Scherzinger as she returns to the X Factor for judges’ houses
She’s made no secret over the years that she’d love to make a return to one of the most popular TV talent shows of all time.

And this weekend, X Factor viewers will be treated to Sharon Osbourne returning to The X Factor – once again appearing as Louis Walsh’s guest mentor during the judges’ houses stage of the competition.

Sharon, 59, made a one-off appearance in Las Vegas to help Louis narrow down his seven possible groups to just three ahead of the live shows.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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