X Factor UK Headlines for 10/05/14

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Olly Murs: How is new album Never Been Better sounding?
Despite finishing second on The X Factor back in 2009, Olly Murs has gone on to become the most successful male solo artist in the show’s history. He has sold three million albums in the UK alone, not to mention nabbing four No.1 singles. After skipping a year to give himself more time to work on album number four, the Essex crooner will return on November 24 with Never Been Better.

And, judging from the six songs we’ve heard from the new album, the title rings true. New single ‘Wrapped Up’ is what we’ve come to expect from an Olly comeback; there’s a funky disco riff, dancefloor beat and an infectious chorus. It’s destined to be the get-up-and-dance anthem at this year’s Christmas parties. “It’s what I’m good at,” Olly said at the playback in London, and we’re sure the general public will agree when it premieres on Friday (October 3).
Read more: Digital Spy

‘I want her to have a normal life’: Olly Murs opens up about his relationship with girlfriend Francesca Thomas for the first time
He rose to stardom on The X Factor back in 2009 and has gone on to become one of Britain’s most loved pop stars.

Having toured alongside Robbie Williams, the 30-year-old singer is now set to release his fourth album Never Been Better.

But for the first time ever, the cheeky Essex lad has opened up about his beautiful girlfriend Francesca Thomas, claiming he doesn’t want her to be sucked into his celebrity lifestyle.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: One Direction’s Niall Horan hints romance troubles inspired Steal My Girl
EXCLUSIVE: Niall Horan has hinted that his own romance troubles inspired One Direction’s new single.

The Irishman – said to carry a torch for an ex from his home town – said Steal My Girl was about trying to hold on to a teen sweetheart.

He told Metro: ‘You’re writing about a girl that you’ve known since you were very young.

‘You have so much in common and that, and everyone is trying to steal her because she’s that nice.’

Down-to-earth Niall may still dream of what might have been if he had stayed in Mullingar instead of finding fame and fortune with 1D.

But the blond singer insisted that, despite recent rumours of a split, there is no chance he or any of his bandmates will emulate Take That’s Jason Orange by walking away.
Read more: Metro

Don’t Look Now, But One Direction Is Making Great Rock Music
After embracing 80’s tunes on their last album, 1D is back with another killer single. Will casual fans care that One Direction is no longer a pop band?

When all is said and done, what will One Direction’s legacy be? Surely the U.K. quintet will be remembered as one of the biggest boy bands in the history of pop music, capable of selling out stadiums and birthing a new No. 1 album every year. But will 1D be remembered as one of the best boy bands ever, the one that distanced itself from the loathsome qualifiers often tied to industry-formed pop collectives and actually evolved into a genuinely enjoyable act? One Direction is miles away from where it started when it formed in 2010 and was slinging out tasty pop-rock treats, and now holds the title of World’s Greatest Classic-Rock Band That Doesn’t Really Play Instruments and Wasn’t Alive in the 1980s. I don’t know how we got here, and I don’t know how much if it can be chalked up to Harry, Liam, Zayn, Niall and Louis, but here we are.
Read more: Billboard

The mane man: 1D’s Harry Styles displays man bun as he touches down in Atlanta with Niall Horan… before helping fan propose to his girlfriend at concert
While it might be some time until he decides to settle down, Harry Styles proved he’s the perfect wing man for those who are ready to pop the big question.

The One Direction star, 20, was seen touching down in Atlanta aboard a private jet with his bandmate Niall Horan, 21, on Wednesday, ahead of their anticipated show at the Georgia Dome.

With his ever-growing locks tied into a man bun, the pop heart-throb wore a green hoodie, black ripped skinny jeans and a pair of black-and-white Nike trainers as he landed on Georgia soil.
Read more: Daily Mail

The Voice 2015 auditions see X Factor’s Luke Friend
Former X Factor live show finalist Luke Friend has turned up at auditions for The Voice UK.

The singer, who recently announced a record deal with RCA records, made the final of last year’s X Factor.

He was originally due to release a single in the summer and an album this autumn, but now won’t be releaising his new material until the New Year.

“It should be out in January and the album will be later. I’ll have a couple of singles out before the album,” he said earlier this year. “I’d like to thank everyone for being so patient with me.”

And the reason has apparently become clear, after the 18-year-old turned up in Manchester this week for auditions of The Voice UK 2015.
Read more: TellyMix

The FIX Factor? Producers accused of ‘rigging results’ by ordering Louis Walsh to change his Judges’ Houses selections
The X Factor has once again found itself at the centre of a fixing scandal after Louis Walsh seemingly couldn’t make his mind up about who to ditch and who to save on Sunday night.

Producers have been accused of ordering the music manager to pick who they wanted to see go through to the Judges’ House stage, forcing him to change his mind numerous times throughout the episode.

The 62-year-old’s chopping and changing caused so much fury amongst the audience, that many stormed out of the Six Chair Challenge at Wembley Arena.
Read more: Daily Mail

Musical chairs: 15 things we learnt from this weekend’s horrendous X Factor Boot Camp bonanza, by Jim Shelley
The X Factor was organised chaos – cash from chaos too no doubt.

The three shows over the long weekend descended into total hysteria, until a state of out-and-out pandemonium reigned. Perhaps if the judges had actually decided on the rules beforehand and the ‘boot camps’ had featured a bit more training (or any), it would all have been more under control.

Just when we thought the hyperbole and transparent manipulation of emotions on the show couldn’t get any bigger or any worse, Simon Cowell and co. ramped it up almost to breaking point – for the audience and the contestants. With the audience baying for blood, and contestants turned mercilessly against each other, it had become a modern version of The Hunger Games, albeit The Hunger Games without the talent.
Read more: Daily Mail

The Blub Factor…or how Cheryl just can’t hold back those (attention grabbing) tears on X Factor
Every Saturday night, we can expect the same, soggy X Factor weather forecast. A hurricane of hurt, closely followed by a tear-nado ripping across Cheryl’s carefully applied make-up, causing widespread disruption of her mascara.

Yes, there will be the occasional showers in the vicinity of Mel B. Sometimes even Louis looks a bit damp near coastal areas — and Simon certainly seems slightly overcast when he reads the latest viewing figures.

Yet the full-scale flooding alert remains in place only over Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, with further tears expected to fall on already saturated ground and the prospect of even more to come at the judges’ houses stage this weekend.
Read more: Daily Mail

Chloe fiX revealed: Model ‘guaranteed £100K to cover modelling losses on show’
CHLOE JASMINE has allegedly secured £100,000 in earnings from The X Factor whether she wins the show or not.
It seems ITV bosses were so desperate to have the jazztastic blonde on their show, they waved a cheque in her face to guarantee it.

Daily Star Online can exclusively reveal that the professional clotheshorse almost gave up her place in the final 12 to pursue her lucrative modelling career.

For the peroxide blonde was offered a place on the family favourite while already making a healthy buck in the fashion industry.

And the 23-year-old had just landed a contract with Aveda (a hair and skincare range) worth £60K when forced to choose between instant stardom or take the deal being offered.

Needless to say, she turned down the make-up brand and other work falling at her feet.

A source told us: “After negotiations with Simon Cowell’s label SYCO, Chloe landed a guaranteed £100,000 contract to be paid in increments over the next year to cover any modelling losses.
Read more: The Daily Star

‘Chloe-Jasmine’s very sexually liberated’: Posh X Factor star went to ‘upmarket sex parties’ run by Kate Middleton’s pal
X Factor contestant Chloe Jasmine Whichello was allegedly a fan of attending posh orgies.

A friend of the singer told The Sun, she was a regular guest at the events organised by Killing Kittens, though the company tweeted on Saturday ‘it’s news to us.’

According to the pal, ‘Chloe’s sexually liberated. It’s safe to say she didn’t hold back.’
Read more: Daily Mail

It’s a tough climb to the top! X Factor’s Ben Selley proves he’s a knockout like cousin Harry Styles as he’s pushed to the ground by screaming fans during performance
If the enthusiasm already being shown towards Harry Styles’ cousin is anything to go by, he’s set to be a hit with fans whether or not he proves victorious on The X Factor.

Ben Selley, 20, and his Concept bandmates headed to London’s busy Leicester Square to treat fans to an impromptu performance on Friday.

But it appeared that Ben’s musical stylings – alongside bandmates Nathan Gittens, Karim Newton, Scott Dicks and Matt Goodenough – were too much to handle, with a group of screaming girls soon flocking to get their hands on the musicians.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I was in a dark place… it won’t happen again’: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini reveals how rushing back to X Factor after malaria battle led to a nervous breakdown
She presumed she had won the hardest health battle of her life after overcoming a near fatal bout of malaria in 2010.

But Cheryl Fernandez-Versini reveals that the real fight only began months later when she suffered a nervous breakdown after rushing back to work on The X Factor.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, she said: ‘I was burnt out and I wasn’t taking notice. I should have listened to the signals just to slow down.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It definitely feels more like a home’: Simon Cowell opens up about love for family as he admits baby Eric has brought ‘colour’ into his life
Simon Cowell became a proud father when he welcomed his first child Eric into the world on Valentine’s Day.

The 54-year-old star – who recently made his return on The X Factor as head judge – has opened up about his love for family life since his son’s arrival, claiming there is more ‘colour’ in his life.

In an interview with The Mirror newspaper, he said: ‘It ­definitely feels more like a home. There’s more of a nice atmosphere.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
3 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
15 Ella Henderson – Ghost
68 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)

1 Hozier – Hozier
38 One Direction – Midnight Memories
44 Collabro – Stars
84 One Direction – Up All Night

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The Official Charts
1 Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
18 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
21 Ella Henderson – Ghost
54 Cheryl Cole – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)
96 Leona Lewis – Run

1 George Ezra – Wanted On Voyage
29 Collabro – Stars (BGT 2014 Winners)

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