X Factor UK Headlines for 10/06/12

First live show tonight! GMD3 become District 3!

Is this the most dramatic X Factor reaction EVER? Rylan Clark collapses on floor and lets out gut-wrenching sobs upon hearing he’s through to Live Shows
He is one of the most flamboyant contestants to have entered this year’s X Factor.

So it was no surprise Rylan Clark put on a display of epic proportions upon learning he was through to the Live Finals of the competition on Sunday night’s episode of the ITV1 talent show.

In what was perhaps the most dramatic reaction of all time, the 23-year-old Essex boy put on an Oscar-worthy performance as he collapsed to the floor in a fit of emotion.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The finalists! Talented teen Ella Henderson, chimney sweep Kye Sones and single mother Jade Ellis make it to the live shows on The X Factor
Gary Barlow has deemed the finalists for this year’s X Factor the ‘best ever’ as 16-year-old Ella Henderson and chimney sweep Kye Sones have sailed through to the live shows.

Happy with all the judges’ picks, Barlow said: ‘This year we really have got the cream of the crop with our finalists and it was tough for all of us to choose our three acts.’

He continued: ‘The standard of talent has gone up this year and I think it’s the best ever line-up of finalists.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

Skinny jeans, floppy hair, silly pose – check! Union J match One Direction in more ways than one as they make it through to X Factor live finals
When Louis Walsh picked boy band Union J for one of his three groups as judges’ houses, there was little surprise amongst X Factor viewers.

The four-piece’s singing talent aside, their handsome looks and different haircuts were more than a little familiar.

After Louis’s choice was unveiled on Sunday’s show, people took to Twitter in their droves comparing the quartet to One Direction.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Cry me a river: Tulisa Contostavlos breaks down over reject Amy Mottram… as it’s revealed she will be given a second shot as a wildcard entry
They came, they sang, they tried to persuade the judges they were strong enough to go through to the live finals.

But many contestants were left in floods of tears as their dreams were crushed and their journey on the X Factor ended on Sunday’s episode of the show.

And it wasn’t just the acts who broke down as they learned of their fate at the judges’ houses stage of the competition,with Tulisa Contostavlos left weeping over one contestant she had to let go.
Read more: The Daily Mail

They could get used to that! The X Factor finalists move into their new home… at a five star hotel with £500-per-night rooms
With just a few days until their first performance on The X Factor Live Shows, the finalists have packed up their belongings and travelled to London ready to move into their new home.

But if they thought they would be moving into a Hertfordshire mansion like in previous years they would be wrong – but by no means disappointed.

This year producers of the singing contest have splashed out even more to treat them to a whole corridor at London’s flashy Corinthia Hotel.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Let the makeovers begin: X Factor stars head in for teeth whitening… but James Arthur can’t resist a cheeky cigarette
They may have the talent but The X Factor contestants still need the gloss to get them ready for the live show.

And so the makeovers begin for the 12 finalists and four wildcards, starting with… teeth whitening.

Although for James Arthur, the prospect of having his chompers lightened didn’t stop him enjoying a cigarette on his way to the clinic in London.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I’m so scared of falling down the stairs’: X Factor’s Carolynne Poole reveals her fears for the live shows as Gary Barlow and the overs talk about wanting to win
This Saturday they will take to the X Factor stage to perform for the first time at the live stage of the competition, but one contestant isn’t worried about her singing ability.

Carolynne Poole has revealed to MailOnline that she is scared she won’t stay up on her feet during the crucial first show.

In an interview with Gary Barlow, Kye Sones and Melanie Masson the brunette beauty spoke about her fear of falling over.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor favourite Jahmene Douglas proved he CAN conquer his crippling nerves when he performed with buskers three years ago
He is known on the X Factor for being cripplingly shy and riddled with stage fright.

But a video has emerged of Jahmene Douglas walking up to a group of buskers and asking to sing with them.

The video was taken by a bystander in the city centre of Swindon three years ago.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Here come the girls! The X Factor female finalists undergo star make-overs for new magazine shoot
They’ve finally been unveiled as the three females to have landed a spot on Tulisa’s team on The X Factor this year.

And as they continue to get used to their new lives in the spotlight, her trio of girls have now undergone a make-over.

Lucy Spraggan, Ella Henderson and Jade Ellis appear in this week’s LOOK magazine showing off their new images.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Let’s hope he doesn’t wear that to the live shows! X Factor’s Rylan Clark pops to the shops in a blue onesie and silver boots
He’s already shocked viewers with his odd fashion sense, and Rylan Clark is continuing to do so.

The X Factor hopeful was spotted out in London on Tuesday night wearing a blue onesie and silver sheepskin boots.

The singer’s latest attire will no doubt leave X Factor fans wondering what he is going to wear at the first live show this weekend.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Standing out for all the wrong reasons: The X Factor’s Rylan Clark commits fashion fail as contestants prepare for first live show
He hails from Essex which is recognised by some as the birthplace of fake tans and false eyelashes.

So it comes as no surprise that X Factor contestant Rylan Clark is not quite there on the fashion side of thing, despite what he might think.

Doing a round of promotion prior to the first live show on Saturday, the 23-year-old was pictured on Thursday alongside his team mates James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas outside the ITV studios.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor’s Rylan Clark meets with former mentor Katie Price… before she appears on TV wearing a ‘Team Rylan’ T-shirt
He might not be on her show anymore, but Katie Price is still rooting for Rylan Clark.

The wannabe singer participated on Katie’s modelling competition Signed by Katie Price last year, of which he became the male winner and overall runner-up.

And it seems Katie takes her mentoring duties very seriously, as she met up with the X Factor hopeful at his London hotel on Thursday evening to offer him some showbiz advice.
Read more: The Daily Mail

That’s one way to get more votes: X Factor wildcard hopeful Staz Nair flaunts his six pack in bid to gain female fans
The four acts vying to get put through to the live shows on X Factor are trying hard to get as many votes as possible.

However, one wannabe is trying harder than anyone else by using his best asset to attract the much needed female vote.

Staz Nair, of Times Red, unveiled his incredibly toned six-pack as he made his way to rehearsals on Friday afternoon.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The EX Factor! Chimney sweep singer Kye Sones splits from girlfriend as he prepares for live shows
It’s a journey of self-discovery where contestants get thrust into the limelight and are bombarded by attention from mobs of adoring fans.

So it’s no surprise that Kye Sones has called time on his relationship with American beauty Editor Halle Carlson.

The pair apparently split ahead of 30-year-old chimney sweeper Kye’s debut on The X Factor live shows this weekend.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Gary Barlow: Don’t blame me for X Factor ratings slide
Gary Barlow says poor acts are to blame for fleeing viewers and said dwindling audiences are ‘not my problem’.

At a loss to explain the ratings’ dive, the singer said it remained a mystery to him but he won’t carry the burden.

‘I don’t know enough… if we were talking about records I could tell you the demographic or whatever. I don’t know about audience figures. To be honest it’s not my problem. They are not going to get more audience figures because my critique is better. They are not tuning in to see me,’ he said.
Lumping the blame on the acts, he said: ‘They are tuning in to see people become stars.’

In a surprise attack he panned last year’s stars, which included winners Little Mix and his runner up Marcus Collins but said he hoped his Overs category will change the tide on the live shows.

‘My complaint at the end of last year is I thought the contestants weren’t good enough,’ he said. ‘I thought we had a pretty average year last year and this year coming back I am really stoked.’
Read more: Metro

‘X Factor’ Louis Walsh: ‘My acts could be worldwide stars’
X Factor judge Louis Walsh has praised his three acts MK1, Union J and GMD3.

He predicted that each of his groups could have worldwide hits, saying they are reflective of today’s popular music trends.
Read more: Digital Spy

Half of the X Factor finalists were invited to audition
Half of this year’s 12 X Factor finalists were approached to audition for the show.

A spokesperson for the show told Newsbeat all acts had to go through the same process but that some had been asked by researchers to take part.

Producers insist that the judges did not know whether acts had been invited to audition when they were deciding whether to send them through.

A new rule was introduced this year to help producers find new talent.

It was included in the terms and conditions for this year’s online application.

It stated: “Please note that outside of this application process, acts may also be invited to audition for the programme by researchers acting on behalf of the producer.

“Such acts will be required to go through the audition process and normal programme rules will apply.”
Read more: BBC

X Factor’s GMD3 to become District 3 after Sharon Osbourne’s ‘virus’ jibe
X FACTOR boyband GMD3 want to be renamed District 3 after Sharon Osbourne said their moniker sounded like a virus.

The group, made up of Dan Ferrari-Lane, Greg West and Nicky Parsons, asked their fans to email in suggestions after acid-tongued Sharon made the comment while she was guest judge at Louis’ home.

They are hoping their idea goes through – though it has yet to be confirmed.

Mentor Louis Walsh said: “GMD3’s new name? I think it will be District 3. District 3 we are hoping to clear. But it’s not 100 per cent. “
Read more: The Sun

Louis Walsh: ‘UK X Factor is better than USA show’
Louis Walsh has claimed that the British version of The X Factor is better than its American counterpart.

The reality TV veteran, who did two days’ judging on the US show this year, said that he was hoping the ITV1 show would “win” in a battle with its spinoff on Fox in the US.

“I always talk to Simon [Cowell],” he said. “I talk to Simon every two weeks. It’s hard at the moment because he’s in his own show in the US. But I think our show is better.

“I do talk to him though. I’ve worked with him for 15 years.”

Speaking about which show he considered the strongest when it came to talent, he added: “I think our show is going to do better than the American show. I’m on this show, so I want this show to win.”
Read more: Digital Spy

‘X Factor’ Louis Walsh hits back at Gary Barlow: ‘What does he know?’
Louis Walsh has hit back at Gary Barlow’s suggestion that Walsh had made the Overs category “a joke” on The X Factor.

When Walsh has mentored the Overs, he has brought acts such as Wagner, Johnny Robinson, Kitty Brucknell and Tesco Mary to the Live Shows. Speaking earlier this week, the Take That star claimed that he wanted to bring some seriousness and credibility to the Overs this year.

Commenting on Barlow’s remark, Walsh said: “Gary is new to this business, what does he know?

“I’ve been doing it for nine years. I know more about it than he does. I always work really hard with whoever I get.”
Read more: Digital Spy

‘X Factor’ Gary Barlow slams Nicole Scherzinger over Rylan Clark pick
Gary Barlow has criticised Nicole Scherzinger’s decision to take Rylan Clark through to the live stages of The X Factor.

Speaking on an episode of The Jonathan Ross Show that is scheduled to air tonight, Barlow made it clear that he would not have had Clark in his final three.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘That blonde thing was awful’: Louis Walsh lays into ‘nice chav in a tracksuit’ Tulisa’s peroxide hairstyle
She recently dyed her locks brunette after admitting she was ‘bored’ with her brassy blonde look.

And it would seem Louis Walsh is particularly pleased Tulisa Contostavlos has gone back to the dark side, after branding her peroxide hair ‘awful’.

Appearing on ITV1’s Daybreak alongside his X Factor wannabes GMD3, Triple J and MK1, the Irish judge admitted the 24-year-old singer is looking ‘much better’ now she has returned to her roots.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Trott v foxtrot
Simon Cowell calls on Team GB

TONIGHT will be the battle of the Olympians as The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing call on our sporting heroes to get ahead in the ratings war.

Simon Cowell has lined up ELEVEN Team GB medallists to appear on tonight’s first live show, dubbed Heroes’ Night.

Big names such as Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis might be missing but Simon has still assembled a decent roster of talent to take on Strictly’s quota of gymnast Louis Smith and cyclist Victoria Pendleton.

The full X Factor line-up includes cyclists Laura Trott, Dani King, Lizzie Armitstead and Joanna Rowsell; boxers Nicola Adams and Luke Campbell; taekwondo ace Jade Jones; rowers Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory; and dressage champ Charlotte Dujardin. They will be introduced by host Dermot O’Leary before they dispense some wise words.

Contestants will then sing songs such as Gold by Spandau Ballet — to be performed by Rylan Clark — Simply The Best by Tina Turner and Rule The World by Take That. One Direction will appear but not perform.
Read more: The Sun

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