X Factor UK Headlines for 10/14/11

Matt Cardle, credible artist™, can’t keep his mouth shut, his single is underperforming and his album is set to miss #1, Rebecca Ferguson to sign lucrative publishing deal, One Direction worked with RedOne.

Matt Cardle: I looked a right idiot on X Factor
Instead of signing exclusively to Cowell’s Syco Music, Matt entered into a joint venture with them and Columbia Records — unprecedented for an X Factor winner. And it paid off for the Essex lad, given freedom to make an album on his own terms.

He says: “Syco’s a very pop label and I know X Factor is quite pop, but I’m not pop.

“You’ve got people like Kings Of Leon, John Mayer and Bruce Springsteen on Columbia, as opposed to Syco where you’ve got your Cher Lloyds and your One Directions. Columbia is a real artist’s label.
Read more: The Sun

Noel Gallagher to beat Matt Cardle in UK chart battle, predicts Amazon
Noel Gallagher is set to beat Matt Cardle to the UK album number one spot, Amazon has predicted.

The former Oasis star has accumulated 13% more pre-orders for his solo debut Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds than Cardle has for his new LP Letters.

“Matt Cardle’s album has been pre-ordering very well, but over the last few weeks we’ve seen a significant increase in demand for Noel’s debut post-Oasis effort, ” said Paul Firth, head of music buying at Amazon UK.
Read more: Digital Spy

The curse of the male X Factor winner: Hopeful Craig Colton dashes Matt Cardle’s hopes of securing a number one
X Factor winner Matt Cardle’s new single is set to be beaten to the top spot by a song belted out by one of this year’s stars.

Biscuit factory worker Craig Colton wowed the judges on Saturday night’s shows with Christina Perri’s little known Jar of Hearts.

The original version has since shot up to number three on the charts.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Biscuit boy Craig Colton set to beat Matt Cardle in singles charts
THE curse of the male X Factor winners has struck Matt Cardle — who is set to be beaten in the charts by a tune sung by Craig Colton on Saturday’s show.
Read more: The Sun

Big names are hot for Rebecca Ferguson
THE race to land Rebecca Ferguson’s lucrative publishing rights is turning into a bit of a bun fight between all the music industry’s major players.
Read more: The Sun

One Direction: ‘Our debut album features Nicole Scherzinger anthems’
One Direction have revealed details about their upcoming RedOne collaborations.

The boyband explained that the Lady GaGa producer has worked on a few songs for their debut album and has given the record its club anthem moments.

Zayn Malik told the Daily Star: “It’s anthemic. We can’t say that enough times. To work with RedOne was such a big deal. It’s more like the sound he created with Nicole Scherzinger. Powerful.”

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has also penned a couple of tracks for the album and the five-piece joked they are keen to add him as their sixth member.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘The X Factor’ charity singles – A retrospective
Yesterday, Simon Cowell took a break from his tiny X Factor side-project in the USA to announce the details of this year’s X Factor charity single.

Featuring all the finalists from the reality show, X Factor will be hoping that its cover of Rose Royce’s ‘Wishing on a Star’ can secure the show its fourth consecutive group number one and raise a whole load of wonga for ACT & Children’s Hospices.

To celebrate the release, Reality Bites takes a look back at the three previous charity releases.
Read more: Digital Spy

Tragedy strikes as Janet Devlin’s grandfather dies… but X Factor wannabe will miss funeral on Saturday to sing live
X Factor contestant Janet Devlin has made the agonising decision to miss her grandfather’s funeral to continue in the competition this weekend.

The 16-year-old, the youngest wannabe left in the show, was told the devastating news that her grandfather Michael had died in Northern Ireland on Wednesday evening.

The remaining contestants in the ITV show rallied round the young singer at the Hertfordshire mansion they are staying in.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Louis Walsh treats his X Factor Over 25s to night at Priscilla… but let’s hope Kitty doesn’t get any costume ideas
Kitty Brucknell and Johnny Robinson both sported outlandish stage costumes on their first X Factor live show and they look set to continue the antics if last night’s escapade was anything to go by.

Their mentor Louis Walsh treated his Over 25’s category, including Sami Brookes, to a night out a Priscilla, Queen of the Desert The Musical in London.

And the trio of contestants walked out of the Palace Theatre covered in brightly coloured feather boas and sunglasses.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Kitty Brucknell is driving me up the wall!’ admits Sami Brookes… but insists the eccentric star is not being bullied
X Factor contestant Sami Brookes has insisted fiery Kitty Brucknell is not being bullied, but did admit the singer is annoying her.

Miss Brookes, 31, who is expected to perform a Whitney Houston song on Saturday’s show, said: ‘She’s driving me up the wall!’

The shop worker’s outburst comes as former contestant Jonjo Kerr said about Miss Brucknell: ‘Everyone in the house is f****** sick of her crying and moaning’.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor rejects Amelia Lily and 2 Shoes get a taste of life as a VIP by partying with TOWIE cast
They might have been booted off The X Factor after the first live show, but Amelia Lilly and Essex twosome 2 Shoes wiped away their tears for a taste of the showbiz lifestyle last night.

Lucy Texeria, Charley Bird, Jonjo Kerr and James Michael were all joined by The Only Way Is Essex cast for a VIP night out in London.

The reality TV stars were celebrating the Just Dance 3 launch party at Il Bottaccio restaurant and were all smiles despite having their dreams shattered on Sunday night’s results’ show.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor Amelia Lily is still singing
AXED Amelia Lily puts on a brave face as she records the new X Factor charity single — Wishing On A Star.

The 16-year-old saw her own dreams of stardom dashed last weekend when her mentor Kelly Rowland gave her the chop.

But she refused to shrink into the shadows, and wore a see-through shirt to belt out the 1978 Rose Royce hit with the other 15 finalists.

Also at the London studio were James Michael, 2 Shoes and Jonjo Kerr.
Read more: The Sun

What reality show? Amelia Lily ignores X Factor doom and continues to live life in spotlight
Less than a week ago she broke down on television, thinking her showbiz dream had ended.

And while her singing career has been put on hold, Amelia Lily’s social life has catapulted into the spotlight.

The 16-year-old is adamant her face won’t be forgotten, just because she was eliminated from the first live X Factor show last Sunday night.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction’s Niall Horan gets a birthday President
THE minted members of One Direction dug deeper than the obligatory pint when they sorted Niall Horan’s 18th birthday present last month.

Times are tough for most teenagers in Britain at the moment so gift expectations must be pretty low.

But not when you’ve got Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik chipping in to buy a lifesize waxwork of Barack Obama.

The Cheryl Cole waxwork must have been ruled out because of the melting dangers with too much physical contact.
Read more: The Sun

Still got the X Factor?: Singer Joe McElderry proves his worth… £6, 350 to be exact
When he won the X Factor in 2009 Joe McElderry was handed a contract for £1million, but since then his net worth has obviously dropped a little.

The 20-year-old singer was put up for auction in aid of charity and eventually sold for £6, 350.

Joe’s auction took place on shopping channel QVC where viewers put their bids in during one of the daytime shows.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Very grown-up! Glam Cher Lloyd ditches tracksuits and trainers for romantic evening with boyfriend Craig Monk
Cher Lloyd recently said that she couldn’t imagine being in a band because she’d ‘stick out like a sore thumb’.

But she drew attention for all the right reasons last night, sporting a sophisticated look on a romantic date with her beau.

The 18-year-old singer wore a electric blue jacket and vivid patterned skirt as she arrived with boyfriend Craig Monk at London’s May Fair Hotel.
Read more: The Daily Mail

I haven’t found that special person yet. Only Donny Osmond caught my eye but he’s taken… says Susan Boyle
SINGING sensation Susan Boyle has achieved everything she ever dreamed of since becoming an overnight global star – except finding a man.

Susan, 50, admitted she had “never been kissed” before walking on to the Britain’s Got Talent stage in 2009 and shocking the world with a pitch-perfect rendition of Les Miserables show tune I Dreamed A Dream.

She has since sold 14million albums worldwide, sung in front of a TV audience of half a billion in China and lived a lifestyle she barely knew existed.

But the millionaire singer is still looking for a boyfriend — although she has not been short of offers.
Read more: The Sun

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