X Factor UK Headlines for 10/18/15

Simon Cowell thinks he has made “two big mistakes” in The X Factor’s Six Chair Challenge.

Interview with One Direction – Idol Sweden 2015

Harry Styles ‘blasts ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift’s catalogue of break-up songs in upcoming One Direction single Perfect’
One Direction are preparing to drop their new single, Perfect.

And the hugely-anticipated track reportedly includes a lyric that appears to bash Harry Styles’ ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift, asking whether he was just ‘someone to write break-up songs about’, according to The Sun newspaper.

The song appears to be a thinly-veiled critique of the pop princess’ penchant for discussing her former flames in her music, famously penning recent singles Style and Out Of The Woods after her short-lived relationship with Harry.
Read more: Daily Mail

Brooding four-piece One Direction return with music video for Perfect… as it emerges each member earned £19,000 a day last year
Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne are now thought to have made £19k every day last year… each.

And the One Direction four-piece certainly seemed to be feeling on top of the world when they returned with the new music video for Perfect, shot on top of Times Square’s Intercontinental Hotel.

The band’s first single after Zayn Malik’s departure, Drag Me Down, hit No1 in 82 countries on release day and the new single, which coincided with the video on Friday, is already iTunes’ No1.
Read more: Daily Mail

Harry who? How One Direction’s Liam Payne transformed his boyish looks with hardcore gym sessions and an edgy quiff to be crowned ‘sexiest man alive’
With his mop of curly brown hair, cheeky smile and boyish charm, Harry Styles has always been considered the heartthrob of One Direction. However, it seems he has been overtaken in the lust-worthy stakes by fellow band member Liam Payne.

The 22-year-old What Makes You Beautiful singer, from Wolverhampton, has been crowned Attitude’s Sexiest Man Of The Year – toppling last year’s champion, Olympic diver Tom Daley.

While pop hunk Liam was absent from Wednesday night’s award ceremony due to sickness, he tweeted his graduate to the gay lifestyle magazine: ‘@AttitudeMag thank you for all your support it was amazing to shoot with you and thank you for the biggest compliment in my life so far.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It was never really his kind of bag’: One Direction’s Liam Payne reveals the real reason Zayn Malik sensationally quit the band after five years
He sensationally quit the band in March saying he wanted to be a ‘normal 22-year-old.’

But One Direction’s Liam Payne has shed more light on Zayn Malik’s shock departure, revealing that one of the reasons he left after five years was because of the band’s music.

Speaking to Kate Garraway on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain alongside fellow 1D star Louis Tomlinson, the Wolverhampton-born singer said: ‘One Direction was never really Zayn’s kind of bag, if you know what I mean.’

He elaborated: ‘His taste in music was a bit different, and I guess that’s kind of what drove him to do what he did in the end, which is not necessarily a bad thing.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Irving Azoff Is Not One Direction’s Manager, Despite Golf Site’s Claim
Countless deals have been made on golf courses, but a video on a golf site isn’t exactly where you’d expect to get breaking news about the music business.

In an interview on the show posted Tuesday, host Harry Arnett refers to The Eagles, Maroon 5, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Christina Aguilera and One Direction as artists who are “represented, or have been represented” by Irving Azoff.

One Direction have long been managed by veterans Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee of Modest Management, but considering the recent rumors that Azoff was hot on the trail of the group’s No. 1 heartthrob Harry Styles, did Arnett inadvertently just break a huge story?

Well, not quite. While Azoff did not correct Arnett directly on the show — “You got about half the list right” — but he did Tweet on Wednesday morning:

Read more: Billboard

One Direction’s Harry Styles ‘had a secret fling with Nicole Scherzinger after his rise to fame – despite their 16-year age gap’
Harry Styles had a secret fling with Nicole Scherzinger, according to new claims.

The One Direction heartthrob, 21, reportedly hooked up with the former X Factor judge, 37, when he was just nineteen years old.

The story appears in The Sun and are the latest claims about the chart-topper’s love life.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix performs “Black Magic” on Swedish Idol – Idol Sverige (TV4)

Little Mix: Love Me Like You – The X Factor Australia 2015

Little Mix – Black Magic (Live on Sunrise)

Little Mix – Love Me Like You (Live on Sunrise)

Still smiling! Perrie Edwards beams as she arrives in Sydney with her Little Mix bandmates ahead of performance on The X Factor Australia
She’s endured an emotional two months following the abrupt end of her engagement to Zayn Malik, but it was an upbeat Perrie Edwards who flew into Sydney with her Little Mix band-mates on Monday morning.

The group – in Australia for a live performance on The X Factor – made their way out of the airport after a lengthy flight from the United Kingdom, where they’ve been furiously promoting their forthcoming third album, Get Weird.

Leading the way, Perrie flashed a beaming smile for fans stationed outside the arrivals lounge while wheeling her luggage trolley through the exit.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I want you to draw me like one of your French girls…’: Hopeless romantic Perrie Edwards shows off her lithe legs as she announces she’s ‘loving life’
She was allegedly dumped via text message in July.

But despite her recent heartbreak 22-year-old Perrie Edwards has proved she is still a hopeless romantic with her latest Instagram offering.

In the black and white picture the Little Mix star can be see laying down in an alluring pose as she references the famous – and sexually charged – Titanic scene which sees Rose (Kate Winslet) invite Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) to draw her naked form.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Why hello there, Sir!’: Perrie Edwards finally finds her knight in shining armour as Little Mix enjoy girls’ night Down Under
She announced on Tuesday that she was ‘loving life’ in the wake of her recent heartache.

And shortly afterwards newly-single Perrie Edwards’ day took a turn for the better when she was acquainted with her very own knight in shining armour.

The 22-year-old Little Mix star was in great spirits as she flirted with the inanimate tin man, informing him of the girl group’s forthcoming Australian tour.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix beat Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith to be named Best UK & Ireland Act at forthcoming MTV EMAs
They are currently blazing the promotional trail with their latest single.

And Little Mix will now be blazing the celebration trail after it was revealed they will be feted with the Best UK & Ireland Act at MTV’s Europe Music Awards later this month.

The four-piece group beat huge stars, including Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding and Sam Smith, to win the award, which will be presented at the Cute vs. Badass-themed ceremony, hosted by Ed Sheeran and Ruby Rose next Sunday.
Read more: Daily Mail

Olly Murs interview: “Who would I kiss right now? Simon Cowell, obviously!”
We catch up with the singer about his latest single, new book and The X Factor.

Olly Murs is a busy man. But despite having a new book, new single, new album (sort of) and a new job co-hosting The X Factor, he tells us he’s back at work today after taking a fortnight off when we called him up for a chat about all of the above…
Hello Olly! You seem like the busiest person on the planet right now. Are you ok?

I really am very good thanks! I’m back to work today after a couple of weeks off, but busy is how I like it to be. I’ve got the X Factor, my new book and the new album all happening at the same time, which is handy, because they all link up and I can promote them together over the next couple.
Read more: The Official Charts

The PECS Factor: Olly Murs displays torso transformation following 12-week intense training regime in shirtless before and after photos
While being tied up with filming The X Factor 2015 in recent months, Olly Murs was also in the midst of a 50-gig tour across England, Europe and Australia.

During that time, Olly, 31, enlisted the help of a personal trainer in order to whip him into the best shape of his life.

And now the man responsible for his fit form – Rob Solly – has unveiled the true extent of the singer’s torso transformation after an intense 12-week workout regime, with the help of some semi-naked mirror selfies.
Read more: Daily Mail

Has Ben Haenow FINALLY broken the X Factor curse? Last year’s winner unveils debut single with Kelly Clarkson… and his plans to crack America
Steve Brookstein, Leon Jackson, James Arthur, Matt Cardle… Male X Factor winners have a habit of captivating the nation’s attention for a few meagre months before disappearing down a Z-list pothole.

However that disappointing pattern could be about to change with 2014’s champion Ben Haenow. With his rugged good looks, boyish charm and anthemic voice, the 30-year-old former van driver from Croydon is on a mission to break the dreaded ‘curse’.

‘Well, fingers crossed you know? There is that stigma of the curse,’ he told FEMAIL. ‘No one wants to talk too soon but I think we’ve got a good chance with it. I’m really happy with the input I’ve had in everything and what we’re putting out there.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘You’re watching the worst experience of my life’: Tom Bleasby QUITS The X Factor just after securing a seat in the Six Chair Challenge
He’s proved hugely popular with the public so far, securing a spot at Judges’ Houses thanks to the deafening uproar from the live audience when Nick Grimshaw attempted to send him home.

But mere hours after Sunday night’s impressive show of support during the Six Chair Challenge, Tom Bleasby has made the shock decision to quit The X Factor.

The 19-year-old singing sensation cited ‘personal reasons’ in a Twitter statement explaining his intention to withdraw from the ITV singing competition.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I don’t feel like I’m strong enough’: Tom Bleasby reveals he withdrew from the The X Factor because he wasn’t ‘vocally ready’
He announced he was withdrawing from The X Factor on Monday night, despite making it through the cut-throat Six Chair Challenge.

And it appears it was the pressures of the singing competition that got a little too much for aspiring musician Tom Bleasby after he revealed he didn’t think he was ‘strong enough’ to make it through the show.

Speaking to ITV about his decision to leave the programme, he said: ‘It was a tough decision; I think I really discovered it at the 6 Chair Challenge. I just don’t know if I felt vocally ready to take on the competition and the pressure.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Mason Noise WILL replace X Factor drop-out Tom Bleasby following controversial outburst during Six Chair Challenge
It has been confirmed that controversial act Mason Noise will replace X Factor drop-out Tom Bleasby at Nick Grimshaw’s Judges’ Houses.

The 21-year-old from Birmingham shocked judges during the cut-throat Six Chair Challenge after a row with show boss Simon Cowell, where he claimed ITV producers ‘stitched him up’.

But on Thursday morning, BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick told his listeners they decided to bring him back, by saying: ‘[Tom’s departure] left us with the decision of what to do. Do we go to Judges’ Houses tomorrow with five boys or do we bring one back?
Read more: Daily Mail

The X Factor 2015: Mason Noise spotted joining the Boys, and Che Chesterman gives Josh Daniel a cheeky squeeze

Mason Noise has been pictured with the X Factor Boys after Nick Grimshaw dramatically decided to give him a second shot at the competition.

Snapped outside Radio 1 filming with the rest of his category yesterday, Mason looked sheepish and pulled up his hood, but Grimshaw – who decided to reinstate Mason after Tom Bleasby quit the show earlier this week – seemed cheery to be reunited with his hopefuls.
Read more: Digital Spy

X Factor’s Seann Miley Moore makes his breakfast TV debut in a low-cut dress as he celebrates Six Chair Challenge victory
Seann Miley Moore’s victorious Six Chair Challenge performance on Sunday night’s X Factor won’t be one viewers will forget in a hurry.

And the 24-year-old was determined to be remembered the next day when he put in a suitably fabulous appearance on Monday morning’s This Morning.

The Australian made his breakfast television debut in a super-plunging dress, black cherry lipstick and 4-inch heeled boots.
Read more: Daily Mail

Seann Miley Moore rocks a plunging silk jumpsuit and loud fur coat as the X Factor boys head to meet mentor Nick Grimshaw at Radio 1
He is undoubtedly one of the most eccentric hopefuls on this year’s The X Factor.

And Seann Miley Moore showed exactly why as he headed to the Radio One studios in London on Thursday morning with his cohorts from the Boys’ category on the ITV1 show.

The 24-year-old talent show hopeful showcased his flair for fashion in a plunging animal-print silk jumpsuit, which he teamed with a mismatched fur coat, as he headed to the Radio 1 studios in central London to see mentor Nick Grimshaw.
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell thinks he has made “two big mistakes” in The X Factor’s Six Chair Challenge
Simon Cowell has whet the appetite for tonight’s (October 18) episode of The X Factor.

Viewers will see him choose his Top 6 Overs and he’s tweeted that he might not have made the right call.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘NO JOKE’: Caroline Flack demands sympathy after ‘breaking’ her arm as The X Factor’s live shows loom
She co-hosts one of the biggest shows on TV right now.

And with The X Factor’s glitzy live shows firmly on the horizon, Caroline Flack has ‘broken’ her arm.

Posting a photo of her visibly deformed limb on Instagram, the 35-year-old wrote: ‘Shout out my broken arm. NO JOKE.’
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
15 One Direction – Drag Me Down
30 Little Mix – Black Magic
37 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
47 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
53 One Direction – Infinity
56 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
65 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
68 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
93 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
97 Adam Lambert – Ghost Town
100 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You

1 Keywest – Joyland
39 One Direction – Four

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The Official Charts
1 Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
16 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
30 One Direction – Drag Me Down
31 Little Mix – Black Magic
32 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
47 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
58 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
60 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
77 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
78 One Direction – Infinity

1 Faithless – Faithless 2.0
88 One Direction – Four
92 Ella Henderson – Chapter One

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