X Factor UK Headlines for 10/20/12

X Factor UK secrets and ‘fixing’ exposed by Frankie Cocozza!

X Factor UK secrets and ‘fixing’ exposed (by Frankie Cocozza!)
X Factor UK’s secrets and fixing have been supposedly revealed.

Former X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza, who was last year booted out of the show, has told how many aspects of the show aren’t what they seem.

In truth, it’s nothing that new, but it’s rare for a former contestant to go into so much detail.

Frankie explained that bosses had originally did “everything they could” to keep him in the show, before then forcing him out.

He tells the Daily Star newspaper today: “I just got caned week in week out. I didn’t want to be there but they did everything they could to keep me in.

“And then when I kept getting through each week I think they thought: ‘Sh*t, he could win this and we can’t have that,’ so they f***ed me off in the most horrible way.
Read more: TellyMix

‘Stay away from Rylan’: Gary Barlow and Tulisa ‘ban their X Factor contestants from mixing with controversial singer’
As the battle between Rylan Clark and Gary Barlow rages on, the X Factor judge has used all of his power to alienate the pop wannabe.

Gary has told his remaining acts to stay away from Rylan, and Tulisa has followed suit too.

Both judges have held meetings with their contestants warning them not to get too close to the controversial Rylan.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Every day I thought, I’m going to die today’: X Factor’s Jahmene Douglas reveals how his father almost killed his mother with a blowtorch
Jahmene Douglas is perhaps the most placid and shy performer on this year’s X Factor.

But behind the sensational voice lies a boy who once feared that any moment could be his last.

The softly spoken Jahmene has opened up about his deranged father putting his family through hell and how his mother was almost killed with a blowtorch.
Read more: The Daily Mail

LIVERPOOL is fixing it for X Factor wannabe Chris Maloney to stay in the competition.

This year’s wild card contestant has been branded a diva by show staff thanks to his cocky antics backstage.

Chris, 34, has also been dubbed ‘Chris Baloney’ by his rivals who reckon he’s faking his nerves in order to win over the public.

And even his mentor Gary Barlow, 41, is not particularly keen on working with him.

But we can reveal that the Scouse singer is topping the public vote by a large margin as his city gets behind their only home-grown contender in the competition.
Read more: Daily Star

Water-throwing, happy-slapping, Louis Walsh: X Factor’s 10 most shocking moments
As X Factor finalists Rylan Clark and Lucy Spraggan are reportedly kicked out of their hotel following their drunken antics last night (October 17), we take a look back at 10 of the show’s most shocking and controversial moments – from happy-slapping and drug-abusing contestants to irate water-pelting judges.
Read more: Digital Spy

Tulisa joined by ‘X Factor’s Ella at pop-up store launch – pictures
Tulisa Contostavlos was joined by X Factor hopeful Ella Henderson at the launch of a pop-up store to promote her debut fashion line.

The temporary shop will be open for just one day today (Friday, October 19) at Westfield White City to promote the musician’s ‘TFB by Tulisa’ collection.
Read more: Digital Spy

Tulisa unveils new single ‘Sight Of You’ – listen
Tulisa Contostavlos has debuted her new single online.

The singer will release ‘Sight Of You’ on November 25 as the third cut to be lifted from her debut album The Female Boss.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘X Factor’ voiceover Peter Dickson reads Cheryl, Tulisa books – video
He can make X Factor viewers titter just by saying somebody’s last name, so when we sat down with Peter Dickson this week, we couldn’t resist asking him to go all Jackanory on us and give us a reading of the Cheryl Cole and Tulisa Contostavlos autobiographies.

Mr ‘It’s time to face the music’ bellowed through a few choice excerpts from Cheryl: My Story and Tulisa: Honest, in which the judges open up about their time on the show.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘X Factor’ District3: ‘We chose our own song this week’
X Factor act District3 have chosen their own song ahead of this week’s live show.

The boyband were criticised last week after mentor Louis Walsh had them sing ‘I Swear’, with the other judges branding the performance “dated”.
Read more: Digital Spy

They really are the new One Direction! X Factor’s Union J fan event cancelled after hordes of teenage girls descend on shopping centre
Move over One Direction, Union J might just be ready to steal the boyband crown.

The current X Factor act has become so popular in the past few weeks that it was forced to cancel a meet and greet with their fans on Thursday night due to safety reasons.

The boys were due to appear at Brent Cross Shopping centre on Thursday to sign autographs and take pictures but had to pull out after too many fans turned up, making it too dangerous for them to attend the fan event.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Don’t touch the curls! Former X Factor finalist Harry Styles’ advice to Union J lookalike George Shelley
They’ve already been tipped as the possible next One Direction, but it seems Union J’s George Shelley has more than just a singing voice in common with Harry Styles.

The pair, who have been called lookalikes in the last few weeks, may be looking even more like one another after Harry is said to have given George some style advice.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Beyonce signs up for X Factor final… and is set to duet with Ella Henderson
Simon Cowell hopes Beyonce is one of the secret weapons which will ensure the X Factor final beats Strictly in the ratings

Beyonce Knowles is set to perform a duet on the X Factor final with teenage singing ­sensation Ella Henderson.

Simon Cowell is confident that 16-year-old Ella will make the last three and thinks that Destiny’s Child star Beyonce, 31, joining her on stage will ensure millions tune in to watch.

It will also give Ella – already odds-on favourite – a massive boost.

Beyonce appeared in the final with Alexandra Burke in 2008, and she went on to win.
Read more: The Mirror

Rebecca Ferguson: ‘X Factor needs entertainment acts’
Rebecca Ferguson has said that The X Factor needs entertainment acts.

The singer – who came second in the 2010 series of the show – insisted that the programme would become “too serious” if there weren’t any fun performers in the live finals.

“I remember at the time I was on the show, people gave Wagner a really hard time,” Ferguson told Digital Spy. “I just loved him – he didn’t bother me at all.

“People were like, ‘It’s about the music’, and I was just like, ‘He’s having a ball!’ He’s up there dancing away and has all kinds of gorgeous girls around him and I was just like, ‘He’s having fun’.

“At the time when I was on the show, it didn’t bother me at all,” she added. “When you’re watching The X Factor it’s nice to have that entertainment factor.

“It’s a Saturday night entertainment programme and it could get too serious if we didn’t have bits of fun in it.”
Read more: Digital Spy

FORMER runner-up Rebecca Ferguson has said this year’s contestants must toughen up or face being eaten alive by the music industry.

She said she almost quit music after her ­experiences changed her from the happy, sweet girl who applied for the show in 2010.

Rebecca, who returns to the reality show tonight to perform new single Backtrack, said: “I can’t watch my first audition because it makes me too upset. I just think it is really sad. I look at myself and don’t recognise myself. I do think fame and fortune changes people.

“I have had to change because the girl in that audition wouldn’t survive in the music industry. Little sweet Becki who loves everyone and who thinks the best of everyone wouldn’t survive.

“I have had to toughen up a lot, so when I look at that I feel really sad.”
Read more: Daily Star

She’s a Quality Treat! Rebecca Ferguson looks pretty in purple as she steps out after Zayn Malik dubs their romance ‘a mistake’
For anyone to hear their ex-boyfriend publicly announce their relationship was a ‘mistake’, would be a pretty uncomfortable to listen to.

But Rebecca Ferguson looked like she had shrugged off the ghost of her ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik as she stepped out in a pretty purple dress on Friday.

The X Factor 2010 runner-up, 26, looked stunning in a purple shift with twist detail and Christian Louboutin heels as she arrived at the BBC Breakfast studios in MediaCity in Manchester.
Read more: The Daily Mail

No wonder she’s smiling: Leona Lewis looks like the cat that got the cream as she admits One Direction’s Liam Payne is ‘very handsome’
She was recently linked to One Direction’s Liam Payne, so it’s no wonder Leona Lewis has been struggling to keep the smile off her face.

The 27-year-old singer looked like the cat who had got the cream as she attended an album signing session in central London on Monday.

And the Bleeding Love star proved the 19-year-old hunk is certainly one lucky man, as she looked stunning in a black sheer-detail prom-style dress with a red bow belt clinching in her small waist.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Leona Lewis interview: “I’d like to release another uptempo single”
Unquestionably X Factor’s prized diva, Leona Lewis was the contestant that put the singing competition on a global stage.

After shifting 9 million copies of her debut album Spirit and a not-too-shabby 2.6 million copies of its follow-up Echo, the falsetto songstress is back with her strongest collection to date.

Digital Spy caught up with Leona to chat about her latest album Glassheart, her new UK tour and whether we can expect to see her throwing some shapes in future performances.
Read more: Digital Spy

Janet Devlin interview: ‘I felt lost after The X Factor’
This time last year, 16-year-old Janet Devlin was the favourite to scoop a £1 million recording contract on The X Factor.

However, The Northern Irish singer-songwriter ended up finishing in fifth place; though it hasn’t deterred her from continuing with music.

Digital Spy caught up with Janet to talk about her new material, plans for her online gig on October 26 and how she felt after leaving The X Factor.
Read more: Digital Spy

Can we expect a Harry Styles song soon? Taylor Swift’s ‘secret heartbreak over One Direction singer’
Back in April, Harry Styles admitted he thought Taylor Swift was ‘nice’ after they met during One Direction’s US tour.

But now it appears the pair may have had a secret fling, which came to an abrupt end after the 18-year-old was photographed kissing American model Emma Ostilly in New Zealand.

RadarOnline reported the country singer, 22, was heartbroken when she saw photographs of Harry and Emma on date in Auckland on April 20.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Cheryl Cole: ‘I wasn’t sure about Katie Waissel at first’
Cheryl Cole has admitted that she wasn’t sure about X Factor contestant Katie Waissel during her first audition.

The former judge, who went on to put Waissel through to live shows, made the confession in her new autobiography Cheryl: My Story.

Waissel, who courted controversy throughout her stint on The X Factor, famously forgot the words to Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ when she first tried out for the show in 2010, before singing Etta James’s ‘At Last’.

“Simon [Cowell] had spent the past two years drumming into me that we needed acts who would be ‘good TV’,” Cole confessed.

The ‘Call My Name’ star took a break from the series while she battled malaria, and later saw Waissel perform at Judges’ Houses as part of the Girls category.

“When I saw Katie perform this time, I had to admit that she was… quirky, intriguing and busting to succeed.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘I thought you were better than this… I trusted you!’ Katie Waissel blasts former X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole after she reveals she only chose her to make ‘good TV’
She was the Rylan Clark contestant of 2010, dividing opinion with her eccentric behaviour and unique vocal talents.

But after Cheryl Cole revealed in her new autobiography that she only chose Katie Waissel to go through to the live shows because she would make ‘good TV’, Waissell took to Twitter to blast her former mentor.

Katie wrote: ‘@cherylcole I thought you were better than this. Shame I trusted you. you live and you learn.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

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