X Factor UK Headlines for 10/23/15

Judges’ houses ahead!

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson returns to the show that propelled him to super-stardom as he joins Meghan Trainor, Mark Ronson and Jess Glynne at X Factor judges’ houses
Whittling down 24 talented acts to 12 for the X Factor live shows is some of the toughest decisions the judges have to make on the show.

So when it came to making the right choice, judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora sought help from some celebrity friends.

However, this year judges’ house has a twist because the contestants won’t find out who has progressed to the live shows until this weekend’s live broadcast from the Wembley studios.
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson whittle down the last remaining Overs led by eccentric Anton Stephans at X Factor Judges’ Houses in France
It’s the final hurdle for the last 24 remaining contestants in the X Factor.

And for Simon Cowell’s Overs category, the head judge has roped in the show’s alumni and One Direction star Louis Tomlinson to help whittle down the acts during the Judges’ Houses stage of the competition.

The pair flew Simon’s final six contestants to the south of France where they performed in the hope of landing one of just three spaces in the live shows, which kick off on 31 October.
Read more: Daily Mail

FIRST LOOK: X Factor’s Nick Grimshaw takes Seann Miley Moore and the rest of his Boys category to the Cotswolds in Judges’ Houses 2015
They’ve made it through auditions, bootcamp and the dreaded Six-Chair Challenge, so for the final 24 X Factor contestants, Judges’ Houses is the final hurdle.

Earlier this month, Nick Grimshaw’s six contestants from the Boys category took to the Cotswolds to perform for the judge and his celebrity mentor Mark Ronson.

They’re all hoping to land one of three places in front of the judges in the all-important live shows, which kick off on October 31.
Read more: Daily Mail

Here come The Girls! Rita Ora flies her final six to Los Angeles for Judges’ Houses ahead of X Factor live launch
She’s one of the hottest female artists in the music industry at the moment, so it only makes sense that Rita Ora was given The Girls category in the 2015 edition of X Factor.

Flying them to Los Angeles for the Judges’ Houses section of the competition, the 24-year-old hit maker will whittle her group of six down to three with help from fellow singer Meghan Trainor.

But with a selection of awe-inspiring songstresses, who will make Rita’s final cut and head onto the live shows in the hope of being this year’s champion?
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I think I would be a decent judge’: 1D’s Louis Tomlinson has ‘informally agreed to join the X Factor panel next year’
He’s due a break from One Direction, but that doesn’t mean Louis Tomlinson has to be away from his boss, Simon Cowell.

Because the pop singer, currently one fifth of the X Factor biggest ever success story, has reportedly ‘informally’ agreed to a judging spot on the X Factor panel next year.

It was revealed on Monday that the 23-year-old would join talent scout Simon, 56, as his guest judge at this year’s Judges’ Houses but Louis admits he’s got his sights set on bigger things.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘We’re putting a girl band together’: Louis Tomlinson reveals he and Simon Cowell are working together on new music label
As One Directioners prepare for heartbreak when the band go on hiatus in March, it appears the boys are very much looking forward to the future and new opportunities.

Louis Tomlinson has revealed how excited he is to be working on new projects with Simon Cowell.

In an interview with Rochelle Hulmes and Melvin Odoom on the X Factor Youtube channel, Louis explained that he is working on a few different projects with the music mogul, including putting together a girl band.
Read more: Daily Mail

Smells like team spirits! Simon Cowell insists he saw a ghost while filming X Factor’s Judges Houses at haunted Chateau
It’s supposed to be a luxurious taste of how the other half live.

But Simon Cowell has admitted that the lavish Chateau de Moh, where he took his X Factor Overs category for Judges Houses, was most likely haunted.

The 56-year-old confirmed to Xtra Factor host Rochelle Humes that he saw a ghost while they were recording the next part of the competition in France recently – though it’s not his first encounter with the supernatural.
Read more: Daily Mail

Susanna Reid Talks to Simon Cowell About This Year’s X Factor | Good Morning Britain

‘This year was a lot easier for me’: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini discusses her X Factor journey as she insists one of her groups could win
She must complete the emotional task that is deciding between six groups at the Judges’ Houses phase of The X Factor this weekend.

But Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has insisted that, despite having to crush the dreams of some contestants, she has found her time on the singing competition ‘easier’ this year, compared to any other.

Speaking to This Morning’s Rochelle Humes about getting the groups, she said: ‘This year for me was a lot easier than last year…this year, I kind of went in with like, “OK, if these guys deliver, they are in a chair”.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It’s hard to see their real potential in that situation’: Jess Glynne on helping Cheryl Fernandez-Versini choose her X Factor finalists… as she admits she still gets nervous when she performs
After helping Cheryl Fernandez-Versini choose the finalists for her category in The X Factor, Jess Glynne has admitted she is full of admiration for those who auditioned.

The Hold My hand hit-maker, who has had five number ones in the UK in the last 18 months, said she still gets nervous when she performs and could tell nerves affected the hopefuls in the group category.

The Londoner, who turned 26 this week, said: ‘It is hard to see their real potential in that situation as they are so nervous. None of them were really bad but they weren’t the best they can be.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor’s 4th Impact and Melody Stone battle it out for a place in the live shows as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini flies Groups to Rome with Jess Glynne
She’s won X Factor twice before, but Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is hoping it will be third time lucky for her as makes her toughest decision yet which of her groups she’ll take through to the live shows.

Cheryl, who has won X Factor with Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry, faced a grueling challenge when she flew her bands to Rome with chart-sensation Jess Glynne to hear her final six sing for their last chance to make it through to the live stages.

In the most tear-jerking episode yet, viewers will see the six groups waiting until Sunday’s live show from the X Factor studios to find out if they’ve made it through to live show.
Read more: Daily Mail

Give your holiday the X Factor: Inside the luxurious judges’ houses in Rome, LA, the Cotswolds and France that YOU can stay in
The X Factor live shows are nearly upon on us, which means one last stop for the hopefuls – a glamorous experience at the Judges Houses.

And this year did not disappoint, with Cheryl’s Groups heading to a villa in Rome and Simon’s Overs category jetting to a chateau in France.

It’s possible for members of the public to book stays at three of the dazzling properties and here, MailOnline Travel has gone inside to see what’s in store for prospective guests.
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X Factor’s 4th Impact say they have to win show to save their dad from a brain tumour
Feisty X Factor sister group 4th Impact say they are desperate to win – so they can fund life-changing surgery for their dad.

The Filipino Cercado girls – Almira, 27, Irene, 25, Mylene, 23, and Celena, 19 – have revealed that ­Dominador, 59, has a brain tumour, which if left untreated will lead to blindness.

Almira said: “Our dad can’t work now as he has a brain mass and when it gets bigger he is going to be blind.

“He needs an operation but we don’t have the money to pay for it. That’s one of the main reasons we want to do the X Factor.

“He was diagnosed last year and he has been hospitalised, but we need money for the operation. We need to raise £10,000 to pay for it.”
Read more: Daily Mirror

Has the X Factor finally gone too far? Viewers lambast the ITV show’s ‘gladiatorial ghastly and cruel’ style
Tony Blackburn has lambasted the X Factor as ‘ghastly and cruel’ and condemned its ‘gladiatorial style’.

The veteran DJ made the comments after seeing the ITV talent show at the weekend and said that he would never be able to watch it again.

Blackburn, 72, took exception to the ‘six chair challenge’, during which the four judges whittle down their teams from 14 to six while the contestants stand on stage in front of a baying audience.
Read more: Daily Mail

The Great Bizarre Book Off
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack grill each other in their toughest interview ever

AS X Factor co-hosts, CAROLINE FLACK and OLLY MURS are used to working together.

But as ITV’s star presenting duo prepare to go live for the first time this weekend, fronting the revamped judges’ houses round of the talent show, they’re also going head to head for the first time.

The duo are both releasing autobiographies, which will compete for sales in the book charts.

To mark the occasion, I pitted the pals against each other in the Great Bizarre Book Off.

I also got Caroline and Olly to take part in their most difficult interview ever as they turned the tables on each other.

Nothing was off limits, including Olly’s recent love split, Caroline’s lack of screen time and even the sexual tension between them both…
Read more: The Sun

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