X Factor UK Headlines for 11/04/12

Matt Cardle banned from appearing on the X Factor? Three new songs from One Direction’s sophomore album leak!

X FACTOR winner Matt Cardle is fuming after being banned by Simon Cowell from performing on the show.

The 2010 champion has an album out but won’t get to plug it on the ITV1 talent show.

And Cowell, 53, has even ruled that he’s not to be invited on spin off show Xtra Factor. The move has infuriated Matt because while he has been given the cold shoulder, boyband One Direction, JLS and Rebecca Ferguson, 26, have been invited onto the show – even though none of them won the series.
Read more: Daily Star

‘This is for you Spraggan’: X Factor’s Rylan Clark pays tribute to former contestant Lucy after she leaves competition… as Tulisa vows to make her a star
She admitted she was ‘gutted’ after having to pull out of The X Factor due to illness.

But Lucy Spraggan would have no doubt been spurred on by her best friend on the show, Rylan Clark, who paid tribute to her as he took to the stage on Saturday night.

The camp Essex lad was mid-way through his rendition of Madonna’s track Hung Up when he shouted out: ‘This one’s for you Spraggan, I love you.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I’m speechless… I guess I’ll see you in the final’: Tulisa Contostavlos backs Jahmene Douglas as he performs huge Beyoncé track on The X Factor
Given that the theme was Number Ones viewers were expecting some huge ballads from the X Factor contestants this week.

And they weren’t left disappointed after Jahmene Douglas belted out Beyoncé’s track Listen, even the judges seemed stunned.

Tulisa Contostavlos, who mentors the girls, gave perhaps, the biggest praise yet in the competition, by backing the former supermarket worker to breeze through to the finals.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Glitter or glamour? Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos go head-to-head again as they battle for the X Factor style crown
They step out onto the X Factor stage every week dressed to nines and fighting to be crowned the most fashionable judge.

And this week, both ladies put their best foot forward when it came to their style choices

Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos both looked stunning in totally different dresses, with Nicole opting for a sexy leather dress while the N-Dubz star sparkled from top to toe in a lilac sequin number.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘X Factor’: How do you solve a problem like Christopher Maloney?
X Factor used to be a light-hearted Saturday night entertainment show. For the first couple of series it was cheesy entertainment. Nobody cared if the acts went on to achieve chart success, it was more about binmen singing ’80s soft rock standards, perky kids belting out big band classics and game old women warbling along to Whitney. We had winners like Steve Brookstein and finalists who had about as much chance of lighting up the charts as a Jimmy Savile tribute record.

But nowadays, the show has become part of a Syco conveyor belt. It’s about creating proper popstars and generating hit records. Which is great if you’re 17, and JLS, One Direction and Cher Lloyd are your idea of fun.

But if you only tune into X Factor for the pantomime and Louis Walsh, there’s no fun to be had in watching pretty people singing mash-ups, groups showcasing their “urban roots” and boybands having their auto-tune switched up to 11 so we can focus on the fact that they have hair like Harry Styles.
Read more: Digital Spy

Lucy’s Spraggone… but back for the final
AILING Lucy Spraggan sensationally quit The X Factor yesterday — and was immediately invited back to perform at the live final.

The 21-year-old singer-songwriter pulled out with ill health. She said: “I am gutted not to be able to continue on this journey but I am not well enough to perform.”

Brave Lucy vowed in a statement: “There is no way this will prevent me from fulfilling my ambition. You’ll be hearing from me again very soon.”

Last night she was being comforted by girlfriend Harriet Lichfield, 24, who flew back from Thailand where she has been teaching. Lucy is still on track to make a fortune. Like all the finalists, she is being looked after by an agent from Quest Management, who also oversee Sir Paul McCartney.
Read more: The Daily Mail

It’s Rylan, the ladies’ man!
X FACTOR star Rylan Clark glosses over the fact he’s gay — to pose as a decorator having a raunchy brush with a near naked girl.

The pair were daubed in luminous paint for the 2010 shoot when Rylan, in just jeans and braces, was an aspiring model.

The snapper said: “He was a complete natural when it came to setting up shots and posing.
Read more: The Sun

Factor the future
Cowell wants all the original judges back

X FACTOR guru Simon Cowell hopes to save the show by bringing back his old judges.

He has asked Sharon Osbourne to team up again with him and Louis Walsh — the sparring threesome who launched the show in 2004.

He also hopes to woo back Dannii Minogue, who was next to join — despite claims they had a short-lived fling.

And even fans’ favourite Cheryl Cole is in the frame, after she and Simon made up following their very public fallout.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor 2012: Check out leaked District 3 track ‘Runaway’ – it’s pretty brilliant!

Read more: Unreality TV

One Direction unplugged: The boy band are stripped back and jamming in the studio for latest music video Little Things
Their new single, Little Things, got its first play on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show at the beginning of the week.

And on Thursday afternoon the music video for One Direction’s latest track hit the internet.

The video, which is in black and white throughout, shows the boys as you’ve never seen them before – stripped back and hanging out in the recording studio.
Read more: The Daily Mail

It’s gun direction: One Direction to be protected with guns on US and Mexico tour
The group’s managers are taking no risks with their safety after they were mobbed by excited young fans there in June
ONE DIRECTION’S ­minders have been told to get gun ­licences before the band tour the US and Mexico.

The group’s managers are taking no risks with their safety after they were mobbed by excited young fans there in June.

A security source close to the stars said: “They are the biggest boyband in the world. If their bosses say we need guns, then we have to get guns. They will be travelling to some dangerous areas in the world.”

One Direction will perform in Mexico City on June 9 before their two-month North American tour. Our source added: “There are lots of threats – the worst possibility is a gang will want to kidnap them. But that won’t be allowed to ­happen.

“The group’s security guards have all had to get social security cards and ID cards for America and Canada. And they may bring in armed guards who they have worked with before in ­Mexico.”
Read more: The Mirror

One Direction’s calendar for 2013
MILLIONS of young girls – and plenty of older ones, too – dream of getting a date with One Direction.
Now they can get a whole year of dates with Harry Styles, 18, Louis Tomlinson, 20, Zayn Malik, 19, Niall Horan, 19, and Liam Payne, 19.
Read more: Mark Meets

One Direction performed “Live While We’re Young” and “What Makes You Beautiful” on X Factor Sweden:

One Direction performed “Live While We’re Young” on Dancing With The Stars France:

One Direction – They Don’t Know About Us – NEW SONG

One Direction – Rock Me – NEW SONG

One Direction – Kiss You – NEW SONG

_ _ _

Irish Charts
1 Labrinth – Beneath Your Beautiful (feat. Emeli Sande)
9 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
33 Rebecca Ferguson – Backtrack
29 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
45 Little Mix – Wings
46 JLS – Hottest Girl In The World
52 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
53 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
68 Cheryl Cole – Under The Sun
73 Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss
79 Leona Lewis – Trouble (feat. Childish Gambino)
85 Cheryl Cole – Under The Sun
90 Matt Cardle – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

1 Taylor Swift – Red
5 One Direction – Up All Night
14 Matt Cardle – The Fire
29 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
30 Leona Lewis – Glassheart
41 Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
57 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
92 Jedward – Young Love

_ _ _

The Official Charts
1 Robbie Williams – Candy
14 JLS – Hottest Girl In The Wolrd
27 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
31 Little Mix – Wings
33 Rebecca Ferguson – Backtrack
38 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
50 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
56 Amelia Lily – You Bring Me Joy
61 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
62 Leona Lewis – Trouble (feat. Childish Gambino)
92 Matt Cardle – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

1 Calvin Harris – 18 Months
8 Matt Cardle – The Fire
15 Jonathan & Charlotte – Together
24 One Direction – Up All Night
27 Leona Lewis – Glassheart
34 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
51 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know

About Mateja Praznik 1060 Articles
I recently graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover. I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.