X Factor UK Headlines for 11/08/15

Little Mix released their new album “Get Weird” on Friday.

Little Mix next single is “Secret Love Song” featuring Jason Derulo!
The girls of Little Mix don’t rest a moment and continues in full promotion of their anticipated third studio album “Get Weird“, which was released on November 6th via Syco and Columbia Records.

According Dan Wooton during the album’s review on The Sun, the next official and third single from the album is the track “Secret Love Song“, an emotional pop ballad with the collaboration of American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo.

It’s a perfect choice for the Christmas season, it’s powerful, it’s touching and the girls continue to demonstrate their impressive vocal potential. It’s also a good choice to hit the American market.

“Secret Love Song” was written by Rachel Furner, Jez Ashurst, Emma Rohan and Jayson DeZuzio.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Little Mix Performs ‘Black Magic’ on Ellen

Little Mix – Love Me Like You @ Good Morning America

Little Mix – Love Me Like You @ Radio 1’s Teen Awards

Little Mix Performs “Love Me Like You” @ BuzzFeed New York

Little Mix: “Everything about us is weird”
It’s been four years since Little Mix won The X Factor, with the girls gearing up to the release of their new album, Get Weird.

When asked how it feels to be releasing their third studio LP, member Perrie Edwards revealed: “It feels weird. We’ve been together for 4 years and we feel like it’s just beginning again as we had such a big gap doing the album.

“We kind of feel like we’ve had a little bit of breathing time and get back into it now. It’s fresh, it’s nice.”

As for the record’s title, Perrie added: “We are weird, everything about us is weird but we’re embracing it.”

The foursome have worked with the likes of Jason Derulo, Jessie J and Jess Glynne on the album, with Jesy Nelson stating: “With Jason Derulo, we had the ballad already and then our A&R hooked it up as I think (Jason) heard us do one of his songs and I think he liked it.”
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Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall shows off her legs in tiny playsuit as Little Mix dress up for jam-packed day in New York City
Little Mix have been on a relentless globe-trotting tour promoting their new album Get Weird over the past few months.

And Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock were capitalising on some rare downtime on Thursday, hitting the shops in New York City ahead of an appearance on Good Morning America.

Jade looked lovely as ever in a smart little black playsuit and white shirt combo as she dashed around the Big Apple with her bandmates.
Read more: Daily Mail

Perrie Edwards flashes her black bra under sheer lace top as she leads the stylish Little Mix stars at album launch in Hollywood
They’ve been working tirelessly in recent months to promote their new album.

But no matter how hard they work, Little Mix never let the fashion side down, and on Tuesday evening the girl group put on a typically fun and stylish display as they attended their album launch and signing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood.

Leading the pack of modish mavens was Perrie Edwards, who looked seriously chic in a covetable khaki jumpsuit, adding a sexy edge to the look with a flash of her bra underneath.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards flashes her derriere in racy lace bodysuit dress as she leads the glamorous arrivals at BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards
They’ve had the biggest year of their careers thanks to their new album Get Weird.

So Little Mix were naturally dressed to impress for the BBC Radio 1’s Teen Award at London’s Wembley Arena on Sunday as they led the star-studded arrivals at the event, which celebrates the UK’s unsung teenage heroes as well as the year’s best music and entertainment stars.

But Perrie Edwards, 22, completely stole the show from her bandmates Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, arriving ahead of their live performance in a seriously risqué dress that flashed her derriere.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction Points the Way Forward on Swan Song (For Now) ‘Made in the A.M.’: Album Review
With the sudden departure of Zayn Malik in March, One Direction, one of the ­biggest boy bands in history, officially became a foursome. This naturally bolstered the Beatles comparisons fans have been making since 2011, when these new-millennium long-haired British lads topped the Billboard 200 with their debut album, Up All Night. Their three ­subsequent ­studio LPs also reached No. 1, and with “Perfect” — the second single from Made in the A.M., their fifth album — the former X Factor U.K. contestants notched their fifth top 10 debut on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking a record held by the original Fab Four.

Made in the A.M. arrives amid rumors that 1D will take an extended break in 2016 to focus on solo pursuits. But if break actually means breakup, as some have speculated, this new record could be the band’s Abbey Road — the final word from John, Paul, George and Ringo. And believe it or not, the set has some blatantly Beatles-esque moments.
Read more: Billboard

One Direction Promises to Return at Final Concert Before Hiatus
One Direction’s last on-stage hoorah in Sheffield on Saturday night (Oct. 31) proved to be an emotionally bromantic one. According to timelines, there were loads of hugs, conga line dancing and reminiscing for their On The Road tour finale before the group’s extended break into 2016.

The pop boy band carried on their world tour, even after fifth member, Zayn Malik, exited the group this past March. The quartet — Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan — poured their hearts out and ran through their catalog of chart-toppers.
Read more: Billboard

‘Little monster’: Liam Payne helps heal his heartbreak from girlfriend Sophia Smith by cuddling up to his puppy in sweet Instagram snap
They say dog is a man’s best friend.

And it looks like Liam Payne is proving that theory right after sharing a snap of himself cosying up to his Great Dane puppy, Watson, in the wake of his split from long-time girlfriend Sophia Smith on Tuesday.

In a photo uploaded to his Instagram page, the 22-year-old star can be seen holding his head against his pooch’s mouth as he softly licks his temple.
Read more: Daily Mail

Looking Perfect! Louis Tomlinson’s baby mama Briana Jungwirth reveals her growing bump as she grabs lunch-to-go
She’s expecting a baby with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson.

And Briana Jungwirth showed off her maternity style on the weekend, as she nipped out for a sandwich in Calabasas.

The 23-year-old was stylishly but casually dressed in black jeans and a stretchy black shirt that covered her bump.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Who misses Zayn?’ Simon Cowell cracks awkward joke about Malik as he’s joined on-stage by One Direction while picking up top Music Industry Awards prize
There’s a new era coming in for One Direction, as they prepare to take a long and overdue hiatus.

But the musical young men were out in force on Monday night as they attended the Music Industry Trusts Award in London to support their boss Simon Cowell, followed by a post-show party at Cirque Le Soir along with a host of other stars.

Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Harry Styles were guests of honour alongside their mentor, who picked up a top award at the prestigious bash held at the capital’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I saw myself as part of One Direction for a moment’: Simon Cowell apologises for awkward ‘who misses Zayn Malik?’ joke
He sparked a backlash when he took a verbal pop at the former band member earlier this week.

But Simon Cowell has realised the error of his ways and apologised for making an unappreciated gag about Zayn Malik to room packed with the music industry’s biggest stars on Monday, insisting it was meant in jest.

The X Factor head judge was picking up an accolade alongside the remaining members of One Direction – Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan – at the Music Industry Awards when he quipped: ‘Who misses Zayn?’
Read more: Daily Mail

Exclusive: Fleur East on X Factor return, the Judges and more!
Fleur East has revealed she’s “so excited” to be returning to The X Factor stage this weekend to perform her debut single, Sax.

The singer – who was a finalist on last year’s show – is set to take to the stage on Sunday, with Fleur telling us: “It feels amazing, I feel such a great sense of achievement to be able to be able to go back on the stage as a guest performer.

“Being on the show and seeing people come and perform on the stage, I was just in awe of them and I can’t believe I’m now one of them. It’s unbelievable but I’m so excited now. I was watching the show at the weekend and I was just itching to get on that stage. I can’t wait to perform.”
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X Factor runner-up Jahmeme Douglas warns contestants of dark times ahead
X FACTOR runnerup Jahméne Douglas has warned of dark times ahead for this year’s contestants.

The little guy with the big voice said he hit rock bottom after the show in 2012, despite landing a record contract.

Jahmene said: “It was a dark period. People don’t realise how tough it is to gather everything back together after it’s been blown apart on the show.

“You lose yourself. You have gone from nothing to being one of the most recognised people in the country.

“You are told to smile, say this and appeal to voters. Your personal life is dug up and called a sob story.

“You are literally taken apart bit by bit and then have to try to put yourself together again.

“If I’m honest it was incredibly hard for me. I hit rock bottom but I needed to do that to learn lessons and grow.”
Read more: Daily Star

‘She really understood us’: X Factor rejects Alien Uncovered heap praise on mentor Cheryl after being booted off in first week of live shows
They were on the receiving end of a cruel double elimination twist on Sunday’s X Factor.

But Alien Uncovered revealed on Monday’s This Morning that while this year’s competition is the toughest yet Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was a rock throughout their time on the show.

Talking about their time on the show, as well as their dramatic exit, the five-piece girl group revealed that the 32-year-old judge had ‘really understood’ their unique qualities and helped guide them.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It’s all rubbish’: X Factor contestant Anton Stephans accused of being a ‘fantasist’ amid allegations he faked adoption sob story
In his first audition he wowed the judges with a cover of Jennifer Hudson’s I Am Changing.

However, it now seems that the only thing that X Factor hopeful Anton Stephans has changed is details of an alleged traumatic childhood.

According to The Sun, Stephans’ father Kenneth is furious after the singer lied about being put into foster care aged seven and achieving a double first from Cambridge University.
Read more: Daily Mail

Mason Noise and Louisa Johnson dating? Newly single X Factor stars spark rumours of romance after giggling together in social media posts
They might be battling it out every week, but it seems like they’ve developed quite the off-camera connection.

X Factor contestants Mason Noise, 22, and Louisa Johnson, 17, have sparked romance rumours after being seen together in a number of social media posts recently.

In a video posted to Twitter, Mason is seen dancing alongside the pretty blonde, as well as Reggie and Bollie, as the trio some shapes to Justin Timberlake’s SexyBack.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini gets her groove on as she larks around with The X Factor’s Reggie and Bollie during energetic rehearsal
They were supposed to be discussing their routine ahead of this Saturday’s The X Factor live show.

But it looked as though the infectious behaviour of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s act Reggie and Bollie got the better of the star during a recent rehearsal session.

Instead of planning this week’s performance, the trio were seen showing off their Ghanaian dance moves while listening to Fuse ODG’s Dangerous Love.
Read more: Daily Mail

Sony signs 6-year deal with Syco as ‘brilliant’ Simon Cowell is honoured
He’s TV’s ‘Mr Nasty’, and the mention of his name never fails to ignite debate within certain music industry circles. But the turnout and tributes paid at Simon Cowell’s acceptance of the Music Industry Trusts Award last night in London spoke volumes.

Regardless of what you might think of Cowell, during a 33-year career he’s generated millions of pounds for the music business – a large portion of which has allowed record labels to invest in acts with more of a lasting impact than, say, The Teletubbies (who else do you think was behind their million-selling single “Eh-Oh” in 1997?).

Cowell has also been behind some more enduring creative talent himself, of course, from Leona Lewis to Il Divo, Labrinth, Ella Henderson, Little Mix, Olly Murs and One Direction (who joined him on stage last night at London’s Grosvenor Hotel, pictured).

And he’s become something of a reality TV phenomenon, creating hugely popular titles around the world such as X Factor and ‘… Got Talent’.
Read more: Music Business Worldwide

Simon Cowell honoured with MITS Award, 2 November 2015

Simon Cowell Feted at London Music Industry Event by One Direction & More
At the annual Music Industry Trusts Award gala, Harvey Weinstein, Oprah, Kevin Spacey, James Corden & Sony’s Michael Lynton appear in a video tribute to Cowell.

Stars and other friends came out for Simon Cowell as he was honored Monday night at the Music Industry Trusts Award gala in London, with the likes of One Direction celebrating the music mogul.

Labrinth, Leona Lewis and Olly Murs closed out the night at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London with musical performances. Earlier in the night, Il Divo also performed.
Read more: Billboard

‘You have no idea how much money you’ve made me’: Simon Cowell thanks inventor of Botox for his career success before leaving awards bash looking worse for wear
His stern demeanour on shows such as The X Factor has earned him a reputation as TV’s Mr Nasty.

But Simon Cowell was anything but stern when he took to the stage at the 24th Music Industry Trusts Awards on Monday night, as the 56-year-old star left the audience in heaps of laughter, particularly when he poked fun at his love of Botox.

Accepting the 2015 Music Industry Trusts Award on the evening, the talent show judge quipped: ‘I want to say a special mention to somebody who made my TV career last 14 years, he’s not here tonight but he deserves a special mention.
Read more: Daily Mail

He’s back! Louis Walsh will return to The X Factor after paying out £20,000 in charity auction to be a judge for just ONE day
It’s been confirmed that Louis Walsh will return as a judge on this year’s The X Factor, though the opportunity hasn’t come cheap.

Attending the Music Industry Trusts Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Monday night, the Irish music manager took part in a charity auction that saw the highest bidder win a place on one of TV’s most popular panels.

And it appeared the price was right where the 63-year-old was concerned, with the entertainment manager paying out a staggering £20,000 for the chance to join the show for a day during rehearsals.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini displays her super-slim figure in daring dress with racy split skirt as she supports boss Simon Cowell at music prizegiving
She may have seen one of her acts booted out of the first round of live show eliminations on Sunday.

But Cheryl Fernandez Versini was back to business on Monday evening as she stepped out in style at the Music Industry Trusts Award ceremony.

The stunning Fight For This Love hitmaker, 32, ruled the red carpet at the glitzy London bash as she arrived in a daringly eyecatching number.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Adele – Hello
9 One Direction – Perfect
26 One Direction – Drag Me Down
32 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
33 Little Mix – Black Magic
38 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
56 Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
63 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
95 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)

1 Ed Sheeran – X
62 One Direction – Four

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The Official Charts
1 Adele – Hello
11 One Direction – Perfect
19 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
22 Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
24 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
34 Little Mix – Black Magic
45 One Direction – Drag Me Down
56 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
72 Little Mix – Grown
73 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
84 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)

1 Elvis Presley – If I Can Dream
47 Carrie Underwood – Storyteller
90 Will Young – 85% Proof
100 Ella Henderson – Chapter One

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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.