X Factor UK Headlines for 11/22/15

The judges pick Seann Miley Moore to join the X Factor Live Tour!!!

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Seann Miley Moore to join The X Factor tour
Seann Miley Moore has bagged himself the final spot on The X Factor Live Tour 2016.

Following the announcement that the top seven acts would be hitting the road, it was confirmed that for the first time ever, the Judges would select one eliminated act to join them!

And, on tonight’s Xtra Factor, Nick Grimshaw revealed that Seann – who was the fourth act to leave – would be joining Anton Stephans, 4th Impact, Reggie ‘N’ Bollie, Louisa Johnson, Lauren Murray, Chè Chesterman and Mason Noise on the stage.
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Watch One Direction Answer Silly Fan Questions in BBC 1 Interview
The members of One Direction appeared on BBC Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw for a quick interview in support of the release of their latest album, Made In The A.M.

The four lads do impressions of another and answer fan questions from everything from how many press ups they can do, what Hogwarts house they would be in, and who has changed the most since their break. Due to doctor’s orders, Harry Styles does not speak throughout the whole interview but communicates through a text-to-speech phone app with which they all have a little fun.
Read more: Billboard

‘Everyone writes from personal experience’: One Direction’s Harry Styles hints new song Perfect is about ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift
His ex-girlfriend has a penchant for discussing her former flames in her music, famously penning singles Style and Out Of The Woods following their short-lived romance.

And now, Harry Styles has dropped a major hint that his latest One Direction track, Perfect, is about former flame Taylor Swift.

The 21-year-old heartthrob and American pop princess famously had a three-month fling which ended in January 2013 following a blazing row.
Read more: Daily Mail

Harry Styles reveals he’s ‘hooked up with a fan and made out with someone twice his age’ as One Direction play Never Have I Ever with Ellen DeGeneres
They are about to embark on a year-long hiatus next year.

But before they go their separate ways, One Direction made sure they stopped by The Ellen Show to play a round of Never Have I Ever on Wednesday.

And while each band member – Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles – were faced with some seriously awkward questions, it was Harry who really had a rough ride with his ‘honest’ answers.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction speak out on their bromance during Good Morning America’s 40th anniversary performance… as Zayn Malik slams his ex band’s ‘generic as f**k’ music
Their former bandmate slammed their music this week in a candid new interview.

But One Direction didn’t let the criticism get to them as they took to the stage at Good Morning America’s 40th anniversary live stream event on Wednesday night.

Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan performed a number of tracks from their new album Made In The AM for an intimate crowd of fans, as they opened up on their creative process.
Read more: Daily Mail

That’s awkward! Niall Horan jokes about weird 1D fan following him into toilet… only to find out it’s Jimmy Kimmel’s DAD
One Direction knew they would be swamped by adoring fans when they agreed to play live on Thursday on Hollywood Boulevard for Jimmy Kimmel Live.

But the most memorable run in with a fan occurred when Jimmy’s dad followed them into the toilet to ask for autographs.

And it led to the late night talk show host admitting that his family have been such big fans of Niall Horan that they even get a cake to celebrate his birthday every year.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction, Ed Sheeran, The Grateful Dead Big Winners at Billboard Touring Awards
Other winners included Kenny Chesney, Kevin Hart, the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, CAA and Live Nation.

One Direction, Ed Sheeran, The Grateful Dead, Kenny Chesney and Kevin Hart were the big winners at Thursday night’s 12th Annual Billboard Touring Awards, held Thursday (Nov. 19) at New York City’s Roosevelt Hotel.

One Direction was not in attendance, but thanked Billboard, Live Nation and Creative Artists Agency in a video package as they celebrated winning the top draw and top tour awards for their On the Road Again Tour, with grosses in excess of $208 million, for the second year in a row. The group’s management firm Modest! took home the prize for top manager.
Read more: Billboard

Zayn Malik’s Next Direction
As part of one of the world’s biggest bands, Zayn Malik’s reality was shaped by other people’s fantasies. Now, in his first major interview since quitting, he explains why he left and who he is now.

Googling “Zayn Malik’s house” brings up dozens of blog posts that show you what it looks like: a big white box with chrome accents evoking Miami Beach, even though it’s just down the road from a 12th-century church in a bedroom community north of London where, more than a young pop phenomenon, you’d expect to find the family of a middle manager in finance gathered around the TV watching The X Factor.

Zayn, 22, just returned to the United Kingdom after three months in Los Angeles, and as he sleeps off jet lag into the late afternoon, I wander around his gated property. In the driveway he’s collected all kinds of things with wheels: two big dirt bikes and a miniature one, a go kart adorned with a Z in the style of the Superman logo, a vintage Mini Cooper, and a few cars that are simply old, which he has spray-painted all over with lime green doodles. Street art, as any fan knows, is one of Zayn’s passions, and he has a room inside where he’s painted over every available surface.
Read more: Fader

‘I look absolutely haggard!’ Perrie Edwards hides her eyes behind sunglasses during Little Mix TV appearance as she battles conjunctivitis
She is rarely seen looking anything less than perfect.

Yet Little Mix stunner Perrie Edwards may have compromised her pristine and preened reputation during an appearance on Loose Women on Tuesday morning after she was struck down with conjunctivitis.

The 22-year-old pop starlet was joined by her bandmates, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson, in storming the ITV1 chat show – yet she was forced to shield her infected eyes with sunglasses for the whole appearance.
Read more: Daily Mail

Home is where the heart(break) is? Perrie Edwards ‘moves back into £4.2million love nest she and ex-fiancé Zayn Malik bought together’
It was supposed to be their first marital home before their shock summer split

But only months after putting it on the market following the sudden end of their engagement, Perrie Edwards appears to have moved back into the love nest she bought with her ex-fiancé, Zayn Malik.

Having previously thought to have agreed to sell the £4.2million property in London in the summer, the 22-year-old Little Mix star is reported to have move back in to the house over the weekend.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix’s ‘Black Magic’ has won the 2015 Twenty Quid Music Prize
For the second year running, a Little Mix single – in this case ‘Black Magic’ – has been ‘honoured’ as the best British pop single of the last twelve months.

Congratulations to them.

In a typically shouty, drunken and mildly aggressive democratic voting shambles in a London pub, Little Mix beat off Becky Hill’s ‘Losing’ and Foxes’ ‘Body Talk’ to win twenty pounds (cash).

As you well know, ‘Black Magic’ ‘peaked’ at Number One in the UK for three weeks earlier this year and features the best use of “hey!” in a song since that last one.
Read more: Popjustice

Same face, different day! Olly Murs can’t wipe the sheepish expression off his face after X Factor gaffe… despite insisting the incident was ‘blown out of proportion’
He became the subject of heavy scrutiny after Sunday night’s The X Factor.

And as Olly Murs held a London meet-and-greet on Friday, he looked as though he was still mulling over his dramatic gaffe, which saw him prematurely announce the departure of contestant Monica Michaels.

The 31-year-old pop star, who was signing copies of the deluxe edition of his 2014 album Never Been Better, couldn’t help but crack the same sheepish expression he was sporting last week despite insisting his blunder had been ‘massively blown out of proportion’.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’ve always got to look at my music’: Olly Murs hints might already be thinking about leaving X Factor in order to focus on a new album
His time as X Factor co-host alongside pal Caroline Flack has been met with widespread derision.

And Olly Murs, 31, sounds like he’s already planning his escape route after revealing he could end up leaving the show after the current series to focus on his music career.

Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: ‘I’d like to do next year. But I’ll have to look at my music.
Read more: Daily Mail

Leona Lewis “I Am” (Video Premiere)
British singer-songwriter Leona Lewis doesn’t rest a minute in the promotion of her awaited fifth studio album “I Am“, which was released on digital retailers on 11 September 2015 via Island, Def Jam.

While she’s ready to start promoting her next official single in The States “Thunder“, Lewis and her label have confirmed another track to be promoted as the second single and follow-up to “Fire Under My Feet“ in the British market.

The next single is the album’s title track “I Am“, written by Leona Lewis, Toby Gad and Francis White.

According the label’s promo/radio schedule, they plan to shoot the music video on July 17th, the same day, the song was released as instant grat along the pre-order of the album on iTunes.

The proper music video surfaced online on November 19th.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Leona Lewis rocks plaited hairdo with cropped cream blouse and satin skirt at New York women’s event
She’s an independent woman who’s worked hard to forge a successful music career.

So it’s no surprise Leona Lewis, 30, was on the guestlist for an event to recognise Women’s Entrepreneurship Day held at the New York home of former television executive Loreen Arbus, on Wednesday.

The Bleeding Love singer was sporting her new edgy hairstyle, comprising of two chunky tightly wound plaits which fell to her midriff.
Read more: Daily Mail

Fleur East “Love, Sax and Flashbacks” | “Breakfast” (Premiere)
“Love, Sax and Flashbacks” is the upcoming debut studio album by British singer-songwriter, fitness model and The X Factor UK runner-up Fleur East. It’s scheduled to be released on digital retailers on December 4th via Simco Limited.

In 2014, she became the first contestant to reach number one on the UK iTunes chart during the competition with her performance of “Uptown Funk” (originally by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars), causing Ronson had to advance the official launch of the single on iTunes. Real diva.

The first single called “Sax“ will be released on November 6th. The track “Breakfast” was released as countdown single along the pre-order of the album on November 20th.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Christopher Maloney: ‘I’ve had £70k worth of surgery but I am not stopping there’
Former X factor singer shares his post-surgery photos and reveals he isn’t done yet
Christopher Maloney reveals his latest plastic surgery transformation has left him feeling “marvellous”.

The former X Factor star has had £70,000 worth of work in total – and he isn’t finished yet.

Christopher, who has shared his post-surgery photos with the ECHO, has had his lower eyelids done.

The Liverpool singer has also had three hair ­transplants, two nose jobs, an upper eyelid lift and teeth veneers.

He says: “I feel marvellous. It’s made the world of difference. He adds: “I was very nervous before this last procedure.
Read more. Daily Mirror

Former X Factor runner-up Ray Quinn is unrecognisable as he shows off bulging and heavily-tattooed biceps in workout selfies
He was launched into the limelight when he finished in second place on the 2006 series of The X Factor.

And following an extended hiatus, Ray Quinn has firmly put himself back on the radar after his musical career came to an abrupt end following a dismissal from his record label in November 2007.

The former talent show runner-up appears to have swapped his love for music for a life of lifting weights as his latest social-media offerings show a Ray worlds apart from the weedy 18-year-old the public fell for on the ITV stage, nine years ago.
Read more: Daily Mail

Former X Factor star Ray Quinn whips off his shirt to flaunt his impressive six-pack and bulging biceps as he performs on-stage for LGBT support gig
He’s come a long way since his X Factor days.

Ray Quinn, 27, whipped off his shirt on-stage as he performed a gig at the annual Albert Kennedy Trust gala dinner at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London on Friday evening.

Certainly giving the audiences a late-night treat, he lifted off his top to reveal his impressively sculpted torso which boasted a very defined six-pack.
Read more: Daily Mail

’A girl will win this year’
Big voices, big talent… big trouble? We meet The X Factor girls, and it’s all a little bit, er, tense

One by one, The X Factor girls troop into our studio, not exactly brimming with the enthusiasm you might expect from three people supposedly living their lifelong dream. They seem tired and run-down – Monica Michael in particular looks like she’d rather be anywhere else. Oh dear.

The girls voice various concerns over, well, pretty much everything. The styling, hair and make-up are all questioned, and emotions – already fragile from fatigue and the pressure of the competition – occasionally spill over. However, fuelled by strong coffee and a hearty brunch, Monica, 26 – who was eliminated from the show last weekend – Lauren Murray, 25, and Louisa Johnson, 17, begin to warm up. And once they see the gorgeous shots on the screen, the mood decidedly brightens.

Maybe it’s not surprising that things can get fraught. This series has been especially brutal, with contestants being put through the wringer during the six-chair challenges, the live judges’ houses and shock double eliminations.

Yet despite the barrage of criticism The X Factor has faced amid falling ratings and constant format-tinkering, it’s still grabbing the headlines. And with the likes of Rita Ora’s girls and Ché Chesterman, 19, from Nick Grimshaw’s boys, it looks to have uncovered some genuinely exciting new talent.
Read more: The Sun

‘I’m still on anti depressants’: X Factor’s Lauren Murray reveals she was once admitted to a psychiatric unit after losing her father aged 11
It’s her sprightly personality, as well as her show-stopping singing ability, that has made her a front-runner on this year’s The X Factor.

But despite her ‘bubbly’ demeanor, Lauren Murray has opened up to OK! magazine about her tragic upbringing as a child after she lost her father, Haider, aged just 11.

The heartbreak proved so severe for the 25-year-old singing hopeful that she was admitted into a psychiatric unit shortly after his passing, confessing that she was in a ‘bad state’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Lauren Murray says X Factor was like ‘Big Brother meets Glee meets prison’
“The camera is there when you wake up, it’s there when you go to sleep. I felt like I could never relax. It’s intense”
The X Factor finalists spent a “crazy” ­fortnight living together in a house Lauren Murray describes as “Big Brother meets Glee meets prison”.

Now the singer, 26, has moved out of the North London mansion because the show’s cameras got too much for her.

“I found the filming the hardest to deal with,” Lauren admitted when she and Louisa Johnson came into our offices to chat to 3am yesterday.

“The camera is there when you wake up, it’s there when you go to sleep. I felt like I could never relax. It’s intense.”

Lauren has taken antidepressants since a breakdown following her father’s death. She had to be admitted to a psychiatric unit aged 13.
Read more: Daily Mirror

‘I got really, really skinny’: X Factor star Louisa Johnson, 17, reveals how a battle with stress and feeling ‘really low’ saw her weight plummet to seven stone
She’s wowed audiences with her huge voice and assured performances in the live shows.

But X Factor favourite Louisa Johnson, 17, from Thurrock, Essex, admits that a just a year ago, her confidence was in tatters as her weight plummeted to seven stone from stress.

Describing the periods as one of ‘the hardest times of my life’, she told Fabulous magazine: ‘I was really low. I wasn’t eating properly, I got really, really skinny.
Read more: Daily Mail

I Mason Noise in bed, brags X Factor hunk
SINGING hopeful describes himself as ‘an excellent lover’

X FACTOR hopeful Mason Noise has bragged his talents in the bedroom live up to his sex appeal on stage.

The bad boy contestant, 22, has insisted none of his former flings will capitalise on his new found fame by complaining about his lovemaking skills because he’s such a pro between the sheets.

He boasted: “I ain’t got nothing to worry about.

“There’s not going to be any bad stories about me in the bedroom. I’m an excellent lover.

“I’m good in that section, man.”
Read more: The Sun

Taking after daddy! Simon Cowell snaps sweet picture of his son Eric getting in some ‘practice’ in the judge’s chair on the set of the X Factor
He’s the heir to an entertainment dynasty that spans both music and TV.

And it seems that Simon Cowell’s son Eric is keen to follow in his father’s famous footsteps, as the toddler momentarily took over his judging duties on the X Factor on Friday for a spot of ‘practice’.

Hopping into one of the judges seats on the set of the ITV show, the 21-month-old was seen avidly watching everything occurring on-stage as 56-year-old Simon looked on proudly.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Adele – Hello
6 One Direction – Perfect
9 Fleur East – Sax
20 One Direction – Drag Me Down
24 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
35 One Direction – History
41 One Direction – End Of The Day
42 Little Mix – Black Magic
45 One Direction – Love You Goodbye
53 One Direction – If I Could Fly
55 One Direction – Olivia
57 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
59 One Direction – What A Feeling
62 One Direction – A.M.
65 One Direction – Never Enough
66 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
69 One Direction – Temporary Fix
86 One Direction – Hey Angel
77 One Direction – I Want To Write You A Song
78 One Direction – Wolves
79 One Direction – Walking In The Wind
86 Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
91 One Direction – Infinity
99 One Direction – Long Way Down

1 One Direction – Made in the A.M.
4 Little Mix – Get Weird
16 Ben Haenow – Ben Haenow
58 One Direction – Four

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The Official Charts
1 Justin Bieber – Sorry
4 Fleur East – Sax
10 One Direction – Perfect
13 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
22 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
31 Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
37 One Direction – Drag Me Down
46 Little Mix – Black Magic
64 Sigma – Coming Home (feat. Rita Ora)
68 One Direction – History
72 One Direction – Olivia
73 One Direction – End Of The Day
78 One Direction – Love You Goodbye
79 One Direction – If I Could Fly
83 One Direction – A.M.
86 One Direction – Temporary Fix
89 One Direction – Never Enough
90 One Direction – What A Feeling
93 One Direction – Infinity
96 One Direction – Hey Angel
99 One Direction – Wolves

1 One Direction – Made in the A.M.
5 Little Mix – Get Weird
10 Ben Haenow – Ben Haenow
89 Carrie Underwood – Storyteller

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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.