X Factor UK Headlines for 12/04/16

This post is full of videos from BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball. SYCO desperate for Matt Terry to win the X Factor. Two contestants on ITV talent show The X Factor are hiding secret gay relationship … Liam and Cheryl are having a baby!

Louisa Johnson was in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge this week.
Louisa Johnson – So Good in the Live Lounge

Louisa Johnson – Rockabye (Clean Bandit cover) in the Live Lounge

James Arthur performed in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge about a month ago.
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go in the Live Lounge

James Arthur – Hurts (Emeli Sandé cover) in the Live Lounge

Several X Factor UK alums performed at Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball this weekend.

Olly Murs – ‘Troublemaker’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Olly Murs – ‘Wrapped Up’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Olly Murs – ‘You Don’t Know Love’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Olly Murs – ‘Kiss Me’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Olly Murs – ‘Grow Up’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Olly Murs – ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Clean Bandit – ‘Tears’ (feat. Louisa Johnson) (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Louisa Johnson – ‘So Good’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016 – Saturday)

Louisa Johnson – ‘Love Yourself’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016 – Saturday)

Louisa Johnson – ‘Love Yourself’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016 – Sunday)

Louisa Johnson – ‘So Good’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016 – Sunday)

Little Mix – ‘Hair’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Little Mix – ‘Wings’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Little Mix – ‘Salute’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Little Mix ft. Nathan Sykes – ‘Secret Love Song’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Little Mix – ‘Shoutout To My Ex’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

Little Mix – ‘Black Magic’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

James Arthur – ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

James Arthur – ‘Impossible’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

James Arthur – ‘Into You/Ignition’ (Live At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2016)

George Shelley “Originals” | “Scars” (Video Premiere)
“Originals” is the upcoming debut solo EP by English singer-songwriter and former Union J member George Shelley. It’s scheduled to be released later this year via Sense Multimedia.

The project includes six songs with their own music videos which will be available every Sunday until Christmas on Vevo.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Jahméne “Unfathomable Phantasmagoria” | “Love” (Video Premiere)
“Unfathomable Phantasmagoria” (stylized as “U.P“) is the second studio album (and proper debut with original songs) by The X Factor UK runner-up, British gospel/soul singer-songwriter Jahméne. It was released on September 30th via Moonshot Music.

It comes preceded by the official singles “Down For Love” and “Is This the Time?”. The third single is the song “I Wish”, which was released along the pre-order of the album on August 22nd.

“Love” was launched as the album’s fourth single on November 28th.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Louis Tomlinson, debut solo album | Working in the studio!
One Direction’s and proud daddy Louis Tomlinson is currently in the studio creating some magic and shaping what will be his anticipated and expected solo debut album, which will be launched sometime next year.

According Capital FM, some sources claim that Louis has in fact signed with Simon Cowell’s Syco. They claimed:
He’s been back in the studio and has been working on some really amazing music. He’s played some to the powers that be at Syco, who are really excited – They think he could be a real success as a solo artist, given his proven ability to write hit records and massive fanbase as part of 1D.
Read more: Ultimate Music

‘Daddy-to-be’ Liam Payne arrives at I Am Bolt premiere without Cheryl… as she travels back home to Newcastle
He thought to expecting his first child with Cheryl – but Liam Payne arrived solo to the I Am Bolt movie premiere on Monday night.

The 23-year-old looked suited and booted for the red carpet event, which follows Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt in the 18 months leading up to his epic – and historic – triple win in Rio this year.

Liam was at London’s Odeon cinema in Leicester Square on Monday night to celebrate his friend’s company, taking to Instagram ahead of his night out to write why the film is so important to him.
Read more: Daily Mail

Mum direction! Pregnant Cheryl, 33, unveils a huge baby bump as she and Liam Payne, 23, head out to a Christmas carol concert (as she plans her very own nativity scene)
She’s rumoured to be expecting her first child with boyfriend Liam Payne.

Cheryl appeared to confirm her baby news as she debuted a prominent bump while arriving at the nativity-themed Quintessentially Foundation fair of St James Christmas Carol Concert in London on Tuesday night.

As the star, 33, attended the event with her 23-year-old beau, she showcased her extremely rounded stomach from beneath her tight dress, just hours before sources claimed she has announced her pregnancy to friends and family yet has no plans for a public declaration.
Read more: Daily Mail

WATCH: Liam Payne, 14, gives Cheryl, 24, a cheeky wink at 2008 X Factor audition in resurfaced video… as the couple prepare to welcome their first child
She showed off her burgeoning bump at a carol concert on Tuesday night, all but confirming her pregnancy.

And as Cheryl and Liam Payne prepare to welcome their first child together, footage of the pair’s first meeting has resurfaced.

Cheryl was 24 when a then 14-year-old Liam first auditioned for theX Factor back in 2008, but despite his tender years, cheeky Liam was full of confidence as he gave his future beau a cheeky wink.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘You have to cry it out’: Newly-single Jesy Nelson shows off her killer curves in PVC leotard at Jingle Bell Ball… as Little Mix star talks about heartbreak following split with Jake Roche
Her recent split from her fiancé Jake Roche has seen her love-life hit the headlines in recent weeks.

But Jesy Nelson seems to be on top of her heartbreak, as she put in an all-conquering the performance at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball 2016 with Coca-Cola at The O2 Arena in London alongside her Little Mix bandmates.

Shortly before she hit the stage for the band’s sassy headline performance, the 25-year-old singer revealed the only way to get over a broken heart is by ‘crying it out’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Blue ice! Louisa Johnson keeps it cool in icy blue PVC skirt and tiny crop top at the second night of Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball
She wowed the audience at Capital FM’s highly-anticipated Jingle Bell Ball at the O2 on Saturday night as she pranced around the stage in a variety of bubblegum pink ensembles.

But Sunday was a much cooler affair for Louisa Johnson as she arrived at the Ball in an icy blue number.

She let her two-tone blonde locks fall loosely around her shoulders and sported a metallic choker with a black jewel dangling from it.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘We are completely besotted!’: Coronation Street’s Shayne Ward and girlfriend Sophie Austin welcome baby daughter Willow
Shayne Ward and his girlfriend Sophie Austin have welcomed a baby girl.

The Coronation Street star and Tina and Bobby actress Sophie revealed in a sweet Twitter post that they were now proud parents to daughter Willow.

The 32-year-old hunk posted a note from Sophie on Saturday afternoon, reading: ‘Proud to share our incredible news. Me and Sophie had a beautiful baby girl.
Read more: Daily Mail

Sharon Osbourne labels critics ‘sad f**ks’ as she hits back at accusations she’s been boozing on set of X Factor after a series of gaffes
A series of on-air gaffes have led X Factor viewers to question whether or not she’s been judging the show while drunk.

And Sharon Osbourne, 64, has once again defended herself from her critics, in an expletive-ridden rant to The Sun.

The fiery music manager ranted: ‘It really p***es me off because, the thing is, this isn’t University Challenge. We’re in the music industry. You’re meant to have a good time, be entertained, have a laugh.

‘Just because I’m not dead serious and on the ball like this it’s like, please, get a life.

‘Because somebody’s having a good time do they have to be drunk because you’re a sad f*** and need to get loaded to have a good time? I don’t.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘What have you done to your gorgeous lips?’ Nicole Scherzinger’s fans go into meltdown as star shows off her fuller pout in selfie… after debuting plumper lips on X Factor
Over the weekend, she drew much attention for sporting a notably fuller pout.

And on Tuesday afternoon, Nicole Scherzinger, 38, appeared to be playing up to all of the chatter, as she puckered up for a selfie while out and about in London.

Seemingly excited by the bright sunshine lighting up the English capital on the cold winter day, she captioned the shot: ‘Guess who came out to play! The #london sun! #sunkissed.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Waltzing in a Winter Wonderland! Nicole Scherzinger looks terrified as she tries out the rides at Hyde Park on night out with X Factor act Matt Terry
He’s gearing up for what will no doubt be a tense semi-final.

So Nicole Scherzinger decided to treat her X Factor act Matt Terry to a fun night out at Winter Wonderland on Tuesday.

No doubt helping to get them into the festive mood for the Christmas-themed show this weekend, the pair seemed in great spirits as they strolled around London’s Hyde Park.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor panel ‘set to return next year’ amid reports Simon Cowell ‘wants all four judges for the new season
They’ve become known for endless banter and playful sneers every Saturday night.

And now, it’s been reported that Simon Cowell is set to keep Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh on the judging panel next year for X Factor’s 14th series, because he loves the chemistry between them.

According to The Sun, the foursome will be back together again on our TV screens in 2017 to find the next cream of talent, after the music mogul believes the show has found the right balance among the judges.
Read more: Daily Mail

Farewell to the home of X Factor: Studio to be demolished after semi-finals
TV’s X Factor will this weekend mark the end of an era in popular entertainment with the final ever live broadcast from its London studio.

Fountain Studios in Wembley will shut its doors after Sunday’s semi-final results show. The site is being redeveloped as housing.

TV shows were first transmitted from Wembley at the start of ITV in 1955 under the brand of Associated Redifussion and later London Weekend.

The studios were home to some of ITV’s best loved programmes of the 1960s and 70s including period drama Upstairs Downstairs, sitcom On The Buses and pioneering pop show Read Steady Go.

Talents shows Pop Idol, X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent continued the legacy, making stars of One Direction, Susan Boyle, Olly Murs and Will Young.
Read more: ITV

X Factor bosses desperate for Matt Terry to win this year’s show amid competition from The Voice
Matt and boyband 5 After Midnight are seen as more marketable than fellow semi-finalists Saara Aalto and Emily Middlemas
X Factor bosses who are ­determined to remain top dog are keen for Matt Terry to triumph in this year’s show, a source has told the Sunday People.

Favourites Matt, 23, and ­boyband 5 After Midnight are seen as more marketable than the other semi-finalists Saara Aalto, 29, and Emily Middlemas, 18.

The source also said ­commercial success is especially important because the X Factor is facing rivalry from talent show The Voice , which ITV has snatched from the BBC.

There are already signs of an impending fierce battle between the shows. The X Factor ­frequently tells their millions of viewers it is “the only show to consistently generate ­international stars”. It boasts of more than 40 No1 singles.

In comparison, The Voice, on in the spring, has struggled to produce a major chart success in the UK. Executives at Simon Cowell’s SyCo, which owns The X Factor, are already plotting ways to stay on top.

A source said: “Generating hits is the name of the game but this year it has taken on fresh ­significance for SyCo and the record bosses behind the show.

“They’ve been crowing about their history of chart successes but with The Voice about to start early next year it’s more important than ever.

“Frankly if Saara or Emily win it’s going to be a lot tougher to forge a ­long-term chart career.”

Currently bookies’ Ladbrokes make Matt the 8/11 favourite to be voted as winner.
Read more: Daily Mirror

Boy oh Boy! X Factor singer Matt Terry has a secret boyband past as its revealed he was in a group called Far Too Far
Singer is favourite to win ITV show… but it isn’t his first stab at finding fame in the music industry
MATT TERRY is the hot favourite to win this year’s X Factor.

But the singer isn’t quite the pop novice he makes out.

I can reveal he has a secret boyband past, having been a member of a group called Far Too Far, which also featured JLS star MARVIN HUMES’s little brother Jackson.

His extra experience might be a reason why he’s looked so at ease performing throughout the series.

A source said: “Matt has given the impression on the show that it’s his first time experiencing the music industry but it’s simply not true.
Read more: The Sun

Two contestants on ITV talent show The X Factor ‘are hiding secret gay relationship that even the judges don’t know about’
Two contestants on this year’s X Factor are having a secret gay romance, according to new reports.

The relationship is being kept hidden by the pair – who both made it through to the live shows – after they sparked up a relationship during the audition process.

It is so under wraps not even the show’s judges and most of their fellow contestants are aware if it.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I am scared, but I’m ready to step up’: 5 After Midnight’s Kieran Alleyne reveals he’s set to become a dad at 21… as boy band pull off stellar X Factor performance in semi-finals
He’s hoping to make it to next week’s final with band 5 After Midnight.

And X Factor star Kieran Alleyne has confessed that his journey on the ITV programme hasn’t been smooth sailing since girlfriend Sophie broke the news she was pregnant with his child during the Judges Houses stage of the competition.

The singer confessed he is nervous about becoming a father at the tender age of 21, but is determined to be a great parent because of his own experience of growing up without a dad.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix make it two weeks at albums Number 1 with Glory Days
New albums from Kate Bush and The Weeknd impact this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 5.

Little Mix have scored a second week at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with Glory Days.

After achieving the highest first week sales for a UK female girl group Number 1 since Spice Girls’ Spiceworld last week, the record notched up another 57,000 combined sales in the last seven days and is now certified Gold for sales over 100,000.

Glory Days is the 24th Number 1 album from an act coming from the X Factor, and Little Mix’s first UK Number 1 album. Other X Factor alumni to top the Official Albums Chart this year include Olly Murs and James Arthur.
Read more: The Official Charts

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The Official Charts
1. Clean Bandit – Rockabye (feat. Anne-Marie & Sean Paul)
4 James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
5 Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
18 Louisa Johnson – So Good
32 Fifth Harmony – That’s My Girl
40 Olly Murs – Grow Up
46 Niall Horan – This Town
91 Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love

1 Little Mix – Glory Days
6 Olly Murs – 24 HRS
18 James Arthur – Back From the Edge
39 Little Mix – Get Weird

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