X Factor UK Headlines for 12/06/15

Fleur East’s debut album was released on Friday!

EXCLUSIVE! Fleur East’s debut album Love, Sax and Flashbacks – Our track-by-track first listen review
Yet another X Factor runner-up knocks it out of the park.

Ever since Fleur East strutted on to The X Factor stage to the beat of her own version of ‘Uptown Funk’, the whole nation has been waiting for this debut album.

As lead single ‘Sax’ signalled, that Mark Ronson-y sound has loomed large over the 28-year-old’s studio sessions since finishing second on the show last December. But her first studio album Love, Sax and Flashbacks is so much more than just funky brass. You heard it here first in our exclusive track-by-track review.
Read more: Digital Spy

Fleur East – ‘Sax’ (Live At The Jingle Bell Ball 2015)

Little Mix – ‘Wings” (Live At The Jingle Bell Ball 2015)

Little Mix Ft. Jason Derulo – ‘Secret Love Song’ (Live at The Jingle Bell Ball 2015)

Little Mix – ‘Move’ (Live at The Jingle Bell Ball 2015)

Little Mix – ‘Love Me Like You’ (Live At The Jingle Bell Ball 2015)

Little Mix – ‘Salute’ (Live At The Jingle Bell Ball 2015)

Little Mix – ‘Black Magic’ (Live At The Jingle Bell Ball 2015)

Sigma – ‘Glitterball’ (Live at Jingle Bell Ball 2015)

‘When in Tokyo!’: Perrie Edwards seeks solace in her Little Mix bandmates as they hit karaoke bar in fancy-dress.. after her ex-fiancé Zayn Malik steps out with Gigi Hadid
She’s currently on an action-packed Japanese promo tour.

But Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, 22, let her hair down for a night of karaoke with her band-mates in Tokyo on Monday night, after her ex-fiancé Zayn Malik was seen hand-in-hand with model Gigi Hadid.

Accompanied by Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 24, and Jade Thirlwall, 22, the trio donned full fancy-dress for comedic effect – and looked to be having an absolute blast.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Miffed! Furious Jade Thirlwall fails to see the funny side as she dresses as a Christmas tree during Japanese tour
They are in the throws of a Japanese promotional tour.

And thus far Little Mix appear to be having a whale of a time – although in a recent Instagram post, Jade Thirlwall looked less than amused as she dressed up as a Christmas tree on Monday night.

The 22-year-old pop starlet posted a hilarious image on the photo-sharing site showing her sulking and pulling a pout as she sported the side-splitting ensemble.
Read more: Daily Mail

Jesy Nelson leads Little Mix’s sexy red carpet display in very busty tuxedo dress as they turn heads at the Cosmopolitan awards
Little Mix oozed girl power as they topped the bill at Cosmopolitan’s Ultimate Women Awards 2015 on Wednesday night.

And Jesy Nelson, 24, made sure that all eyes were on her when she was pictured leaving the event in her plunging black tuxedo dress.

She was joined by her fellow bandmates, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards at the fashionable event, with the girls all sporting their own versions of glam-grunge styling.
Read more: Daily Mail

Serving up some Black Magic! Perrie Edwards stuns in plunging bodysuit and thigh-highs alongside Little Mix girls at 2015 Jingle Bell Ball
They headlined Saturday night’s Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball.

And Little Mix were back with a vengeance ahead of Sunday night’s musical performance, pulling out all the stops in dazzling black leotards and fishnet tights as they arrived at the O2 Arena in London.

Perrie Edwards was leading the glamour as the girl band turned heads in their show-stopping stage outfits, looking better than ever in the coordinating numbers.
Read more: Daily Mail

Feisty females Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock work fringed bikinis to rock the stage with Little Mix at Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball
Little Mix picked out their littlest stage outfits to headline Saturday night’s Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball in London.

Leading a line up featuring Fleur East, Years & Years and Jason Derulo, the feisty four piece hit the stage with conviction.

Perrie Edwards headed up the gang, looking incredible in a fringed bikini outfit in sparkling silver as her counterparts plumped for black, white and gold in a suitably festive fashion.
Read more: Daily Mail

Olly Murs next official single is… “Stevie Knows”
English singer-songwriter and TV host Olly Murs goes ahead with the promotion of the special re-issue of his fourth studio album “Never Been Better“, which was released on November 20th.

After “Kiss Me”, the prolific artist has confirmed the track “Steve Knows” as the next official single, second from the re-issue and seventh overall from this era.

“Stevie Knows” was written by Alexander Izquierdo, Ian Kirkpatrick and Sam Martin. The track was confirmed as next single during Clara Amfo’s BBC Radio 1 show on Friday November 27th.
Read more: Ultimate Music

So much for ‘armless entertainment! Harry Styles gets programme name inked on forearm after losing game of Tattoo Roulette on Late Late Show
It was a high stakes game of chance that would leave a permanent mark on the loser.

And Harry Styles ended up losing a game of Tattoo Roulette with James Corden on the Late Late Show on Thursday night, meaning he had to have the programme’s name inked onto him.

The long-haired wonder, who is already covered in artwork, participated in the game with his One Direction sidekicks Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne.
Read more: Daily Mail

Loud and clear! Harry Styles makes a BOLD style statement in floral-print shirt and fitted trousers at One Direction gig in San Jose
He caused quite style statement in a white floral suit at the American Music Awards last week.

And it seems that Harry Styles is on a sizzling sartorial streak, as he donned a very loud shirt for the band’s latest gig in San Jose on Wednesday.

Performing a set at the 99.7 NOW! Triple Ho Show 6.0, at the city’s SAP Centre, the 21-year-old heartthrob continued to channel some flower power into his wardrobe by rocking an earthy green floral-print shirt.
Read more: Daily Mail

Fun Direction! Harry Styles and Liam Payne playfully serenade each other at Jingle Ball ahead of One Direction hiatus
It may soon be the end of an era for One Direction, who announced in August that they are taking a break.

But the world’s biggest boyband put their sorrow behind them as they larked about to give a playful performance at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball.

At one point Harry Styles and Liam Payne cheekily serenaded each other as they performed at the famous Staples Center in LA on Friday.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I wanted to change everything’: X Factor’s Louisa Johnson reveals struggle with her body image… and also admits she ‘cries’ because she misses her mother
She’s been one of this year’s biggest X Factor success stories, and has managed to score a place in the semi-finals and is now one of the hot favourites to win.

But for 17-year-old Louisa Johnson, coming this far has meant having to overcome her fears and self-doubts, a lot of which were to do with her body image.

Speaking to OK! magazine, she opened up about dropping to just seven stone in weight last year as a result of her negative feelings.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor’s Louisa Johnson flashes her toned stomach in velvet co-ord while Lauren Murray opts for fitted trouser suit at In The Heart Of The Sea premiere
She’s just been tipped as the hot favourite to win The X Factor.

But aspiring singer Louisa Johnson took a night off from rehearsing to mingle with the stars at the European premiere of In The Heart Of The Sea.

The 17-year-old rocked a retro vibe for the aptly coloured blue carpet in London on Wednesday, donning a suede jade belted skirt with a matching cropped vest.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor’s Lauren Murray has ALREADY had a singing career despite claiming she’s done ‘nothing’
It’s been revealed that back in 2014, Lauren sang on a single for Timbaland collaborators, dance act La La Land
X Factor hopeful Lauren Murray has already had a music career, despite claiming she’d never done anything before, according to reports.

The singer – who hit headlines after she was caught on camera pushing a member of 4th Impact out of the way on the X Factor stage – has previously featured on a single and was a member in a girl band.

It’s been revealed that back in 2014, Lauren sang on a single for Timbaland collaborators, dance act La La Land.
Read more: Daily Mirror

The X Factor Winner’s charity single in aid of Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase
We can now reveal that this year, The X Factor winner’s single will be in aid of children’s charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase.

The two X Factor Finalists will perform their prospective winner’s single live during The X Factor’s spectacular final at the SSE Wembley Arena. The song will then be available to download immediately after The X Factor winner is crowned on the 13th December.

Simco Limited will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD and download and in respect of all streaming in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to be shared equally by Together for Short Lives, registered charity no. 1144022 and Shooting Star Chase, registered charity no. 1042495. This donation will be at least £1 for each CD sold in the UK and at least 20p for each download sold in the UK.

Simon Cowell says: “I have worked with these inspirational charities for many years and I’m delighted that The X Factor winner’s single sales will help families who are going through such unimaginably difficult times.
Read more: X Factor

The X Factor Voiceover Man Peter Dickson: ‘I’m Simon Cowell’s safety blanket’
Er, does he record the names in his pants?
The X Factor?’s Voiceover Man Peter Dickson has opened up about his decision to return to the show.

Dickson announced in July – to general public outrage – that ?he would not be lending his booming vocals to this series of ?The X Factor?.

But there was salvation on the eve of the live shows as it turned out that he would be back after all.

Speaking to ?Absolute Radio?’s Christian O’Connell, Dickson explained that Simon Cowell personally phoned him asking him to return.

“I had a call from Simon and he said, the week before the lives went on, there was such a lot of public reaction to me not being on, and I think he thinks I’m like his safety blanket,” Dickson said.
Read more: Digital Spy

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Irish Charts
1 Justin Bieber – Sorry
6 Fleur East – Sax
9 One Direction – Perfect
27 One Direction – Drag Me Down
30 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
48 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
61 Sigma – Coming Home (feat. Rita Ora)
62 Little Mix – Black Magic
63 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
96 One Direction – End Of The Day
98 One Direction – History

1 Adele – 25
3 One Direction – Made in the A.M.
6 Little Mix – Get Weird
22 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
37 Ben Haenow – Ben Haenow
91 Carrie Underwood – Storyteller

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The Official Charts
1 Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
6 Fleur East – Sax
11 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
12 One Direction – Perfect
19 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
26 Sigma – Coming Home (feat. Rita Ora)
45 One Direction – Drag Me Down
64 Little Mix – Black Magic
80 Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart (feat. Kelly Clarkson)

1 Adele – 25
4 Little Mix – Get Weird
6 One Direction – Made in the A.M.
12 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
30 Ben Haenow – Ben Haenow
63 Carrie Underwood – Storyteller
80 Will Young – 85% Proof

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