X Factor UK Headlines for 12/08/12

Potential winner’s singles revealed! Harry Styles is apparently dating Taylor Swift.

X-it poll
The X Factor final: Your big verdict on who will win

FANS of The X Factor are already hailing the show’s new king — and his name is ARTHUR, a poll for The Sun ahead of the final starting tonight reveals.

Half of those glued to the ITV1 series reckon gravel-voiced James Arthur, 24, will grab the crown — despite bookies last night claiming there is NO clear favourite.

High-pitched Jahmene Douglas, 22 — seen as his biggest rival — is backed to go all the way by just over a third.

Ex-cruise ship crooner Christopher Maloney will be ousted in the first part of the final tonight, according to a huge majority of the 6,363 viewers quizzed.

But if by some miracle it is HIM in the final two on tomorrow’s show with James, the Scouser, 34, stands no chance.

Three quarters of those who have already made their minds up say James, of Saltburn, Teesside, will romp home if that happens. Even if Jahmene, from Swindon, gets through, the number saying that James will beat him rises to 55 per cent.

It will put paid to Jahmene releasing Beatles classic Let It Be as his winner’s song, The Sun can reveal.

James, meanwhile, has picked an obscure track that reached just No9 in the charts two years ago for his shot at the Christmas No1.

Called Impossible, it was released by Bajan singer Shontelle. Cheesy Christopher has plumped for The Reason by US band Hoobastank if he pulls off an unlikely win.
Read more: The Sun

The Top 10 biggest selling X Factor debut singles and albums revealed!
Ahead of tonight’s X Factor final, the Official Charts Company reveal the Top 10 biggest selling debut singles and debut albums by all of the X Factor acts to date.

Later this evening, Christopher Maloney, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur will begin battling it out to win the 2012 series of the X Factor, and a once-in-a-lifetime chance of a major label recording contract.

However, according to the Official Charts Company’s analysis of all the show’s former contestants, they could all already be winners. The Top 10 biggest selling debut singles and albums by previous X Factor stars is dominated exclusively by acts who made it into the final three of each year’s competition.
Read more: The Official Charts Company

Does the Winner Take It All? As the X Factor final approaches take a look at the most and least successful acts in the talent show’s history
As the X Factor approaches it’s ninth season season finale, the ultimate winner of the show is just too close to call.

So whilst James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas and Christopher Maloney prepare for the biggest result of their lives, the X Factor winners and losers from the past will no doubt be looking on to see who reigns supreme.

But whilst the winners have traditionally secured the Christmas number one, their careers have not always seen continued success compared to the competition’s runners up over the years.
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction are the most in-demand X Factor act… despite coming third
ONE Direction have become the most in-demand act in X Factor history, despite only having come third.

A chart of the top five acts for gig sales from the show reveals the boyband, who were runners-up to Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson in 2010, as the most popular.

And they are so huge their gigs outsell the other four acts PUT TOGETHER.
Read more: The Sun

The final countdown: Smiling X Factor hopefuls arrive for final
SUN readers’ favourite James Arthur gives a hopeful smile as the X Factor finalists arrive at rehearsals ahead of tonight’s showdown.

The 24-year-old, who topped our poll to find out your winning act, looked relaxed as he headed into the Manchester Central venue.

Jahmene Douglas, 22, was also showing no signs of nerves as he gave a thumbs up for the cameras.

While cruise ship crooner Christopher Maloney, 34, wasn’t taking any chances with a scarf wrapped tightly around his throat amid fears he is losing his voice.
Read more: The Sun

X Factor Tulisa, Louis Walsh: Chris Maloney will struggle in industry
Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos have admitted that they do not want Christopher Maloney to win The X Factor.

When asked to name their choice of winner, both judges praised finalists Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur, but agreed that the 34-year-old Liverpudlian would “struggle in the long term” in the music industry.

Speaking to journalists including Digital Spy, Walsh said: “I wouldn’t be disappointed [if Maloney won], because I think long term the talent always wins – look at Olly [Murs]… One Direction. They didn’t win the show, but they have amazing careers.”

He added: “[Maloney]’s a good singer, he’s a nice guy, but we’re looking for a star.”
Read more: Digital Spy

Christopher Maloney prepares for X Factor final as he duets with Gary Barlow…but fears his voice won’t hold out
He’s gearing up for the biggest performance of his life as the X Factor comes to an end this weekend.

However, despite practising for his duet alongside Gary Barlow, it’s thought Christopher Maloney is seriously fearing for his voice.

According to reports the Liverpudlian wore a sign saying ‘on voice rest’ on Thursday and was unable to get through an entire song.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘He’s got another man in mind to take over’: Simon Cowell ‘places blame for falling X Factor viewing figures on Gary Barlow’… as he ‘plans to replace’ head judge
Gary Barlow happily stepped into his shoes as head judge back in 2011 when Simon Cowell departed the UK X Factor to launch the show Stateside.

But the 53-year-old music mogul is said to be considering replacing the 41-year-old star on the judging panel of the ITV1 show when the series returns next year.

It has been claimed that not only does Simon question the Take That singer’s ability to find true talent, but is also ‘placing the blame’ for falling viewing figures with Gary.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘This has been the worst year of my life’: Tulisa says her tempestuous love life, those vitriolic Twitter rants, and the spats on X Factor have hurt her
Tulisa’s make-up-free face is shrouded by large black designer sunglasses and a tight blue hooded sweater.

‘I haven’t been able to sleep all week, I’ve got terrible insomnia,’ she says. Perhaps it’s no surprise.

For the past month the 24-year-old X Factor judge has been the target of countless negative stories about her relationship with Newcastle United footballer Danny Simpson.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Cheryl Cole ‘suing X Factor for $2.3million’ she claims she is owed after being fired from US show
Cheryl Cole was dropped from Simon Cowell’s talent show.

The British pop star got the axe as a judge on the US version of X Factor and now she’s reportedly suing the show’s producers saying she’s owed $2.3 million in pay.

Cheryl, 29, who previously sat at the judges’ table on X Factor UK, was brought on board the American version in 2011 after signing a lucrative deal.

Although the Promise This singer was let go from the show before Season One even got under way, she wants her money, more than $2 million of it, TMZ is reporting.

Cheryl claims that she signed a ‘Pay or Play’ contract with Blue Orbit Productions that assured her $1.8 million for the first season and $2 million for the second even if she didn’t appear on the programme.

Furthermore, the model-author says producers promised to pay her various miscellaneous expenses for each season.
Read more: The Daily Mail

That doesn’t look like The X Factor set! Dermot O’Leary and Nicole Scherzinger enjoy a pint in Corrie’s Rovers Return ahead of the Live Final
The X Factor is gearing up for it’s ninth live final, but whilst the production team and contestants get busy with last minute preparations, Dermot O’Leary and Nicole Scherzinger took a break to visit one of Manchester’s most famous pubs.

Visiting the set of Coronation Street, the two got behind the bar of the Rovers Return and pulled themselves a pint.

With beaming grins on their face, Dermot and Nicole were definitely a far cry from the normal punters gracing the traditional pub.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor’s Rylan Clark signs £250K Celebrity Big Brother deal
He’s headed for the Celeb BB house

Essex lad Rylan Clark’s getting a whopping £250,000 to appear on Celeb Big Brother in January, Now can reveal.

The 24-year-old secretly signed a contract for the Channel 5 show the day after he was voted off The X Factor.

A friend reveals: ‘He couldn’t be happier. Rylan’s always wanted to be a TV star.’

CBB host Brian Dowling’s let slip: ‘Rylan’s camp, loud and controversial.

‘Getting him in will be great!’
Read more: Now Magazine

You can’t hide Rylan Clark! Former X Factor contestant welcomes back Lucy Spraggan for live final in a blue onesie
Hey may have his onesie zipped up like Kenny from South Park, but there was no disguising Rylan Clarke on Saturday afternoon.

The Essex lad donned a bright blue all-in-one to greet X Factor drop out Lucy Spraggan as she arrived in Manchester for the live finals.

But with his arms wrapped around his body and head low, it looked like the cold northern weather may have been a little too much for young Rylan.
Read more: The Daily Mail

It really is the Right Place Right Time for Olly Murs as his album goes straight to number as he sits at the top of singles chart too
With crooner Christopher Maloney hotly tipped to win the X Factor critics are arguing that the show is no longer credible.

But for stars of the show making a return appearance to perform almost guarantees a number one single

Olly Murs is currently sitting pretty at the top of both the single and album charts.

The former X Factor singer’s third album Right Place Right Time went straight in at number one on the Official Albums Chart.

With an 127,000 copies sold in its first week, Right Place Right Time is also the fastest-selling male solo album of the year.

Murs’ single Troublemaker featuring US rapper Flo Rida held firm for a second week at number one on the Official Singles Chart.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Don’t lose the key! Behind the scenes with a caged Leona Lewis on her Lovebirds video shoot
Eva Cassidy famously sang about a Songbird but Leona Lewis has gone one better and become a Lovebird for her latest single.

Unsurprisingly the 27-year-old climbs in a birdcage for her video and complete with her trademark long ponytail the X Factor winner looks positively at home in the virtual prison.

Although perhaps not an advert for feminism Leona looks classically beautiful in the video, which is the second single from her third album Glassheart.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Beaten by her own ‘little muffins’: A fierce Jesy Nelson shows former mentor Tulisa how it’s done onstage… even without Perrie
They may be her little muffins but Tulisa may well be wishing she left the oven on after being completely outshone by Little Mix at the Key 103 Jingle Ball.

Even without Perrie Edwards, the Little Mix girls turned up the volume with their raunchy outfits onstage in Manchester.

Newly slim Jesy Nelson shone as she gyrated onstage in fishnet tights, denim ripped shorts and a leopard print top, all topped off with lashings of red lipstick.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Forget DNA, it’s all in the jeans: Little Mix go stonewashed denim berserk… as Jesy Nelson debuts some bizarre dance moves
You may be forgiven for thinking you stepped back into the early 90s.

Those Little Mix ladies went stonewashed denim berserk at Radio City Live gig in Liverpool on Thursday evening, wowing crowds with single DNA and their ability to carry off so much jean action in 2012.

Even Jesy Nelson threw her usual black cut-offs out the window for some stonewashed action and combined with trademark suspender tights and some bizarre scratching dance moves the 20-year-old looked stylish on stage.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Jail Birds: Little Mix pose in revealing prison style outfits for ‘icons of female fun and rebellion’ shoot
They have become almost as well known for their funky fashion sense as they have for their music.

And in their latest shoot, for Notion Magazine, Little Mix have once again pushed the boundaries.

Taking on the ‘icons of female fun and rebellion’ the girl group pose in provocative prison inspired outfits and as rebellious school girls.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Pictured together for the first time: Taylor Swift and ‘new boyfriend’ Harry Styles enjoy a romantic day out
The rumour mill went into overdrive when X Factor host Mario Lopez revealed he saw them holding hands backstage at the U.S. X Factor last month.

And on Sunday, photographic evidence of Taylor Swift and Harry Styles out together for the first time only served to fuel the rumours of a romance.

They showed the pop stars enjoying a romantic stroll through New York’s Central park, hugging a friend’s baby and generally playing the part of a happy couple.
Read more: The Daily Mail

She’s a fully fledged One Direction WAG now: Taylor Swift holds hands with Harry Styles as they arrive at her hotel at 4am following Madison Square gig
They sparked rumours of a romance earlier this week after they were spotted enjoying a romantic stroll through New York’s Central Park.

And now it seems there’s no hiding the fact Taylor Swift has become the latest One Direction WAG.

The country singer was spotted holding hands with Harry Styles as she arrived back at her hotel with him in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Read more: The Daily Mail

The smile that says it all! Taylor Swift and Harry Styles leave hotel moments apart after dashing in at 4am
He was clutching his wash bag and wearing the token celebrity sunglasses, while she was simply smiling as though she had a secret she wasn’t willing to share.

Harry Styles and Taylor Swift emerged from the same hotel just moments apart on Wednesday morning, dotting the i and crossing the t for the rumour mill on whether they are really a couple.

The country singer, 22, was smiling to herself as she glided out of the hotel in Manhattan in a cute hat and navy jacket while her new friend Harry, 18, looked pretty pleased with himself as he left the building.
Read more: The Daily Mail

ANOTHER night with Taylor! Harry Styles spotted arriving at Swift’s hotel for a second consecutive sleepover
They’re fast cementing themselves as one of the pop world’s hottest young couples, and have even coined a catchy joint moniker – Haylor.

And it would seem Harry Styles and Taylor Swift’s fledging romance is going from strength-to-strength as they enjoyed a second consecutive sleepover on Tuesday night.

The One Direction heartthrob was pictured arriving at the 22-year-old singer’s hotel at 11pm, just an hour after Taylor had returned from her recording session at New York City’s Pier 59 studios.
Read more: The Daily Mail

It’s a Love Story! Taylor Swift and Harry Styles hold hands as they go on another romantic New York dinner date
Look away Harry Styles fans, it looks like the heartthrob is getting closer to Taylor Swift as he took her out for another date on Thursday.

The whirlwind romance has seen the two pop stars canoodling all over New York in the past week, and it looks like they’re not slowing down anytime soon.

The couple were spotted leaving Taylor’s hotel once again on their way to a romantic dinner date, with Harry gallantly holding the teenybopper star’s hands.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘They really miss each other’: Liam Payne seen holding hands with ex-girlfriend Danielle Peazer as she joins One Direction WAGs for New York gig
They called time on their two-year relationship in September after the pressures of a long-distance romance proved too much to handle.

But Liam Payne seems to have reunited with Danielle Peazer after the dancer flew out to New York City to support One Direction ahead of their gig at Madison Square Gardens on Monday night.

The 24-year-old beauty is believed to have jetted out to the Big Apple alongside Eleanor Calder, the girlfriend of Louis Tomlinson, while Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards – who is dating Zayn Malik – is also supporting her man.
Read more: The Daily Mail

She’s got that One Thing: Newly reunited Liam Payne and Danielle Peazer step out holding hands as they enjoy a romantic New York date night
They recently rekindled their romance following a two-month split after the pressures of a long-distance relationship proved too much to handle.

But Liam Payne and his girlfriend Danielle Peazer certainly seemed to be making the most of being back together as they enjoyed a romantic date night on Wednesday evening.

And it would seem that romance was on the mind of the 24-year-old dancer, with Danielle stepping out in the colour of love, red.
Read more: The Daily Mail

She’s no shrinking violet! Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards shows off her new purple rinse hair style on date night with Zayn Malik
Whilst Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall seemed to have taken hair inspiration from Cheryl Cole’s previous plum hairdo, her bandmate Perrie Edwards has looked to a more rocky celebrity icon.

Debuting a violet rinse in New York City, Perrie channeled Fashion Police presenter Kelly Osbourne as she cosied up to her boyfriend Zayn Malik on Sunday night.

They were joined by the One Direction star’s bandmates Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and their girlfriends, but it was Perrie who attracted the most attention with her new lavender shade.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Pop star couple Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards step out hand-in-hand as they celebrate One Direction’s sold-out gig
Things might be heating up between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, but there’s still another pop star couple in One Direction.

Zayn Malik and his Little Mix girlfriend Perrie Edwards looked as happy in love as ever as they emerged from an after party thrown in the boy bands honour, after they played sold-out gigs in New York’s famous arena Madison Square Garden.

They joined the other band members, their girlfriends and their families for a night out to toast to their success.
Read more: The Daily Mail

NY hearts 1D
One Direction take America by storm

ONE Direction cemented their status in pop’s global elite as New York screamed for them throughout their sell-out show at iconic Madison Square Garden.

Two years ago Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Liam Payne were preparing to perform in the final of the UK’s X Factor — where they would finish third.
Read more: The Sun

One Direction cement their status as the world’s biggest boy band as they sell out Madison Square Garden to critical acclaim
One Direction have cemented themselves as bonafide phenomenons in the American music market.

The X Factor finalists have received generally positive reviews after playing at the fabled venue of Madison Square Garden.

With a sold out audience of screaming young girls, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne couldn’t believe where their journey had taken them.
Read more: The Daily Mail

You better hide that from Taylor! Harry Styles gets a bra thrown at him onstage by a female fan just moments before he meets up with girlfriend Swift
They are said to be dating and have already been dubbed the nickname ‘Haylor’.

But there are a few realities that Taylor Swift will have to face now that she is in a rumoured relationship with One Direction’s Harry Styles.

For one, the 22-year-old country music star has to share her new boyfriend with thousands of screaming female teenage fans.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Even Dustin Hoffman wants to kiss them! Actor tries to snog One Direction star Niall Horan on David Letterman’s couch
They are the boy band with a frenzied female following who won’t hesitate to turn on their pop star idols lovers.

But it seems that One Direction have gained a following in all ages – and genders – as veteran actor Dustin Hoffman looked beside himself to share David Letterman’s sofa with the world’s biggest boy band.

In fact he was so excited that he grabbed bandmember Niall Horan in a playful kiss as his bandmates roared with laughter.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Making a Swift exit to see Taylor? Harry Styles doesn’t stop for female fans as he leads One Direction boys out of TV studios
He’s been enjoying several sleepovers with his new girlfriend Taylor Swift and it seems that Harry Styles only has her on his mind.

The One Direction heartthrob was seen leaving TV studios and appeared to snub the female fans that were waiting for him.

Harry, 18, was seen racing ahead of his band mates as they stopped to chat with the crowd of young girls that had gathered to meet them.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Here comes trouble! One Direction get reprimanded by the NYPD after Louis Tomlinson stops traffic by filming from car
They’ve wowed audiences with their Madison Square Garden gig and have delighted US teens with their frequent outings in the city.

But it seems the boys from One Direction haven’t always been behaving like angels during their stay in New York.

Louis Tomlinson, 20, got in trouble with the NYPD on Thursday for filming himself while standing up out of the roof of their car.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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