X Factor UK Headlines for 12/12/16

X Factor’s viewers thought Matt Terry and Freddy Parker kissed on stage after the performance of the winner’s single. X Factor bosses forced to buy out winner Matt Terry from pantomime contract where he was set to play Peter Pan. But who was the most hopeless X Factor winner ever?

Matt Terry “When Christmas Comes Around” (The X Factor UK Winner’s Single)
Matt Terry is an English singer from Bromley who has been proclaimed The X Factor UK‘s winner in its 13th season on December 11th defeating Saara Aalto.

His winner’s anthem is the song and original Christmas carol “When Christmas Comes Around“, penned by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge. It was launched the same day right after the show on digital retailers and streaming services via Simco Limited.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Reggie N Bollie “Link Up” (Single Premiere)
The X Factor UK 2015 runner up duo Reggie N Bollie have returned after the promotion of their major debut single “New Girl”, launched back in May.

The next and second official single is called “Link Up” and it’s another instant radio-ready pop piece infused with a good feeling island-sound and some dancehall rhythms creating a real danceable jam.

“Link Up” was launched on digital retailers and streaming services on December 9th as another taste of their upcoming full length debut album due out sometime next year via James Grant Group.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson “Just Hold On” (Single Premiere)
American record producer, hitmaker and deejay Steve Aoki is ready to impact the music scene with a huge new anthem called “Just Hold On“.

The track includes the guest vocals of English singer-songwriter and former member of One Direction, Louis Tomlinson. It was launched on digital retailers and streaming services on December 10th via Ultra Records.
Read more: Ultimate Music

ZAYN & Taylor Swift “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (Single Premiere)
Get ready for this! Former One Direction’s member ZAYN has joined forces with the one and only Taylor Swift to deliver an unexpected new single.

The song called “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” is confirmed as the main theme of upcoming American erotic romantic drama film Fifthy Shades Darker, directed by James Foley.

It was launched on digital retailers and streaming services on December 9th, while the film is set to be released on February 10th, 2017.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Kiera Weathers “You Gotta Be” (Single Premiere)
Kiera Weathers is a English emerging singer-songwriter who became known after being one of the finalists of 2015’s The X Factor UK and now she has delivered her proper debut single.

The song is called “You Gotta Be” and it’s a tropical-flavoured rendition of Des’ree’s smash anthem with the same name released in 1994.

“You Gotta Be” was launched on digital retailers and streaming services on December 9th via Single Click Entertainment.
Read more: Ultimate Music

Watch Rebecca Ferguson’s emotional video reworking for Superwoman and online initiative: exclusive

“I don’t think people really understand me. I’ve been robbed, I’ve been used, I’ve been abused, I’ve been mistreated, I’ve been lied about. I have a strong faith and I know that I’m not alone.”

These are the words of Rebecca Ferguson at the beginning of her moving and emotional video for her single Superwoman, which you can watch it exclusively below:
Read more: The Telegraph

Olly Murs Performed in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge
Olly Murs – Years & Years in the Live Lounge

Olly Murs – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) in the Live Lounge

Olly Murs – Lonely This Christmas (MUD cover) in the Live Lounge

Jamie Scott on the Secret to Writing Hits for One Direction, Justin Bieber & Niall Horan
Jamie Scott is currently on his way back home from his Richmond, U.K. studio after a day with Canadian artist Royal Wood. “I’m working with him for a couple of weeks,” says Scott. “I’m a fan of his music, so we’re making a few records for his new album. He’s really cool.” If Scott’s track record is any indication, Royal Wood should brace himself for superstardom considering Scott’s eclectic discography as a songwriter is filled to the brim with career-defining or trajectory-changing hits.

It’s Scott, after all, who was with One Direction during their first-ever writing session and later guided them toward musical adulthood by helping radically change their sound from teen bubblegum pop to mature adult material. It was also Scott who gave One Direction’s Niall Horan his first solo hit with the thoughtful career-launching singer-songwriter jam, “This Town.” It was even Scott who contributed to Justin Bieber’s latest dance hit alongside Major Lazer and MO, “Cold Water.”
Read more: Billboard

JAMES NOSE THE SCORE James Arthur is splashing out on a nose job after bending it out of place during his violent teenage years
X Factor’s comeback kid is going under the knife after breaking his nose nearly a decade ago
JAMES ARTHUR’s turned his life around – but that’s not the only thing he’s changing.

The comeback star is forking out on a nose job after too many schoolboy scrapes left it bent out of shape and him struggling to breathe.

The X Factor champ said: “I do have to get an operation on my nose. It’s bent and it is causing congestion.

“They are going to break it and put it back in place. It’s all my years of fighting – too much fighting as a young guy.

“I’ve been punched in the nose too many times. I’ve been putting off the operation.”

Fresh from playing his first ever Sun gig exclusively for my readers at the Islington Assembley Hall in London on Thursday, James also told about his ongoing work to spruce up his smile after inheriting “bad genes”.
Read more: The Sun

EXCLUSIVE ‘It shows the unity of 1D’: Devastated Louis Tomlinson is supported by bandmates Harry, Liam and Niall as he performs at X Factor final days after mum Johannah’s death
Louis Tomlinson’s One Direction bandmates attended the X Factor final on Saturday to support the star following his mother Johannah’s death on Wednesday.

Sources reveal to MailOnline that Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Niall Horan headed to the London show to back the star following his tragic news.

The 24-year-old boybander appeared on the show to perform his debut hit Just Hold On with Steve Aoki, after which he was reunited with his best pals and bandmates.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Mum would’ve been so proud… That was harder than I imagined’: Emotional Louis Tomlinson thanks supportive fans following X Factor performance days after mother Johannah’s death
Grieving Louis Tomlinson bravely took The X Factor stage during Saturday night’s final, just days after his mum Johannah Deakin’s death.

The tragic news was announced on Friday, shortly before the 24-year-old One Direction star appeared on the show which made him famous six years before.

Performing Just Hold On, his new track with Steve Aoki, the star fought back tears after the performance, before thanking his fans on Twitter for their outpouring of support.
Read more: Daily Mail

Louis Tomlinson wraps a protective arm around sister Lottie as 1D friends lend him some support as they celebrate his late mother’s life after X Factor performance
He made an emotional return to the X Factor in London on Saturday night, singing his debut solo single just days after his mother passed away.

But while Louis Tomlinson may have been playing the pop star on the stage, afterwards he played the role of a devoted and caring big brother to sister, Lottie.

Heading to London’s Cirque Le Soir to celebrate his late mother’s life, accompanied by Liam Payne and Niall Horan, the singer, 24, wrapped a protective arm around his sibling as the pair left the venue.
Read more: Daily Mail

Former JLS star Oritse Williams ‘is stepping back from his charity work’ as he fights allegations that he raped a female fan in a hotel room after a gig
Former JLS star Oritse Williams has said he is stepping back from his charity work, following allegations that he sexually assaulted a fan in a hotel room after a gig.

The 30-year-old singer – who was arrested by police following the concert in Wolverhampton last week – denied the rape allegations in a statement.

In a new statement today, he said he was concerned the press speculation would affect the charities he works with.

‘It is with great sadness that I am announcing that I am stepping back from my charity work with immediate effect,’ he said.
Read more: Daily Mail

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‘Do they want to hide that side of her?’ ITV branded ‘homophobic’ for not showing Saara Aalto’s fiancée on X Factor… as fans wonder why no one appeared on her battle bus
She recently got engaged to superfan Meri Sopanen after dumping her long-term love, Teemu Roivainen for her.

But some X Factor fans have branded ITV ‘homophobic’ after the lovely lady failed to be shown on the show.

They also commented that while other contestants had their family and friends on their battle buses on Sunday night’s show, 29-year-old Saara’s bus was empty.
Read more: Daily Mail

FIGHT TO THE FINNISH Sharon Osbourne snubs Saara Alto’s X Factor homecoming campaign in bitter blow just days before the final
The judge opted to fly to the US and leave the show’s host Dermot O’Leary to travel with her act to Helsinki for homecoming publicity campaign

SHARON OSBOURNE and SAARA ALTO haven’t exactly got a mother/daughter relationship.

Indeed, they’re more like distant cousins, a point proven by Mrs O’s reluctance to join her own act for her homecoming publicity campaign in front of 10,000 people, a huge show of force from Helsinki.

Days before the X Factor final, Sharon left host DERMOT O’LEARY to travel to Finland to meet Saara’s fans on Monday in favour of flying back to the US as she does every week.

It’s hardly the show of support Saara needed despite the fact she’s now favourite to win the show causing telly bosses to investigate whether votes are being cast from her homeland, which I revealed on Monday.
Read more: The Sun

‘I haven’t got where I am from being an airhead!’ Sharon Osbourne hits back after being caught holding a cue card… as she admits her return to The X Factor is unlikely
Her welcome return to The X Factor has been overshadowed by a series of apparent live gaffes – not least the recent, unexpected appearance of a cue card containing scripted instructions.

But as Sharon Osbourne hopes to end her long-standing association with the show by guiding Finnish contestant Saara Aalto to victory on Sunday evening, she insists the written prompt she was seen brandishing is a basic requirement for all four judges.

Speaking ahead of an X Factor sound check, she said: ‘We all have pieces of paper in front of us and it says “The person I’m sending home is…” and we fill them in then they take it.
Read more: Daily Mail

The X Factor’s Matt Terry delightedly sweeps mentor Nicole Scherzinger off her feet in huge hug as they visit his hometown of Bromley ahead of final
Matt Terry, Saara Aalto and 5 After Midnight will battle it out in the X Factor final this weekend.

And Matt Terry returned to his hometown of Bromley by Battle Bus on Wednesday to meet his local fans, before he gave his mentor Nicole Scherzinger a huge sweeping hug in a gushing display of gratitude.

The finalist, 23, could not resist lifting Nicole off the floor in the dramatic move, before she uncovered her tiger print onesie and swiftly got cosy in his home.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I get sent some weird stuff’ X Factor’s Matt Terry reveals that fans send him sexy underwear selfies
The sexy singer said he found it a shock when it first happened
X FACTOR star Matt Terry has revealed his shock at receiving steamy underwear selfies from his fans.

The singing hopeful, 23, has been a hit with the ladies ever since he revealed his heartbreak over being dumped by his long-time girlfriend in his first audition.

But Matt has confessed that he’s had to try and avoid his social media inboxes recently – as they are overflowing with raunchy snaps.

Speaking at his homecoming in Bromley, Kent, on Wednesday, Matt told The Sun: “I have lots of great female fans, and male.

“I do get some weird stuff but it’s all fun. I get loads of underwear pictures and stuff like that but I try not to look at them in case they’re underage.

“I just keep on scrolling.”
Read more: The Sun

‘What makes the talentless waste of a rap so special?’ Divisive Honey G STUNS viewers as she debuts single at X Factor final…. while fans slam axed rapper’s ‘preferential treatment’
She was this year’s most controversial contestant.

And Honey G may have been booted off The X Factor weeks before but she was back with a bang on Saturday night when she took the stage at the final to debut her first single.

The 35-year-old aspiring rapper joined the bevy of A-list guest stars in taking the stage alone – leading to uproar from viewers who blasted the special treatment she received over other eliminated hopefuls.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor’s Honey G confirms she HAS bagged a record deal with Simon Cowell’s label… amid claims she will ‘make millions’ from controversial stint on the show
Honey G has bagged a record deal with Simon Cowell’s label Syco – sharing the news on Twitter before the winner of the X Factor was even announced.

The controversial rapper, 35, who had been hinting at a deal with the 57-year-old music mogul for weeks, announced the signing during the live final on Sunday.

Despite being voted off in week seven, Honey G revealed her first single would be released on December 23, going head to head with winner Matt Terry’s own track.
Read more: Daily Mail

Stay with me! Nicole Scherzinger and Sam Smith party up a storm as she hits THREE clubs in the early hours of the morning after The X Factor
She’s had a busy few months on X Factor’s judging panel with the finals taking place this weekend.

But Nicole Scherzinger showed no sign of slowing down as she hit two clubs in London on Saturday night before meeting up with Sam Smith at a third one in the early hours of the morning.

The former Pussycat Doll, 38, and the Stay singer, 24, looked in good spirits as they headed to Heaven club at 5am.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Matt Terry is crowned winner of X Factor 2016 after beating Saara Aalto in explosive live final… as he prepares to defeat the ‘male winner’s curse’ with Ed Sheeran song
Matt Terry has been crowned winner of The X Factor 2016 following Sunday night’s final.

The Bromley-born crooner was left astounded as he discovered he had beat out competition from fellow hopeful Saara Aalto, 29, after the duo battled it out in the live show in Wembley Arena.

Led by Nicole Scherzinger, the 23-year-old reigned victorious in the show’s 13th series after which he belted out the winner’s single Christmas Comes Around, written by Ed Sheeran.

He is the eighth solo male to win the show, although his predecessors have often failed to find chart success – a curse Matt is no doubt aiming to defeat.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Did they just kiss?’ X Factor viewers speculate that Matt Terry shared a kiss with Freddy Parker after win
Eagle-eyed fans thought they saw the pair share a moment on stage
X Factor viewers were sent into a frenzy last night after they thought they saw Matt Terry share a kiss with former contestant Freddy Parker after his win.

Eagle-eyed fans believe they saw the pair hug and kiss as they were swarmed by this year’s contestants just moments after he was crowned winner.

But an X Factor rep has denied the pair shared a kiss and shut down speculation the cameraman veered away from them.

Those watching at home took to Twitter to comment on the ‘moment’ , with one writing: “Did Matt just kiss Freddy?”

While another one added: “Did Matt and Freddy having a cheeky wee snog?”

After seeing the tweets, Gifty – who also appeared on the show – shut down speculation tweeting: “lol Matt and Freddy are not together. Bloody hell ??”
Read more: The Sun

‘Did I see him kiss Freddy Parker?’ Viewers speculate that newly-crowned X Factor winner Matt Terry shared an over-excited exchange with ex-contestant on stage
The former contestants of this year’s X Factor swarmed onto the stage on Sunday night to congratulate champion Matt Terry on his win.

But eagle-eyed fans of the show soon began to claim that they saw Matt receive quite the congratulatory gesture from one ex-contestant – Freddy Parker – as he marked his moment of victory.

As the likes of 5 After Midnight, Honey G and runner-up Saara Aalto surrounded Matt in a massive group hug in the centre of the stage, viewers took to Twitter to declare that they caught a glimpse of the two hunks sharing an affectionate kiss.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I DON’T THINK WE KISSED’ X Factor champion Matt Terry denies romance with fellow contestant Freddy Parker but jokes he would be ‘lucky’ if they did kiss
Matt Terry confessed to Dan Wootton that him and Freddy only share a “bromance” during a Facebook Live following his X Factor win
WHEN MATT TERRY won The X Factor on Sunday, it wasn’t his winners’ single getting everybody talking.

Amid all his celebrations at Wembley Arena, it was his supposed kiss with fellow contestant FREDDY PARKER which sent fans into a frenzy.

But speaking at Bizarre HQ, he told me: “No I don’t think we kissed but he would have been lucky if I did.”

In his first newspaper interview as X Factor champ, Matt said there is no romantic relationship between him and Freddy.

“It is a complete load of rubbish,” he said.

“He is my little brother, we hit it off since the start, we are best mates.

“There is no romance, I was just hugging and all of the X Factor contestants were so proud. We are a big family.
Read more: The Sun

‘I don’t think we kissed’: X Factor winner Matt Terry DENIES secret smooch with Freddy Parker… but jokes they have ‘such a bromance’
X Factor winner Matt Terry has dismissed claims that he kissed former contestant Freddy Parker while performing his debut single on Sunday evening.

The singer, 24, laughed off rumours of an intimate moment with Freddy as he closed the sixteenth series of the long running show with the Ed Sheeran penned charity track When Christmas Comes Around.

Speaking to The Sun, he said: ‘ don’t know what this is about. Freddy is my little brother, we hit it off straight away.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE ‘He’s like my little brother’: X Factor winner Matt Terry reflects on his close friendship with Freddy Parker after denying THAT kiss… as he insists he’s ‘too busy for romance’
X Factor winner Matt Terry has insisted Freddy Parker is ‘like a little brother’ to him in the wake of fans’ claims the pair shared a kiss on Sunday night’s final of the ITV1 talent show.

The former waiter, 24, explained his fellow contestant was his closest friend on the show and admitted he is ‘too busy for romance’.

Speaking in an interview with MailOnline, Matt said: ‘Freddy’s like my little brother. Relley C, obviously Saara (Aalto), 5 After Midnight are my brothers. I love them all – I just can’t wait for the tour.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Panto pull-out X Factor bosses forced to buy out winner Matt Terry from pantomime contract where he was set to play Peter Pan
Singer had set himself low expectations for the ITV contest which he eventually won on Sunday night
X FACTOR winner Matt Terry’s ambitions were so low when he auditioned for the show that he’d already signed up to do panto this Christmas.

ITV bosses were forced to “buy out” the singer from a local production in Barrow, Cumbria, where he was due to spend three months starring as Peter Pan.

Officials had to act quickly to get him out of a contract with Shone Productions when it became clear the 23-year-old waiter was heading for greater things.

The broadcaster paid an undisclosed sum to the small independent production company for the panto in the Lake District.

If ITV had not taken steps they would have been faced with a conflict in the now winner’s diary as he was due to star in the panto at the Forum Theatre, Barrow, from December to March.
Read more: The Sun

Did the John Lewis advert help Matt Terry win The X Factor?
The fact that Terry performed a song featured repeatedly during ad breaks in The X Factor final may have influenced viewers to vote for him, say experts

On Sunday night, Matt Terry beat Saara Aalto to the 2016 X Factor crown in the closest final for five years.

Aalto, who had slowly gained ground on favourite Terry in previous weeks, was actually out in front when the voting was frozen after the first part on Saturday night.

But when the polls closed for the last time on Sunday, Terry had clinched it.

So what swung viewers back in his favour? One theory is that it was all down to his choice of song – and the fact that it was also the soundtrack to a certain Christmas advert that had been playing during the ad breaks on X Factor that night.

Read more: The Radio Times

‘She started the party early’: ‘Tipsy’ Nicole Scherzinger almost topples over moments into the X Factor final before breaking down in tears… as viewers accuse her of drinking on-duty
Nicole Scherzinger somewhat stole the limelight from her act on Sunday night, as viewers accused her starting the party early.

Moments into the X Factor final, the vocal coach almost tripped over her tricky fishtail gown before breaking down over her finalist, Matt Terry.

Viewers commentating from Twitter were quick to suggest that the brunette had enjoyed a tipple during the show, after risking a topple at the very start of the show.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Getting a bit sick of seeing them in their underwear!’ Little Mix suffer social media backlash after stripping off for raunchy X Factor finale performance
They enjoyed a triumphant return to The X Factor on Sunday evening, five years after becoming what is still the one and only group to win the long-running talent show.

But despite their enduring popularity Little Mix have been criticised for sporting skimpy, provocative stage costumes during their performance at Wembley Arena.

The girl group delighted fans with back to back performances of Charlie Puth collaboration Oops and forthcoming single Touch as contestant Matt Terry became the sixteenth winner of the ITV juggernaut.
Read more: Daily Mail

Newly-single Jesy Nelson thrills fans in tiny leotard as she joins Little Mix bandmates for X Factor finale performance… five years to the day since they took home the crown
Exactly five years ago to the day, Little Mix became the first ever group to win The X Factor.

And to mark their incredible career to date, the fabulous foursome returned to where it all began to perform at the 2016 finale of the long-running ITV singing contest.

While finalists Saara Aalto and Matt Terry took a well-earned break from their last-shot performances, Little Mix seized the spotlight to remind the audience and viewers at home precisely why they won the series back in 2011.
Read more: Daily Mail

A winner in every sense! Triumphant Nicole Scherzinger dazzles in a sexy sheer outfit as she hits the town with Little Mix… after guiding Matt Terry to victory on The X Factor
Her return to The X Factor was capped with a magnificent victory for contestant Matt Terry at Wembley on Sunday evening.

And as the dust slowly settled on the young singer’s resounding triumph, mentor Nicole Scherzinger had cause to celebrate as she stepped out in the capital later that night.

The former Pussycat Doll, 38, was in justifiably high spirits while partying at Mayfair nightspot Tape with members of girl-band Little Mix after guiding Matt to this year’s crown.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘It’s the same old c***!’: Former X Factor winner Steve Brookstein blasts the show in scathing Twitter tirade as Matt Terry wins series 13
He was the show’s first ever winner, and managed to win over the nation December 2004 with his singing skills.

But Steve Brookstein continued to rail against his former mentor Simon Cowell and the show that propelled him to fame as he launched a furious Twitter tirade against the X Factor.

As Matt Terry soared to victory in the series 13 final on Sunday night, the crooner, 48, labelled it ‘the same old c***’, before declaring that he ‘can’t wait for it to end’.
Read more: Daily Mail

X-rated: who was the most hopeless X Factor winner?
It’s the final of the 13th series of the talent-show-that-wouldn’t-die this weekend. Which cruise singer is now back singing on cruises and who was last seen turning on the Christmas lights in West Brom?
Read more: The Guardian

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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
7 Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
18 Louisa Johnson – So Good
43 Fifth Harmony – That’s My Girl
63 Olly Murs – Grow Up
73 Niall Horan – This Town

1 The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
3 Little Mix – Glory Days
5 Olly Murs – 24 HRS
16 James Arthur – Back From the Edge
40 Little Mix – Get Weird

About Mateja Praznik 1060 Articles
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.