X Factor UK Headlines for 12/15/15

Louisa Johnson started doing the press rounds today.

Louisa Johnson visits her old primary school with X Factor mentor Rita Ora as her campaign for the show final ramps up
She’s agonisingly close to realising a lifetime’s ambition after landing a place in The X Factor final.

And aspiring singer Louisa Johnson took things back to basics as she visited her old primary school in Grays, Essex, on Monday alongside her mentor Rita Ora.

Hundreds of screaming schoolchildren waving homemade posters greeted the pair as they stepped off the ‘Battle Bus’ outside St Thomas of Canterbury School.
Read more: Daily Mail

Reggie N Bollie perform in mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s Newcastle hometown ahead of the X Factor finals… but judge is nowhere to be seen
They’ve made it through to the final round of this year’s X Factor.

And kicking-off their week of self-promotion on their ‘battle bus’ ahead of the series 12 finale, Reggie N Bollie received a hero’s welcome in Newcastle ahead of their gig at the Metro Radio Arena, on Monday night.

Arriving in their mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s hometown, the Ghanian duo looked to be in high spirits following Sunday’s announcement that they were secured a place in the final three acts.
Read more: Daily Mail

Fight for these locks! Cheryl Fernandez-Versini sports dodgy hair extensions as she joins Reggie N Bollie for emotional X Factor homecoming
She was over the moon when she discovered her act Reggie N Bollie was through to this weekend’s final.

And Cheryl Fernandez-Versini couldn’t contain her excitement when she joined the lovable duo for their grand homecoming in Farnborough on Tuesday, dancing along the streets as they were mobbed by friends and family.

The 32-year-old singer was in high spirits, accidentally revealing her dodgy hair extensions as she swished her hair back and forth.
Read more: Daily Mail

Ché Chesterman flashes a huge smile as he returns home to Essex alongside Nick Grimshaw ahead of the X Factor final
He’s on the verge of becoming a superstar thanks to his soulful croon.

But Ché Chesterman boarded the X Factor battle bus alongside mentor and Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw and returned to his roots in Essex, on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old looked relaxed ahead of Saturday’s live show as he play-fought with his girlfriend, Meg Hanley, ate crisps and mingled with fans.
Read more: Daily Mail

Drowning your sorrows, Simon? Cowell swigs on a beer as he heads home with Lauren Silverman after X Factor final draws its lowest EVER ratings
There’s no denying that this has been one of his most difficult series of The X Factor.

But having persevered, Simon Cowell was in good spirits as he enjoyed a beer on Sunday as he waved goodbye to another season, despite the final picking up the lowest ratings ever.

The show, which featured performances for Adele, Coldplay and One Direction, was the lowest watched final since 2004 and only managed to pull in 8.4million viewers.
Read more: Daily Mail

Selena Gomez does her best to go incognito as she and One Direction’s Niall Horan leave X Factor party after denying romance rumours
She recently denied their romance, after rumours of a union reached fever pitch.

Yet Niall Horan and Selena Gomez did little to quash these reports as they were spied leaving The X Factor final after-party at The Edition Hotel in London on Sunday.

The 22-year-old One Direction heartthrob was fresh from performing on the ITV show as he departed the hot spot in the capital with the stunning former Disney starlet, 23.
Read more: Daily Mail

Ecstatic Rita Ora hits X Factor afterparty in a chic lilac skirt suit after coaching winner Louisa Johnson to success… but hints she WON’T be back for another series
She appeared in a range of glamorous gown during the two night finale of the X Factor in London.

But following Louisa Johnson’s win on Sunday night, Rita Ora decided to change into something equally as stylish but a little less formal – slipping into a checked lilac skirt and suit jacket.

Appearing in high spirits following her protégé’s triumph, the 25-year-old judge changed out of the clingy metallic gown she’d worn during the live show – opting for something slightly more smart-casual.
Read more: Daily Mail

Like his Style(s)? One Direction’s Harry gets a little hands on with Rita Ora at The X Factor final as she celebrates Louisa Johnson’s emotional win
He has a reputation as a bit of a ladies man.

And Harry Styles was on his typical fine form on Sunday night as he got a little hands on with Rita Ora at The X Factor finals.

The 21-year-old heartthrob couldn’t seem to keep his hands to himself as he posed for photographs with the glamorous judge, resting his hand on top of her arm.
Read more: Daily Mail

Harry NO Styles! X Factor viewers slam the One Direction singer’s ‘disgusting’ floral Gucci suit saying it looks like a ‘pair of old curtains’
He’s not afraid to make a statement with his wardrobe choices but Harry Styles divided viewers last night with his outlandish suit.

Taking to the X Factor stage with his One Direction band mates, the 21-year-old pop hunk turned heads in a tomato red two-piece with pastel-hued floral detailing.

The striking ensemble from Italian fashion house Gucci’s Fall 2015 Blooms collection provoked much ridicule online, with Twitter users comparing it to a pair of curtains, granny wallpaper and a Christmas cracker.
Read more: Daily Mail

David Beckham leads the star-studded tributes to One Direction as they make emotional performance on The X Factor final ahead of hiatus
Fans were eagerly awaiting One Direction’s performance on The X Factor final.

And the boy band had a surprise in store since mentor Simon Cowell had orchestrated a special tribute video to be aired during Sunday night’s show, celebrating the four-piece’s incredible success ahead of their upcoming hiatus in March 2016.

Football legend David Beckham led the A-list array of stars sharing their messages of congratulations to the to the chart-topping boy band, comprised of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan.
Read more: Daily Mail

Niall Horan on One Direction’s Hiatus: ‘Don’t Worry, We’ll Be Back’
The moment has come, Directioners: the boys have officially taken a break.

One Direction’s Niall Horan tweeted Monday what sounds like an unequivocal lights out on the boy band’s current run, which began five years ago and recently culminated in the release of their last album, Made in the A.M. Since their fifth album, the quartet delivered a few year-end performances, including Jingle Ball L.A. on Dec. 4, which was touted as the group’s last U.S. performance before a hiatus of an as-yet-undetermined length.
Read more: Billboard

One Direction change their new single from ‘Infinity’ to ‘History’ following their X Factor performance
The group gave an emotional last performance on the show.
One Direction have swapped their next single from ‘Infinity’ to ‘History’ following their X Factor performance over the weekend.

The group took to the stage one last time before their hiatus last night, playing Wembley Stadium for the show’s final.
Read more: Digital Spy

One Direction solo albums won’t sound like One Direction, says Niall
There are no individual projects lined up just yet though.
With One Direction preparing to take some time away from the band in March 2016, talk has turned to what each of the individual members will do during the hiatus.

Naturally, we’re all expecting four solo albums, but 1D’s Niall Horan told Digital Spy none of the guys have secured deals just yet.

“Currently there are no individual projects lined up,” he told us. “I haven’t really thought about that. I don’t have any songs lined up.

“Say if we were to make records individually, what would it sound like? It’s not going to sound like One Direction.”
Read more: Digital Spy

Rolling In The… garbage! Nick Grimshaw reveals he found Adele ‘sat by the bins in Wembley’ before her X Factor performance
She’s one of the world’s most in demand superstars at the moment.

But on Sunday evening, Adele managed to go under the radar and end up a little bit lost at Wembley ahead of her performance on The X Factor final.

Revealing that the Grammy winner, 27, was casually chilling by the bins at the arena, Nick Grimshaw told how finalist Ché Chesterman failed to recognise the Hello singer as she paid him a compliment.
Read more: Daily Mail

The Essex girl who is set to become a £6million superstar: How a builder’s daughter who lives with her mum in a £250,000 terrace home became the X Factor’s youngest EVER winner aged 17
Louisa Johnson had the world at her feet last night as she stood on the stage at Wembley Arena, arm in arm with Rita Ora and with a huge record deal from Simon Cowell on its way.

But it was a performance on a much smaller stage in front of a fraction of the number of people which started her down the road to X-Factor stardom.

The 17-year-old’s parents have revealed they first realised her talent when she sang – aged just eight – during a Haven caravan park talent contest more than a decade ago.

Since then the teenager has taken every opportunity to perform, singing at old people’s homes, friends’ weddings and in pubs and bars to build up experience.

She set up her own YouTube channel while still in school and her astonishing confidence on stage has been built up in a series of talent shows in Essex and beyond.
Read more: Daily Mail

£6million Louisa Johnson: X Factor winner lined up for deal before win and could cash in big time
The winning 17-year-old has been the favourite for months and she could earn that figure in the next year alone

Louisa Johnson was always going to be offered a major recording deal – regardless of the X Factor result.

The winning 17-year-old has been the favourite for months and record bosses spotted the her raw talent and rare vocal power from the start.

Louisa – whose winner’s single of Bob Dylan’s Forever Young is being rush-released – is predicted to enjoy levels of popularity similar to 2006 winner Leona Lewis and earn at least £6million in the next year alone.
Read more: Daily Mirror

Louisa Johnson’s X Factor story: From singing in pubs to Britain’s Got Talent SNUB to becoming Simon Cowell’s £6m superstar
Louisa Johnson is officially this year’s X Factor queen .

Incredibly, less than 24 hours after winning Simon Cowell’s annual talent show, she has beaten Justin Bieber to claim the number one spot in the download chart .

Now, it’s being claimed that the 17-year-old from Chafford Hundred, Essex, is set to rake in a fortune of £6 million.

But Louisa’s journey has been no overnight success story.
Read more: Daily Mirror

‘Personal life and singing are two different things’: X Factor winner Louisa Johnson insists she will keep love life private amid claims she’s dating footballer Reece Oxford
She became the youngest person to ever win the X Factor on Sunday night, but Louisa Johnson said she’s all about the singing and won’t be sharing details of her private life.

In an interview with Lorraine on Monday morning, the 17-year-old champ who has been romantically linked to West Ham footballer Reece Oxford, said she’ll keep things private.

‘The thing is, I’m just sort of keeping that part of my life separate to the singing side of things because I don’t really think they need to be both involved,’ she said.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE ‘I do have a boyfriend’: X Factor winner Louisa Johnson on her secret love life, having ‘no money’ and how she chose pizza over a glitzy party with One Direction
She’s been fiercely private when it comes to her personal life – but X Factor champion Louisa Johnson has finally talked about her boyfriend – and it’s not West Ham footballer Reece Oxford.

In an interview with MailOnline, she said: ‘I haven’t got my eye on anyone at the moment, because I already have a boyfriend. I’m not into all that anyway.

‘He’s not in the industry, but I don’t want to say any more than that.’
Read more: Daily Mail

The X Factor champ Louisa Johnson sparks fix claims as she prematurely posts winner’s song promo on Twitter two days before final
She won The X Factor in a blaze of glory of Sunday night.

And while Louisa Johnson is on a euphoric high, a message posted on her Twitter profile on Friday has led to claims of a behind-the-scenes fix over her victory.

The 17-year-old singer shared an image of the cover art for her winner’s single, a cover of Bob Dylan’s Forever Young, writing that the song was ‘out now’ – two days before the final.
Read more: Daily Mail

That was quick! Louisa Johnson models glittery party dresses and sequin-adorned jumpsuits just ONE DAY after becoming The X Factor’s youngest ever winner
She became the youngest ever X Factor winner last night and hard-working Louisa Johnson has wasted no time in throwing herself into her new pop career.

Admitting she only had two hours sleep before doing a round of early morning television and radio interviews, the 17-year-old Essex-born singer also found time to pose for her first fashion shoot.

Modelling an array of festive partywear for online retailer Very, it seems the slender blonde is a natural in front of the camera.
Read more: Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
5 Fleur East – Sax
14 One Direction – Perfect
29 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
33 One Direction – Drag Me Down
58 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
57 Sigma – Coming Home (feat. Rita Ora)
77 Little Mix – Black Magic
79 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)

1 Adele – 25
4 One Direction – Made in the A.M.
8 Little Mix – Get Weird
16 Fleur East – Love, Sax and Flashbacks
32 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
59 Ben Haenow – Ben Haenow
88 One Direction – Four

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The Official Charts
1 Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
8 Fleur East – Sax
15 Sigma – Coming Home (feat. Rita Ora)
16 One Direction – Perfect
19 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
22 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
55 One Direction – Drag Me Down
73 Little Mix – Black Magic

1 Adele – 25
6 Little Mix – Get Weird
9 One Direction – Made in the A.M.
12 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
14 Fleur East – Love, Sax and Flashbacks
44 Ben Haenow – Ben Haenow
75 Will Young – 85% Proof

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