X Factor UK Headlines for 12/31/12

James Arthur back at #1!

Tulisa Contostavlos’s dad: My daughter doesn’t need The X Factor – she’s got N-Dubz
Tulisa’s father wants her to go back to her roots

Tulisa Contostavlos’s dad thinks his daughter should sack off The X Factor and go back to N-Dubz.

Tulisa, 24, joined The X Factor judging panel in 2011, but father Plato Contostavlos, 53, claims she is already fed up with the talent show and would do better if she returned to her old band.

‘Tulisa doesn’t want to be there, she’s bored of it,’ he says.

‘She doesn’t need The X Factor, she’s got N-Dubz.’
Read more: Now Magazine

Cheer up James, it’s Christmas! A VERY hungover Arthur doesn’t have the X Factor as he performs a less than impressive carol
He might have won the X Factor this year, but when it comes to performing Christmas carols, James Arthur has proved less than tuneful.

The 24-year-old singer was asked by ITV bosses to perform a rendition of We Wish You A Merry Christmas for a video to fans.

However, a seemingly hungover James found it difficult to manage the track, looking tired throughout his performance.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Advance hasn’t come through yet? X Factor winner James Arthur left red-faced after his card is declined THREE times
He only won The X Factor three weeks ago, so perhaps James Arthur is yet to receive an advance on his record deal.

Spotted enjoying the Boxing Day sales, the talent show winner was left red-faced as his card was declined at the till.

Shopping at Foot Asylum in Teeside Shopping Park in Stockton-On-Tees on Wednesday, the 24-year-old decided to spend his newfound fortune on a stack of hats, trainers and tops.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Ouch! Harry Styles smiles through the pain as he displays bandaged chin following skiing injury
He is believed to have injured himself on his recent skiing holiday with Taylor Swift.

But Harry Styles attempted to smile through the pain on Christmas Eve as he displayed the extent of his injuries in a picture posted on Twitter.

The One Direction singer was seen with a bandage on his chin as he did his best to put on a brave front at what appeared to be a Christmas celebration.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Cheese gonna love it Harry Styles!
Singagram prezzie for girlfriend Taylor Swift

HARRY Styles yesterday hired a cheesy singing telegram to serenade Taylor Swift — as he spent Christmas 3,500 miles away from her.

The teenage One Direction star got the crooner to belt out his band’s hit What Makes You Beautiful.

He also ordered it sung in country and western style — the kind of music his American girlfriend performs.

Harry, 18, fixed up the soppy surprise in the US before he jetted back to his family in the UK on Christmas Eve.

A source said: “Even though they were apart on Christmas Day, he wanted to make sure she’d be thinking of him. The singagram was an ideal present.
Read more: The Sun

Schoolboy error! Harry Styles misses flight to visit Taylor Swift for New Year after leaving his passport at home
It’s one of the most dreaded moments when you head off on your holidays – leaving your passport at home.

And it was one that became reality for Harry Styles on Friday morning when his scatty ways meant he missed a flight to visit girlfriend Taylor Swift in Boston for their New Year celebrations.

The One Direction star arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport after being driven by his mother following their Christmas celebrations at home.
Read more: The Daily Mail

So that’s what they do in their SPARE time! One Direction’s Harry Styles and Liam Payne both enjoy some bowling action on Christmas break
As the biggest boyband in the world, it’s rare for One Direction to spend time apart.

So although Christmas called each member back to their hometowns, a couple of the boys still had the same festive fun in mind.

And the activity of choice for Harry Styles and Liam Payne happened to be bowling.
Read more: The Daily Mail

There was only One Direction for Liam Payne this Christmas … the curry house! Singer enjoys non-traditional dinner at his local Indian restaurant
While most people were tucking in to roast turkey on Christmas Day, One Direction singer Liam Payne opted to try something a little different.

Instead of sticking to the traditional festive fayre, Liam and his family popped to their local curry house for a meal which included a variety of Indian delicacies.

The 19-year-old singer, who was joined by parents Geoff and Karen and sisters Nicola and Ruth, kicked off his Christmas Day dinner with a shish kebab starter before tucking into a chicken tikka bhuna main course with rice and naan.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘JB stands for Jive Bunny!’ JLS singer Gill and Ola Jordan win the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special
JLS singer Jonathan ‘JB’ Gill and his professional partner Ola Jordan have been crowned this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Christmas champions.

The pair, who were the first to dance, impressed the judges with their energetic Jive to Rockin’ Robin.

As well as ending up top of the leaderboard, the duo also received the most amount of votes from the audience.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Union J could join forces with Oritse
UNION J recently met up with ORITSE from JLS.

Not for a Nando’s – but to discuss him becoming their manager.

The boy band, who are on the cusp of becoming huge, rate Oritse and think he could be the man for the job.

A source said: “The boys had a massive wobble over LOUIS WALSH. Louis has management experience but Oritse has youth and the knowledge of being in their shoes on his side.

“People think Louis is past it for a band like this.”
Read more: The Sun

‘I’ll come round for a Boxing Day singsong, Gary!’ Rylan Clark buries the hatchet with ‘Borelow’ as he joins Gordon Ramsay for his Xmas cookalong
They had a tempestuous relationship during his time on The X Factor.

But Rylan Clark decided to stick to the ‘Christmas is for forgiveness’ motto by burying the hatchet with the show’s judge Gary Barlow.

The eccentric singer, who nicknamed the Take That singer ‘Borelow’ on the ITV series, put the past behind him as he joined Gordon Ramsay for his Christmas cookalong on Channel 4 on Christmas Day.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Rylan Clark already favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother
Former X Factor star Rylan Clark is favourite to win Celebrity Big Brother.

Although the lineup for the Channel 5 reality show has not been officially announced, Clark already has odds of 3/1 of winning the series.

Clark made it through to the quarter finals of the ITV singing competition but bookmakers predict that he will emerge victorious from the Big Brother house.
Read more: Digital Spy

Making the most of Christmas! Alexandra Burke gets her skates on as she spends family day at Winter Wonderland
She spent the run up to Christmas over in Los Angeles, recording new material.

But home is clearly where the heart is for Alexandra Burke as she made sure that she was back in time to celebrate the festive period, taking her family and friends for a day out at Winter Wonderland on Thursday.

The X Factor winner got her skates on and took to the ice rink before letting her down and hitting the rides with her nearest and dearest.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘It’s a very sad time’: Katie Waissel confirms split from model husband Brad Alphonso after just TWO months of marriage
Former X Factor contestant Katie Waissel has split from her husband Brad Alphonso – after just two months of marriage.

The wannabe singer wed the male model after a whirlwind two-month romance during a secret ceremony in September.

But the 26-year-old has now called the relationship off, ending it at the start of December, with her spokesperson adding ‘it’s a very sad time for both parties’.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
1 James Arthur – Impossible
8 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
12 One Direction – Little Things
20 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
25 One Direction – Kiss You
36 Little Mix – Wings
42 Little Mix – DNA
43 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
48 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
52 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
67 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

1 Rihanna – Unapologetic
2 One Direction – Take Me Home
4 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
15 One Direction – Up All Night
20 Little Mix – DNA
33 Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation
42 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
46 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter 1
73 JLS – Evolution
91 Jedward – Young Love

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James Arthur is back at Number 1 with Impossible
X Factor winner James Arthur reclaims the Official Singles Chart top spot with Impossible.

He may have lost out on the 2012 Christmas Number 1 to the Justice Collective’s He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, but today X Factor winner James Arthur returns to the top of the Official Singles Chart with Impossible.

Arthur’s track has sold a further 184,000 copies over the last seven days, which brings Impossible’s total sales tally to a staggering 897,000 copies. In just three weeks the 24-year-old from Middlesbrough has now overtaken the lifetime sales of Leona Lewis’ A Moment Like This to become the fourth biggest selling debut single by an X Factor artist. He is currently behind 2008 winner Alexandra Burke’s Hallelujah (1.2 million), 2005 winner Shayne Ward’s That’s My Goal (1.1 million) and 2010 winner Matt Cardle’s When We Collide (1 million)

Impossible, which became the fastest selling single of 2012 earlier this month, has also overtaken the likes of Jessie J’s Domino, Nicki Minaj’s Starships and international YouTube sensation Psy’s Gagnam Style to become the fifth biggest selling single of 2012 so far.
Read more: The Official Charts

The Official Charts
1 James Arthur – Impossible 183,660 (896,990)
4 Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida) 93,716 (441,138)
14 One Direction – Little Things
23 One Direction – Kiss You
31 Little Mix – DNA
33 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
36 Little Mix – Wings
38 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
54 Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
58 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
61 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

Singles to date
Alexandra Burke – Hallelujah 1,248,468
Shayne Ward – That’s My Goal 1,103,148
Matt Cardle – When We Collide 1,004,901
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight 674,016
Olly Murs – Heart Skips A Beat 629,173

1 Emeli Sande – Our Version Of Events
2 Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time 62,817 (570,412)
6 One Direction – Take Me Home 48,563 (615,708)
20 Little Mix – DNA
24 Kelly Clarkson – GH – Chapter One
27 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know 18,038
29 One Direction – Up All Night
42 JLS – Evolution
49 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
59 Susan Boyle – Standing Ovation
83 Tulisa – The Female Boss
97 Jonathan & Charlotte – Together

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