Articles tagged with ‘X Factor’

Louis Tomlinson Signs with Simon Cowell For First Solo Album!

Posted on June 8th, 2017 at 9:19 am by    

Louis Tomlinson has signed an 18-month record contract with Simon Cowell, making him the ONLY One Direction star to remain loyal to the X Factor judge who found them fame in 2010. Oo-er!

‘I’m very happy to have signed. I’m excited to be continuing my relationship with Syco, and also working with the brilliant team at RCA in the US,’ said Tomlinson.

The singer released his debut solo single, Just Hold On, a collaboration with Steve Aoki, in December and launched the song on The X Factor with the help of the Simon.

‘I’ve been working really hard in the studio and can’t wait to show you what I’ve been writing.’

Speaking to The Sun, the 25-year-old added: ‘As always, I’d like to thank the fans for their unbelievable support.’

His One Direction bandmates – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne – all decided to sign contracts with other labels, with Payne to Capitol Records, Horan to Universal, Styles with Columbia, and ex-bandmate Zayn Malik signing to RCA Records.

Cowell had previously admitted he was expecting a phone call from the boys for help with their careers post-One Direction – only it never came.

‘I hear so many things now, which they’re doing, which I’m not involved with. It’s a bit like I’m getting the hint you don’t want me to come to the party. Sorry for making you famous,’ he said.

A label insider also added that it was ‘no secret Simon was upset when the other guys went to different labels but he has always been closest to Louis’.

‘They have worked together very closely in the past 18 months on various projects, so staying loyal was a no-brainer for him,’ they added.

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Sharon Osbourne Likes the Idea of a Little Girl on Girl!

Posted on April 21st, 2016 at 8:06 am by    

Former X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has revealed she is “extremely interested” in women but fears ‘it is too late now’ to experiment… Oo-er!

The 63-year-old is married to rockstar Ozzy Osbourne and has been for 33 years.

During an appearance on US chat show The Talk, the mother-of-three said: “I always think everybody is gay – so am I.

“I am not a little bit gay, I am extremely interested in the fact of what I missed out on. But it is too late now.”

And when a co-host confessed she is sometimes attracted to women too, the feisty Brit shared her opinion.

“There is nothing wrong with that,” she quipped.

The reality star also touched on the rumors surrounding the sexuality of X Factor boss Simon Cowell, admitting people always ask her if he is secretly gay.

But the mother of Kelly Osbourne denied it, instead joking: “He does have a very gay-ish – which I think is fabulous – air about him!”

Sharon, one of the original judges, quit the talent show in 2007 due to conflict with co-star Dannii Minogue.

Sharon Osbourne bisexual?!?! Whatever next!

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One Direction Is Snubbed At The 2016 Grammy Awards!

Posted on December 8th, 2015 at 8:05 am by    

While the teen world is still trying to come to terms with the fact that British boyband One Direction are taking a hiatus which could last as long as two yearsthe hot pop-quartet have been hit by what many in the industry will consider a major blow to the final chapter of their career thus far. Oo-er!

After the Grammy nominations were announced on Monday it has come to light that 1D – Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson haven’t received even one nomination, despite being eligible.

They’re such a successful band worldwide, and have had an impressive career to date. So why has One Direction been snubbed?

Their hit album “Made in the A.M.” was not eligible for this year’s awards, being released after the Sept. 30 cut off date, but their previous album Four was expected to garner some nominations.

Similarly, single “Drag Me Down” was eligible for nominations too, so it’s a surprise that 1D weren’t nominated at all, considering their status as one of the most successful boy bands in the world right now.

As the band are going on hiatus, does this mean that they are now out of chances to win a Grammy? It would seem so.

Apparently I’m told but the Grammy office that “Made in the A.M.” will be eligible for next year’s nominations, but, as the band won’t be together at the time, will anyone consider them… seriously?

While I’m sure the members of 1D are slightly sad that they’re not starting their hiatus with a slew of award nominations, they’ve already had several successes in 2015.

Their first album post-Zayn Malik, Made In The A.M., sold over 400,000 copies in its first week sales in the U.S., and despite Malik announcing his own plans to release music, One Direction have largely held the spotlight.

The best thing everyone can do right now is remember most things made in Britain are build to last and hopefully the music U.S music industry will not lose sight of them during their hiatus.

When you look at it like that, One Direction join a group of prestigious VIPs who have also been snubbed, but that haven’t been made any less amazing by those snubs… Just saying’!

I wonder what Simon Cowell has to say about this…

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Simon Cowell Spotted Sporting Face Fuzz!

Posted on August 27th, 2015 at 8:06 am by    

Just days after Ed Miliband’s scruffy new look went viral, Simon Cowell has adopted his own face fuzz, which he debuted at the (UK) X Factor press launch earlier this week.

The talent show boss and usually clean-cut star showed off a full beard as he arrived in baggy jeans and a white t-shirt, dressed down in his usual white tee and jeans, Cowell rocked a new salt-and-pepper beard as he smiled for the cameras…but then if anyone can get away with under-dressing it’s good ol’ Si’. I have to say he wears it pretty well

His new stubble certainly gives him an edge he didn’t have before – we know and love him as the high-waistband sporting, chest-baring straight talker of The X Factor, not the cool beardy one. Look how resplendent it is!

While fellow judges Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini looked like they’d pulled out all the stops with their smart outfits, Cowell wore baggy bootcut jeans and a loose white T-shirt. The fourth panellist, Rita Ora, is currently on  a promotional tour in America and had to miss the launch.

Speaking on stage at the launch event at the new Picturehouse Central Cinema, the music mogul claimed that he was growing a beard in a bid to ‘go back to his roots’ before admitting that he just couldn’t be ‘bothered to shave.’

Insisting that it wasn’t an attempt to be ‘down with the kids’, Cowell described his new beard as a symbol of his ‘sense of freedom.’ He told press: “I actually got lazy while I was on holiday and I thought I’d keep it. I’m sure it will come off in about a week.”

How hipster of you, Simon… I wonder if that heavy stubble is here to stay? I reckon it should!

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Throwback! X Factor’s Raign is a Dead Ringer For Amy Winehouse…

Posted on August 20th, 2015 at 8:42 am by    

If Amy Winehouse wasn’t long gone (god rest her soul)… I swear, after seeing this pic I would have been convinced that somewhere out there she was alive and kicking and back on stage!

Earlier this week, singer Raign posted a throwback pic on her Facebook page that shows her performing dressed up as Winehouse, and by golly she is a dead ringer for the late superstar… Oo-er!

You must remember Raign, real name Rachel Rabin, she was that feisty contestant who appeared on last years X Factor (UK) and tried to convince the judges (all but Cheryl) that she had what it takes to be Britain’s newest star.

Well, all didn’t go exactly to plan…

Raign performed her amazing track ‘Don’t Let Me Go‘ that also featured on the hit TV show ‘Vampire Diaries‘ on 2014’s X Factor, but the singer failed to go through to the finals after a much publicized spat with that annoying judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini who on numerous occasions expressed she couldn’t stand Rabin, and sadly that was the end of Raign’s TV reign so to speak…

However, since this picture was posted it has ignited much interest and Raign’s army of loyal fans who are now demanding more Raign, as Winehouse.

Raign told the British Weekly:  “It’s a funny story how it all came about, I was doing karaoke in Surbiton, England singing the famous Amy track, Black to Black just for fun and a girl came up to me and said her boyfriend was a guitarist in a band and they needed an Amy Winehouse style singer.

“Next thing, I went to an audition 3 weeks later I got the job and that was that.”

A picture is worth a thousand words, so if this pic is anything to go by anything can happen… We all know that Raign can sing, bless her heart… So how about you pen ‘Amy’ the musical?

Go on girl, give it a go!

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Simon Cowell Worries Son Eric Will End Talking Dog!

Posted on July 30th, 2015 at 6:48 am by    

X Factor mogul Simon Cowell is convinced his son Eric is spending so much time with his beloved Yorkshire Terrier pooches, Squiddly and Diddly and will probably end up barking before talking proper English… Oo-er!

Eric was born 18 months ago to Simon and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

The top telly show boss Simon, 55, said: “I have no idea what he is going to talk like, because his mum is American, I am English and a lot of the girls in my house are from the Phillipines.

“He spends most of his time with Squiddly and Diddly. He is going to end up barking.”

But he added: “I can really see me in him now.”

Simon is regularly seen with his two dogs and often brings them to filming sessions on ‘The X Factor’. Simon even admitted Eric’s first lesson will be about the importance of being kind to animals. Aww, how cute!

Simon will be back on telly next month in the UK for the new series of top telly talent show alongside pal Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, 32.

But in major changes to the show, singer Rita Ora, 24, and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, 30, have both been hired to judge acts in place of Mel B, 40, and Louis Walsh, 62.

Can’t wait to hear if singer Raign is coming back… Oo-la-la!

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X Factor’s Raign Had No Idea Cheryl Tweedy Didn’t Like Her!

Posted on October 9th, 2014 at 7:50 am by    

X Factor singer Raign has opened up about her feud with former Girls Aloud loudmouth Cheryl Tweedy.

Despite being given a seat on the six-chair challenge, she missed out on the chance to go to Judges Houses with Simon Cowell after Cheryl persuaded him to let her go.

Cheryl made it clear on the show that she disliked eccentric Los Angeles based singer Raign throughout the show and even said to Simon: “I can’t stand her. I couldn’t work with her. There’s no way. I’m allergic to her.” Oo-er…

But Raign, real name Rachel Rabin said she was unaware that the singer didn’t like her. The Don’t Let Me Go singer, who was ousted by Cowell during the Bootcamp stage of the ITV show, admitted that she was unaware Geordie judge Cheryl had such a passionate dislike of her and only found out when she watched her auditions on TV.

She said to Digital Spy: “I literally watched that on the television with the rest of you. I had no idea. 

“Obviously when you go on a show like this, you go out to be judged, and Cheryl is a judge. You have to prepare yourself in advance for the fact that not everyone can like what you do. And that’s fine. 

“Cheryl’s comments – I only heard what she said directly after each performance. 

“All the rest of it, I didn’t even know was happening until I saw it on TV.”

She added that Cheryl’s harsh views didn’t bother her.

“Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I went on the show to be judged. You just can’t take it personally. It’s her opinion,” she said. How dignified!

Raign was strongly rumored to be returning to the show as a one of its wildcard acts, though that’s not happening now leaving us all to wonder if Chezza was taking her hatred of back Raign a bit too far. Don’t let me go? I guess they did…

I’m not too surprised by Cheryl’s clenched fists and evil smirks, however… We are talking about the same girl who was arrested over an alleged racist assault in a nightclub calling a female lavatory attendant a ‘jigaboo’… Hmm, I rest my case!

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According to Simon Cowell…When it Raigns it Pours!

Posted on September 11th, 2014 at 8:25 am by    

When LA based British singer Raign (Rachel Rabin) headed back to the UK she kept the purpose of her journey a big secret from he family and friends.

Last week all was unveiled as the sophisticated singer/songwriter stepped on the stage at the X Factor (UK) ready to impress the judges with her undeniable talents.

Simon Cowell was certainly impressed that’s for sure; he knows a talent when he sees one… And Cheryl? Um, well, she was a little more difficult to please…

The 31-year-old hopeful, whose search for a singing career was televised on last Sunday night’s show, has a Top 20 hit in Russia to her name and has even penned a songs with Rita Ora. Oo-er!

Raign caused a stir amongst the judges, with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini who appeared to take an instant dislike to the singer (but of course that was all for show), but lucky for her, Cowell recognized the ‘tryer’ aspect in her character.

At one point Simon told her: “Basically you’re 31 and nothing has worked out for you.”

Displeased with her over-confident attitude and refusal to take no for an answer, Cheryl sent Raign packing – until she barged her way back into the audition room and sang again, winning Simon’s casting vote. Yay!

Justifying her over-confidence, Raign’s audition song Don’t Let Me Go was also used on the hit US show The Vampire Diaries and she boasts previous co-written track Been Lying with international star Rita Ora.

Whatever the outcome might be… It would appear that Raign has more sunshine surrounding her than clouds and I am sure we haven’t heard the last of Raign!

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