There may be only one X Factor winner overall, but the show is inspiring a nation of pop wannabes.
Sales of karaoke machines on eBay, the online marketplace, increased by 229% between August and November as Brits channel legions of Leona’s in the comfort of their own home – with more than 100 karaoke machines selling every day in the lead up to the X Factor final this weekend.
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Joe McElderry has announced a new tour of the UK, much to the delight of his loyal and committed fans.
The former X Factor winner has confirmed that his Evolution tour will hit the road in 2015 and rather than a small scale run of concerts, the singer will be putting on an extensive tour from February to July.
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When Sir Bruce Forsyth announced that he was retiring from Strictly Come Dancing, judge Len Goodman seemed to intimate that he may follow suit and in addition to possibly quitting Strictly, he stated that this year’s Dancing With The Stars – the US version of Strictly – may well be his last.
However, it’s been reported today that Len hasn’t retired from Strictly and will be back on the judging panel of the new series, as will fellow judges Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel-Horwood and Bruno Tonioli. Read on »
The new series of X Factor is sadly still some months away, but it seems that returning judge Cheryl Cole is determined to make her mark on the show – given she’s probably been given carte blanche by an apologetic Simon Cowell – and has suggested an overhaul to its format…
Apparently, Cheryl has told Cowell that she wants to see the categories format ditched when the series moves to the live rounds. Read on »
Sam Bailey has showed off her baby bump for the very first time since announcing her pregnancy earlier this month.
The X Factor winner is expecting her third child and revealed last week that the news came as a total shock to herself, her husband and her management team, after she took a pregnancy test in Asda recently.
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Joe McElderry is a total sweetheart! We have always loved the cute little Geordie star and today he’s proved just how lovely he is by being sooooo nice once more, this time in relation to the latest piece of X Factor news.
The star was dropped by Simon Cowell a few years ago and could easily have joined the ranks of James Arthur and Steve Brookstein, who have taken to slating the series and all those involved. However it seems McElderry prefers to take the high road.
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Over the last week or so, there’s been a bit of a hoo-haa between Louis Walsh and Eurosong mentor Billy McGuinness after he accused The X Factor judge of unfairly manipulating the vote.
McGuiness threatened to sue Walsh because he claimed the X Factor judge was going to manipulate the text vote so that former X Factor contestant Eoghan Quigg would win the competition. The winner of the contest will subsequently support Ireland at this year’s Eurovision song contest… but order has kind of been restored now.
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We recently caught up with gorgeous former X Factor winner Joe McElderry to talk about his upcoming Set Your Soul Alive tour, and to ask – now that he’s won yet another reality TV show, The Jump – if he’s got any other telly appearances in the pipeline…
But first, we asked Joe – who seems to fit about a month’s worth of activity into any given week – how he keeps up the frenetic pace that he does, to which he replied, “I think when you’re actually doing it, you don’t realise how busy you are. Read on »
This week, we caught up with the fabulous Joe McElderry to have a natter about his upcoming Set Your Soul Alive tour, his new album and how he feels about being – falsely and ridiculously in our opinion – branded a ‘failed winner’ of X Factor.
He said, “Well it’s one of those things, I think there are certain journalists for example – and even people in the industry – who find it’s more interesting to write something negative rather than something positive… Read on »
This morning, we caught up with lovely former X Factor winner Joe McElderry to see what he’s up to at the moment and how plans for his new album and his upcoming Set Your Soul Alive tour are coming along now that he’s ended his stint on The Jump, which he of course won.
He said, “Well at the minute, I’m right in the middle of tour craziness!
“Literally everything’s about the tour just now. We’ve been planning it for months and now, it’s less than two weeks away. Read on »