JAMES Arthur has come a long way since he won the X factor, with a string of chart-topping hits and now an upcoming UK tour. Here's everything you need to know about the talented musician... Who is James Arthur? James Arthur, 30, is from Middlesbrough. He was born to an English mother named Shirley Ashworth and Scottish father Neil Arthur. James embarked on a music career from a young age, writing and recording songs both as a solo artist and in bands in his teens. Before trying out for X Factor, he also tried his hand on The Voice - but his audition never even aired. During that time, he shared music on SoundCloud and YouTube. The star publicly talks about his battle with anxiety and depression and has been an supporter of World Mental Health Day - his issues forced him to take a break from music and return in 2016. When did James Arthur win The X Factor? James Arthur was crowned winner of the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 after being mentored by Pussycat Dolls' … [Read more...] about What is James Arthur’s net worth, when did he date Rita Ora, and when did the You Can Cry singer win the X Factor?
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I’M a huge X Factor fan and love the fact it can survive alongside The Voice on ITV. But in a bombshell Bizarre guest edit, Olly Murs has finally broken ranks with Simon Cowell — the man who discovered him. On the eve of his first final as a coach on The Voice, Olly boasted his new show is far superior to the X Factor, which he claims has lost its way. Olly said: “Last year’s show for me wasn’t the show I fell in love with years ago when I was on it. “It was very different, they changed it completely, loads of artists singing their own songs. “For me, Saturday night TV is about entertainment and people want to tune in and be entertained — that’s one thing that I love with working on The Voice.” Olly finished second on the 2009 series of The X Factor behind Joe McElderry, but went on to become one of the show’s biggest success stories alongside One Direction, Leona Lewis and Little Mix. Simon was such a fan of Olly, he … [Read more...] about The Voice coach Olly Murs breaks ranks with Simon Cowell and reveals why he’s fallen out of love with The X Factor
LOUIS Walsh isn't giving up his job as a judge on The X Factor without a fight. By James Cabooter and Sam Mayers / Published 4th April 2018 KEN MCKAY/ITV/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK JUDGES: Ex-Westlife star Shane Filan, managed by Louis Walsh, is up for replacing his mentor His role on the panel is in jeopardy as Simon Cowell plans changes for the show. Ex-Westlife star Shane Filan, managed by Louis, is now up for replacing his mentor.Shane told me: "I have done the Judges Houses with Louis a couple of times."Westlife we were on the show so many times, probably the most performed act ever on the show."The X Factor has a lot of positive, happy memories for me, performing and doing Judges Houses was great."And we've had a long relationship with Simon so I suppose there's more history with that show. "But it all depends on schedules, timings and everything."I get asked about reality TV all the time, nothing against any of them, I'm A Celeb or Strictly, I just don't want to do them."We may … [Read more...] about Louis Walsh could lose his judging spot on The X Factor to Westlife’s Shane Filan
NICOLE Scherzinger was seen battling with Simon Cowell for the attention of duo ITG on The X Factor on Sunday. By Laura Donaldson Sunday, September 24, 2017 The X Factor: Nicole Scherzinger was left furious as she was shunned in favour of Simon Cowell on Saturday [ITV] The band, made up of brothers Alex and Leon, tried out for the ITV singing competition over the weekend. Performing for The X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, IGT gave their rendition of Ed Sheeran's hit Don't. But their audition left Nicole and Simon sparring after the pair seemed to shun Nicole and her co-stars in favour of Simon. Giving the boys his critique, Louis revealed: "I didn't really love the song. I don't think it showed off your voices and I can see you falling into bad habits and doing the crowd … [Read more...] about The X Factor: Nicole Scherzinger left furious as she’s SHUNNED in favour of Simon Cowell by brother duo ITG
The X Factor Live will feature winners Rak-Su alongside Grace Davies, Kevin Davy White, Matt Linnen, Lloyd Macey, The Culkelvins and Sean & Conor Price. Rak-Su swept to victory after forming in Watford and being mentored by Simon Cowell. The group comprises Ashley Fongo, Jamaal Shurland, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Myles Stephenson. Their winning single, Dimelo, featured Naughty Boy and Wyclef Jean and entered the singles chart at number two, behind Ed Sheeran’s Perfect. They were in the top two with Grace and finished as the winners with more than half of the vote. They are the second group to win the show after Little Mix and the first male group to win the show. Their lives have been transformed since winning TV’s most popular music show. Jamaal was working as a neuro-physio assistant in the NHS. He says: “I’d got accepted to do a Masters in physiotherapy. But it was too expensive to do so I had to defer the course for a year then The X Factor came up. … [Read more...] about Rak-Su and Grace Davies head to Birmingham for The X Factor Live