SIMON Cowell and Ayda Field have revealed their first official pictures with their Judges’ Houses stars. The 12 hopefuls, including an Adele wannabe and a Michael Bolton superfan, also spoke about their delight at reaching this stage of the competition and opened up about their ambitions. Viewers watched the Overs and the Girls categories get selected at the weekend following a tough Six Chair Challenge. This is the first time the hopefuls have spoken in depth about their chances in the competition and why they deserve a place in the final three. If chosen by Simon and Ayda, these 12 hopefuls will go through to the next stage of the competition and into the live finals. THE GIRLS: Bella Penfold Simon Cowell gives his Golden X to X-factor star Bella Penfold Bella said she was over the moon when she was chosen by Simon as his Golden Ticket in the Six Chair Challenge. She explained: I’m not intimidated by him, I just want him to give me a kick up the backside because I need … [Read more...] about Meet The X Factor Judges’ Houses contestants – including an Adele wannabe and a Michael Bolton super-fan
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2 Ayda’s puppy love We’re still not entirely sold on the new X Factor judging panel, but at least new faces bring new turns of phrase. Keen to show that she’s not just a poor man’s Nicole Scherzinger, Ayda Field is doing her best to sound original, rather than just going through the “a million per cent yes” motions. “You’re like a puppy,” she told Bella Penfold, a gravelly voiced 19 year old from Essex. “You still need to grow into your paws but I see a lot of potential in you.” She was similarly positive about 17 year old Lanya Matthews. “In the shower when I do sing, in my head that is what I sound like,” she said, unfortunately reminding everyone that her musical qualifications are somewhat lacking. So far, though, Ayda’s not bad. It’s one of the other newbies who needs to try a bit harder to light up the screen… Louis: more mentor than judge? Although a zillion One Direction fans … [Read more...] about The X Factor: week 3 auditions, Sunday: Bella the puppy, the clichés of Louis Tomlinson and the humanity of Simon Cowell
MATT Cardle had the world at his feet when he won the X Factor in 2010. But what has he done since? And how much is he worth? Here's the lowdown... Who is Matt Cardle? What is his background? Matthew "Matt" Sheridan Cardle, 35, was born April 15, 1983 and is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Matt shot to fame when he won the X Factor beating third-placed One Direction in the 2010 series, which also featured runner-up Rebecca Ferguson and Cher Lloyd. But after debut album Letters, he parted company with Sony claiming his management were too busy with 1D. After a spell in rehab battling an addiction to prescription drugs, he reinvented himself on the stage and won the Best West End Debut award for his role beside Beverley Knight in Memphis in 2015. Matt has an estimated fortune of £2.2 million. What are Matt Cardle's biggest songs? When We Collide Amazing The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Run For Your Life Starlight When You Were My Girl He has also released four … [Read more...] about What is Matt Cardle doing now, what are the X Factor star’s biggest songs and albums and what’s his net worth?
ROBBIE Williams and Louis Tomlinson are to duet in a One Direction/Take That combo that will drive pop fans wild with excitement. The pair, who immediately hit it off after joining The X Factor panel this week alongside Rob’s wife Ayda, have promised to sing together on the show after being encouraged by Simon Cowell. A source said: “They’re already getting on great, ribbing each other a bit, but all in good humour. “Robbie jibed he hadn’t been to an arena for years before this week’s auditions because he’s so used to playing stadiums, and asked Louis to remind him what it feels like — but they were laughing throughout.” On Tuesday I chatted with the new-look panel as they met up for the first time, and it’s already shaping up to be an incredible series with the most exciting line-up in years. X Factor boss Simon told me he’s ecstatic with the talent that he’s brought in, saying he has pulled out all the stops to … [Read more...] about Pop fans are in for a treat as Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson gear up for a duet on The X Factor
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?