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X Factor News

 

Alexandra Burke Wins!


Alexandra Burke is this years X Factor winner. In a dramatic final, Alexandra beat boy band JLS and Irish teen Eoghan Quinn, to her prize of a million pound recording contract and the chance of a number one single with her rendition of Hallalejuah.

All the Xfactor finalists got to perform three songs, and while the boys got to perform with Westlife and Boyzone, Alex had a duet with her hero Beyonce Knowles.

Once the votes were counted it was announced that Eoghan Quinn had come third, followed by JLS, with Alexandra Burke winning by around a million votes. A tearful Alex was joined on stage by her fellow Xfactor contestants as she sang her final song of the show.

Her debut single, Hallalejuah by Alexandra Burke, is favourite to claim the Christmas number one spot.


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Girl Band Go Home!


Girlband have been voted off of the X-factor. Girlband, along with spanish singer Ruth Lorenzo ended up facing the public vote and having to sing for their survival.

Ruth's version of Prince's classic purple rain was enough to keep her in the compeition. This followed a tense week in the X factor house, where a bug had caused some contestants to rest their voices for fear of being unable to sing on Saturday night.

Louis Walsh is now just left with one act, boy band JLS, after his other girl group Badlashes was voted out last week.


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Badlashes voted out!


Girlband Bad Lashes have been the first act to be voted off of this years Xfactor.

Bad Lashes along with fellow girl group Girlband, ended up recieving the lowest number of public votes.

In a twist to this year's show, both the bottom acts where allowed to choose a new song to sing in order to impress the judges. However the judges reached deadlock in deciding which act should be saved, so the act with the fewest number of votes went home.


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Leona tipped for No 1


Leona Lewis, this years triumphant X Factor winner, is tipped to have the fastest selling Christmas number 1 single of all time.

Leona's single, which is called A Moment Like This, was performed by Leona during the X Factor final show. On Leona being declared the winner of X Factor, the CD presses were started by TV presenter Andi Peters.

X factor runner up Ray Quinn, is widely expected to release a single sometime next year. Work on his new material is schedule to start in January, with Ray flying out to America to use the same studios as Sinatra.


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Andy Abraham releases second album


Andy Abraham, the runner up in last years X Factor, has released a follow up to his debut album Impossible Dream.

The album, which is called Soul Man, features another collection of soul classics covered in Andy's unique style.

Andy's debut Album, the Impossible Dream, went to No 2 in March, and was kept off the top spot by fellow X factor runner ups Journey South.

This year Andy faces stiff competition as Soul Man is released during the competitive Christmas album market.


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Journey South release album


Journey South, the brothers from X Factor, have finally released their first album.

The album, which is also called Journey South, is a mix of cover versions and original songs and features many of the tracks performed during their time on X Factor.

Many are predicting that the Journey South album will be a big hit, seeing as it has been released around Mother's Day and will be popular present.

The Album also follows releases from Shane Ward, Chico and Andy Abraham.


X Factor News

 

Andy Abraham releases album


Andy Abraham, the runner up in last years X Factor, has released his debut album.

The album, which has been called the impossible dream, is expected to be a big seller over the Mother's Day weekend and will see Andy Abraham enter the pop charts alongside other X Factor finalists Shane Ward, Chico and Journey South.

The album features many of the songs Andy performed during his time on the X Factor such as Me And Mrs Jones and When a Man loves a Woman, but also features Andy's debut single Hang Up.


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It's Chico time!


Chico, the X factor runner up, has finally released his debut single. During Chicos time on X factor he pleaded for a record deal, and his pleas have been answered.

His new single, called It's Chico Time, is based on the singers catchphrase, which he used during the X factor show.

Shayne, the winner of last years X factor, has already released his debut single called That's My Goal, which topped the charts for a number of weeks.


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Shayne Ward releases single!


Shayne Ward, the winner of this years X-factor, has released his debut single. Shayne's song, called That's my Goal, has already been tipped as a potential Christmas number one.

Alongside Shayne's own song, That's my Goal, the CD also contains Shayne's version of Daneil Beddingfield's If You're Not The One, and a version of 'Right Here Waiting'.

Besides Shayne's single there has also been an X factor Playstation Game released, and an Xfactor - Greatest Auditions DVD.




Pop Idol News

 

Victory for Michelle!


Michelle McManusMichelle McManus has been crowned the winner of Pop Idol 2003 after more than 10 million votes were cast and counted. Michelle is believed to of received around 70% of the votes, which happened to be the biggest vote in Uk TV history.

Michelle had been installed as the bookies' favourite over the course of the last week after Sam Nixon's shock exit from the show.

Michelle's first single, 'All This Time', will be released on January 5.


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Sam's shock exit


Sam NixonSam Nixon, the bookies favourite to win Pop Idol, crashed out of the show after a tense Saturday Night showdown ...more


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Chris misses out on Final


Chris HideChris Hide, dubbed 'the Pop Idol vicar', become the latest contestant to be eliminated, after a tense Christmas themed show ...more


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Pop Idol Album release


avaliable now! The Xmas Factor features all 12 Pop Idol finalists singing the nations favourite Xmas songs.

Each of the finalists deliver excellent solo performances, as one would expect. However, nestling alongside the solo songs are a couple of ensemble gems.

The Pop Idol group collaborations "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)", which has been released as a Xmas single, and "On This Day" are great versions of great songs.

The Pop Idol Xmas Factor is available from amazon,

1. Happy Xmas (War is Over)

2. All I Want For Xmas

3. Santa Claus is coming To Town

4. Oh Holy Night

5. Santa Baby

6. Blue Christmas

7. White Christmas

8. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

9. Silent Night

10. I Believe

11. Mary's Boy Child

12. When A Child Is Born

13. Last Christmas

14. On This Day


... Pop Idol Xmas factor is avaliable now!
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Will Young News

 

Will's a sell out


Will Young's latest single is set to hit the number one spot, with some shops reprtdly selling out all completley ...more



David Sneddonl News

 

Sneddon quits fame game


David SneddonDavid Sneddon has revealed that he is turning his back on his pop career to concentrate on song writing ...more



Alex Parks News

 

Alex Parks CD info


avavliable from AmazonAlex Parks is all set to release her debut single 'Maybe that's what it takes'.

The single is not only performed by Alex, but Miss Parks also co-wrote the single during her time in the Academy. The single is due to be released on the 17th of November.

CD Tracklisting:

1. Maybe That's What It Takes
2. Beautiful
3. Over Conscious

Alex Parks 'Maybe thats what it takes' is available to pre-order!



Fame Academy News

 

Academy finalists release album


avaliable now! The Fame Academy finalists, Alex, Alistair and Carolynne have come together to produce an Album of their favourite Fame Academy songs.

Alex gets to perform her beautiful rendition of Yellow by Cold play, as well as three other tracks, while Alistair and Carolynne also get to perform four tracks each.

Alex Parks, Alistair Griffin and Carolynne Good sing most of the tracks here, but there are also performances by Peter Brame, James Fox and Paris Campbell-Edwards ...more

Fame Academy - The Finalists perfectly captures the memorable performances from this summer's star performers ...more from amazon


Fame Academy News

 

Saturday Night Fever


avaliable now! All the students from Fame Academy have performed a classic Bee Gee's song for this cracking album.

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Having Robin Gibb guide the students was a master stoke, as together, they have crafted an album choc full of hits.

The Fame Academy album, available from amazon, certainly throws up some unique combinations with Alex Parks singing the heartbreaking 'Words' and Peter Brame performing the classic 'Massachusetts'.

1. You Should Be Dancing - Paris

2. Guilty - Carolynne Good

3. To Love Somebody - Alistair Griffin

4. Words - Alex Parks

5. Massachusetts - Peter Brame

6. Too Much Heaven - Louise Griffiths

7. How Deep Is Your Love - Barry McKeever

8. More Than A Woman - James Fox

9. Heartbreaker - Simone Stewart

10. I've Gotta Get A Message to You - Gary Phelan

11. You Win Again - Audley Anderson

12. Islands In The Stream - Lorna Grant

13. Tragedy - Nick Hall


...the Fame Academy album is avaliable now!
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