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Tuesday, 18 September, 2007

Ben Mills Turns Down X Factor Appearance

Filed under: 2006 Contestants, Ben, General

27 year old Ben Mills, who was the third place runner up in last year’s X Factor, has reportedly turned down an offer to return with a guest appearance to this years X Factor show, because he doesn’t think it will do him any favours. Ben, who is currently signed to SonyBMG and is working on his second album said:

“I’m still in touch with people who work on ‘X Factor’. They have been in touch and said do you wanna come on and do some stuff. But to be totally honest I’m really trying to sidestep anything to do with the ‘X Factor’ now because I don’t think it’s going to do me any favours.”

Tuesday, 6 March, 2007

X Factor’s Ray Quinn and Ben Mills Release Albums Same Day

Filed under: 2006 Contestants, Ben, General, Ray

X Factor runners up Ray Quinn and Ben Mills plan to release their debut albums on the same day - Monday 12th March 2007.

Both are signed to Sony BMG and Ben has been busy recording his debut album entitled “Picture Of You” in former Rolling stones studio in London whereas Ray has been in L.A recording his swing album which is entitled “Ray Quinn”.

Ray will be promoting his album in Liverpool Glasgow and Newcastle as he flies around from place to place in his personalised Ray Quinn branded helicopter and you can catch Ben at Woolworths in Oxford Street, Swansea on Monday 12th March where he will be signing copies of his new album from 4pm.

Monday, 19 February, 2007

X Factor’s Ben Mills Announces UK Tour Dates

Filed under: 2006 Contestants, Ben

Ben Mills, who was runner up in third place in X Factor 2006, has announced that he will be doing a UK tour of his own this winter and tickets, costing £23 went on sale on Friday 16 February.

Ben will be playing a total of 16 dates over a three-week period, kicking off in Newcastle on 9th November.

Ben Mills tour dates are listed as follows:

November 9 - Newcastle, City Hall
November 10 - Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
November 11 - Aberdeen, Music Hall
November 13 - Ipswich, Regent Theatre
November 14 - Birmingham, Symphony Hall
November 16 - Blackburn, King George’s Hall
November 17 - Liverpool, Philharmonic
November 18 - Manchester, Apollo
November 20 - Leicester, De Montfort Hall
November 21 - Plymouth, Pavilion
November 22 - Poole, Lighthouse
November 23 - Bristol, Colston Hall
November 25 - Bradford, St George’s Hall
November 26 - Cardiff, St David’s Hall
November 27 - Brighton, Dome
November 28 - London, Shepherds Bush Empire

Friday, 9 February, 2007

Leona Secures 5 Million Pound, 5 Album Deal In U.S

Filed under: 2006 Contestants, Leona

leonalewis.jpgAfter performing at an industry showcase on Wednesday 7 February at the Beverley Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, X Factor winner Leona Lewis was then signed by Clive Davies (who discovered Whitney Houston) securing a massive 5 million pound, 5 album U.S record deal.

Leona said “I am just overwhelmed. I can’t believe everything has happened so fast, from winning the X Factor to coming to LA.”

Her manager Simon Cowell stated: “We’ll do everything in our power to make her an international star. I’ve always said that she is the next Whitney Houston and I believe it.”