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Tuesday, 15 March, 2011

Katie Waissel releases Album


Katie Waissel has released her first album under her own name, titled simply ‘Katie Waissel‘.

In an interview with OK Magazine, Katie explained that this album shows a different sound to that heard on the X Factor, emphasising her love for jazz and soul.

She also spoke about her time on the X Factor, saying “The biggest thing I learnt was to be strong and stay strong. To never doubt your personal passion and belief and to always know deep in your heart that if your true to yourself, then nothing is impossible. I would say the highlight of being on The X Factor was to have the wonderful opportunity to perform in front of just so many people and to get up on stage each week to do the thing I love to do and have a passion for which is singing.

I’d say the lowest point for me was how far the death threats and hatred went… I suppose with good comes bad however it went just a little too far, however I had wonderful people – friends family Waissel warriors – that did believe in me and gave me the strength to carry on and hold my head up high.”

Tuesday, 1 March, 2011

Cheryl Cole Hasn’t Spoken to the girls

Cheryl Cole hasn’t spoken to any of the contestants in her categories since the end of the X Factor last year, Mary Byrne has told the Sun newspaper.

“Matt has heard from Dannii [Minogue], I’m sure the boys have been in touch with Simon [Cowell], but I know Cheryl hasn’t been in touch with any of the girls,”

All three are currently performing in the X Factor live tour.

Thursday, 16 December, 2010

Matt Cardle set for number 1?

Matt Cardle’s first single, When We Collide is apparently set for the top of the charts on Saturday, after selling almost 170 000 copies in its first two days on sale. That is more than three times the second placed single, What’s My Name? by Rihanna.

The original Biffy Clyro version of the track, entitled Many Of Horror [When We Collide] is also set to make a re-entrance in the top 10. The band broke their silence about the X Factor cover on Australian radio, saying “The whole thing’s a bit surreal. We think it’s all quite funny”.

Matt Cardle responded, saying “I know there are some Biffy fans that are like, ‘What have you done to that song?’ It’s a great song. I’m hoping that I’ve done it justice.”

Tuesday, 14 December, 2010

Matt Cardle: The X Factor Saved Me


Matt Cardle, whose X Factor winner’s single is released tomorrow, has said that the X Factor ‘saved him’.

In an interview with the Sun newspaper, Matt said that he was “a rebel, drifting about having a laugh and a drink with mates. I never went mental but I was stupid.” His family feared for his future after he failed two college courses, but Matt failed to heed their warnings.

“I was like any young kid just out having a laugh. One night I was with someone who smashed something up. In the grand scheme of things it was pathetic. I got nicked for being drunk and disorderly and spent a night in a cell, but it was a joke. We were just stupid idiots. But X Factor changed my life.”