The 'X Factor' band will go their separate ways following the London concert on Sunday night (22 Dec.)
JLS announced this year that they were to separate and head out on their own separate ventures, announcing their last ever run of performances along with the news of their split this summer. Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams and JB Gill performed to over 20,000 fans at the O2 Arena in London as they said goodbye to their fans after enjoying one of the best success stories The X Factor has offered to date.
The boys played for one last (hopefully not) performance on Sunday, 22 December
It was an emotional night, but one that didn't lack the excitement and expression of the JLS performances of old. Among the thousands of screaming fans singing along in person for the last time, the boys also performed to a number of famous faces who didn't want to miss out on saying goodbye with the JLS boys. One Direction's Louis Tomlinson was there with girlfriend Eleanor Calder, as was Marvin Hume's wife and The Saturdays member Rochelle Humes. Former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, who was on the judging panel in 2008 when the boys were first discovered, was also there, Instagramming a picture of the eventing with the caption: "Soooo proud of these boys ! Was here on their first day! It only felt right to be here on their last! Love you boys! #farewellJls #muchlove."
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JLS, Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams and JB Gill - JLS performing live at LG Arena as part of their 'JLS Goodbye - The Greatest Hits Tour' - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th December 2013
JLS - JLS has teamed up with Tresor Paris to launch The JLS Foundation jewellery line in aid of The JLS Foundation supporting Cancer Research UK. The range includes necklaces, earrings and traditional friendship style cord and bead fan bracelets, all carrying purple crystal beads and stones. The jewellery will help fund Cancer Research UK's research specifically into cancers that affect children, teenagers and young adults. JLS said 'We're really excited to have teamed up with Tresor to create our very own, special jewellery range to raise money for The JLS Foundation, which works closely to fund Cancer Research UK's vital research'. - United Kingdom - Friday 6th December 2013
The singer in the Leeds-based indie band has been chosen to replace the departing Danny O'Donoghue.
Ricky Wilson, the frontman of The Kaiser Chiefs, has been chosen to fill the remaining seat on The Voice judging panel for the next season of the BBC talent contest. Wilson has been brought in to replace the departing Danny O'Donoghue of The Script, as he joins one of four new faces joining the show.
Ricky is the final new face to be added to the show.
As the frontman of the three-time BRIT Award winners, Wilson garnered a reputation as one of the most energetic frontmen in popular music and recorded such hits as 'I Predict A Riot,' 'Oh My God' and 'Ruby.' He will join fellow newcomer Kylie Minogue, who has been chosen to replace Jessie J, as well as show stalwarts Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am. But it isn't just Wilson and Minogue who will be joining the show for the first time, as The Voice will introduce two new hosts following the departure of Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates. JLS singer Marvin Humes and Big Brother presenter Emma Willis have since been hired to present the show when it returns next year.
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The Saturdays singer and her infant daughter were involved in a minor collision this week, but the singer has since confirmed that she and her daughter are doing well.
The Saturdays songstress Rochelle Humes was involved in an unfortunate fender bender earlier this week, when someone rear-ended the back of her car whilst her infant daughter Alaia-Mai was also in the car. Despite an initial scare, most towards the welfare of young Alaia-Mai, the singer told her Twitter followers not to worry about her as she and her daughter are both fine.
Hey guys, just seen your tweets! Me and Alaia okay, someone drove into the back of us not very nice but could have been worse x— Rochelle Humes (@RochelleTheSats) September 12, 2013
Continue reading: Rochelle Humes & Baby Alaia-Mai Both Doing Well Following Car Crash
The celebs are out in force to persuade people to part with their cash for charity.
BBC Children in Need has come around again and today (5th September) marks the launch of official fundraising. The charitable campaign, set up to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people, has raised £690 million since and the plans are for this year to be bigger than ever.
JLS Are Involved In Children In Need Despite Their Imminent Split.
Famous faces have added their name to the Children in Need campaign and will appear in adverts to persuade everyone in Britain to organise a fundraising event or donate money. Sir Terry Wogan, boybands JLS and Union J, The One Show presenter Alex Jones, ex-Blue Peter presenter Matt Baker and singer/X Factor judge Gary Barlow have all signed up to be the faces of the massive money raising event.
Continue reading: Children In Need Fundraising Kick-Started By JLS, Union J & Terry Wogan
The talent show judge has announced that the 10th series will be his last.
Louis Walsh has confirmed that he will quit ITV's singing telent contest, The X Factor, after this next series. The upcoming programmes, currently in auditions, will mark the 10th and final session for the 61 year-old entertainment manager.
Speaking to TV Times magazine, as reported by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, the Irishman said that he was "happy" to be finally stepping away from the show, having been its longest serving judge. "I'm happy this is going to be my last year. I've been judging X Factor for 10 years so I've done it all."
Louis Walsh Has Announced Plans To Exit The X Factor.
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It's a strange mix of acts, but sure to entertain everyone, somehow
If you’ve ever fancied catching The Beach Boys, JLS, Paul Young and The Saturdays on the same bill, then you literally won’t be able to find anything better then A Day At The Park – the Barclays-sponsored gig in Hyde Park.
That’s not all, though: Elton John, Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones will also be performing as part of the series of gigs taking place in London’s famous Hyde Park. Rob Hallett, President, International Live Touring, AEG Live says: "Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is much, much more than just a music event. I have always wanted to promote a show where you can take your kids and your parents.” Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will take place over two weekends, and is officially the longest, most boring name for anything, ever. “Junior can be enthralled with the Gruffalo and your daughter can scream at JLS while your parents dance around to The Beach Boys. Everyone’s happy!" adds Hallet.
We wouldn't put these two on the same bill, but oh well - Mike Love [L] and Jonathan 'JB' Gill [R]
Is Niall Horan telling porkies about the shower picture?
Niall Horan, the Irish fella from One Direction, has denied that he features in a steamy shower photograph circulating Twitter. The boy band star bears a striking resemblance to the individual in the image, though Niall denies that he's the guy lathering up in the shower.
"That's not me by the way in that pic!" Niall wrote on his official Twitter page. "I'd be happy with biceps like that though to be fair!" Hmm, is Niall simply deflecting attention away from the photograph with light-hearted joke? Perhaps.
Despite his denials, the photograph was still too much for some fans. One tweeted, "OH MY GOD bbz you are so gorgeous, now post one from the front bbz," while another bizarrely tweeted, "F*** ME I WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH YOUR ARMS." Wowzers!
Continue reading: Niall Horan Denies It's Him In Steamy Shower Twitter Photograph
Greatest hits and farewell tour promised
It’s hard to see our keyboard through the tears, but we’re just about managing to type this through wracking sobs: JLS have split.
Called JLS as an abbreviation of Jack The Lad Swing, the four-piece boy band came second in the X Factor in 2008, but far surpassed the success of the singer who beat them, Alexandra Burke, by going on to clock four top three UK albums, including a number one for their self-titled debut in 2009. The group also enjoyed five UK number one singles, although they never managed to make it big in America as One Direction and The Wanted have since done. A message written on the group’s official website confirmed the split, with the statement reading: "To each and every JLSter, our beloved fans around the world. We wanted to make sure that you heard it from the four of us, that we have decided to bring our time as a band to an end.”
Continuing, it added, "It has been the most incredible journey over the last six years and we have achieved more things than we could have ever dreamed possible. Thanks to all of you guys, your support, your dedication and your love, you have changed our lives forever and we wouldn't be where we are today without you.” The group confirmed that they would be releasing one more album, as well as playing a farewell tour. "We are currently in the studio working on what will be our last album - Goodbye: The Greatest Hits. We will be bringing you a new single later in the year to coincide with the album and the tour,” the statement read, adding "Goodbye: The Greatest Hits Tour will be the last time that we will perform together as a 4 and we want to make sure that this tour is the best ever and that we end on a high! We will always remain brothers and friends and we will always be your boys." What is this life?
Continue reading: JLS Split Up: A Video Retrospective [Video]
The JLS guys are eager to move on to the next stage of their lives.
Nostalgia abounds as the news that one of the X Factor’s first prodigal acts – the boyband JLS – is no longer together. The lads first came into prominence after finishing second to Alexandra Burke on 2008’s X Factor competition. At the time, producer Simon Cowell refused to sign the boyband – what a mistake that was. After they signed with Epic Records instead, JLS went on to win two BRIT awards, fill 1.5MILLION seats on tour, sell more than 10MILLION records and have FIVE No1 singles – more than any other reality show competition, according to The Sun.
While we haven’t been hearing much from the band these days, back i their hayday they drove their fans almost to hysteria – with fans frequently injured in the crowd’s excitement at their shows. But now that the five-year recording contract is up, JLS are setting their sights on other goals:
“I’ve got a baby on the way in four weeks, so it’s another celebration for me. But that was also another sign that we were moving on to the next stage in our lives,” said JLS’s Marvin, 28, who is married to Saturdays singer Rochelle. “The last five or so years have been nothing short of incredible. It has been an incredible journey,” he also explained.
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