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Murs has reportedly pulled out of Saturday's launch show because insiders have told him he's not received any nominations.
Olly Murs has thrown his toys out of the pram and reportedly decided not to perform at the Brit Awards launch show this weekend, having learned that he isn’t going to be nominated in any of the categories.
The former ‘X Factor’ finalist released his latest album, 24 Hrs, back in November last year and is reportedly “gutted” that he’s been overlooked yet again for even one BRIT Award. Consequently, The Sun reports that he has pulled out of his scheduled performance on Saturday night (January 14th) at which the nominations will be announced.
Olly Murs has apparently quit the BRIT Awards launch show because he hasn't been nominated
Matt is currently battling for the Christmas number one spot with Ed Sheeran penned track, ‘When Christmas Comes Around’.
Matt Terry was crowned the winner of this year’s ‘X Factor’ on Sunday night, beating singer Saara Aalto and landing a £1 million record deal.
But unlike previous winners, Matt not been signed by Simon Cowell’s Syco Records, instead choosing to ink a deal with a different Sony label, RCA Records.
Matt Terry has signed with RCA rather than Syco
Olly Murs has admitted he'd like to collaborate with Niall Horan in the near future.
The 'Troublemaker' singer has admitted he'd love to collaborate with the One Direction hunk is thinks their recording sessions will result in them talking about girls and football instead of getting their heads down and penning some tracks together.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper, Olly said: ''We'd probably spend all day talking about women, going out and football ... We'd forget about writing the songs! Niall knows where I am if he wants to go into the studio.''
Continue reading: Olly Murs To Collaborate With Niall Horan?
Olly Murs - Celebrities take part in Soccer Aid a biennial sporting event raising funds for UNICEF. This Year Pelé is guest of honour at the tenth anniversary of the event at Old Trafford - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 5th June 2016
Olly Murs - Celebrities and players arrive at Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford, Manchester for Manchester United Player Of The Year Awards 2016 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 2nd May 2016
Olly and Caroline were said to have fallen out in the aftermath of being chopped from 'The X Factor'.
Olly and Caroline have been close friends since they both started presenting ‘Xtra Factor’ together in 2011, and their on-screen flirting helped them land the main hosting gig on the ITV show last year when long-time presenter Dermot O’Leary. Many speculated that the pair were secretly in love, such was their on-screen chemistry.
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs
Continue reading: Caroline Flack Denies Fall-Out With Olly Murs After 'X Factor' Axe
The presenter was replaced by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs for one series
He broke Saturday night TV watchers hearts all over the country when he announced his departure last year but now, after just one series away, Dermot O’Leary is returning "home" to The X Factor and is "flattered" to be asked back to the reality singing show.
Dermot will be back on our screens later this year as presenter of The X Factor
Continue reading: Dermot O'Leary Returns "Home" To The X Factor
After Olly Murs and Caroline Flack confirmed their departure, 'The X Factor' is said to be looking to bring back O’Leary.
With the next series of ‘The X Factor’ seemingly in turmoil after a string of departures, bosses are said to be looking to former presenter Dermot O’Leary to return to the show. O’Leary is said have been told he could ‘name his price’ to return to the series, with a potential three year deal being looked at.
Is Dermot O’Leary set for an X Factor return.
According to The Sun, O’Leary, who was previously paid £1million per series, will be back as host, with the deal currently being thrashed out. “Dermot will come back to The X Factor. Talks are under way on his deal but everything is positive,” an insider told the newspaper.
Continue reading: Dermot O'Leary Told To 'Name His Price' For 'X Factor' Return
The presenting duo have left the ITV talent show after just one series.
‘The X Factor’ co-presenters Caroline Flack and Olly Murs have confirmed they’ve left the ITV talent show after days of rumours concerning their future. The duo, who previously presented spin-off series ‘The Xtra Factor’, took the reigns of the main show last year, following the departure of Dermot O’Leary.
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs’ time on ‘The X Factor’ is over.
In a statement to The Sun Murs said: “This was an incredibly hard decision to make and one I didn’t take lightly as I’ve really enjoyed co-hosting ‘The X Factor’. It’s been one big adventure and I loved every minute of it. But my heart belongs to music and I want to concentrate 100 per cent on making my next album and getting back to performing.”
Continue reading: Olly Murs And Caroline Flack Confirm 'X Factor' Departure
Murs’ co-host Caroline Flack was said to have got the axe from the series last week.
Olly Murs could be the next member of ‘The X-Factor’ team to leave before the new series, as part of a massive shake-up of the ITV talent show. Earlier this week Nick Grimshaw confirmed he would not be returning as a judge after just one series and Murs’ co-host Caroline Flack is also said to be out of a job.
Is Olly Murs also set to leave ‘The X-Factor’?
Speaking to The Mirror, Murs admitted, “I don’t know if me and Caroline will be back.” While no official word has been given on Flack’s status with the show, rumours that the presenter has been fired have been circulating all week.
Continue reading: Olly Murs Doesn't Know If He'll Be Back For Next Series Of 'X-Factor'
Simon Cowell has been ringing the changes after 'The X Factor's annus horribilis in 2015, with Louis Tomlinson mooted to be Grimshaw's replacement.
In the wake of the poor ratings it suffered last year, Simon Cowell has made changes to ‘The X Factor’ by axing co-presenter Caroline Flack, soon after Nick Grimshaw confirmed that he had quit the judging panel of his own accord.
According to The Sun, 36 year old Flack is said to have paid the price for the criticism that she and co-host Olly Murs received as they presented the ITV show for the first time last year. The final episode averaged viewing figures of only 5.95 million, amid flagging ratings plaguing the whole series, and it’s not clear that Murs will keep his place either as the pair were frequently criticised for making mistakes.
Nick Grimshaw has quit 'The X Factor' after just one series
Continue reading: Nick Grimshaw And Caroline Flack Axed From 'The X Factor'
The former ‘X-Factor’ host thinks the talent show needs a rest and should go back to room auditions.
After suffering from low rating’s last year, most agree that it’s time the ‘X-Factor’ had a bit of a shake-up. But the talent competition’s former host Dermot O’Leary has gone further and said he thinks the best thing Simon Cowell could do is take the show off air for a whole year.
Dermot O’Leary thinks the ‘X-Factor’ could benefit from a year off.
“If I was Simon I’d take [The X Factor] off air for a year,” O’Leary told the Radio Times magazine. “I’d rest it.”
Rita Ora had suggested that only Louisa Johnson and Leona Lewis had made any "impression" on the charts from the 'X Factor' stable.
Though some have speculated that he was severely disheartened by Rita Ora’s apparent ‘snub’ during ‘The X Factor’ final at the weekend, Olly Murs has insisted that he wasn’t annoyed by the judge’s implication that he hadn’t made an “impression” on the charts.
After Louisa Johnson had scooped the grand prize on Sunday night’s live final (December 13th), Ora had proclaimed that only she and 2006 winner Leona Lewis had made any impact on the charts. While the audience applauded the obviously untrue statement (erm, One Direction?), 2009 runner-up Murs was said to have looked upset at the backhanded insult.
Olly Murs says he wasn't offended by Rita Ora's 'snub'
Continue reading: Olly Murs Dismisses Suggestion He Was Offended By Rita Ora's 'Snub'
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs had been rumoured to be on the way out of 'The X Factor' after only one series, with 'Big Brother's Emma Willis and Rylan Clark floated as replacements.
Reports emerged last Friday (December 11th), first reported by the Daily Star, indicated that Simon Cowell was in the mood to shake up the ITV show ahead of the 2016 edition. Murs, 31, and Flack, 36, have co-presented for just one series, after they replaced long-time host Dermot O’Leary earlier this year.
Caroline Flack could be on her way out as presenter of 'The X Factor', if reports are true
Caroline and Olly celebrated her Cosmopolitan Awards win with a cute Photobooth reel - the last of which saw them snogging.
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack’s ‘are they / aren’t they’ relationship has been one of the biggest talking points of this year’s ‘x factor’, but now the pair have finally given audiences what they’ve wanted, as they shared a kiss in a photobooth at the Cosmopolitan Awards.
The pair have kept ‘X Factor’ viewers guessing about the true nature of their relationship for the last couple of months, after Olly split with his long-term girlfriend Francesca Thomas at the end of September.
However, the final shot of the photobooth reel as the pair celebrated Caroline’s Ultimate TV Personality win at the awards seemed to indicate that they might be more than just friends, as Caroline posted the photos on her Instagram page on Wednesday night (December 2nd).
Continue reading: Olly Murs And Caroline Flack Share A Kiss At The Cosmopolitan Awards
Murs faced a wave of backlash on Twitter after he mistakenly told an ‘X-Factor’ contestant she was going home.
Olly Murs has spoken about his recent ‘X-Factor’ gaffe which left the presenter facing the wrath of twitter, with some even calling for him to be fired from the show. Just under two weeks ago, the novice presenter told contestant Monica Michael she had been eliminated before the deadlock vote had been revealed, after getting ‘confused’, about what was happening next.
Olly Murs has spoken out after his live TV ‘X-Factor’ gaffe.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Murs, who is also a singer, pointed out that he's not a trained TV presenter 'with years of experience’ behind him. “I mean, I've made mistakes before. I've fallen over on stage. I've forgotten my lyrics. But this was different. It was a pivotal moment and I just got confused about what was happening next,” Murs said.
Continue reading: Olly Murs Opens Up About 'X-Factor' Gaffe: "The Reaction Was A Bit Much"
The presenter's blunder has been overlooked by his boss
Olly Murs’ massive X Factor mistake has led to all sorts of speculation about the singer’s future as a presenter on one of the biggest shows on Saturday TV. However, big boss Simon Cowell has come out in defence of the star and may have gone someway to easing Olly’s worries.
The pair still appear to be the best of friends
Murs, 31, presents the show with Caroline Flack and prematurely announced the elimination of Monica Michael before he had been handed the "deadlock" envelope containing the results.
Continue reading: Olly Murs Has The Full Backing Of Simon Cowell
Meanwhile, Caroline Flack dismissed rumours that the under-fire presenter was about to be sacked from the ITV singing competition.
Having apologised profusely for his hideous gaffe during last weekend’s episode of ‘The X Factor’, co-presenter Olly Murs has hit back against criticism of him, saying that the blunder has now been “massively blown out of proportion”.
On last Sunday’s episode (November 15th), Murs accidentally announced that contestant Monica Michael was going home before the actual result was announced that evening, leading to a huge backlash of criticism directed at him, with some speculating that he might even get fired, though he tweeted a quick apology for his “massive f*** up” via Twitter the same night.
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, 'The X Factor' co-presenters
Continue reading: Olly Murs Says His 'X Factor' Mistake Has Been "Blown Out Of Proportion"
The presenter has come under fire from fans on social media after the live gaffe.
Olly Murs has apologised after telling a ‘X-Factor’ contestant they were eliminated, before the results had been revealed. Murs made the unfortunate gaffe during Sunday night’s live finals, where contestants Monica Michael and Anton Stephans went head to head.
Olly Murs has apologised after his ‘X-Factor’ mistake.
Michael and Stephans had just faced each other in a sing-off, but when judges Simon Cowell, Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini failed to reach a decision the show went to deadlock, meaning the public vote would decide the contestant's fate.
Sam Smith is still topping album sales for his debut release.
Sam Smith continues to win over the nation with his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' as it slides back up to number one in the UK Album Chart for its fifth non-consecutive week with more than 1.2 million copies sold.
Sam Smith back at number one
The British singer-songwriter shot to the top of the charts in June 2014 with the record, which includes the hit singles 'Money On My Mind' and 'Stay With Me', before returning to the top spot in September and no once again re-claiming that marker. The multi-platinum release has now had five weeks at the top according to the latest count.
Continue reading: Sam Smith Returns To Number One Yet Again With 'In The Lonely Hour'
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted big names in pop for this year's Variety celebration.
Yesterday evening, the London Palladium played host to the 86th Royal Variety Performance where Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla welcomed a starry line-up of celebrity guests and entertainers. The annual gala's line-up consists of high energy family entertainment, including comedians, pop stars, dancing and other novelty acts.
Gary Barlow Kicked Off The Star-Studded Royal Variety Show.
This year saw stars in attendance including Jessie J, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, Gary Barlow, Mary J. Blige and Dame Edna Everage. The latter of whom provided one of the evening's biggest surprises when she turned up in the royal box rendering both Charles and Camilla speechless but laughing heartily.
Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus – most people (non-Smilers, anyway) are probably tired of hearing the pop star’s name everywhere. However, there are some legitimate music-related news around the pop star this time. Namely, that both her new album, Bangerz, and her highly publicized single, Wrecking Ball, have entered the UK charts. Given Miley’s devoted international fandom, it isn’t too surprising that the singer managed to concur the charts across the Pond this week.
Miley really can't stop.
Not only did Cyrus register in the charts – she managed to become the first artist to simultaneously top the album and singles chart in 2013. Wrecking Ball beat out Eminem’s Berzerk to the top (possibly giving the rapper yet more material,) while Cyrus’ Bangerz album beat out Chase & Status with Brand New Machine, according to BBC News. The last act to achieve the chart double was Olly Murs, with his single Troublemaker and album Right Place, Right Time, last December. But then Murs is local, while Miley, despite her explosion in popularity over the past year, is American, making her success on British soil that much more impressive. But don’t for one moment think that Miley isn’t grateful.
Continue reading: UK Album And Singles Charts Topped By (Surprise!) Miley Cyrus
Robbie will release a collection of swing tracks on the album 'Swings Both Ways' with a little help from some of his friends
Robbie Williams has announced plans to release a new album in time for the festive period, with the big band and swing album Swing Both Ways set to be released in the UK on 8 November, via Island Records.
Robbie is back with a new album of old and new songs
The album will feature some all news songs and a handful of classics, as Robbie hooks up with such noted collaborators as Lily Allen, Rufus Wainwright, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson and Olly Murs. Williams reunited with long-time collaborator Guy Chambers for the project, which saw him pen some of his own material, as well as work on new material from elsewhere and some classic covers such as 'Puttin' On The Ritz' and 'Swing Supreme.
“I was in Spain doing a gig and heard about this egg thing on Britain’s Got Talent. I would have taken an egg for Simon for sure. I would have taken a bullet.” Sorry what? You’d take a bullet for HIM? We know you have to suspend intellect – or never have had it – to sing the songs that Murs does, but come on. A bullet? He has to be joking. We’re sure he’s joking. Keen to get off the subject of taking bullets for Cowell – probably because he’s more likely to get shot than any other celebrity – Murs started talking about his Xtra Factor replacement, Matt Richardson. “It’s a massive job for an unknown. I was lucky as I came from The X Factor and people knew who I was,’ he explained. “I think for Matt, he’s fresh, he’s new and he can do anything he wants really. He can just be himself. It’s going to be completely different to me and Caroline – the chemistry we had and the flirtiness, but he seems like a really cool dude and I wish him all the best.”
“Caroline will look after him but I definitely need to speak to him and give him a few pointers on what Caroline is like,” Murs added to MTV News. Murs was the runner up in the 2009 series of X-Factor, and forged a strong relationship with Cowell and fellow popstar, Robbie Williams during his time on the show.
Emeli Sande is among the nominees for two prizes at the Ivor Novello awards in May.
Emeli Sande may be adding to her growing list of accolades as she is newly nominated for two different awards at the 58th Ivor Novello awards.
Her UK number 2 hit 'Next To Me' is nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically as well as the Most Performed Work award. Competing in the former category is 'Laura' by Bat For Lashes and 'Two Fingers' by Jake Bugg while the latter category also sees nominations from Olly Murs' 'Dance With Me Tonight' and Coldplay's Paradise. Sande has previously received two Urban Music Awards, three BRIT, three MOBO awards and an ECHO Music Award among several others and she's definitely up for a chance in the Ivor Novellos as her nominated track was apparently the third most listened to track of 2012 - a pretty impressive achievement in itself, though not as impressive as the reception her number one debut album 'Our Version of Events' received!
Other artists nominated in two separate categories are Plan B with 'Ill Manors', which is up for Best Contemporary Song and Best Original Film Score, and Alt-J with 'Fitzpleasure' for Best Contemporary Song and 'An Awesome Wave' for Best Album. The awards ceremony will make its way to the Grosvenor House hotel in London later this Spring on May 16th 2013.
Olly Murs performs at London's Wembley Arena during his 2013 UK Arena Tour.
Olly Murs makes a charismatic performance of his usual standard as he plays at London's Wembley Arena on Sunday (March 10th 2013).
The star made sure he gave his fans some energetic entertainment at this particularly high capacity arena during his 2013 UK Arena Tour. Sunday brought further excitement with the release of his first single of 2013 'Army of Two' taken from his third album 'Right Place Right Time' which came out in the Autumn of 2012 with a number one spot on the UK Album Chart. And the anticipation doesn't end there as he has another 30 plus dates to embark on across the country continuing on Tuesday (March 12th 2013) at the Birmingham LG Arena and coming to an end in July at Exeter's Powderham Castle.
Union J announced as one of Alton Towers Live 2013 acts
Union J have been announced as one of the acts appearing at this year’s Alton Towers Live event. The former X Factor contestants will be appearing alongside the likes of Olly Murs, Labrinth Rizzle Kicks, James Arthur, Stooshe, Conor Maynard and Little Mix at the event, which takes place on July 6th, 2013. Union J were eliminated from series nine of X Factor, in the semi-finals, when they were just narrowly beaten in the public vote by Christopher Maloney.
Tickets for Alton Towers Live 2013 go on sale via www.aeglive.co.uk on Friday March 1, 2013 at 9am. They start at £55, which includes not only the concert performances but also entry to the theme park, with its well-known array of rollercoasters and other attractions. Punters will have access to The Smiler, which is scheduled to open in May and is a new world-first for Alton Towers. The Smiler is described by Celebritain.com as “the Alton Towers Resort’s biggest ever ride and will combine plunging drops and extreme turns with twisted psychological effects.”
The line-up for Alton Towers Live reads like a who’s-who of British pop talent, right now and boasts a roster that managed to snare five 2013 Brit Award nominations between them. The one-day event is expected to be hugely popular, with Britain’s best homegrown talent all on the same bill.
When Olly Murs arrived in Boston’s airport, he was greeted by a gaggle of eager female fans, all wanting to get their picture taken with him and brandishing their smartphones, fit for the occasion. Olly managed to land in Boston, despite the snowstorms that were threatening to hamper his take-off in Britain but still got there in time for his performance and chat on the Kiss 108 radio station today (January 21, 2013).
Continue reading: Olly Murs Fans Get Impromptu Photo Session At Boston Airport (Video)
It was fun and games at BBC Radio One DJ Fearne Cotton's house this morning (December 21, 2012) as the imminently expecting disc jockey invited a host of friends around for a live broadcast of her show. This week's been a tough one for Cotton, with it being revealed that her ex-boyfriend, Ian Watkins of the Welsh band Lostprophets, was arrested and remanded in custody on charges of a sexual nature; how great then that her celebrity pals rallied around her for this festive edition of her show.
Kate Bosworth has become the new face of Topshop with a glamorous video showing the star singing 'Winter Wonderland'.
The 'Superman Returns' actress was chosen by the Philip Green brand to don a glitzy, dark red gown and re-create the inspirational piano scene from 1989's 'The Fabulous Baker Boys' which starred Michelle Pfeiffer. "This project brings together two important aspects of my life: cinema and fashion", says the actress who was also a Calvin Klein Jeans model in 2008. "I have always been a fan of the Topshop brand and it has been an honour to work with Sir Phillip and the team. I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as we did making it." The clip was directed by Michael Polish of 'Twin Falls Idaho' and 'The Astronaut Farmer' fame.
The song looks to be in with a chance for the 2012 Christmas number one now being available on iTunes, but first it has to hit the UK Official Singles Chart. It will face competition from Olly Murs whose single 'Troublemaker' featuring Flo Rida is top for the second week in a row and from The Pogues with their much-loved 1987 Christmas hit 'Fairytale of New York' featuring Kirsty Maccoll.
Continue reading: Video: Kate Bosworth Sings On New Topshop Christmas Campaign
It's not surprising really, that the man who held records for the quickest selling tour and biggest selling live album for a long time, has had to almost double the amount of dates during the UK leg of his European stadium tour for 2013. Due to enormous demand for tickets, he originally had 2 dates in Manchester, 1 in Glasgow and 2 in London, but has added an extra two dates in Manchester, another in Glasgow and another two more in London, reports the Telegraph.
The tour dates in full now look like this:
Etihad Stadium, Manchester - 18th June (NEW)
Etihad Stadium, Manchester - 19th June
Etihad Stadium, Manchester - 20th June
Etihad Stadium, Manchester - 22nd June (NEW)
Hampden Park National Stadium, Glasgow - 25th June
Hampden Park National Stadium, Glasgow - 26th June (NEW)
Wembley Stadium, London - 29th June
Wembley Stadium, London - 30th June
Wembley Stadium, London - 2nd July (NEW)
Olly Murs is supporting him and ticket prices start from around £60 and can soar to over £200 for VIP packages for the London dates. After leaving London, Robbie will then take his Take the Crown tour across Europe, including stops in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Austria and Belgium, before ending off the whole shibang in Tallinn, Estonia. There are, miraculously, still tickets available although at a first glance it seems all the best tickets are gone- grab them while you can!
All you female Olly Murs fans, forget it, you're never getting your hands on the X Factor star. For all you male Olly Murs fans though, things are looking up! The 'Troublemaker' singer has named two of the world's biggest stars as his ideal men.
Ok, so he was asked who he'd go for if he was gay - which he's not - but we don't let the facts get in the way of a good story. Speaking to the Daily Star, Murs explained, "My ideal man, if I were gay, would be David Beckham or George Clooney.Both are successful, good-looking and talented." Nice choices Olly! But just to make it very, very, clear that he's definitely not gay, the singer added, "I have never kissed a bloke. Not seriously anyway." Despite hammering home the fact that he's straight, Murs remains single and claims he is yet to find 'the one.' "I went on a couple of dates with a girl. That went really well.But I'm still single. It's just that time of year when I'm so busy with work," he said.
After scoring a UK No.1 single with Troublemaker, Murs could be on-course to do the chart double with his third studio album Right Place Right Time. Surely there must be a girl out there who's interested in the successful singer? Failing that, Clooney and Beckham might be persuaded.
Continue reading: Olly Murs: My Ideal Man Is George Clooney, Or David Beckham
Living up to his reputation as a cheeky chappy, Olly Murs has employed the age old tactic of signing a young fans breast. We're not sure why people insist on getting parts of their body signed. You wash, right?
Anway, all this boob-signing begs the question; why hasn't Murs got a girlfriend yet? Do people find him just too annoying to be with for more than 5 minutes? "I went on a couple of dates with a girl that went really well. But I'm still single as it's just that time of year when I'm really busy," is his excuse, as he explains his single status to The Sun. "We'll see what happens over Christmas. It's hard -- but I'm just really busy through work." Olly's relationship with Caroline Flack was considered by some to be romantic, but he dismissed that, saying that the pair were just friends. "We've never had any connection like that," he said, adding: "We're just really good mates. She's a lovely girl to be around and she's just brilliant. The only thing I worried about was that it was going to affect our relationship on camera."
Despite being unattached, Olly's doing well for himself. He nabbed the U.K number 1 this week with Troublemaker, and he's off to support Robbie Williams on a European stadium tour in 2013.
Robbie Williams' career ten years ago was almost unbeatable in the UK. He'd signed a record breaking contract with EMI for £80m and almost all his albums went double platinum. Now, after a slump from 2006 until 2011, Williams has returned with a number one single 'Candy' and another number one album Take the Crown, his tenth chart topping album.
This time around though his success isn't simply his own, with a wife and baby in tow, he's more than happy to share his winnings. And it's not just his family that are benefiting, 8 lucky fans received free tickets to next year's European tour. According to Gigwise, he left his Skype ID on his website and called 8 of the fans that added him.
His first tour in six years will see him traverse Europe including three dates in the UK, in London, Glasgow and Manchester. And he'll be supported by Olly Murs. They struck up a friendship when Robbie helped Olly out while the young singer was still competing in the X Factor.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams' Renaissance, European Tour 2013
Olly Murs may have scored a No.1 single this week - beating Girls Aloud to the top spot - though it seems it may not be enough to bag his Xtra Factor co-star Caroline Flack, who he's reportedly had his eyes on for months. James Arthur, a semi-finalist on this year's x factor competition, had admitted having a soft-spot for the ITV2 presenter.
He told New Magazine, "I think she's attractive, she's funny," adding, "I'd definitely take her out for a drink." However, James insisted that nothing would happen between the pair while he's still competing on the show. He explained, "I've got her number. If we do text each other it's a friendship thing..She's really nice, she is professional and she really wouldn't cross any mark in terms of speaking to any contestants differently to anyone else." Flack has a history of dating contestants on the show, having begun a relationship with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles before facing a ferocious backlash from fans of the band. Flack was mobbed by the paparazzi for weeks before making a plea for One Direction Twitter fans to stop sending her death threats.
We're not sure whether James Arthur's online fan-base is as hard-core as the 1D followers, though we're pretty sure Caroline Flack would be the envy of even more teenage girls. Oh oh.
Continue reading: Move Over Olly Murs! James Arthur Has Eyes For Caroline Flack
It's all Robbie Williams; as well as announcing his European stadium tour, with his pop lacky Ollie Murs picking up the support slack, he's further endorsed teen-icons One Direction, saying they could be as big as British giants, The Spice Girls, The Metro reports.
"You know, they're quite a power together, very much in the same way the Spice Girls were. The Spice Girls went and took on the world and won and I think the 1D boys have got a similar sort of chemistry," said Williams at The Soho Hotel, London while announcing his tour. "They're all good- looking lads, they're all great singers, and as a five they're a great power." Perhaps Robbie's indulging in youth, viewing 1D as a kind of modern Take That, as he was a young lad when he made it. So how is old(er) age treating the Angels singer as he hits 40? "I'm buzzing (for this tour)," he explains, "it's time to put my foot down and go 'This is what I do'. Pop stars cease to be pop stars at 40 and start being old people singing, don't they? I want to go and seal my place in pop history."
And talking about his recent night out with ladies' man Harry Styles, Robbie said: 'I don't think Harry needs any tips from me about women. He's a magnet like I've never seen before. I wasn't him when I was 18, that didn't happen to me. He's been tarred with the lucky stick hasn't he? He seems to be having a whale of a time.'
The Robbie Williams renaissance is in full flow. The latest news to come out of the former Take That star’s camp is that he, supported by Olly Murs, is to embark on a European stadium Tour. Perhaps some unexpected news, though, is that he’ll also be joined by his daughter.
"Perhaps I will be a bit more calm,” he said in his press conference, according to Entertainmentwise. “She's a very, very calming presence. Already I feel that something cosmically has changed within me and I don't know what it is but I feel happier as a person and a bit more grounded as a person. That's happened naturally," he added. "She's coming with us, of course. It probably means I'll get more sleep because she's there, not less because she's there. She's rounding off my rough edges as the weeks progress in her life so far." Talking about his recent resurgence, straight back into the world of pop after a lengthy and sometimes controversial break, Robbie said, "I don't know how many times I will get given this opportunity... I want to go and seal my place in pop history."
Olly Murs will support Robbie on tour. The pair have been friends ever since Williams came onto 2009’s X-Factor to help Murs out with a few parts of his performance.
Continue reading: Robbie Williams To Be Joined By Olly Murs And… His Daughter?
Could this be the best week in Olly Murs' career? He's managed to keep Girls Aloud off the top spot with their comeback single, Something New, which in all truth is nothing new, and in doing so, reached the #1 spot.
And that's not all; the cheeky popstar received a warm message of congratulations from Simon Cowell, who, ignoring the inner workings of Twitter by not @ing Murs, knew his message would get through anyway. "Hi Olly Murs," he tweeted. "Congratulations on your number one single today. You are a true star and a great guy. Proof success doesn't change you." Cowell was Olly's mentor back in 2009 when he was on The X-Factor, and what's more, he signed the Essex lad, so receives a cut of whatever he makes. Oh hang on a minute, maybe a tweet to his 5m followers had something to do with that... He did the same for One Direction when they reached Number 1 last week, telling them, "Massive congrats to the one d boys for having the number one single and album in the uk. Could not be happier for you."
Anyway, that's not where Murs' magical week stops, with Robbie Williams announcing that he will join him for his upcoming European stadium tour.
Robbie Williams has released the news of a European arena tour for 2013, with three dates in the UK before moving onto mainland Europe. He'll be bringing Olly Murs along with him for support, reports the Independent.
Robbie Williams last couple of albums have been pretty terrible. However, with his marriage, the birth of his daughter and the reunion of Take That, everything has taken a U-Turn in Robbie's life and his latest single 'Candy' shot to the top spot in the UK, as did the album Take the Crown. It's fitting, therefore, for him to embark on a tour of enormous magnitude to reflect and enhance the success he has already found this year.
"I'm buzzing. I'm ready to go. I haven't done a tour of this size since 2006. I believe that I'm at the place in my career where it's time to put my foot down and go 'This is what I do'. It's legacy time for me." He said, "I'm nearly 40, that's what I'm trying to say. I don't know how many times I will get given this opportunity... I want to go and seal my place in pop history... I've got a couple more (tours) left. I just want to put my stamp down... Say remember me."
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Almost a year since finishing runner up in the sixth UK series of X Factor in 2009, Essex born soul man Olly Murs has finally collated a selection of damn infectious, laid back, funky reggae pop songs on his co-written eponymous debut album. Despite the determination of X Factor judge, mentor and big music industry executive Simon Cowell to only work with the winner of X Factor, Cowell couldn't let go of mentee Olly Murs, which has resulted in this album release.
Opening with funky, foot-tapping number 'Change Is Gonna Come', Murs immediately proves himself as a Will Young-Daniel Merriweather crossbreed with his soulful vocals sounding clearly through an upbeat feel good pop song with strong brass-backed chorus. A similar vibe resonates throughout the entirety of the album as is exemplified in both his recent number one single, 'Please Don't Let Me Go', a laidback yet catchy number with a funky reggae feel, and similarly in Murs' current single release, 'Thinking Of Me'. 'Thinking Of Me' has a ska/reggae groove reminiscent of The Specials with a strong brass and piano offbeat over which Murs' comfortable vocals sing clear; it's a musical vibe that's later echoed in 'Hold On' with offbeat clapping, funky, chilled reggae groove and call and response chorus vocals.
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