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Bay Festival

Stacey Solomon debut single

Stacey Solomon debut single

Stacey Solomon will perform at next years Isle Of Man Bay Festival.

There are many acts from Got Talent and X Factor already signed to the festival

Stacey will join Britain’s Got Talent champions Spelbound as well as comedian Paul Burling, street dance act Twist & Pulse, Olly Murrs

This year JLS, Boy George, Rick Astley ,Diversity and music veterans Spandau Ballet apeared at the show

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West end

A staring role in a West end music is what X Factor Stacey Solomon dreams of next

Stacey who is 20 and finished third stated it would be amazing to land a role in theatre

“Music is the main thing right now but it is far from the only thing I want to do. It’s not all I will do. I’d love to get involved in presenting and in theatre.

“It was my dream to be a performer so I would happily perform anywhere to anyone. West End stuff would be amazing. If you love singing and it’s your passion, then of course you want to do theatre.”

Stacey who still has not given up hopes of a singing career is working hard to get a record deal

She said: “I’m working hard to make it happen, having loads of meetings and things. It’s all about getting the record deal at the moment. I suppose if the deal doesn’t happen I could go on and make the record myself. I have no clue about any of that side and how it works. I am writing at the moment and starting to take some trips to the studio.”

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Stacey Solomon debut single

Stacey Solomon debut single

Stacey Solomon debut single

Stacey Solomon has announced details about her debut single, she  is to do a cover of Glenn Miller’s ‘At Last’  who performed it with an orchestra . ‘At Last’ has been previously covered by man people but notably Etta James and Christina Aguilera.

Stacey was interviewed on ITV’s GMTV this morning and told Lorraine Kelly: “I’m doing a single for the RAF. My cousin’s serving at the moment and my granddad was actually in the RAF as well, so it means quite a lot to me.”

“I got to sing it on The X Factor and someone from the RAF contacted me and asked me to record it as a single.”

Stacey launched a campaign recently for the surviving members of the Squadronaires, she wants to reunite the remaining former RAF big ban members who used to boost morale in WW2

Recently Solomon spoke about fellow X Factor contestant Diana Vickers success “It’s such an inspiration to know that someone who didn’t come first or second has done so well. It drives me to want to do the same.”

Stacey’s debut single will be released on May 31st

Order Staceys debut single from amazon using the “In The Mood” link on the right

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Dannii Minogue leaving?

X Factor star Stacey Solomon stated the other day that it would be to weird if Dannii Minogue was to leave the show and never be a judge again

Stacey who was born in Dagenham was rallying support for Dannii`s return to the show after weeks of speculation and rrumoursabout her mentors future with X Factor.

Rumours stated to appear in March that Simon Cowell was looking to replace Dannii for being pregnant, later Cowell stated her job was still safe

Stacey was speaking to Live From Studio Five about Dannii`s situation, when asked if she should return she stated “Yeah, I think so. Why not? I think it’s weird when anyone leaves. What about when Louis Walsh left – it was so weird! I don’t think it should change, I like it.”

Stacey also confirmed that her and Dannii are closes friends and stay in contact texting each other all the time.” She’s so sweet. It’s like texting someone normal.

“But on Christmas when I got a text from her saying ‘Merry Christmas’, I was like, ‘Everyone gather round!’.”

Its seems that the The X Factor has only just finished but filming for the 2010 starts in June

here is a badly cut clip of the interview

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London Boat Show

Stacey Solomon and Olly Murs are to perform at the London International Boat Show

The pair who where in the final three on the X Factor are going to open the even today at the ExCeL in London

Stacey and Olly are booked to sing at the event and then later have pictures with the Royal Engineers who will also be at the show

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Stacey Solomon out of X Factor

Gutted, tonight Stacey Solomon finished third place on this year X Factor but she really does have the xtra factor and I sure we will see much more of her.
Stacey performed ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’, ‘Wonderful World’ and ‘Feeling Good’ but received the fewest amount of public votes
After hearing the result Stacey said: “I came third, that’s really good. I’m really proud. I’ve had the time of my life. Thanks to everyone who kept me here to the final.”
Dannii Minogue added: “It’s been an incredible journey. I’ve made an amazing friend. I’d just like to thank everyone who supported her – she’s an absolute talent and a star.”
Tomorrow Joe McElderry and Olly Murs will battle for the X Factor title tomorrow
I am sure Stacey will have a bright future ahead of her

and now what the judges thought


Stacey Solomon – ‘Wonderful World’

Louis: “Stacey Solomon – what a transformation. Who would have thought you’d have come all that way from the first audition? I love everything about you, I love your voice, I love your personality, you’ve got everything and people love you. You so deserve to be in the final three and I can’t believe you don’t know how good you are because you’re great.”

Cheryl: “I’m so happy to see you up there in the final three. It’s amazing because the pressure is on tonight but it’s lovely to see you enjoying yourself the most ever, you look so comfortable.”

Simon: “I totally agree with Cheryl. You were sort of turning into a nervous wreck over the last couple of weeks – now you’re a calm nervous wreck who’s singing beautifully. I’m so happy you sang that song again because it takes me back to the first time we met you. You surprised me then and you continue to surprise me. And you thoroughly, thoroughly deserve your place here tonight.”

Dannii: “Stacey, it’s just been the most emotional week ever and I’m very, very, very, very proud of you. From the girl who walked on stage in a little pair of shorts… it’s great to see you smiling and enjoying all the support you’ve had, so well done.”


Olly Murs – ‘Superstition’

Louis: “Olly, oh my God! Not many people can sing Stevie Wonder. You’re the boy from Essex with the silly dance we all love. When you watch that VT it just shows you’ve definitely got the X factor. You can sing, you can dance, you’re likeable – I love it.”

Dannii: “Olly, what a fantastic performance. That’s just such a great song for you and it’s so good to see you singing that again. And Brian [Friedman], that was spectacular. Brilliant.”

Cheryl: “There’s something in the air tonight – everyone’s that little bit calmer and more comfortable. That was something you’d see at a concert. You’re an entertainer and you thoroughly deserve your place in the final.”

Simon: “Olly, I said in the beginning I took a risk on you. It was the best risk I’ve ever taken in my life. I’ve got to tell you, on the biggest night of your life you just pulled out the performance of your life. Congratulations.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Dance With My Father’

Louis: “Joe, I remember that first audition so well. You came out and sang Luther Vandross and you absolutely got me there. Since then you’ve got better and better and better. You’ve got an incredible voice – this competition is about finding someone with the voice and you’ve got the voice. I predict your future is going to change – you’ve got it all, man.”

Dannii: “Joe, you’re a brilliant performer, you’ve got an amazing voice. What an adorable young man. It’s been incredible to see you throughout the whole competition – you never let us down.”

Simon: “Dannii’s right – you don’t just deserve credit for tonight, you deserve credit for everything you’ve done. You’re a great example of someone who can be talented, such a nice person, and I really, really want you to do well because I like you, Joe, and I think you deserve to be in the final tomorrow night.”

Cheryl: “This is the moment you stole my heart, the first time you sung this. And meeting your family… you’re an absolute testament to your mam and dad. They’re some of the nicest people I’ve ever met and for them and for you, Joe, I pray you’re in the final tomorrow night.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘Feeling Good’ (with Michael Bublé)

Michael Bublé: “Can you not tell how much fun we just had? You were great, beautiful.”

Dermot O’Leary: “And do you think Stacey deserves to be in the final?”

Bublé: “Oh, absolutely. Absolutely.”


Olly Murs – ‘Angels’ (with Robbie Williams)

Robbie Williams: “I am a massive fan of Olly. I’ve been watching every week, he entertains me. I love his voice, I love his character. I’m a big, big fan of Olly. I can’t believe how confident this man is, he’s like a quiet storm. It’s unbelievable. I should be taking tips from him. He should give 110% tonight, maybe 111%, if at all possible 112% but it’s never been done on television before.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ (with George Michael)

George Michael: “I think you rose to the occasion, I would say – fantastic. I think he’s got a great future. I think I’d like to say also that I wish good luck to all three contestants. It’s an amazing amount of pressure they have to deal with and they have to meet people like us on the same night. Good luck for tomorrow.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’

Louis: “Stacey, that was vocally incredible. It was definitely your best song from the whole series. Very few people can sing Freddie Mercury so well. You’ve been consistent right through the series and I hope you’re in the final tomorrow.”

Cheryl: “Stacey, you look incredible, you sounded incredible and I’ve got my fingers crossed you’re in the final two tomorrow.”

Simon: “As Cheryl has said frequently in this competition – you smashed it.”

Dannii: “Stacey, that was another incredible, incredible performance. I’m so happy for you, so proud of you, and I definitely want to see you voted into the top two tomorrow night.”


Olly Murs – ‘Fool In Love’

Louis: “Olly, that was my favourite song of yours from the whole series. You’re sexy, soulful, a showman, you own the stage, you’re a natural talent… I don’t know how the people at home are going to pick tonight. I hope you’re here tomorrow, Olly, because you’ve got it all. I think you’ve got the X factor.”

Dannii: “That was definitely your best performance from the series, it was so good to see it again. I loved it.”

Cheryl: “It was amazing to see the improvement from the first time you sung it – and that was only a few weeks ago. You sang that like it was your last opportunity and I wish you the very best of luck.”

Stacey: “Olly, I would just like to say I really hope it isn’t the last time you’re singing. Three months ago you were working in an office, you dreamt about being a popstar. I’ve got to know you really well, I’ve got to know your family, and it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with you. As a person I’m so proud of you, Olly, for what you’ve achieved. I’m really happy I chose you to be in my top twelve, so thank you.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’

Louis: “Geordie Joe, you never, ever let us down. Joe, you’ve got the voice, we’re looking for a voice, we’re looking for someone who’s going to be a recording artist. I love everything about you. When I meet you backstage you’re so humble, so nice, but you’re still a popstar. I think you’re a natural popstar and of the three people left I think you deserve to be here tomorrow night.”

Dannii: “That was an absolutely stunning performance – you don’t need to be nervous at all standing up there. I’m so proud of you and you definitely need to be in the final two.”

Simon: “We’ve said all through the competition that you are, I think, really special, Joe. And you chose that song as your final song, to prove what a great singer you’ve become, and that you could be a potential popstar. You’ve had an incredible night, Joe, and I’m very happy for you.”

Cheryl: “I just want to take this opportunity to say I absolutely adore you. I’ve loved getting to know you and I feel we’ve really made a strong bond. I can’t bear the thought that that could have been your last song, and if there’s any justice in the world you’ve got to be in the final two. There’s been a lot of talk about you being the favourite and the bookies saying you’re the one to win, but I just want to let people know that if they loved that as much as I did, they have to pick up the phone.”

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The X Factor finalists

The X Factor finalists have all been filming return trips to home.

Stacey Solomon, Joe McElderry and Olly Murs have all this week been visiting their familys

Stacey Solomon is was seen with her mentor Dannii Minogue buying a McDonald’s and there is even rumours that she will be playing a secret gig some where in the town.

Joe McElderry returned to South Shields and was mobbed by hundreds of his fans. He went for a tour around the North-East yesterday, Cheryl Cole accompanied him as he met his old friends at Harton Technology College.

Olly Murs – not much news on him but he is expected to spend time this week in Witham, Essex, . Olly used to work in a call centre there as an energy advisor.

I also stumbled across this on the net which i though was rather amusing, Simon Cowells first television in on appearance on crappy 90’s TV quiz show “Sale of the Century” – enjoy 🙂

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X Factor week 8

Week 8 on the X factor final and Stacey Solomon sang an amazing rendition of the ‘Take That’ all time classic ‘Rule The World’ and yet again she amazed and showed why she should be in the final. Stacey looked stunning tonight and its easy to see why Olly Murs has been after her for weeks . She is just he most lovable genuine sexy woman a guy could hope to meet.

cheek out Stacey Solomon singing Rule the World below

Stacey’s second song tonight was Elton John’s all time classic ‘‘Something About The Way You Look Tonight’ and although I thought it was great the judges didn’t seem to all agree. One thing I do think though is what the X Factor panel have said from day one – believe in your self a bit more Stacey – you are simply amazing and have such a wonderful voice

and here is what the judges had to sayabout the performances.


Danyl Johnson – ‘Relight My Fire’

Louis: “Danyl, what a great start to the show. You’ve proved you’re not just a one-trick pony. You can sing, you can dance, and Danyl, you deserve to be on that stage. I’m glad you’ve got your mojo back and I think you’re really talented. And round one, you won!”

Dannii: “That was an amazing production, an amazing performance, the choruses were bang on… the verses were pitchy for sure. And I’m not sure about the body rolls – the dance steps were great but I’m not sure about the body rolls!”

Cheryl: “It was as camp as Christmas but in a really fantastic way! I know how tough it is to sing and dance at the same time and you made it look pretty effortless, so well done Danyl.”

Simon: “Taking everything into account – the fact that it was an incredibly complicated routine and you were foot perfect and note perfect – I honestly think you really, really proved a point tonight. You are the type of artist who when anything is thrown at you, you just do it. You proved a point and I’m very, very happy with that performance.”


Lloyd Daniels – ‘Million Love Songs’

Louis: “Lloyd, the thing is you are in the final five so obviously people like you much more than I do. I think the song suited you a lot more than last week, I think you’re much improved, and I think your singing was pretty good – I don’t think it was great. It’s up to the public now to pick the best three people – I think you’ll struggle.”

Dannii: “Lloyd, a million girls out there want your phone number. You’re always putting on a great performance, you always bounce back, and you always come out fresh. I would just say don’t complicate your melodies because you’re making it difficult for yourself, and tuning-wise you were going off in the verses.”

Simon: “Look, Lloyd… it was a very, very good choice of song. A great choice of song. The lyrics are absolutely perfect for you, it’s a teen pop song, and I thought you sang it OK. This is what I’m going to say to you, because there are two songs tonight. What you’ve got to show us is, you’ve got to have fire in your eyes to show the audience you actually want to stay in this competition, because it was a little bit mechanical. So on the second song I want to see a bit more effort and commitment. You should be the happiest boy in the world. You wanted to be a popstar, you’re on the show, and I know the difference between walking it and really doing it.”

Cheryl: “I’ve got no doubt that in the second song you’re going to come out and show us just that. These lot [the audience] absolutely loved it and so did I.”


Olly Murs – ‘Love Ain’t Here Anymore’

Louis: “Olly, I still can’t believe you were in the bottom two – there’s no way you deserved to be in the bottom two. Everywhere I go girls are telling me how much they like you. I’m glad you’ve got your confidence back and that song totally suited you. It is a talent competition and I think you deserve to be in the final three.”

Dannii: “It’s kind of getting back on your horse after being in the bottom two and starting with a ballad, which is not your thing. I admire you for getting up there. But the sparkle was not quite in the eyes.”

Cheryl: “It’s really lovely to see everything stripped away and hear you sing. Sometimes I can’t hear you because these lot [the audience] are going nuts, but I’m looking forward to seeing round two and seeing you back in your stride.”

Simon: “I’d like to start with the girl you were singing to – I think she’s cute! I thought you did a great job tonight. You sung the song well, you emoted the song very well. I don’t think it was a song where it was appropriate to have a sparkle in your eye. I think it was about believing in it. And what happened last week – there was no sulking, no complaining, you just got on with it and proved why you should be here.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Could It Be Magic’

Louis: “Joe, it could have been magic and it was magic. Every week you get better and better and better. You’re turning out to be a real popstar. I loved the whole production, the musical arrangement… but Joe, seriously, you deserve to be in the final three.”

Dannii: “Joe, you are absolutely flying high. You took the opportunity to do a hard song, and I know you’ve been nervous this week and worried about the notes, but you absolutely smashed it. And I can picture you in the final, I can see that.”

Simon: “Joe, look, this is going to sound a bit repetitive because it was brilliant. What was so impressive was the way you managed to maturely navigate your way through the dancers and the production. You looked like you were in control, the production wasn’t in control of you. That production, Brian [Friedman], was absolutely fantastic. I’d also like to say, because they haven’t been mentioned much, the dancers are doing a brilliant job. But you, Joe, you, young man, were the star of that. Brilliant.”

Cheryl: “What can I say? Listen to that reaction! Honest to God, it was flawless. I absolutely love you to pieces. I hope to God everybody at home enjoyed it as much as we did and keeps you in.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘Rule The World’

Louis: “Stacey, I like you every week and nothing has changed this week. I think you’re getting and better, and what I really like about you is you don’t believe how good you are. You’re a really good singer and you so belong in the competition. I hope people vote for you. That was a very challenging song but you absolutely did it for me.”

Cheryl: “That was a challenging song – I don’t think people realise how hard it is for you to sing a male vocal or in your case a male group vocal when you’re female. And you are the only female left so represent!”

Simon: “The advantage you’ve got with a girl singing a guy’s song is it’s not going to sound like a karaoke version. I thought it was very believable and the perfect song choice for you. I thought it was better than your song last week because it was a more interesting song.”

Dannii: “Stacey, that was an amazing performance. You’re emerging as the true star of this show. I don’t think people realise how much you’ve grown week after week. There’s incredible support for Dagenham Stace and we love you.”


Lloyd Daniels – ‘I’m Still Standing’

Louis: “Lloyd, round one you kind of won me over, round two the song was called ‘I’m Still Standing’ – you’re just about standing there. It just didn’t look like you were having a good time and it was all a bit karaoke for me, honestly. And it was nice, but we’re not looking for nice anymore, we’re looking for a star.”

Dannii: “Lloyd, lyrically you’re definitely still standing, you’re proving a point there. It was a fantastic production. Vocally, it is still shaky on bits, but it was better than the first song. Much, much better.”

Simon: “God, none of us are in agreement tonight. I didn’t think it was as good as the first song. I thought it was a silly song choice. I think what Cheryl was trying to do with you with the retro routine didn’t suit you, it didn’t suit the song. It was like something from an amateur dramatics production and Cheryl, you’re a popstar. You understand what’s right for the artist and what’s right for the song. I thought that was inappropriate.”

Cheryl: “I also know how tough it is when you’ve been criticised week after week after week to come out and sing. I’m very, very proud of you for coming out and delivering each week when you’ve been criticised so much. So I hope people keep you in.”


Danyl Johnson – ‘Your Song’

Louis: “Danyl, what I like about you is you get criticism week after week but you always bounce back. You picked Elton’s most iconic song and made it your own – I liked everything about it except the choir. I don’t know why Simon gave you a choir, you don’t need a choir. With your voice and your looks you’ve got it all.”

Dannii: “That was a really great version of a really great song, and it was much, much better than the first song. Lots of good singing!”

Cheryl: “I think we’re seeing the Danyl we first fell in love with back at the audition process. You look more comfortable and you look more confident – it was good.”

Simon: “Cheryl, it wasn’t good, it was sensational. Sorry, that was what it’s all about. It’s doing something different with the song. And Louis, don’t be rude about having kids on the show. You’re like a dark cloud who blots out the sunshine. They’re little children who want to be on the show – let them!”


Olly Murs – ‘Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)’

Louis: “Olly, I loved you in round one, thought it was one of your best performances. It was an unusual song choice for you. I like your funny dancing, I like you, but there was something missing.”

Dannii: “Scrooge, move over. Round one was OK, round two was an absolute knockout. I’m really happy the grandpa suit’s gone, but you’ve got a sparkle in your eye. The song was absolutely made for you and very technically difficult – but it was absolutely a smash.”

Cheryl: “Firstly, I don’t know how you can concentrate with all those sexy girls around you, but you did it and you did it really well. I definitely agree with Dannii, that was a knockout performance.”

Simon: “Olly, it was the Olly we really loved from the beginning back in the competition. It was a great song, a great performance, and you really added something tonight – an extra 10, 15, 20%. You put your heart into it and made it sound like the song was written for you. I was nervous about this song today but I’m very, very happy.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’

Louis: “Joe, you absolutely won round one for me and on that performance you absolutely won round two. You’ve got it all, you’ve got the voice, you’ve got the personality, you’ve got the likeability. I watch you grow every week. You were born to do this and you have to sail through to the final. People have to pick up their phones and vote for you. I like everything about you.”

Dannii: “There hasn’t been a song sung in this year’s competition with more passion than that. The feeling you have conveyed through the lyrics is just exceptional. I have to see you in the final – please vote for Joe.”

Simon: “I’m absolutely gobsmacked by that, I really am. I mean, you’ve got to remember this is what I do for a living, I run a record label. And I thought, like I said in the VT, that this was a safe choice. But something happened to you in a week. You changed, almost like a boy turned into a man. What you did with that song was so simple and so beautifully sung. It really felt like you were singing sincerely every lyric. By far my favourite ever performance of yours.”

Cheryl: “Joe, you’re a little star. Honest to God, you make me proud to be a Geordie. I’m so proud of you and I pray to God everyone keeps you in. You thoroughly deserve to be in that final.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘Something About The Way You Look Tonight’

Louis: “Stacey, you’re the last girl standing, and you certainly deserve to be in the final three. I wasn’t crazy about the song choice, I preferred you in round one to round two, but I like you an awful lot.”

Cheryl: “You looked slightly uncomfortable in parts there – I would be, you did have a lot to contend with, and under the circumstances I thought you did a great job, Stacey.”

Simon: “I’m going to tell you why I didn’t like that song like I did the first song. Why I didn’t like the second song is you’re not a singer like Leona or Alex, you’re not one of those big belting singers. What I loved about your audition was you had a different kind of voice – more subtle, cooler – I think that’s why I’d use a wedding singer comparison. That doesn’t do you justice. That’s a very different performance from the first song, which was more original, so I wish you’d reversed the order.”

Dannii: “Stacey, that was a brilliant performance. I push you week after week to do more and more. I really, really loved it. I don’t know what Simon’s going on about!”

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