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X Factor winner Dalton Harris enters chart at number four

X Factor winner Dalton Harris enters chart at number four

Entertainment
Dalton Harris, the latest winner of The X Factor, has entered the UK singles chart at number four with his debut record, a cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's The Power of Love.That's two places lower than 2017 winners Rak-Su managed this time last year with their first single, Dimelo.No X Factor winner's single has gone to number one since Ben Haenow's in 2014.Ariana Grande - fresh from receiving two Grammy nominations - remains the UK's number one with Thank U, Next.What next for X Factor and winner Dalton Harris?An average of 5.3 million people tuned in to the X Factor final on Sunday to see Jamaican-born Harris beat fellow finalists Anthony Russell and Scarlett Lee.Harris's cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 1984 chart-top...
X Factor cancels voting after sound issues

X Factor cancels voting after sound issues

Entertainment
The X Factor has cancelled its public vote after the show was hit by sound issues on Saturday night.Viewers complained that the judges and some of the performances sounded distorted and contestants sounded like "Daleks".ITV apologised and said the vote will take place on Sunday's show instead.It is thought to be the first time voting has been cancelled in the singing show's 15-year history.Viewers started to encounter sound issues during the performance by Danny Tetley and continued through Anthony Russell's song. A message appeared on screen which read: "We are sorry for the temporary interference in sound."At the end of the programme, another message said: "Due to a technical issue, tonight's v...
X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

Entertainment
If you tuned into the X Factor on Saturday, you might recall footage of excited contestants enjoying the high life in business class.The 24 hopefuls were on Aer Lingus flights to glamorous locations such as Los Angeles for Judges' Houses.But all was not what it seemed - a fellow passenger saw the contestants moved to economy once filming stopped.An Aer Lingus spokesperson said in a statement: "The contestants were shown sampling the business class cabins."The singers were seen posing for selfies and saying "first class" to the camera as they enjoyed drinks in the business class cabins. One said: "I could get used to this."Aer Lingus showed more footage on its Twitter account.Aer Lingus's statement in full read: "As part of Aer L...
WHO: Alcohol a factor in one in 20 deaths worldwide

WHO: Alcohol a factor in one in 20 deaths worldwide

Health
Sept. 21 (UPI) -- More than one in 20 deaths worldwide is alcohol-related, a new analysis by the World Health Organization showed. Using 2016 data, the 476-page report, titled, "Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018," indicates that more than three-quarters of the 3 million deaths involved men. Of all deaths attributable to alcohol, 28 percent were due to traffic accidents, self-harm, violence and other injuries. Another 21 percent were classified as digestive disorders, with 19 percent due to cardiovascular diseases. The remaining 32 percent were attributed to infectious diseases, cancers, mental disorders and other health conditions in which alcohol use was involved. "Far too many people, their families and communities suffer the consequences of the harmful use of alcohol thro...
Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor

Louis Tomlinson and Robbie Williams named new judges on The X Factor

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Robbie Williams is to join the X Factor judging panel when the show returns to screens this summer, ITV has announced.The former Take That singer, 44, fills the vacancy left by long-standing judge Louis Walsh, who quit the show last month after 13 years.Louis Tomlinson will join the panel along with Robbie's wife Ayda Field, and long-term judge Simon Cowell.Sharon Osbourne will also be a judge - but only on the live shows that follow the pre-filmed auditions.The new judging panel was unveiled in central London on Tuesday ahead of the auditions, which are set to begin later this week.One Direction's Louis Tomlinson, 26, will take up his position after finding fame on the show in 2010.The Back to You singer appeared as a guest judg...