THE X FACTOR FINAL: CNCO, PRETTYMUCH, SAM SMITH, LOUIS TOMLINSON, P!NK AND LITTLE MIX TO PERFORM 191

A world class line up has been revealed for next week’s X Factor final.

Global megastars P!nk and Sam Smith, US boyband PRETTYMUCH, One Direction star turned soloist Louis Tomlinson, Latin sensations CNCO and the biggest girlband in the world Little Mix will take to the stage at London’s ExCeL in the biggest weekend ever.

Since her debut in 2000, P!nk has released 7 albums (Can’t Take Me Home, M!ssundaztood, Try This, I’m Not Dead, Funhouse, Greatest Hits So Far!!!, The Truth About Love), sold over 40 million albums, 65 million singles (nearly 20 million digital tracks), over 1 million DVDs worldwide and has had 14 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart (4 at #1).  In addition, 15 of P!nk’s singles have reached #1 in at least 1 or more countries. She is the recipient of over 100 Music Awards including 5 Billboard Music Awards, 1 BRIT Awards, 1 Daytime Emmy Awards, 3 Grammy Awards, 2 MTV EMAs, 7 MTV VMAs, 2 Kids’ Choices Awards, 1 Q Award, 1 Teen Choice Award and many more. . P!nk’s most recent effort, The Truth About Love debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 as well as in 6 other countries. The album marks P!nk’s first #1 debut in the US and a personal first week sales best. The album is certified platinum in the US and was nominated for a 2013 Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. The Truth About Love produced the smash singles “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”, “Try” and “Just Give Me A Reason” ft. Nate Reuss which marks P!nk’s 12th, 13th and 14th Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. “Just Give Me A Reason” has sold over 4.5 million singles, makes P!nk’s fourth #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for 2 2014 Grammy Awards for the coveted Song of The Year category and Best Pop Duo/Group. P!nk recently wrapped her The Truth About Love World tour after playing 140 shows in 13 countries. In December 2013, P!nk received the honor of being named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. Her latest album Beautiful Trauma
scored her a UK number 1 album. She’s had 3 UK Number 1 singles and 2 UK Number 1 albums.

Sam Smith has amassed an array of prestigious accolades including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song (Writing’s On The Wall), four Grammys, three BRIT Awards, six Mobo Awards and two Guinness World Records. Sam’s multi-platinum selling album In The Lonely Hour has sold over 12.4m copies globally, breaking records in America as the highest first week sales for a UK male artist’s debut album. His new single Too Good At Goodbyes went to number one in its first week making it his sixth number one single in the UK.

Louis Tomlinson will take to the stage on Saturday for a world exclusive performance of his new single Miss You. Having started his music career on The X Factor, the 25-year-old has grown into an international superstar alongside his band-mates. The band went on to experience success after they signed with Cowell’s Syco imprint in 2010, with their first studio effort, Up All Night arriving the following November. Subsequent years saw the release of Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013), Four (2014), and Made in the A.M. (2015), all of which were monumentally successful and charted at number one. Tomlinson and American DJ Steve Aoki released their collaborative single “Just Hold On” on 10 December 2016. Tomlinson and Aoki performed the song live for the first time on The X Factor UK season finale on the day of its release. Tomlinson dedicated the song and performance to his late mother. In July 2017, Tomlinson released the single “Back to You” featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals, preceding his debut studio album via his own record label, Triple String.[m Later, it was announced that Tomlinson had signed a record deal with Epic Records. In an interview with BBC Music, Tomlinson said lyrically his debut album is inspired by Arctic Monkeys and Oasis.

Little Mix will be back with a exclusive performance, including a exclusive duet with CNCO of their summer smash Reggenton Lento. Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall have established themselves as Britain’s biggest pop band. Their latest album ‘Glory Days’, led by the #1 lead single ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, is the biggest selling album by a female group this Millennium.

Little Mix signed to SYCO records upon winning the X Factor in 2011 and shot straight to No.1 in the UK with their debut single ‘Cannonball’. The girls’ second single ‘Wings’ went straight in at No. 1 after its release in August 2012, with their debut album ‘DNA’ (released in Nov 2012) charting at No. 3 in the UK album chart. ‘DNA’ debuted at No.4 in the US Billboard Chart, making it the highest Billboard entry chart position for a debut album by a British girl-group.

Their highly anticipated third album, ‘Get Weird’, was released in November 2015. Little Mix’s first single from the new album, ‘Black Magic’, went straight to No. 1 in the UK charts and remained at the No.1 spot for 3 weeks, reaching Platinum sales.

Little Mix completed 34 sold out dates on the Get Weird Arena tour in the UK & Ireland – the biggest UK arena tour of the 2016. They then went on to play Australia, South East Asia and Europe throughout summer 2016 as well as performing at Capital Summertime ball and on the main stage at V Festival.

In October 2016, Little Mix announced their fourth studio album ‘Glory Days’. Effervescent lead single ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ was released with a bang after a sensational performance on the latest series of the X Factor and shot straight to Number 1 on the iTunes Chart in over 10 countries.

Following their stellar performance opening the 2017 BRIT Awards and ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ taking home the BRIT Award for Best British Single, Little Mix delivered a standout performance of their hits ‘Touch’ and ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ at ‘Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in LA, where they picked up the Favourite Global Music Star gong.

2017 has seen Little Mix tour the US with Ariana Grande, along with completing a run of 17 sold-out Summer Shout Out shows in the UK this summer.

The girls embarked on their Glory Days tour in Europe and Australia and continue the tour across the UK tour this Autumn with the biggest arena tour of 2017.

Little Mix currently holds the record for the most VEVO Certified Videos for a British female artist, as well as the most certified videos for a girl group, with 13 certified videos in total. They have sold over 36 million records worldwide and have scored 4 UK Number 1 Singles and a UK Number 1 Album.

CNCO is Latin music’s newest phenomenon. This group emerged from Univisión’s musical competition, La Banda, which is executive-produced by Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment, the global icon Ricky Martin, Univisión Communications Inc., and Haim Saban’s Saban Brands. It is co-produced by FremantleMedia Latin America. At the conclusion of this 13-week program, five contestants were able to achieve their goal of joining CNCO – Christopher Vélez, Erick Brian Colón, Joel Pimentel, Richard Camacho and Zabdiel de Jesús. They won over millions of viewers, along with the renowned judges of La Banda: Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini and Alejandro Sanz. Winning a spot on this band comes with the reward of a recording contract with Sony Music Latin, and a management deal with an all-pro team led by Ricky Martin. Comprising five young men, this group is really to show its talent to the world and launch a long-lasting career. Just one day after being announced as the winners on La Banda, CNCO accomplished the milestone of its first public performance, singing at New York City’s Times Square as part of Univisión’s ¡Feliz 2016! program to ring in the new year. They’re now immersed in the recording studio where they’re preparing their first album, which is being produced by the urban-music legend Wisin. The group’s first single, “Tan Fácil” (So Easy), debuted in late January. Just hours after its release, it reached #1 on the iTunes Latin singles chart.
On January 30, CNCO gave its first full concert at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater. Even bigger stages awaited the group in February and March, as CNCO joined the legendary Ricky Martin’s One World Tour, opening for him on his Puerto Rico, Argentina and Chile performances. Afterwards, the group traveled to Ecuador for a promotional tour that allowed the members to meet their quickly growing legions of fans, known as CNCOwners, in the Andean nation. The group also visited major media outlets, giving interviews with the national and international press.

Making their UK debut will be US boyband PRETTYMUCH. The five-member group first popped up on Instagram in February and have been filling their feed with dance and song covers ever since, performing everything from Drake‘s “Passionfruit” to Michael Jackson‘s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”Like most iconic boy bands before them (Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, One Direction, etc.), there are five of them. Austin Porter is the oldest, having just turned 20 in August. He’s from a small town in North Carolina, and he’s the one with floppy blond hair and a super artsy Instagram. Nick Mara, from Manalapan, New Jersey, is 19, and got his start as a hip-hop dancer; he’s arguably the most fleet-footed of the bunch. Then there’s Edwin Honoret, a Bronx, New York, native who got his start singing cover songs on Instagram. You can usually find him rocking a fanny pack (and somehow making it look cool). The Canadian of the group is Zion Kuwonu, a health nut with dreads who’s 18 and from Ontario. And the youngest is Brandon Arreaga, a bespectacled 17-year-old from Corinth, Texas, who’s also a talented producer. Each of the guys were pursuing solo careers when Cowell recognized their potential, plucked them out of obscurity, and melded them into a group that inked a deal with Columbia Records and SYCO Entertainment. Sound familiar? That’s because Cowell has done the same thing with One Direction and Fifth Harmony — clearly it’s a business model that works. They were formed into a group in 2016, and moved into a house in Los Angeles shortly afterward. For a year, they worked on perfecting their vocals and dance moves, and also took time to get to know one another — they’ve said they wanted to become friends first, bandmates second. The official PRETTYMUCH Instagram account launched on February 14, 2017 (Valentine’s Day, awww), and they filled their feed with videos of them performing a cappella covers (everything from Drake to Michael Jackson), dancing, skateboarding, and throwing pool parties. Through word of mouth, buzz-worthy videos, and a constant social media presence, they quickly built up a fervent fanbase begging for more.Their fans are lovingly nicknamed BEANZ. The guys have shared two singles thus far. The first was “Would You Mind,” a massive, ‘90s-influenced banger written by hitmaker Savan Kotecha (who also wrote One Direction’s breakout hit, “What Makes You Beautiful,” along with The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” and Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side,” to name a few). Once it became permanently lodged into the brains of all who heard it (seriously, it’s an earworm), they followed up with “Teacher,” a playful, R&B-leaning jam that, according to the guys, is all about “women empowerment.” PRETTYMUCH haven’t announced a title or release date as of yet, but a full album is definitely imminent. Speaking to MTV News about it, they revealed that they have a “nice arsenal of songs” so far, with a French Montana feature, Spanish flavor, a cappella action, reggae, and even “campfire vibes” courtesy of Ed Sheeran, who wrote them a tune. Sounds like these guys are very much laying the groundwork for a PRETTYMUCH takeover.

P!nk, Sam Smith, PRETTYMUCH, Louis Tomlinson, CNCO and Little Mix will take to the stage over the weekend in what will be the biggest weekend of the year!

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BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT 2018: SEMI FINALISTS REVEALED 33

The final 40 acts going through to next week’s Britain’s Got Talent semi finals have been revealed.

The Golden Buzzers
Marc Spelmann:
Ant & Dec’s golden buzzer. 46-year-old magician from London, performed a mind reading routine involving the judges and his daughter.

Donchez Dacres
David Walliams’ golden buzzer. Donchez Dacres is a 60-year-old AA man who got everyone on their feet with his original song ‘Wiggle Wine.

Gruffydd Wyn Roberts
Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer. Gruffydd Wyn Roberts is a 22-Year-old singer from Amlwch on the Isle-of-Anglesey in North Wales.

Lifford Shillingford
Alesha Dixon’s golden buzzer. He is a 42-year-old singer from South London, who previously performed with Artful Dodger on their hit Please Don’t Turn Me On.
Tim and Jack Goodacre. Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer. 43-year-old Dad, Tim and 12-year-old Jack are from Norwich.

THE SEMI FINALISTS

DVJ aka Diversity Juniors.
A dance group of 10 school children, aged 10-18 years old.

B-Positive Choir
Official choir of the NHS Blood and Transplant, made up of 48 members from all over the UK. They sang Andra Day’s Rise Up

Robert White
41-year-old music teacher and comedian from West Sussex. Robert performed a comedy song about the judges.

Calum Courtney
10-year-old singer from Essex. Callum performed Michael Jackson’s “Who’s Lovin’ You”.

Andrew Lancaster
Impressed with celebrities including Donald Trump, Brian Cox, Nigel Farage and Russel Brand.

RISE Unbroken
A group of 11 dancers aged between 10 -24 years old. The group performed a dance with wheelchairs to help one of the members, Hollie Booth, get back into dancing following injuries she sustained during the Manchester terror attack in 2017.

Amy Marie Borg
Amy Marie Borg is a 16-year-old student and singer from Malta. Amy performed Nella Fantasia.

The Ratpackers
Dennis DeMille (51) and Marvin Muoneke (22) are modern day Rat Pack singers from Weston Supermare. ​

Baba Yega
Baba Yega are a dance group made up of five mysterious dancers.

Mandy Muden
Mandy Muden is a full-time comedy magician from London.

Jenny Darren
68-year-old singing retiree from Birmingham, living in the Cotswolds.

Father Ray Kelly
64-year-old Parish Priest, from Oldcastle, Co. Meath in Ireland. He sang ‘Everybody Hurts’ by R.E.M.

Cali Swing
A group of 10 dancers aged 9-14 years old, living in London. All of the children are from a Latin American background and danced to a salsa song.

Lost Voice Guy
Lee Ridley, a 37-year-old comedian from Newcastle, Lee has cerebral palsy which has left him unable to speak, so used his iPad to deliver a unique comedy routine.

The D-Day Darlings
The D-Day Darlings are a wartime themed choir made up of nine girls aged 27-39.

Micky P Kerr
Micky P Kerr is a 36-year-old part-time Primary School Teacher who performs original comedy songs.

Maddox Dixon
Magician who performed a number of magic tricks with a Rubik’s Cube

Olena UUTAi
31-year-old musician Olena UUTAi from Russia.

Sarah Llewellyn
Opera singer who performs stripping, doing contortion and eating cake.

Bring It North (formerly Made Up North)
Made Up North are a group of singers made up of five schoolchildren aged 10-11 from the North of England.

Ronan Busfield
A 33-year-old singer and HR worker for Tesco.

Aleksandar Mileusnic
Aleksandar Mileusnic is a 23-year-old council worker and singer from Stevenage.

Matt Johnson
43-year-old from Rotherham, living in Canada. Matt performed an escapology trick, locked and chained inside a tank filled with water.

Acrocadabra (Spotlight Stage School)
Spotlight Stage School are a dance group aged between 9-17 from Birmingham. The group perform a dance and acrobatics routine together with some magic tricks.

Futunity
Futunity are a dance group aged between from 8-24 years-old. who freak out the judges when they appear appear dressed as zombies.

Shameer Rayes
19 years old Shameer Rayes from Manchester follows his older brother Shaquille’s performance. Shameer performs a dance routine as a doll that comes alive.

DMU Gospel Choir
Gospel choir from Leicester. They sang a medley of “I Will Follow Him/ Oh Happy Day”.

Mr Uekusa
30-year-old comedian from Japan. Kazuhisa Uekusa performed table cloth tricks – whilst naked.

Nick Page
Nick is a Comedian from Gloucestershire who performs a stand-up routine after revealing hopes of starting a family with his wife.

Ellie and Jeki
Performers Ellie (34) and Jeki (29) are a married couple from South Korea who perform a quick-change act.

Giang Brothers
Quoc Co (33) and Quoc Nghiep (29) are brother from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. They performed an acrobatic balancing routine.

Marty Putz
55-year-old inventor and comedian from Canada, living in Los Angeles. He showcased his wacky inventions.

Noel James
Noel James is a 52-year-old exam invigilator and comedian from Wales.

Magus Utopia
Magus Utopia is a group of fantasy illusionists from the Netherlands who freak out everyone with their performance.

Lexie and Christopher.
School children Lexie (10) and Christopher (10) are a Latin ballroom duo from Manchester and Sheffield.

The Britain’s Got Talent 2018 live shows air from Monday, May 28 until Friday, June 1.

The semi-finals will air from 7:30PM on ITV with a group contestants performing each evening and two acts will make it through.

The ten finalists will then go head to head in the grand finale next Sunday night, June 3.

JAMES CORDEN TO BRING LATE LATE SHOW TO LONDON NEXT MONTH 32

The Emmy® award-winning The Late Late Show with James Corden will return to London to broadcast four special episodes from the historic Central Hall Westminster, from Tuesday 19 June to Friday 22 June 2018, to air exclusively on Sky One and TV streaming service NOW TV in the UK.

Corden will host a star-studded lineup for the show’s second UK adventure, including Cher, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Niall Horan and Foo Fighters, with additional guests to be announced.

The episodes, produced by CBS Productions and Fulwell 73, will air in the US on the CBS Television Network and share highlights of James’s time in the UK. The Late Late Show’s signature musical and comedy segments, such as Crosswalk: The Musical and Take a Break, will be given a British twist.

Ben Winston, executive producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden, said: “Broadcasting The Late Late Show from James’s hometown of London last year was such a thrill. Thanks to CBS and our partners at Sky One, we are back for a second year. We are looking forward to a fun week in London, putting a UK spin on our nightly show.”

Philip Edgar-Jones, head of entertainment at Sky, said: “James Corden is one of Sky One’s brightest stars and we are delighted to welcome him home for his London recordings of The Late Late Show. And with such a stellar lineup of guests, it’s going to make British summer time even hotter.”

Sky One will broadcast the homegrown episodes from 19-22 June at 10.00pm, and they will also be available on TV streaming service NOW TV.

James has been a firm favourite on Sky One and NOW TV for a number of years, presenting A League of Their Own and appearing in two successful series of A League of Their Own: US Road Trip.

The Late Late Show with James Cordon is available daily via Sky’s on demand service and NOW TV. The show regularly features a mix of celebrity guests, musical acts, games and sketches. The show holds the YouTube record for the most-watched late-night clip with Adele Carpool Karaoke, which has more than 180 million views. The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights on CBS. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe are the executive producers.