The X-Factor 2009 ... Do not post stills from the show or Rex Features (copyrighted)

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  1. vogue28

    vogue28 Mod Squad Team Leader

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    I doubt it's his funeral - he only died this morning. Maybe its to grieve..
     
  2. Northern Star

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    Yeah I would think so.
     
  3. beduina

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    Boyzone's Stephen Gately found dead in bed at 33 after holiday night out with his husband
    By Carol Driver
    Last updated at 12:52 PM on 11th October 2009
    Boyzone star Stephen Gately has been found dead in his bed after a night out with his husband - he was just 33.

    The gay singer never woke up after going to bed while on holiday in Port Andratxa, south-west Majorca.

    It is not known what caused his death, although it is believed he had been drinking.
    The four other members of the multi-million selling band, including Ronan Keating, are said to be devastated. They will be flying out to the Spanish island today.

    A statement on Boyzone's official website confirmed the Irish performer's sudden death.
    It said: 'Stephen tragically died yesterday whilst on holiday with his partner Andrew in Majorca. The rest of the boys will be flying out today.'


    Stephen Gately and Ronan Keating at the Pride Of Britain Awards on Monday - the last photo taken of Stephen while he was alive

    Spanish Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
    Gately, who caused a sensation in pop when he announced he came out ten years ago wed Andrew Cowles in 2003.
    They had a commitment ceremony in Las Vegas and a more formal civil partnership ceremony in London in March 2006.
    Gately attended ITV1's Pride Of Britain Awards with former band member Ronan Keating on Monday - it was the last time he was photographed alive.

    Sky News reported that Gately had gone out out for drinks with Cowles, returned to his accommodation and gone to sleep.

    The remaining members of Boyzone - Keating, Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch and Mikey Graham - will be flying to Palma, today.

    Ronan Keating, who is in Chicago, is said to be 'completely devastated'.

    Shane Lynch told the News of the World: 'Me and the boys are flying out in the morning. We just need to get over to where he's passed and work out what we need to do.'

    Born in Dublin, Gately joined Boyzone in 1993 after answering an advert to audition for Ireland's first boyband. The group achieved international fame as well as six UK No.1s - including Words, No Matter What, All That Matters To Me and You Needed Me.
    In 1999, they released When The Going Gets Tough, which topped the charts, for the charity Comic Relief.

    Boyzone made a comeback tour in 2007, inspired by the success of Take That. However, their 19-date Better gigs failed to fill stadiums, despite offers of free tickets.

    When the band split up in 2000, Gately, who was involved in singing and acting as a child, was the first to launch a solo career with his debut album New


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    The Irish boyband, managed by Louis Walsh, formed in 1993

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    Back Again: Boyzone members Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Stephen Gately and Shane Lynch performing at the O2 in London last year

    However, he was dropped by Polydor in 2001 after three Top 20 singles - New Beginning, Stay and I Believe, which featured on the soundtrack to the film Billy Elliot.
    He had success as a performer in the West End in productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, in which he performed the lead role.

    Gately also appeared on ITV's reality series Dancing On Ice, and was voted Hero of 1999 at the Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party. In recent years, Gately had been writing a children's fantasy novel called The Tree of Seasons.

    A spokesman for Boyzone confirmed the death but details are yet to emerge.
    His last message on the social networking site Twitter, posted on October 6, said: "Still busy - lots going on. Focusing on finishing my book next so may be quiet here.'

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    Boyzone meeting the Prince of Wales after performing in the Party In The Park, in aid of the Prince's Trust in 1998

    Source: Daily Mail
     
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    Louis was Stephen's friend and manager, he will probably be travelling to Majorca to see them.
     
  5. THfan26

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    R.I.P to him anyway Dannii tweeted that Louis wouldn't be there and apparently Sinnita might take his place
     
  6. beduina

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    Sinitta?! :rolleyes:
     
  7. Northern Star

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    ^Exactly:blink::huh:

    X Factor Dannii sorry for 'joke'

    X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has apologised to offended viewers over her comments about a contestant's sexuality.

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    Danni has apologised for making comments about an X Factor contestant's sexuality



    X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has apologised to offended viewers over her comments about a contestant's sexuality.
    Danyl Johnson altered the lyrics of Whitney Houston's And I Am Telling You so that he was singing about a woman, rather than a man.
    During the live show, Minogue said: "If you're to believe everything you read in the papers, then you didn't need to change the gender references in the song."
    But she has now apologised after facing a barrage of criticism over her remarks.
    "I want to clear up exactly what happened on last night's X Factor show and post my sincere apologies to anyone who took offence," she said. "I made a comment about Danyl changing the lyrics of his song.
    "It was meant to be a humorous moment about the fact he had an opportunity to have fun with his song. An openly bi-sexual guy singing a song that is lyrically a 'girls' song'. Danyl and I were joking about the very same thing in rehearsals on Friday, so it carried on to the show. I'd like to apologise to anyone that was offended by my comments, it was never my intention."
    She went on: "I spoke to Danyl straight after the show last night and he wasn't offended or upset by my comments, and knew exactly what I was saying. I understand X Factor fans do not want the judges to get personal with judging comments. During the course of the show all the judges become close to the contestants and this is because we adore them and care about them."
    Minogue's comments on the show prompted rival judge Simon Cowell to say: "You can forget playing any of those games with him. I'm not having that. This guy sang his heart out. Give him some credit."
    Johnson's performance of the song was widely praised, with Cowell urging the 27-year-old dance teacher from Reading to ignore the comments. It was "one of the best performances I've ever heard in my life", he said.
    Rival judge Cheryl Cole added that he "absolutely smashed it" but urged him to be cautious, adding there was a "fine line between confidence and cockiness".

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    So originally she thought that was funny or something:shock:
     
  8. vogue28

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    There was no need for her to apologize imho. People take things far to seriously these days..
     
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    its Danyl's fault for changing the lyrics Dannii's right why should we believe the papers?
     
  10. beduina

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    Good to know Louis isn't being replaced
    now, didn't like that American Idol style opening...
     
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    ^My thoughts exactly. Alexandra Burke was great:woot:
     
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    ^ agreed i loved Alex's performance she rocks


    bottom 2 are Kandy Rain and Rachel :( im going to protest about John and Edward soon
     
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    I preffer the girl group to Rachel , hope they stay but with Cheryl and Danii not liking them i doubt it
     
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    The X-Factor results show has finished and the first act voted of was:


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    it was Kandy Rain :(
     
  15. vogue28

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    Alexandra's performance was good, but was she live? Robbie's was good as well, he seemed full of energy. :lol:
    I knew Kandy Rain would go, they haven't had the best press. Or performances for that matter..
    I can't for next week already, with Cheryl singing! :woot:
     
  16. tigerrouge

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    It just wasn't working for Kandy Rain, rubbished for their background, slated for their outfits, deprived of their mentor - and voted out. Besides, not all of them could sing that well. In comparison to the other acts, I don't think I would have wanted to hear much more from them. I thought they looked fine, though.

    Next week, I want to see some of those solo girls really come out and shine.

    I like that about him, though - he really wants it, and he doesn't seem to care how he plans his campaign. If he didn't have any talent, he'd be a total waste of space, but he has something, and I want to see how far he can take it. Will he get anywhere or will he crash and burn? Well, if he has the backing of Simon Cowell, how far he goes in the X-Factor might not even matter.

    What irritates me much more than an ambitious show-off are those babyfaced boy-men whose inoffensive appeal gets the pre-teens and grannies ringing in to vote. But that's the X-Factor for you.
     
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    Yeah the bad press about their background didn't help but Cheryl highlitening it on last night's show didn't help either.Loved it when Simon said to her something like: "yeah, coming from someone who performs half naked" :lol: loved him for that...

    Coming back to the rest of the contestants, i completely dislike that Danyl, he's so full of himself when he shouldn't ...
     
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  18. Northern Star

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    Kandy Rain didn't stand a hope in hells chance. I would have liked to see what they could do tbh.
    I think Rachel got forgotten about as she was the first act on.
    How many more weeks must we suffer those twins.

    I know Robbie Williams is clean now, but judging from that performance you wouldn't think so. His vocals were questionable also. Songs not bad but he ruined the beginning of it at least.......and chatting to the crowd midsong.....not good. If he's so happy to be here why does he live in Hollywood????:huh:
    I'm seriously pissing my pants here at the thought of Cheryl singing live next week.:shock: and by the look on her face so is she.
     
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    I want to know who the stylist on the show is...
     

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