Friday, 20 November 2009

Stacey gets support from No10.

It seems the Prime Minister Gordon has finally made up his mind on who to support in this years X-Factor finals. He had previously remarked on Jedward "not being very good" but has now said who he finds good.

Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Mr Brown said he had been impressed by Stacey Solomon, before adding that he wished all the singers well, claiming he watches the show with his wife Sarah and sons John and Fraser.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Stacey & Olly sitting in a tree..K I S S I N G...

Well may be they weren't in a tree, but the x-Factor rumour mills are buzzing that the budding romance we reported on a few weeks ago between Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon might have finally been sealed with a kiss.

A source (it had to be, didn't it) has revealed : "In the last few days they have been getting very affectionate towards each other and it looks like the first X Factor romance of the year is starting,"

"Olly and Stacey are both single and been spending more and more time together. They have had a few cuddles and a kiss away from the other contestants and everyone at the show thinks they will make a lovely couple." sweet I wonder if we will get a repeat of the Diana Vickers and Eoghan Quigg sickly moment when the first of the pair gets voted off.

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Amy Winehouse's Dad upset about comparisons between Amy and Stace

Amy Winehouse's Dad Mitch is upset about comparisons between Amy and Stacey.

Winehouse senior revealed the family are big fans of the X-Factor show and they were all upset last week when Rachel lost out to Lloyd.

He also revealed that he was upset about comparisons between his daughter and Stacey Solomon, insisting his daughter is unique. I think Stacey will be relieved personally, considering the state of Amy in recent years.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Havering rallies to support Stacey

The Romford Recorder reports on how support across Stacey's home borough of Havering in east London is rallying for their home town girl

THERE are not too many singing stars to come from Havering - but now you have the unique opportunity to create one.

Twenty-year-old Havering College student Stacey Solomon rocked her way into the fifth heat of ITV talent show The X Factor on Saturday.

Now we are urging all Romford Recorder readers to vote for Stacey every week in the hope that she can follow in the footsteps of Leona Lewis and become a recording star. We want you to display the poster in today's Recorder (on our centre pages) to encourage others to do the same!

Support is growing across the borough. At Oh My Cod fish and chip shop in North Street, Hornchurch - where Stacey used to work - manager Jimmy Andrew said: "She's a nice girl. She came and saw us when she was allowed out of the X Factor house on Monday."

The Moby Dick pub in Whalebone Lane North, Dagenham - Stacey's home town - has put up a banner outside showing its support.

Managers Tina Donno and Neil Challinor said: "Her performances have been amazing and we're sure she'll go all the way."

Marketing manager at The Mall Romford, Sarah De Courcy Rolls, said traders were caught up in Stacey mania.

"Everybody here loves Stacey," she said.

And she is even being talked about in the corridors of power at Havering Town Hall. Council leader Michael White said he is "backing Stacey all the way".

Upminster MP Angela Watkinson is also rooting for our girl. She said: "It will be a great coup for her and Havering College if she wins.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Ashton leaves Stacey fustered

Apparently meeting JLS's Aston Merrygold left Stacey flustered and stumbling over her words, we were shocked to hear this because the Stacey we know is always cool, calm, collected and composed - not!

Stacey insists there is nothing romantic between herself and Ashton but then confessed to getting all girly when they met on the set of the X-Factor

She goes "No he doesn't [fancy me] unfortunately. It's just a lie otherwise we could just be this celebrity couple. I met him the other day when he came to perform on the show. He said, 'hiya' and I was like so uncomfortable, I was like 'hi'. He was a really nice guy."

hmmmh! I think the story still has legs...

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Everyone loves Stacey...

It seems Stacey Solomon is acquiring quite a following. We had reported earlier that both Ashton Merrigold and Olly Murs had declared their love for Stacey in different ways. Now it has become a love triangle as rumours have it that Joe McElderry is also quite keen on the Dagenham diva.

The 18-year-old singer is said to be smitten with his fellow finalist from the show and has been spending as much of his free time with the single mum as possible.

A friend speaking about her bond with Joe and rumours of interest by Olly told a national newspaper: "The two share a very close bond. They love spending time with each other and have a very special relationship.

"Nothing has happened so far, but the seeds of romance are definitely there. Stacey's definitely a favourite with the boys. Everyone loves her, but the flirting is nothing compared to her close friendship with Joe. That's the one to watch."

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Be the first to get the X-Factor 2009 single - 'You Are Not Alone'

Every year the X-Factor contestants come together to record a charity single and this year's single is almost ready.

The Single features all 12 of the X-Factor Finalists

Danyl Johnson
Lloyd Daniels
Lucie Jones
Jamie "Afro" Archer
Joe McElderry
John and Edward Grimes (The Twins)
Kandy Rain (Coco, Azi, Khatereh, Chemmane)
Miss Frank (Graziella, Shar, Shaniece)
Olly Murs
Rachel Adedeji
Rikki Loney
Stacey Solomon
The song, a cover of Michael Jackson's You are not alone, will raise vital funds for the Great Ormond Hospital in London which over the years has treated thousands of children from the UK and across the world. A powerful message that no matter how bad things are they are not alone.

To order your copy:

Click to buy the X-Factor Charity Single from (Free Delivery available)

Not less than £1 from the sale of each CD will be paid to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Be part of what will be one of the biggest charity drives in the UK this year by ordering the Single which will be released on November 16th

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Stacey Solomon on the second Live Show

Stacey Solomon has remained one of the favourites to win the X-Factor Show with the betting website having her as 13/2 favourite. She had done herself no harm the previous week with a stupendous performance of Cold Play's The Scientist and followed this up with an equally impressive version of "At Last" at the second live show.

This is a big song made famous in the 60's by Etta James and more recently by Beyonce, a big ask for anyone, and stacey delivered again.

Stacey Solomon on the first Live show

It is is the real thing now. Can the Dagenham Diva, Stacey Solomon, continue to wow the Judges and the audiences. Of course she can. At the first live show she delivers a barn-storming cover of the ColdPlay's The Scientist.

The question is simply who's going to stop her, because at the moment she is a musical juggernaut.

Stacey Solomon meets the Minogue's in Dubai

Having successfully scaled through Boot Camp Stacey Solomon joined the other six girls in mentor Dannii Minogue's group and jetted out to the Dubai to battle it out for the final three spots for the girls.

Dannii was joined by sister Kylie and it was down to the two of them to decide if Stacey was good enough. Another soulful performance, this time of the musical classic " Over The Rainbow " and they were swayed. The Dagenham Diva was on her way to the X-Factor Finals.

Stacey Solomon at Boot Camp

The Dagenham Diva or "Essex Stace" as Dannii Minogue loves to call Stacey Solomon is one of the stand out picks from the crop of X-Factor 2009. She is kind of a Jekyll and Hyde character, when she is singing she is soulful and can be joy to listen to, but when she isn't it is a total transformation.

She has a high pitched, breathless and giggly voice that some find irritatingly affected and others endearing but what everyone would agree on is it is nothing like her singing voice.

As an example here she is singing Faith Hill's There You'll Be. The Performance was superb but the interview afterwards, well I leave that to you to decide

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Does Michael Bublé fancy Stacey Solomon?

Canadian crooner Michael Bublé is making a guest appearance of the X-Factor and spent the week dishing out advise to the contestants. It seems one particular young lady has caught his eye.

The Daily Star newspaper reports that the Bublé was smitten by the charms of Dagenham Diva Stacey Solomon describing her as "so cute".

He said that Stacey kept bursting into tears in rehearsals because of the "emotion" of the song she will sing on Saturday night's show. Michael said: "I told her to go home, write out the lyrics, read and read and let the song do the work - do it for her little guy."

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Robbie Williams tips Stacey Solomon for X-Factor glory

Ex-Take That pop star Robbie Williams has tipped Stacey Solomon as the likliest winner of this years X-Factor. He gave his verdict after mentoring the 12 X-Factor finalist in preparation for their first live appearance this weekend.

Robbie was reported as saying the he believes the 20-year-old is "the one to beat" from the 12 acts who will compete in the live finals.

Williams said that he believes that the Dagenham girl will be the eventual winner of the current contest. He gushed: "Stacey's great. I want one! "I think every home should have one."

Stacey has confessed that she was astonished to learn that Robbie was a fan of her singing. She said: "He's lovely. "I hugged him and wouldn't let go. He said to me: `Hello. You're on the telly. I'm a big fan. I'm so pleased to meet you.`

"I was gob-smacked and went: `Me? Are you joking?'"

Friday, 9 October 2009

Stacey Solomon talks to GMTV about her journey

Stacey Solomon popped into breakfast TV station GMTV to talk about her journey so far. She is interviewed by Andrew Castle and Penny Smith.

Stacey Solomon's Audition 1 for the X-Factor

Stacey Solomon's first audtion for X-Factor 2009. She wow's the judgement with her rendition of "It's a Wonderful World"

Stacey vows to win it for her boy

The Stacey Solomon the "Dagenham Diva" has vowed to win this year's X-Factor for her son. Stacey who is a single Mom says a win would mean the world to her and she would be able to get son Zachary into a very good school. Full interview here with the Daily Mirror