Children In Need & Band Aid 30: Charity Fever Takes Over! Yay!

Children In Need has been a TV fixture of my life since I was a kid and I’ve always loved the adorable Pudsey! 🙂

And this year for 2014 the TV extravaganza was out again in full force raising much-needed funds to help children and young people all over Britain with Sir Terry Wogan, Nick Grimshaw, Rochelle Humes, Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton on presenting duties. Throughout the night we seen short clips about the stories of children and young people and causes which the money would help and it’s really heartbreaking to see. It makes you very thankful for your own health and that of your loved ones and really hits home just how important it is that as much money is raised as possible.

Here is five highlights from the many high points on the night! Enjoy! 🙂

The official BBC Children In Need single

The single this year was a cover of Avicii’s Wake Me Up by Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir composing of Mel Giedroyc, Linda Robson, Fabrice Muamba, Nitin Ginatra, Craig Revel Horwood, John Craven, Radzi Chinyanganya, Jo Brand, Margaret Alphonsi, Alice Levine, Larry Lamb and a childrens’ choir. The song has went in straight at number 1 in the UK.

S Club 7 Greatest Hits Medley

I was a huge fan of S Club 7 when I was younger especially album track “Boy Like Me”. Yeah that was on repeat when I was younger! 🙂 So it was lovely to see them back.

Susan Boyle

I just love Susan Boyle’s voice. Amazing as always! 🙂

Tom and Jerry

Here’s a real blast from the past from my childhood! 🙂 The animation is great on this and who doesn’t love Tom and Jerry?! 🙂

Eastenders’ Grease

Eastenders are always very entertaining on Children In Need and this year was no exception!

BBC Song

I love the original of this song God Only Knows by The Beach Boys and I think everyone does a great job on it for a worthy cause. There’s many stars involved including Brian May, Sam Smith, Dave Grohl, Florence Welch, Chris Martin, Jaime Cullum, Chrissie Hynde, Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Emeli Sandé, Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding, Stevie Wonder, Gareth Malone, Jools Holland and Paloma Faith as well as original Beach Boys’ member Brian Wilson and a youth choir and orchestra.

For more go to:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2R3PxWX7hzMb8lNZs3Ngz5L/god-only-knows

To find all the ways to donate to this amazing cause go to:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/22w0vNWLPftNlYjwPtclpDw/donate

Meanwhile on The X Factor at the weekend, Sir Bob Geldof made a thought-provoking speech about the new Band Aid 30 song in aid of helping raise funds for the Ebola crisis.

Geldof said,

‘Thanks Simon for allowing us to do this, this is hardcore, to allow X factor nation to do this, it is an enormous production, this thing [Ebola] could arrive here on a plane any time. This is the most anti-human disease but we can stop it, and we will stop it, and we will support those immensely brave NHS doctors and soldiers who have volunteered, and the government who are leading the world on this. At 8am tomorrow morning, for the first time this is about us, buy this thing, buy five by ten, it’s a great track, we wanted to show you the context of how this was done only yesterday’.

The track, Do They Know It’s Christmas?, has a whole host of stars on board including Roger Taylor, Bono, Sinead O’Connor, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, Guy Garvey, Bastille, One Direction and Olly Murs.

To help you can pre-order the track on iTunes.

Geldof said,

“It’s a song, it’s a track, but it’s an event and the next stage is to turn it into a phenomenon like it was in the eighties. And the only way to do that is to get people to buy the thing. Spare me this free economy. Spare me Spotify and YouTube. There’s a donate button on YouTube. Hit the donate button. It’s a badge of honour to have this on your phone or on your iPod, or whatever the hell you’re using. And don’t buy one, buy several. Give them to your mates.”

View the song’s video here:

But remember to support and please help the cause too if you can. 🙂

The Brits 2014!

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Last night’s Brit Awards saw Arctic Monkeys and One Direction emerge as the big winners with both acts winning two accolades each at London’s O2 Arena.

Arctic Monkeys won Best British Group and Album Of The Year for their album AM while 1D won Global Success Award and British Video Of The Year for their hit Best Song Ever.

Meanwhile Ellie Goulding beat off stiff competition from Jessie J, Laura Marling, Birdie and Laura Mvula to win Best British Female Artist and the amazing Bastille took home British Breakthrough Act.

Kate Moss wore one of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust playsuits to accept the award on his behalf for British Male Artist.

Other winners:

Best International Male: Bruno Mars

Best International Female: Lorde

British Single: Rudimental for Waiting All Night

Best International Group: Daft Punk (Award accepted by the amazing Nile Rodgers on their behalf)

Critics’ Choice (already awarded): Sam Smith

 

 

Reasons To Love One Direction!

Those sexy 1D lads!

One Direction are the biggest boyband around at the moment. With Niall’s gorgeous blonde locks, Harry’s famous curly hair, Louis’ sexy accent, Liam’s deep eyes and Zayn’s sexy voice we are all in heaven! Amn’t I right lads and lassies?! With fab songs such as Little Things, What Makes You Beautiful and Best Song Ever mixed in with their charming wit and down-to-earth ways these boys are pretty much perfect, ain’t they?!

 

3 reasons to love Niall:

1. He’s Irish! I would say this because I’m Irish but to other guys and gals in other countries his accent is pretty sexy, ain’t it?

2. His blonde hair making him look oh so cute!

 

3. His charm. He has immense charm. Not surprising, most Irish lads do!

3 reasons to love Louis:

1. He has a really sexy accent. Well I would think so been Irish!

2. He’s really witty. Of them all Louis I feel is the wittiest but that’s just my opinion.

3. He looks good in a pair of shorts!

3 reasons to love Liam:

1. His eyes.

2. His abs which he recently showed off in Puerto Rico.

3. His X Factor “Cry Me a River” auditon! Fab!

3 reasons to love Zayn:

1. His sexy voice.

2. His relationship with Perrie.

3. When he refused to do the dancing on X Factor! Haha! Aw memories!

3 reasons to love Harry:

1. His curly hair.

2. His love of fashion.

3. The way he helps the homeless.

 
Comment below lads and lassies on why you love the 1D guys! 🙂

Harry Styles Believes 1D Aren’t In The Same League As The Beatles

Harry Styles has praised the talent of The Beatles

Harry Styles has proven that he is modest as well as dashingly handsome by revealing that he doesn’t think One Direction are in the same “league” as The Beatles.

The 19-year-old hottie said how he felt that they were experiencing the same levels of fan hysteria as The Beatles did in the 1960s, he says their music will never compare to The Beatles’ legendary hits telling Top of the Pops magazine: “We all sat and watched the film of [The Beatles] arriving in America. And, to be honest, that really was like us. Stepping off the plane, the girls, the madness. It was exactly the same as when we got there – just 50 years earlier. But none of us think we’re in the same league as them music-wise. We’d be total fools if we did. Fame-wise, it’s probably even bigger, but we don’t stand anywhere near them in terms of music.”

 

Union J Launch Their Dolls In London!

Union J posed in large pink replica boxes for the launch of their dolls today!

Union J have launched their new dolls at the London Toy Fair today. The dolls are priced at £16.99. Each of the band’s faces were laser scanned to make them more accurate while the group chose the outfits that their dolls would be wearing and wore the same outfits as their doll counterparts while the beautiful stars posed in large pink replica boxes.

The band are in along list of boybands to be made into dolls over the years from The Beatles years ago to more modern boybands such as JLS, The Wanted and One DIrection.

 

 

New Forbes’ 30 under 30 list!

Lucky old Bruno Mars!

Lucky old Bruno Mars!

It is the time of year to be uber jealous as the Forbes’ 30 under 30 list has been released and some of the people who made the list are not surprising such as Bruno Mars, One Direction (See it totally pays to go on The X Factor!) and Miley Cyrus in the music list. Forbes released their annual list of people under 30 in various categories including music.

Beautiful Mars, 28, was singled out by the magazine as its featured artist and said that he had earned his place for many reasons including his 18 Grammy nominations and his pending Super Bowl half-time performance.

Other stars who made the coveted list  include Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lorde,  Avicii, Zedd and Calvin Harris.

And yet more famous young people who made the list include Janelle Monae, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa and J. Cole.

The Xtra Factor Highlights 2013!

Matt and Caroline did a great job on this year's The Xtra Factor!

Matt and Caroline did a great job on this year’s The Xtra Factor!

Last year as well as enjoying The X Factor I enjoyed The Xtra Factor too! And here I am going to give you my five highlights from the show in no particular order!

Highlight 1: Matt Richardson:

It was excellent to see new presenter Matt Richardson make his debut on The Xtra Factor. He is a guy who has everything. He’s a great presenter, he’s funny, he seems down-to-earth and lovely and he’s funny. Particular highlights include his fake audition for X Factor which just cracked me up, his and Caroline piece on bringing back contestants for another audition at the arena, his winkie his bath-time with Matt, all the hanging out with the contestants moments and his moments with the audience especially with his mum, dad and Johnny Robinson. Him and Caroline did a great job!

Highlight 2: Louis’s Boys:

The three of Louis’s boys Sam, Nicholas and Luke were lovely and down-to-earth this year and I loved their interviews on The Xtra Factor.

Highlight 3: Olly Murs’s and Robbie Williams’s Night Out With The Contestants:

When the remaining guys at the time had a night out with Olly and Robbie that looked fun!

Highlight 4: The Guests:

There was many great contestants including Olly Murs, Rylan Clark, Barbara Winsor, Dynamo,Union J, The Vamps, Louis and Niall from One Direction, Matt Johnson, Ashwin Abinashi, Leona Lewis and Katy B as well as all the fun contestants were back to dance to The Vamps at the end that week including Diva Fever, Johnny Robinson and Wagner.

Highlight 5: Great Auditions:

I thought Lee Lambert and Ryan Davis were brilliant.