Next Sunday, July 1st – sandy knickers, sunscreen and pop stars. It’s T4OTB and we’re going to be causing trouble backstage and bringing you all the snaps, videos and gossip from the day. It’s just like being there apart from we get to touch The Wanted and you do not. Sorry.
Even better, we’ve just found out that The Midnight Beast, Tyler James, Lonsdale Boys Club, Josh Osho, Esmee Denters and The Enemy have been lined-up to perform The Session Stage. They join the never-ending line up of pop talent which includes *deep breath* The Wanted, Rizzle Kicks, Marina and the Diamonds, Dappy, Wretch 32, Taio Cruz, Tulisa, Rita Ora, Alexandra Burke, Cover Drive, Conor Maynard, Professor Green *second deep breath* Lawson, Labrinth, Stooshe, Skepta, DJ Fresh and Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey. Phew.
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Despite the fact that it actually had some really strong tracks on it, Cheryl Cole’s last album ended up being a bit of a laughing stock, thanks to uninspired lyrics (who can forget the classic, “You were the tree and I was the apple”?), cheap production and really dodgy vocals – but with her third solo album expected later this year, we decided to do the research and find out if there’s any chance she might turn it all around. The answer? In short, it looks like she’s got a good shot.
Keep reading to find out 5 things you *need* to know about Cheryl Cole’s new album, including who’s masterminding it, when you can expect to hear the first single and what the ex-Girls Aloud star herself thinks of it. (more…)