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Joe McElderry says Cheryl Cole keeps in touch with him regularly by phone.
The singer, 18, was mentored by the Girls Aloud star on The X Factor last year.
‘Cheryl texts me all the time,’ he admits. ‘She said, “If you ever have a moment where you have a bit of a wobble… just give me a ring.”
‘I feel like if I was having a crisis or something, I could phone Cheryl.’
And Joe is positive their friendship will last.
‘We chat all the time – late night, mornings, whenever,’ he adds. ‘I think we’ll still be friends in ten years’ time.’
Cheryl is mentioned in an article in the Times concerning regional accents:
The survival of accents is also helped by their increased prominence on television.
Ant and Dec, the television presenters, still speak with a distinct Geordie accent despite moving from Tyneside to London. They have said that they made a conscious decision to retain their pronunciation.
Another famous Geordie, Cheryl Cole, has also found success, first in the pop group Girls Aloud and then by becoming a judge on The X Factor reality TV show, where she went on to mentor this year’s winner, Joe McElderry, also a Geordie.
Cole’s accent may have proved an advantage as the pair could effectively speak in code. “When me and Cheryl were having conversations in full Geordie, people would be, like, ‘It’s like a different language’,” McElderry said recently.
She is also featured in the Mirror’s article on ‘the year in Twitter’ as one of the highlights from 2009 on the social networking site:
Amid constant rumours about her marriage to footballer Ashley Cole, X Factor judge Cheryl posts a picture of her £160,000 wedding ring. She writes: “3 words. Diamonds are forever.”
The Coventry Telegraph includes Cheryl in its article looking at celeb beauty secrets:
FORGET the X Factor winner, it was Cheryl Cole’s's crowning glory that’s grabbed all the headlines last year.
From flowing extensions, to one-shoulder plait, to shorter tousled waves, the judge’s hair has been hot gossip week after week, heightened by her starring role in the “because we’re worth it” L’Oreal Elvive ad.
Cheryl Cole loves: Origins Spot Remover, £10 (www.origins.co.uk)
“I use Origins Spot Remover to help dry and draw out any blemishes. Or sometimes I use Sudocrem – it really works!”
Girls Aloud fans have launched an online campaign to restore the group’s record-breaking chart run.
‘Untouchable’ – the five-piece’s last single before embarking on solo projects – stalled at number eleven in May, becoming the first of their 21 singles to miss out on a top ten placing.
However, fans of the girlband have now set up a Rage Against The Machine-style Facebook group to correct the blemish.
“The objective is to get ‘Untouchable’ back on the top 10,” the campaign’s organisers explained. “To do this, we are going to choose a specific week when we will proceed to download the song and/or its remixes from any download site that count towards the chart.”
However, they urged fellow fans not to act too hastily in showing their support, adding: “DON’T start downloading the song until we choose the week. If you download it now it won’t have any effect. We all need to download the song at once on the same week.”
US rockers Rage Against The Machine beat Joe McElderry to the top of this year’s Christmas singles chart after an anti-X Factor Facebook group was launched.
Posted December 30, 2009on:
18 year old X Factor winner Joe McElderry has spoken out about his relationship with mentor Cheryl Cole and how he has remained firm friends with her since winning.
He said: “She texts me all the time. She’s been texting us to say, ‘Just enjoy it all,’ and she said, ‘If you ever have a moment where you have a bit of a wobble and think, Oh God, what’s going on?, just give me a ring.’ I feel like if I was having a crisis or something, I could phone Cheryl.
“We chat all the time – late night, mornings, whenever. She’s like a really good friend. I think we’ll still be friends in 10 years’ time. I’ve got so much to thank her for.
“I’m gonna go round soon. She’s invited me for dinner!”
Posted December 29, 2009on:
X Factor starlet Cheryl Cole looks set to lose out on the number one spot this week, to her protégé, Joe McElderry.
The Girls Aloud glamazon’s latest track 3 words – recorded with Will.I.AM of the Black Eyed Peas – will go up against Joe’s winner’s single, a cover of the Miley Cyrus hit The Climb.
Despite the famous Mrs Cole’s first single success, the star’s latest solo effort sold just 8,808 copies on Monday.
And chart experts predict that if the rest of the week follows this trend, Cheryl could only make it to number eight at the weekend.
Meanwhile, it seems her winning act might finally be headed for the top spot.
Lovely Geordie Joe had a battle on his hands last week, after a Facebook campaign sent American band Rage Against the Machine to number one.
But this week the tides have turned, and on Monday little Joe sold a whopping 77,329, while Rage Against the Machine shifted just 39,030.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t bode well for Mrs Cole. With those figures to live up to, she doesn’t really stand a chance!
CHERYL COLE is set to miss out on a No 1 this week – to the lad she steered to X Factor success, JOE McELDERRY.
Her second solo single, 3 Words, is absolutely tanking and she could struggle to get to No 8.
Early sales figures show the wee Geordie (that’s Joe, not Cheryl) will redeem himself on Sunday, seven days after losing out on a Christmas No1 to RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE.
This week Joe’s single The Climb is outselling Rage’s Killing In The Name by two to one. On Monday he shifted 77,329 copies, while Rage sold 39,030. They should get No 2 at the weekend.
I’m glad things are looking up for Joe in time for Christmas. He can cheer up after heading back to South Shields following the huge disappointment last week.
But it’s a terrible result for Joe’s mentor and pal Cheryl, whose song, a collaboration with WILL.I.AM of BLACK EYED PEAS, sold just 8,808 copies on Monday.
To be fair, it is the title track from her album, so a lot of fans will already have it.
But it’s still a big disappointment after pumping a fortune into the video.
Part of the reason to release this week – after Joe – was to have a good run at No 1, but no one accounted for people’s Rage.
While Joe worked hard to promote his song, the Facebook campaign to get Rage Against The Machine to No1 really captured people’s imagination as a way of sticking it to SIMON COWELL and reality TV in general.
I thought it was quite apt that the decade of reality ended with a Christmas No 1 with the lyrics “F*** you, I won’t do what you tell me.” We have remained a nation who won’t be told what to do.
The other interesting chart story to watch is Don’t Stop Believin’, by JOURNEY. They are on course for No 6 this week – also outselling Cheryl.
The song, from a 1981 album, was one of Joe’s best performances on X Factor and is the tune he should have released as his winner’s single – rather than the woeful MILEY CYRUS effort.
Traditionally, the week after Christmas is the lowest-selling of the year. People used to stay in and never go to the shops. But now most singles are bought on downloads the goalposts have moved.
Either way, it’s amazing that the whole X Factor No 1 debacle lives on for another week.
I’m glad for Joe that he’s in line to get his top spot. He’s a good lad with a note-perfect voice.
Joe McElderry got a taste of what his new showbiz life is going to be like as he embarked on his first week as The X Factor’s winner.
On Monday – just hours after winning The X Factor – 18-year-old Geordie Joe McElderry was up at 4.30am to start a day of interviews and photo shoots with the world’s media, which of course included a chat with new!.
After grilling him about Cheryl Cole and his plans for the future, we were keen to get to the bottom of his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend Carly Dilbert’s claims that he was bullied by his classmates, who called him “gay boy” and “mummy’s boy”.
Joe tells new!, “I don’t know where those stories came from! I wasn’t bullied at all. I found that whole thing funny. It’s amazing what people make up for a bit of money.
“I’m straight,” he adds, before revealing, “I haven’t slept with anyone, but I’m concentrating on my music.”
Here, the South Shields singer exclusively tells new! why he doesn’t fancy Cheryl, what he looks for in a girl, and how Olly Murs coped with being in second place…
Congratulations, Joe! How are you feeling?
I feel good. Very excited!
What was going through your head when you won?
I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it. I thought I was going to come second.
How is Olly coping with losing out?
Olly’s great. He was all right about it and was happy for me. We decided whoever wins, we’ll be happy for them. I thought Olly would win and he thought I was going to win. I’ve spoken to him today and he’s good.
Who were you closest to on the show?
Olly, Stacey [Solomon] and Rachel [Adedeji]. I loved all three of them. I’ve spoken to them all today and they are the ones I’ll miss most.
What do you make of the accusations that your first single The Climb was chosen for you?
We were given a selection of songs to sing a couple of weeks ago and this is the one we all liked the best. It really describes our journey on The X Factor and why we’re all here. It wasn’t just me who liked it – we all did!
Have you been in touch with Cheryl since winning?
Yes, we’ve been texting each other loads. She texted me today to say that she’s still really emotional and she still can’t believe I won.
Will you two keep in touch?
Definitely. She’s been great because she knows what it’s like and what I’ve been through. I was really lucky to have her as a mentor. And before the show, she made such an effort to boost me up, even though she was very emotional!
Do you fancy Cheryl?
She’s gorgeous, but I see her like a big sister!
Have you been to her home?
We tried to arrange it, but we were so busy it just wasn’t possible.
What are your plans for Christmas?
I’m going home for a few weeks to spend time with my family. I don’t know what I’m doing for New Year’s Eve yet. Everything’s been happening so fast, I haven’t planned anything!
What is the first thing you will buy when you get paid?
I want to buy a bigger house for me and my family. I don’t know what I’ll get my family for Christmas, but it has to be something special.
Will you buy Cheryl a Christmas present?
Yes! I have to get her something really nice, to say thank you for everything she’s done for me on The X Factor. I might get her something for her dogs.
Was her husband Ashley at the final?
Yes, and I spoke to him afterwards, but everything was such a blur! I met him a couple of weeks ago and he’s so nice. He was encouraging and just a lovely person.
How did you find Simon Cowell?
He was gutted that Olly didn’t win, but he was lovely to me and told me I’d done brilliantly. When I first met him, he was really scary. For the first few weeks, I couldn’t have a conversation with him because he was so intimidating. It’s because he’s “Simon Cowell” and has this aura around him.
How did it feel when your ex sold a story on you?
It’s just funny. I guess it happens and it’s amazing to see what people will do when they are in that situation. Also, people make things up. I don’t know where half the stuff comes from. I’m just taking it all on the chin.
Was it true you were bullied and called homophobic names at school?
No, and I have no idea where that came from – I wasn’t bullied at all.
There were rumours that Simon wanted to give you a makeover. Would you ever get your teeth straightened like Cheryl did?
That’s something I’ll have to think about if it becomes an issue! I’d never get plastic surgery done on my face.
What do you go for in a girl?
They must have a good personality and be fun.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Beyoncé [Knowles]. She’s beautiful.
Was it the right decision to pull out of The X Factor when you were 15?
Definitely. I was too young and I wouldn’t have got as far as I have now. I’m happy how everything worked out.
The papers say Simon is set to make you the next Zac Efron. Would you like that?
I wouldn’t mind it! Right now, I’m concentrating on the album and my singing. But if the opportunity came up in the future, I wouldn’t mind pursuing it. I’d like to do acting, but for now I’m focusing on my music.
Joe McElderry and Cheryl Cole have been personally invited to dine with George Michael.
The singer duetted with McElderry during last weekend’s show, which saw the Geordie crowned the winner of this year’s contest.
And now Michael has invited Joe and his mother (who is a big fan of the ex-Wham! singer), along with mentor Cheryl Cole and husband Ashley, round to his place for dinner.
“He’s given Joe his address and asked him to RSVP when he gets a spare second.” The insider told the Mirror. “Joe’s mum is a massive George fan and can’t believe it.
“She says she will be too excited to speak on the night.”
Cheryl Cole is the latest in celebrity judges to reach out and criticise Rage Against the Machine’s bid to use their single Killing In the Name to topple Joe McElderry’s hit single The Climb out of the number one spot for the holiday charts.
The Girls Aloud judge, who helped McElderry with his vocal work on The Climb, a cover from Miley Cyrus’ hit CD, urged that she supported her protege and hoped that he would come out triumphant in the chart war raging on between the X Factor winner and the hit 90’s rock band.
She continued telling outlets that she would find it devastating if Joe lost the opportunity to have a number one single simply because Rage Against the Machine thought him not deserving. She added that every pop singing sensation hopeful has a dream to have a number one song.
The most recent numbers indicated that Rage’s single was leading in the chart battle in what is quickly becoming the most competitive chart war in the last decade. Even with the Wednesday release of McElderry’s album, the Killing In The Name single has still managed to hold out as number one so far.
Record company Sony, which is profiting from both singles, could see an upwards of 500,000 copies for each single sold by the end of the week. The chart battle has proven to be a profitable endeavor for them in the long run. But McElderry, 18, is slowly narrowing the margin between the two singles with his hit cover of Miley Cyrus’ The Climb just 40,000 copies behind.
Cheryl Cole has hit out at the online campaign to make Rage Against The Machine’s single the Christmas number one.
At the time of writing, Joe McElderry’s single, Climb, is believed to be 9,000 sales behind the metal-rap act in the charts.
Now Joe’s mentor Cheryl has spoken out in support of the X Factor winner. In a statement she said: “I would be devastated to see Joe lose out on possibly the best thing to happen in his life.
“Every aspiring pop star dreams of having a number one record. It’s a beautiful song. He put his heart and soul in to every single week on the X Factor and I cannot bear to see him lose out to a mean campaign that has nothing to do with his efforts.”
She added: “If that song, or should I say, campaign, by an American group is our Christmas number one then I’ll be gutted for him and our charts.”
It’s thought the Rage Against The Machine single ‘Killing In The Name’ has sold around 306,000 copies.