Vote for Cheryl to win MTV EMA’s Best UK & Ireland Act

We did it! After a week of trending the hashtags on Twitter, the whole of Cheryl’s Twitter fanbase has managed to get Cheryl nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award for Best UK & Ireland act. Now all we need to do is get her to win the award! Click HERE to vote for Cheryl and spread the word!


9 key points about the song Nicola Roberts wrote for Only Human

1. The tune in question is called ‘It’s About Time’.

2. Robbo wrote it with The Invisible Men and James Draper, who then also went on to produce it. The last time Cheryl, Nicola and The Invisible Men worked in a similar way a rather good tune called ‘On The Metro’ was magiced into life, so this is a popmaking outfit with form.

3. The music is breezy and carefree with housey pianos and a very distinct whiff of Bobby Brown’s ‘Two Can Play That Game’.

4. Lyrically, on the other hand… Well, the breeziness is not constant. This is an oscillating fan of a pop song. ‘It’s About Time’ is a song that says, “look, do you know what, everything’s been a bit shit of late on the romance front but I’ve given it some thought and I’ve decided that I’ll give this old ‘love’ business another go and see what happens.”

5. However, given the involvement of eminent tunesmith Nicola Roberts on songword duties, it says all that with a considerably higher level of lyrical aplomb. The song opens with Cheryl explaining that she’s been “asking myself if living without a feeling is really living; is having everything any good if everything’s all you have?” By this she means that she has a nice house, several enviable frocks and a box in the garage containing more fake eyelashes than she could ever want, but that’s all just rubbish without a nice bit of love. Then things get a bit dark. “I locked myself away,” Cheryl explains. “I became untouchable, got colder by the day.” But then there’s light! Cheryl realises that there’s “nothing in my way – just the person in the mirror”, before exclaiming “take me to the flame, it’s now or never!” An emotional rollercoaster we’re sure you’ll agree, and it’s not even at the first chorus yet. For that chorus Cheryl decides that it’s about time (hence the name of the song) she starts loving again. “I won’t give in til my heart beats again,” she sings. “Will somebody show me what I’ve been missing?”

6. Given that Nicola – unlike a lot of the people who’ll tend to fling songs in Cheryl’s direction – is Actual Friends with the person she’s writing for, you would do well to surmise that the emotional states outlined above are an unusually accurate account of what it’s like to have been Cheryl during dark times. And you’d also guess that it’s a realistic portrayal of how and why Cheryl eventually chose to propel herself out of GLOOM AND DESPAIR. “For all that time I was so scared of flying so I stuck to the running,” Cheryl sings in the second verse. “But I’m not running any more – I’m dancing my nights away.”

7. Despite only featuring 40% of Girls Aloud this is well over 40% as good as a Girls Aloud song, which must be a good thing.

8. In the middle eight Cheryl sings of “each bottled up emotion, each tear I never cried – I need a big explosion, it’s time for me to fly”. Nicola often has a rather beautiful way of looking at life and “I need a big explosion” is indeed a beautiful description of the way we must all, at one point, have looked at The World Of Romance. After all, who shouldn’t be allowed a big explosion every now and again? Terrorists, obviously, but apart from that? Exactly.



Official 2015 Calendar shoot & scans

The long waited scans for the official 2015 calendar are now added to the gallery! I’ve scanned them in UHQ and added the entire shoot by Rankin to the photoshoots section, check out Chezza lookin smokin hot and super cute in the gorgeous photoshoot!

10. Merchandise > Calendars > Cheryl Official Calendar 2015
03. Photo Shoots > 2014 > Rankin Set 5 [Official Calendar 2015]“>03. Photo Shoots > 2014 > Rankin Set 5 [Official Calendar 2015]


Cheryl at X Factor rehearsals and pre-live shows interview

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini does not mind her hopefuls getting emotional – because she admits she cries at the drop of a hat.

Stunning Cheryl has landed the Girls category — Chloe-Jasmine Whichello, Lauren Platt, Stephanie Nala and one as yet unnamed wild card — who have all spent much of their time on the show in tears.

But Cheryl is not fazed — because she loves a good weep too.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun, she said: “They’ll get emotional, they’ll have days when they smash it out of the park and other days when they don’t feel so confident.

“Women sometimes feel different from day to day.

“And I’m really glad that, as a woman, I can be there for them when they’re going through that.

“It’s an understanding we’ll have between us.

“I was crying at Planet of the Apes the other day. A friend of mine was, like: ‘Are you for real?’ But it’s sad and I was, like: ‘How can you not feel that?’

“I was so soft when I was the girls’ age.

“I would literally watch a horse racing and, if it broke its leg, would have been crying for two days.

“Emotion can be a good thing. I’ve been on the brink of emotion and performed before and that’s fine if you can just keep it in check. It’s something we’ll work on, putting it into the performance but not letting it bubble over too much.”

And Cheryl has promised to keep her dressing room door at the X Factor studios in Wembley open to the girls so they can pop in for advice at any time.

She revealed: “Everyone else has to knock — unless it’s one of the girls. They can come in any time.” Cheryl is confident she has the X Factor winner within her category, and picked each girl because they are so different.

She said: “It’s pointless for me to have a blueprint of a singer.

“For one thing, they would be in direct competition with each other — not just in the show but afterwards.

“I don’t want four singers that all sing amazingly. It doesn’t do anything for me, that. I want diversity and excitement.”

Cheryl can’t pick a favourite — but said she likes each girl for a very different reason.

It certainly sounds like Cheryl is supremely confident that she can beat fellow mentors Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Mel B to win her third X Factor.

She smiled: “I’m very happy with my girls. Simon, Louis and Mel need to watch out. I’ll show them how it’s done.”

Check out some stills of Cheryl at the X Factor rehearsals with her girls yesterday

05. The X Factor > The X Factor UK > Season 11 (2014) > Live Shows > Stills > Rehearsals Week One – Behind the Scenes



Cheryl covers TLC’s ‘Unpretty’ and Beyoncé’s ‘Pretty Hurts’

Cheryl surprised us yet again this week by uploading a video of her first ever acoustic set, covering one of her favourite band TLC’s ‘Unpretty’ and Beyoncé’s ‘Pretty Hurts’. And it looks like there’s more to come! We love the rawness of her voice, such a beautiful tone Cheryl!

@CherylOfficial: I do listen to you when you ask me for something.. So from me for you .. TBC…


Cheryl and her X Factor girls on This Morning

Cheryl and her 3 girls were interviewed by Rylan a few days ago for This Morning, check out the video that aired today where Cheryl chats to Rylan about the upcoming live shows and her new single ‘I Don’t Care’

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