Friday, 20 November 2009

Danyl Johnson threatns to leave X-Factor over song choice

It is being reported that Danl Johnson had a big row with Simon Cowell and stormed out of rehearsals after disagreeing with Simon Cowell over song choice for tomorrow's show.

It is reported in the Daily Mirror that Danyl has been given George Michael’s Praying for Time for Saturday night’s show. But during a coaching session with singing expert Yvie Burnett he erupted in fury and walked out.

Now Danyl is threatening to quit altogether unless Cowell agrees to change the song.

A shocked insider said: “He literally burst out the door and ran off down Battersea High Street. A few production staff chased after him to try to calm him down and make him come back but he was having none of it.

“They even sent a car to follow him and try to make him see sense and return but he refused. “He seems very angry and upset and is demanding a different song. It’ll be interesting to see if Simon backs down or makes him stick with it.”

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Pressure mounts on Danyl.

Danyl Johnson is finding the pressure of the X Factor tough, according to a report in Now Magazine.

A Source claimed that Danyl's suffered from stress in the past, and he had a particualrly rough time in 2004 after his boy band NV split.

The source went on to suggest that he really struggles with rejection, so he's probably in the wrong industry.

Cracks began to show in the singer's confidence after he failed to impress the judges with his performance of Aerosmith's 'Don't Wanna Miss A Thing' during Rock Week.

The insider added: "The show's bosses are aware of his past and since all the fuss over Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent they're switched on about dealing with vulnerable contestants. They've been keeping an eye on Danyl.

"They called in psychologists this week and they're happy for him to continue now they've assessed him.

"All the contestants had psychological testing this year to ensure they could handle the pressure."

Friday, 6 November 2009

Cheryl Cole told not to verbally bully Danyl Johnson

It looks like Cheryl's negativity to Danyl Johnson has raised concerns in the X-Factor inner circle. Sinitta has reportedly warned Cheryl Cole to stop 'destroying' Danyl Johnson or risk driving him to a breakdown.

According to the News of the World, pop star Sinitta – who is by Simon’s side every moment backstage at The X Factor – told how the controversial contestant hasn’t been able to cope with the storm of criticism about his personality.

And she allegedly raged about the popular judge: “It’s outrageous for Cheryl to target him personally. It’s out of order and just mean. There is NOTHING to justify these comments that he’s not likeable, that he’s not a nice person, that he’s a horrible guy.

“Not everyone can turn you on and be your favourite, but to show your personal distaste just because you don’t like the person they are is quite hideous. It’s not fair.”

Sinitta is said to have told how Danyl finally cracked after facing more criticism from the Girls Aloud star and some viewers last week.

“What people saw as arrogance was actually Danyl putting on a massively brave face. People couldn’t handle the fact he was going to tough it out and get through it no matter what. But it was all too tough for him in the end. He was overwhelmed and nearly exploded.”

She reportedly added: “He had all the Susan Boyle-type hype and people were going crazy about him. Then he’s had to put up with being vilified and told he’s more hated than Hitler."

We agree with Sinitta, Cheryl needs to pipe down. It is not as if she is brimming with talent herself.

Reading Mall celebrates Danyl Johnson day

The Oracle shopping centre celebrated a Danyl Johnson day to rally support for the local lad.

Amongst those who turned out were Danyl’s mum Maria, with nephew Malaki, aged two, sister Janine McCubbin and his best mate Richard ‘Mac’ McCallum. Reading Mayor and Mayoress Fred and Jean Pugh, along with Oracle staff, also turned out to lend their support

Richard said: “When Danyl was first on the show the press were going mad, they were all outside our house that we share in Arborfield and it was all a bit weird. It’s calmed down now but they still come round every Thursday and Friday hoping for me to dish some kind of story, which of course I won’t.

“I have been going to the live shows and it has been great to watch him. I am really proud although it is very nerve-racking.

“What you see on the television is not Danyl as a person, he has a very confident stage presence, it’s not cockiness, it’s confidence and when he steps off the stage that is when you get to know the genuine and caring guy that he is.

“There has been a lot of press coverage about his sexuality but to be honest, it is not an issue and it’s actually no-one else’s business.”

Mum Maria Burgess lives in Kent and is very proud of her son.

She said: “X Factor has taken over my life. It is what everything is about at the moment but seeing Danyl on stage is wonderful.

“He has such a natural charm and a twinkle in his eye. He has always stood out as talented, not in an overbearing way but it’s always been there. It’s been an emotional roller coaster but it’s such an amazing experience for Danyl.”

His sister Janine McCubbin, from Emmer Green, added: “The people in Reading have been fantastic and their support is wonderful. If people recognise me in the street they come up and say they’ve been voting for Danyl.

“Of course we would love to see him in the final but whatever happens now, we are so proud of him and we know he is working so hard and doing his best.”

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

Friday, 30 October 2009

Danyl may have finished in bottom two, but still tipped to win

As the acts prepare for Rock week Geordie Joe McElderry, Olly Murs and Danyl Johnson are favourites to win the whole thing according to the bookies.

Joseph McElderry Odds: 4.7
Olly Murs Odds: 4.9
Danyl Johnson Odds: 6
Stacey Solomon Odds: 8.4
Lucie Jones Odds: 7.6
Jamie "Afro" Archer Odds: 11
John and Edward Odds: 20
Lloyd Daniels Odds: 34
Rachel Adedeji Odds: 40

For the less weirdly amongst us, what does this mean?

Well if you are convinced the bookies have got it all wrong and for instance fancy that Lloyd still has what it takes to defy the odds and win, you can not only prove the bookies wrong but also win some cash to celebrate with in the process.

How do you do it ?

Click here to register to Bet at Betfair!

Once you've register head over to the X-Factor section. To do that click on the Sports section and on the right hand side look for Special Bets menu, click and head to the X-Factor 2009 section.

If you place say £25 on Lloyd to win and she does, not only would you enjoy the victory of your favourite but you walk away with £850. £825 profilt plus your £25 back and its tax free,


Sunday, 25 October 2009

Danyl Johnson at the first Live Show.

Right I have to come out a put my cards on the table. I don't really like Danyl I am not sure why, there is just something about his cockiness that puts me off.

Having said that there is no doubt that he is one of the better, if not the best contestant in this year's competition.

He proved this again with a superb vocal on "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me".

A brilliant night for Danyl marred only be Dannii-gate, as Dannii Minogue put her foot in her mouth. She somehow dragged Danyl's alledged bi-sexuality into her comments.

It did not go down well and was cringing to watch although in my opinion she meant no harm. Be that as it may it was a good performance and saw him securely into the 2nd week.

Danyl Johnson at Simon Cowell's House

Danyl Johnson had made it through to the Judge's House's section of the X-Factor. He had wow'ed the Judges at the auditions, left them somewhat underwhelmed at Boot Camp, now he needed to put his path to the Finals back on track.

Simon Cowell and Sinitta were sitting in judgement and it was make or break. Danyl sang Fallin' by Alicia Keys. It was a good acapella version but again in my opinion it was spoilt by him being over-demonstrative but it seems that is Danyl.

Simon and Sinitta realised Danyl is like Marmite some people will love it and some people hate it, but they loved it and he was through to the final 12.

Danyl Johnson at Boot Camp

So you give what is arguably the best first audition in the history of the X-Factor, you get a standing applause from the Judges, the video of your performance gets millions of views on You Tube, how do you beat that ?

That was the question that faced Danyl Johnson as he headed off to Boot Camp. Well to be honest it would be a big ask to beat that and he didn't in my opinion.

He sang Simply Red's "Holding Back The Years" one of my favourite songs. It was a decent performance but that song is a song of pained emotions and his performance was way over the top, but there was no way the Judges would drop him at that point even if he sang "Bob the Builder" and they didn't he was off to the Judges House

When we first saw Danyl Johnson !

As the X-Factor moves smoothly into its third week and we look at the journey taken so far by Danyl Johnson. We start as you would at the beginning in the audtions in London where we saw arguably one of the best X-Factor auditions ever.

It was showmanship at its best. Yes Ladies and Gents we present Danyl Johnson with a stunningly awesome version of The Beatles' - With A Little Help From My Friends

This stunning audtion was an instant hit on You Tube gathering over 9 millions views so far. The only problem with such a stunning introduction is how do you top it?

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Danyl Johnson - Ten Things you might not have known

1. Danyl has appeared on America's The Today Show following in the footsteps of Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle.

2. Danyl lives in Arborfield near Reading, Berkshire.

3. Danyl is a dance and drama teacher.

4. He used to be in a band called Empty Spaces.

5. He loves football and supports Reading FC (and Arsenal as well)

6. Danyl is a thrill-seeker who loves theme parks.

7. As a child Danyl was a mad Superman fan and has a Superman tattoo on his right arm.

8. Danyl has reportedly not spoken to his father for a year.

9. He used to work in Gap before seeking fame and fortune.

10. Danyl has been described as "like Marmite" by judge and mentor Simon Cowell. People will either love or hate him.


Danyl Johnson fancies a date with Simon Cowell

Danyl Johnson mum Maria Burgess has revealed to OK Magazine that her son would really fancy a date with the man who is effectively his boss Pop millionaire Simon Cowell.

Speaking to the magazine she said "Danyl joked recently that he'd like to go on a date with Simon Cowell - but if he brought him home, I'd be totally gobsmacked!"

His mum also revealed that Danyl had auditioned for the show previously in 2006, the year Leona Lewis won, but didn't even get as far as performing in front of the judges.

She also added: "Danyl has made me the proudest woman in the world."

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Danyl Johnson's been bisexual since 14

I don't know if Danyl is trying to keep this under wraps, but if he is he might want to let his "friends" know.

The Mirror reports that a friend of Danyl, Stephen Blackie has told a Magazine that Danyl has been bisexual since he was 14.

Stephen, who used to live with Danyl, said: “Danyl told his family he was bisexual when he was 14. His mum was 100 per cent supportive.

He also described Danyl, a teacher from Reading, as extremely popular with both sexes, getting lucky whenever he went out clubbing.

Pal Stephen said: “He would get lucky with both men and women, but was not the type to take people home for one-night stands.

“He loves being the centre of attention and would snog people almost every time we went out.”