Katy B and The Vamps will be among the acts involved in CBBC’s The Big Performance this year.
The show is returning to CBBC for a third series later this summer, and will see The Choir‘s Gareth Malone challenging six of the UK’s most talented children to produce a performance that marks the centenary of the First World War.
Pixie Lott, Conor Maynard and Eliza Doolittle will also help the 11 to 13-year-olds with writing and performing a song that celebrates the memory of their ancestors, ahead of the finale on August 4.
Melissa Hardinge, executive producer for CBBC, said: ‘We are delighted that Gareth Malone is back on CBBC, inspiring a new group of children with this extraordinary songwriting challenge for the World War One anniversary.
“We hope that the series will encourage our young audience to trace their own family histories, and understand the importance of the international commemoration on August 4.”
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She was spotted among the many stars in Cannes during the film festival last month.
And now Pixie Lott has revealed exactly what she got up to in the South of France as she unveiled the official music video for her new single, Lay Me Down. The 23-year-old oozed old Hollywood glamour in the cinematic visual which sees the pretty blonde in various settings across the French city. Pixie puts her slender frame on display in an array of outfits including a red and white high-waisted bikini. The Mama Do singer croons passionately in the video as she cavorts aboard a yacht and takes a drive in a red convertible. She seemed to be channeling Bridget Bardot’s effortless class in one shot which saw the singer sitting atop a sun lounger with a large black hat on.
Pixie was excitement to reveal the new video as she tweeted: ‘It’s HERE! Watch the FULL #LayMeDown video on @VEVO so excited for you to see it!’.
And the starlet was spotted arriving in Manchester Piccadilly train station on the day of the video’s release. The pop starlet posed for pictures with fans as she made her way through the station in a casual ensemble. Teaming a grey jumper with black jeans, the singer added a pop of colour to the attire with a cute ice blue satchel. She shielded her eye with tortoiseshell shades while her blonde locks were left in natural beachy waves.
The single follows Top 10 UK hit, Nasty, which came out back in March and has garnered over 3.6 million views.
Lay Me Down will be available from July 27 while her new self-titled album in due in stores on August 4.
If you have been hidden under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you may not have heard/seen that pixie is the new face of Batiste Dry Shampoo. The below article tells you all the details.
Dry shampoo brand Batiste has announced singer Pixie Lott as the official face of its 2014 campaign.
The Batiste 2014 Pixie Lott campaign was shot by Rankin and will include both print and TV as well as a brand new Pixie Lott variant with the design and fragrance chosen by Pixie herself.
With real celebrity style Batiste PIXIE LOTT is the must have dry shampoo for instantly refreshing style and volumising hair with a new fun, floral fragrance.
Top notes of Bergamot, fruity-ness and lemon, mixed with a floral and cedarwood middle and a base of musk, milk and sandalwood. PIXIE LOTT is a youthful blend of summery florals and warming woods for a clean, fresh scent ideal for hazy days and hazier nights.
HOW TO USE IT
Same as always, shake it up like a good cocktail and hold the can approximately 30cm from hair – spray lightly and evenly. Massage through hair using fingertips and then leave for a moment. Shake again in-between sprays then brush out fully and style.
Batiste PIXIE LOTT available from mid April in Boots and ASOS, and mid May in Superdrug, Asda, Sainsbury’s. RRP £2.99 (200ml)
The pretty blonde – who was announced as the hair brand’s new face a few months back – looked gorgeous in the picture, and her amazing locks proved exactly why she bagged the job.
Pixie’s bleach blonde tresses had been styled in to a super glam shape, featuring plenty of body and texture for a big and sexy barnet.
Make-up wise, Pixie opted for her famous feline flicks, groomed brows and a totally flawless face – jealous!
And while she loves a bold pout, the stylish pop star mixed things up by keeping her lips bare for a fresh and natural look. She can definitely pull off both – what a pro!
If you fancy styling your own hair like Pixie’s, then we’ve got good news. The ‘Mama Do’ singer has launched her own version of Batiste’s dry shampoo and it’s a beauty steal at just £2.99!
Pixie chose the fragrance herself, which is a fresh, summery concoction of florals and fruit – totally delicious to spritz on your hair! Spray over your strands and massage through to give your tresses an extra oomph.
We can’t wait to get our mitts on this bargain buy!
Batisite PIXIE LOTT is £2.99 and available at Boots now.
Tinie Tempah, Childish Gambino and Cee Lo Green are among 14 new additions to the V Festival line-up announced today (April 22).
The event, which takes place over the weekend of August 16-17 in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, will this year be headlined by The Killers and Justin Timberlake.
The other acts announced today are John Martin, Pixie Lott, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Vance Joy, Chloe Howl, Josh Record, Jess Glynne, Icona Pop, Howling Bells, Becky Hill and To Kill A King.
They will join previously announced artists Lily Allen, Blondie, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Elbow, Bastille, Rudimental, Chase & Status, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Katy B, Miles Kane, The Wailers and a host of others. For more information, visit VFestival.com.
I was delighted to see Pixie Lott can now be added to the list of famous West Ham fans from the world of pop music. I’m sure I wasn’t the only supporter whose day was made by the sight of her in Claret and Blue.
She follows Katy Perry in posing in West Ham colours but while the American delighted Hammers supporters by posing in club-themed underwear, the 23-year-old singer was presented with a home shirt on BT Sport with the word ‘Pixie’ printed on the back.
‘Over the moon with my new surprise treat,’ Pixie said on Twitter afterwards, ‘Thank you so much West Ham and BT.’ I look forward to seeing her wearing her new top in the Bobby Moore Lower while cheering on the Hammers. And if she fancies a post/pre-game drink, I’m sure there would be a few Hammers fans in the Black Lion in Plaistow who will shout her a drink. Maybe.
Pixie was born in Bromley in Kent but moved to Brentwood in Essex aged 13, so it appears Charlton Athletic’s loss has been West Ham’s gain.
CHART-TOPPING singer/songwriter Pixie, 23, lives in East London with her boyfriend, model Oliver Cheshire
Not a lot of people know this but I’m very good at… remembering things. I can think back to a night in a restaurant five years ago and recall exactly who was there, what the conversation was and what I was eating. Although saying that, my short-term memory is terrible.
My best friend is… I have loads – my top best buddies are Jo, Georgie and Carla. I met them all at school when I was 13 years old. I also have another dear friend called Jo, who I’ve been mates with since I was 16. We all live quite near each other and spend a lot of time together. They keep me grounded.
My nickname is… Pics or Picholas. My real name is Victoria but only my mum calls me that when she’s really cross with me.
The bravest thing I’ve ever done is… On my 21st birthday I tried to do the themepark ride at the top of the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas. I’m terrified of heights so it was quite brave of me even to try, but when I got up there I was so scared that I literally crawled back inside, on my hands and knees.
This Saturday night on the Jonathan Ross Show, Jonathan welcomes a host of A-list celebrities.
Film star Liam Neeson drops by to discuss his new movie Non-Stop. The 61-year-old Taken star plays an air marshal in the action movie alongside Julianne Moore.
Hollywood royalty Goldie Hawn is also in town. She shares the experience of being with her daughter Kate Hudson when she gave birth as well as the secret behind her 30-year relationship with Kurt Russell.
Peter Andre talks about the latest addition to his family, a baby daughter, and about proposing to Emily MacDonagh.
There’s also music from the singer-songwriter, Pixie Lott, who is rocking a 1960s vibe.
Tune into STV/ITV at 9.35pm on Saturday (February 1) to check out their interviews.
EXCLUSIVE: Pixie Lott says she is ready to smash her way back into the charts as she prepares to debut her brand new single on live TV on Thursday night.
The pop babe – who turns 23 this Sunday – also says her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire, 25, has made it easy for her to write and record music about love on her upcoming third album.
‘It’s my first time writing from the actual experience of being in a relationship. It has really helped,’ the blonde beauty told Guilty Pleasures in an exclusive chat, adding she has found writing from the heart easy to do.
‘I can relate to every aspect of what I’m singing – the good times and the bad times. I love writing about things that I experience. It makes songs greater,’ she said.
And while Lott certainly has beauty and music talent in spades, it would seem her model boyfriend only has one of these two qualities.
‘Oliver can’t sing! He tries. He thinks he is a bit of a DJ and he loves music, but he’s not really a singer. We’ve never even done karaoke. Will he be stealing my thunder? No!’ she laughed.
The singer will be performing her new single – titled Nasty – on the Brits are Coming on ITV on Thursday night as the nominees for the 2014 Brit Awards are unveiled.
‘It’s a funky, soulful track that is very up-tempo and fresh,’ she says of the single – which she also revealed she had to fight for after it was originally recorded (but ultimately rejected) by Christina Aguilera, sparking a bidding frenzy among her music contemporaries.
‘A few other singers had recorded it and Christina was one of them so everyone wanted this song. When I heard other singers had done it I thought “I need to get this!” It was a difficult song to get because there are so many old-school samples on it, like James Brown, that are hard to clear copyright on. But I got it and now it is my new single.’
The Brits are Coming is on ITV 1 at 10.35pm on Thursday.