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    Coldplay news round-up: X Factor (Craig Colton, Janet Devlin), Little Noise Sessions preview, Stereoboard suggest new date...

    6276169719_14d8c0e7a0_s.jpgThe X Factor star Janet Devlin [pictured] will reportedly sing with Coldplay if she makes it to the series final next month, according to various sources today. Coldplay - whohave apparently been booked to perform with one of the three X Factor finalists - are expected to duet with Janet after she sang their track, Fix You, earlier in the competition.


    Insiders claim that the 17-year old is the only act who would suit Coldplay's style, with show bosses allegedly realising that a collaboration with Coldplay would be really special, one report from MTV said today. A source told the tabloid: “There isn’t anyone left in the show who would suit Coldplay’s music apart from Janet. She wowed everyone when she sang Fix You. It shows how confident everyone is that Janet will make the final.”


    Meanwhile staying with the X Factor, STV are reporting that axed contenstant Craig Colton revealed that Chris Martin assured him that leaving the show is not the end of his music career. The 22-year-old former biscuit factory worker was voted out of the contest on Sunday night after he went up against Amelia Lily, and the judges’ votes went to deadlock...

    But Chris has apparently told him to keep his chin up - and said everything would work out. "A weird experience that happened to me after the show, I was a wee bit down after the show, and I was walking through the corridor and Chris Martin walked past me." Craig said. "He’d left the building but came back to purposely speak to me…and he said ‘everything’s going to be fine, everything’s going to be good. He was a really nice guy as well, so hopefully everything will be," Craig added.


    Next up: Chris and Jonny will be headlining a special show for Jo Whiley's Little Noise Sessions on Thursday (24th November) to raise funds for Mencap and the sessions already kicked off last night with a performance from Elbow. In a review of the Elbow show and a preview of the Chris/Jonny performance on Thursday, Mimixxx on the messageboard said, "I went to the Elbow Little Noise gig last night (they were Ah-MAZING) With it being a church (high ceilings etc) the acoustics were awesome and Guy's voice sounded sublime! So if Chris is on point tomorrow we'll all be in for a goosebump filled night."


    The show will take place at St John-at-Hackney in London. Also on the bill are Ben Howard, Emile Sande, Michael Kiwanuka and Bebe Black. For the previous five years, it has taken place at the Union Chapel in Highbury. But Hackney will be welcoming the stars of this year’s programme. "We’ve had five years at Islington’s Union Chapel and we felt we were ready for a change," said Kate Tinter, events development manager for mental disability charity Mencap. "Bigger bands are going there now and we thought we had helped them along the way. It felt like the right time to move. We’ve been looking all over London but were thinking more and more that Hackney was the right area. I did not know about St John until I was walking past, but they have been incredibly supportive – it has been a joy working with them."


    DJ Jo Whiley said: "Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions are back for the sixth successful year and we’re excited to be moving to St John-at-Hackney – a venue that in its 700 year history has never played host to a music gig like this. Each year we aim to surprise and inspire the audience, with a week of unbelievable shows coupled with a simply stunning backdrop."


    [Full discussion on Thursday's show is at the Coldplay Live forum now!]


    Stage for Chris and Jonny's LIttle Noise Sessions tomorrow in St John-at-Hackney:



    [thanks Mimixxx]


    And finally... we think Stereoboard have probably made an error posting a new Coldplay date for 2012 in Liverpool. Probably...




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