Niall Horan and The X Factor U.S. judge Demi Lovato may claim to just be friends. But should Horan want to go to the next level with the pretty entertainer, he better make haste. There's another up-and-coming boy-band cutie who has his eye on Ms. Lovato, too! And he's George Shelley. George, who?!
Shelley, 19, looks like an adorable fusion of One Direction's floppy-haired Harry Styles and the suave Liam Payne (maybe he should be nicknamed Lirry Stayne!). So there's no surprise he's taken the British music scene by storm so far. He's a contestant on the current season of The X Factor UK and was added to the Union J group, of whom 1D's Louis Tomlinson has proclaimed to be a fan.
But when Union J was asked by UK judge Louis Walsh, who made a token appearance on the U.S. version of the hit reality talent show during auditions week, if they liked Britney Spears, Shelley piped up and exclaimed, "Demi Lovato is the one I like." And Walsh had some good news for him. "Do you?" he said, as Digital Spy reports. "I'll give you her number. I will, I've got it. I can sort that out."
Sounds like Niall Horan has some competition brewing!
But both the 1D and the Union J boys may have a bit too much of that young, peppy-pop-star cuteness for the 20-year-old Lovato, who may be looking for a "man." Still, Horan won't have a chance at all if he's really as "lazy" as he claims. Granted, he and the rest of One Direction have crazy schedules, so he perhaps cannot be blamed for just wanting to kick back and relax in his free time, rather than go on the prowl in pursuit of a girlfriend. Even Lovato may not have the power to get him off the couch!
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