Simon Cowell, creator of the X Factor TV series, always likes his winning acts to be in with a chance of taking the top spot at Christmas. While Matt Cardle might have taken the prize last year with his rendition of Biffy Clyro‚Äôs “When We Collide”, but it looks like he is to be disappointed again this year.
The 52-year-old TV mogul has already conceded that this year‚Äôs X Factor winners Little Mix are likely to miss out to Gareth Malone‚Äôs Military Wives when the Christmas No.1 is announced on a special BBC1 Top of the Pops episode at 2pm on Christmas Day.
In 2009, following a campaign by angry Facebook users, ‚ÄúKilling In The Name‚ÄĚ, a Rage Against The Machine classic, was able to beat the X Factor to the top spot and inn turn preventing the show from winning for the fifth year in a row.
Simon Cowell used his twitter account to say: ‚ÄėCongrats to Little Mix & congrats to Military Wives. It‚Äôs a great cause & a worthy Christmas No.1.‚Äô
If you are tuning in to Top of the Pops on Christmas Day, you will be pleased to know that the likely winner this year is certainly for a good cause. Forces‚Äô charities will benefit from the sale of the single ‚ÄúWherever You Are‚ÄĚ, so it is no surprise to see bookmakers are stopping taking bets on this year‚Äôs winner.
It is good to know that the hit music show is back again this Christmas. Many people will be sat back, full after their big turkey dinner, watching the programme on their flat screen TVs mounted on TV brackets.