We have all watched the X Factor and this year is turning out to be one of the best shows to date. Not only do we have a new judge in Cheryl Cole, but the contestants are all of very high quality and calibre. The last time we saw great singers on the show was when Leona Lewis hit our screens and her debut single smashed the records by selling half a million copies in its first week.
This year the final 12 acts on the X Factor recorded a single called Hero for the wounded service men and women at The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, which in fact is a cover of Mariah Carey’s hugely successful hit. The contestants also sang the single on the X Factor show and it was an awesome overall performance.
The single is set to knock female judge Cheryl Cole and the rest of the Girls Aloud band off of the top spot, but not only that it is set to triumph over Leona Lewis’s success and become the fastest selling single in a decade. The single sold over 100,000 copies in its first two days, the only slight scare with the single is the growing demand putting pressure on the manufacturers to keep up with the pace. The single is selling more than most Christmas numbers ones would and stores such as HMV have placed an urgent order for more copies.
On the X Factor we saw Scott Bruton become the third act to be voted off of the show, he had to compete against fellow contestant Daniel Evans, after both singers picked up fewest votes from the public. This coming week sees the contestants singing Disco themed songs, and this series of X Factor has just gotten bigger and better, with huge voices from contestants such as Alexandra, Laura White and Austin. Besides from that all the contestants have unique tones and with a star studded line up of celebrities making appearances such as winner Leona Lewis, Will Young and Mariah Carey we are set for a great treat.
Meanwhile in other X Factor news judge Simon Cowell has vowed to bring back the axed music chart Christmas show top of the pops. As stated in The Sun, Mr Cowell would like to make an offer to keep the show alive as he does not want to see a great tradition come to an end. Stating “It’s like not having Christmas Pudding”.