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Monday, 6 September, 2010

Olly Murs straight to Number 1

Filed under: Olly Murs

Olly Murs has gone straight to the top of the UK charts with his debut single, ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go‘.

He did this despite the tough competition from Katy Perry and Taio Cruz. X Factor 2009 winner Joe McElderry famously failed to reach number one when his single was first released – although captured the top spot after Xmas.

Sunday, 20 December, 2009

Joe McElderry fails to make Xmas number 1

Filed under: Joe McElderry,Leon

Ever since the first X Factor champion, Steve Brookstein, every X Factor winner, even Leon Jackson, has made the Xmas number 1 slot – but not this year.

As we reported earlier in the week, Joe faced a backlash against X Factor, with a Facebook-led campaign to take Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name to the top of the charts for Christmas.

Simon Cowell commented “I am gutted for Joe because a number one single meant a lot to him but I have to congratulate Jon and Tracy, who started the Facebook campaign.”

Joe could still be number one next week, however, and the X Factor boss urged people to buy The Climb to make Joe’s dream of a number one single a reality.

Wednesday, 16 December, 2009

Dannii Minogue: Lucie Jones should have won the X Factor

Filed under: Lucie Jones

We were inundated with comments when Lucie Jones left the X Factor, and it seems that it wasn’t just the public that felt wronged – judge Dannii Minogue did to.

She told Heat Magazine: “I was shocked. I think it showed a frightful side to his personal music taste. He wimped out by not choosing Lucie as he had just said how amazing she was after her performance and that he he didn’t know what to do about the twins.”

She added: “Next year, we need five judges and a fifth category, adding ‘Novelty Act’, which maybe Simon could mentor!”.

Sunday, 13 December, 2009

Joe McElderry X Factor 2009 Winner

Filed under: Joe McElderry

X Factor is over for another year, and this year’s winner is Joe McElderry!

Joe McElderry, mentored by Cheryl Cole, was the bookie’s favourite for the final, but took some weeks to come to the attention of the bookies. There were more than 10 million votes for the final, so he had certainly come to the attention of the public!

You can buy the MP3 download of the Climb here now, or you can pre-order the CD of the winner’s single, The Climb which is to be released on Wednesday.

Runner up Olly Murs was gracious in defeat, saying “Joe’s been phenomenal every week. [..] he deserves every minute of it”.

Joe took the time to thank Cheryl Cole, his mentor after the win, and also said “thankyou so much to everyone who voted.”