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Sunday, 20 December, 2009

Joe McElderry fails to make Xmas number 1

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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.

Sunday, 13 December, 2009

Joe McElderry X Factor 2009 Winner

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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.”

Wednesday, 9 December, 2009

Celebrity Duets for the X Factor Final REVEALED!

This weekends X Factor is to be split over two days, with all three acts singing on Saturday, and the final two in a sing-off on Sunday.

On Saturday, the acts will be joined by the now traditional celebrity pairings, and here’s who you can expect to see:

Stacey Solomon + Michael Bublé
Oly Murs + Robbie Williams
Joe McElderry + George Michael

Sunday, 6 December, 2009

Danyl Johnson out – Joe, Stacey and Olly in the final

This week saw the semi-final of X Factor 2009, and the exit of Danyl Johnson after he polled the lowest number of votes from the public

“I may have gone out in the semi-final, but I’ve gone out to some of the best people I’ve ever met” was Danyl’s gracious response when told of the result. Simon Cowell was impressed with Danyl, saying he had “gone out on a high”.

Danyl’s exit means that Olly Murs, Stacey Solomon and Joe McElderry are in next week’s final.