HMV blunder leads to 'X Factor' fixing rumours

Wednesday December 7, 2011

HMV has been forced to apologise for a "regrettable technical issue" that led to rumours of an X Factor fix ahead of this weekend's final. 

The retailer posted an item on its website advertising CDs that will soon go on sale which read: "Amelia Lily X Factor 2011 Winner's Single".

HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo said: "Hmv.com was looking to accept pre-orders for versions of the X Factor winner's single recorded by each of the three finalists.

"However, due to a technical issue only Amelia Lily's details were uploaded.

"This has been the result of an unforeseen but regrettable technical issue, for which we apologise and ask that nothing further be construed."

Caren Davis, head of publicity for the X Factor, said: "This is absolutely nothing to do with the X Factor, HMV have admitted this was due to a technical error on their site."

In the final, Amelia will face Marcus Collins and Little Mix, the first girl group to make it to the talent show's finale.

photo:© Rex

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