Net campaign threatens Joe McElderry's Xmas No.1

Wednesday December 16, 2009

Thanks to the popularity of ITV's talent contest the X Factor, the artist who scoops the Christmas number one spot has always been fairly predictable. This year however, not everything is so clear cut.

With a campaign circulating on social networking site Facebook, this year's X Factor winner Joe McElderry might not be so lucky.

The anti-X Factor campaign has been championing American rock group Rage Against The Machine's 1992 hit Killing In The Name as a candidate for the hot spot.

It asks its members 'Fed up of Simon Cowell's latest karaoke act being Christmas No 1? Me too... So who's up for a mass-purchase of the track Killing In The Name as a protest to the X Factor monotony?'

The rock group are edging ahead in terms of download sales but it is expected the young Geordie will be the ultimate winner with the addition of his physical CD single The Climb which goes on sale tomorrow.

Photo: © Rex

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