There’s not long left until the big day and the race for the top spot is on! We take a look at this year’s contenders.
Lily Allen – ‘Somewhere Only We Know’
Singer songwriter Lily Allen’s cover of the popular Keane track, composed for this year’s Christmas advert for John Lewis, is currently UK’s Number 1. With fierce competition, will Lily be able to hold onto the top position? Betting agent William Hill sets the odds at 12/1.
Susan Boyle is set to enter the charts with traditional Christmas carol ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’. The single also features vocals from Elvis Presley and is the lead track from Susan Boyle’s most recent album Home for Christmas. The odds for this track are 9/1. (William Hill).
ACDC – ‘Highway to Hell’
A similar campaign in 2009, which successfully prevented an X-Factor winner from gaining the top spot (Joe McElderry missed out) saw Rage Against the Machine become the UK’s Christmas number 1. This year’s campaign has already gathered 150,000 online supporters. If it reached the top of the charts, it would be the first UK Number 1 for the band.
Sam Bailey – ‘Sky Scraper’
Simon Cowell has promised that 100% of the proceeds from the winner’s single this year will go to charity, which could have an effect on the ‘Anti X Factor’ campaign featuring ACDC. Syco Entertainment will split profits between Great Ormond Street Hospital and Together for Short Lives. ‘Sky Scraper’ which is a cover of Demi Lovato’s 2011 track was number one in the mid-week chart announcement, so although viewing figures have fallen for this year’s series, it’s still a big contender. William Hill sets the odds at 4/9.
A collection of acts who were big in the early noughties have come together for a cover of Wizzard’s Christmas classic ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day’. Atomic Kitten, 911, B*Witched 5ive, Blue, and Liberty X make up The Big Reunion. William Hill sets the odds as being 25/1.
There’s not long left to wait until we find out – the Christmas number one will be unveiled on Sunday 22nd December.
Who are you rooting for this year? Let us know in the comments below.