“The Climb” Enters At No. 2

Published December 20th 2009 by
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X Factor winner Joe McElderry has debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 2 with the winner’s single The Climb. Joe is the first X Factor winner in the 6 years of the show not to debut at number 1 and also not to claim the Christmas number 1. The Climb which peaked at number 11 in the UK charts last March by original singer Miley Cyrus, broke a 5 year streak of Christmas number one’s for The X Factor, beaten to the top spot by Rage Against The Machine’s Killing In The Name, a campaign to prevent The X Factor single from being the Christmas number 1 for 2009.

It was bound to happen at some point that The X Factor machine would run its course. Maybe next year the winner’s single might be something more original.