UPDATE JAMES ARTHUR HAS WON THE X FACTOR. MORE DETAILS ON HIS WIN AND HIS WINNER’S SINGLE IMPOSSIBLE HERE…
As we reported yesterday, this year’s winner’s single details were leaked on Twitter, and it was revealed that had he won, Chris Maloney would’ve released a cover of Hoobastank’s The Reason.
However, as Chris left the contest last night, that means that one of the remaining two finalists, James Arthur or Jahmene Douglas, will see their winner’s single go on sale tonight after the live show ends.
James is of course tipped to release Shotelle’s Impossible and if he wins, Jahmene will hope to raise lots of money for charity with a rendition of The Beatles’ hit, Let It Be.
The winner’s singles were recorded a couple of weeks ago, and it’s believed that Union J recorded Demi Lovato’s hit Skyscraper. Sadly though, they of course didn’t make the final.
But whether it’s James or Jahmene who end up winning tonight, the very deserving charity Together for Short Lives will benefit from CD sales and downloads of the winner’s single.
As mentioned above, the song will be available to download right after the winner is crowned tonight, and Simon Cowell has vowed that 100% of the profits from the sale of the track will go to the charity which helps terminally ill children and their families.
That’s expected to equate to at least £1 for each CD sold, and 20p for each download.
Of choosing the charity, Simon recently said, “Together for Short Lives is such an inspiring and important charity for so many kids and their families who really need help and support…
“These hospices are really happy and positive places and are a complete lifeline for so many families.
“Having worked with this charity for many years I have been able to see firsthand how they have impacted so many lives, and I’m delighted that The X Factor’s winner single sales will go directly to helping them.”
So, which winner’s single are you hoping is released tonight?
For now, here’s a look at the originals of both James and Jahmene’s – so far only supposed as they haven’t been officially confirmed – winner’s singles.
James Arthur: Shontelle’s Impossible
Jahmene Douglas: The Beatles’ Let It Be
And you can check out our own X Factor final chart by clicking here.