X Factor: Matt Cardle asks people not to ‘hate on’ his winner’s single ‘When We Collide’

by Lisa McGarry

Matt Cardle has asked people not to write off his debut single, just because it came from an X Factor winner.

The 27 year old Essex lad released his cover of Biffy Clyro’s ‘When We Collide’ after winning the ITV show last night and is hoping that it can make the Christmas number one spot. However after last year’s Rage Against The Machine campaign stopped 2009 winner Joe McElderry from claiming the festive honour, Matt is worried that people will try to make an example of him too.

Cardle told Phil and Holly on This Morning:

I know it’s a cover and what not but I think it’s an under rated song. I think it is absolutely beautifully written and I hope people don’t hate on it because it is affiliated with The X Factor.

I just want people to hear the song for what it is. I know it’s not the original but it’s almost the original, I haven’t done much with it.

It is a reflection of my taste in music, it was offered up and I grabbed the opportunity to sing it.

He also told Adrian and Christine on Daybreak:

All I can wish for now is that the people who voted for me will go out and get the record. I’m really happy with it because it’s not your average X Factor winner’s single.

Matt came from a band before the ITV show and does hope to be releasing more original content in the future. He considers himself to be a competent songwriter and added:

I’ve been writing ever since I could sing and play guitar, so since I was eleven, though I have come a long way since then vocally and in writing terms. I want to try and get my hand in here as soon as we get the chance in a studio. I’m looking forward to it.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!