Hallelujah! Alexandra Won X-Factor!
The Wombats and Peter Kay might as well be releasing three minutes of harmonised farting, because after Alexandra Burke’s snot-filled but oddly rousing performance of X-Factor’s Winners Song on Saturday evening, there is simply no way Simon Cowell won’t be adding yet another Christmas Number One to his collection.
After weeks of singing, dancing and enough crying to spark serious biological concerns over her tear ducts, deserved-winner Alexandra blew the house down with her rendition of Leonard Cohen’s (and more appropriately Jeff Buckley’s) classic ‘Hallelujah’, taking the title of X-Factor Winner 2008.
With this year’s show over, producers have finally released the live shows’ voting figures, and it’s incredibly surprising. Eogan Quigg, who thankfully finished third, won six out of the ten weekly live shows (damn you High School Musical!), while Alexandra had won only one of the weekly heats before last night.
Yet Alexandra’s popularity had soared so much in recent weeks that Saturday’s performance saw her win with a comfortable 58% of all votes cast.
Disgruntled indie-emo boppers have started a petition to get Buckley’s superior version to the number one spot and it’s already debuted at number 30 on downloads alone. But with 15 million viewers seeing her win and the Cowell media machine behind her, we’re betting on Alex for the festive number one spot.