CHART SPOTLIGHT. The former painter and decorator Matt Cardle took home the X Factor crown this year. You might remember last year’s coup when Rage Against the Machine stole the “traditional” X Factor Christmas No.1 from Joe McElderry. No worries this year, when Matt Cardle vaults into No.1 with the Biffy Clyro cover “When We Collide.” Originally titled “Many of Horrors” the track was released by Biffy Clyro in January this year, reaching No.8 in the UK.
Back to Cardle, the singer won a £1m recording contract with Syco Music. The runner-up of this year’s X Factor, Rebecca Ferguson, performed a duet with Christina Aguilera – “Beautiful” – on stage. Her “winner song” was Duffy’s “Distant Dreamer,” and had she won track would probably top the charts this week.