the x factor has got the rage against the x factor effect going on with x factor winner joe mcelderry and "the climb" in competition with rage against the machine and "killing in the name of" song.
the x factor winner joe mcelderry was going to be guaranteed the christmas no1, until online internet and social networking like facebook campaign to get rage against the machine and killing in the name to the christmas no1 spot instead of this years x factor 2009 christmas song as sung by joe mcelderry.
and these two songs are polar opposites with rage against the machine ratm song being a kind of protest song, with heavy metal guitars and drums, a kind of 90's heavy metal/grunge song.
against joe mcelderry's more pop orientated song from a hannah montana film aka miley cyrus, the song called "the climb" based around a individual like joe mcelderry winning the x factor 2009, as joe said the song the climb is about someone like himself entering and winning a talent contest, whereas the rage against the machine ratm song is called "killing in the name of" and is more a protest song, so two totally opposite songs.
so the christmas no1 has got some real controversy this year, with this pop stars the rivals type thing going on.
if you compare the two songs they are very different.
joe mcelderry singing the climb live on the x factor 2009 final:
rage against the machine and killing in the name of (Radio Edit) ratm youtube video:
itv news said in this report that it is a campaign against simon cowell, though i think it is more of a campaign of a kind of rebellion for the sake of rebellion, and because the x factor has got the no1 every year for the last 4 years, people have decided to try and rebel against that and put a different type of song at no1, rage against the machines killing in the name being a kind of protest song as well.
also this was made possible by people using sites like facebook to come up with and spread this idea as well, also as well it is heavy metal music versus more commercial pop music, which the x factor has become popular for this more commercial pop type music.
ITV - Rage Against The X Factor:
it probably didn't help simon cowell choosing a very commercial song like a hannah montana song, this is the offical climb video by miley cyrus.
Miley Cyrus - The Climb - Official Music Video (HQ):
rage against the machine vs the x factor joe mcelderry: