Matt Cardle wins ‘The X Factor’ after covering Biffy Clyro

Singer beats Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction after performing 'Many Of Horror'

Matt Cardle has won 2010’s X Factor after performing a cover of Biffy Clyro‘s ‘Many Of Horror’ in tonight’s (December 12) final.

The Essex singer beat Rebecca Ferguson into second place and boyband One Direction into third on the ITV show. Cher Lloyd left the programme last night after receiving the lowest number of votes of the final four acts.

Cardle will now release the track as his debut single tomorrow (December 13) – although the title will be changed to ‘When We Collide’.

‘Many Of Horror’ appeared on Biffy Clyro‘s 2009 album ‘Only Revolutions’ and reached Number 20 when it was released as a single in the UK earlier this year.

After Cardle performed the track during tonight’s final, it was described by judge Louis Walsh as a “great contemporary pop song”.

The song is the bookies’ favourite to be announced as this year’s Christmas Number One next Sunday (December 19), although it faces competition from John Cage‘s silent track ‘4’33”’.

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