Singer said he will be disappointed if he doesn't beat his LA rivals

X Factor winner Joe McElderry has branded Rage Against The Machine‘s ‘Killing In The Name’ “dreadful” after finally hearing his chart nemesis.

The star, who is currently 11,000 sales ahead of the Los Angeles band with ‘The Climb’, said he hated the track.

“They can’t be serious!” he said. “I had no idea what it sounded like. It’s dreadful and I hate it. How could anyone enjoy this? Can you imagine the grandmas hearing this over Christmas lunch?

“I wouldn’t buy it. It’s a nought out of ten from me. Simon Cowell wouldn’t like it. They wouldn’t get through to boot camp on The X Factor – they’re just shouting.”

Simon Cowell has already branded the Facebook campaign to get Rage Against The Machine to the UK singles Christmas Number One slot ahead of Joe McElderry “very Scrooge”.

The X Factor mogul claimed that despite the campaign to get ‘Killing In The Name’ to the top spot the reality TV show winner would still be victorious.

Now, McElderry has defended Cowell and said his own track deserves to be Christmas Number One.

He told The Sun:”I think people are jumping on this to have a go at Simon and The X Factor rather than me. But Simon gives people a shot.”

“I will be really disappointed if it doesn’t go to No1 after all the effort I’ve put in to this and winning the show.”

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