HMV listed a single from Lily but not the other two finalists
The X Factor has been accused by fans of fixing the outcome of the show, after a supposed ‘winner’s single’ by finalist Amelia Lily was listed for pre-order on the HMV website.
The link has since been taken down, but fans were quick to spot the anomaly and spread the news on Twitter, as there were no such listings for singles from fellow finalists Little Mix and Marcus Collins.
Advertised as Amelia Lily – X Factor 2011 Winners Single and priced at £3.99, the release date was listed as December 12 and the record label was Simon Cowell’s own Syco.
The Daily Mirror is also reporting that fans are suspicious of Lily and her place in a possible show ‘fix’ as she has been given a “prominent role” in a current Marks and Spencer advert.
Last Sunday, in the Official UK Singles Chart, the X Factor contestants’ cover of Rose Royce‘s 1978 single ‘Wishing On A Star’ ousted Rihanna from the top of the chart. The track, which has been re-recorded without the vocals of controversial former contestant Frankie Cocozza, was released with all proceeds going to children’s charity Together For Short Lives.
The X Factor final takes place this weekend (December 10-11) on ITV1.