Military Wives Choir favourites to beat Little Mix and Nirvana to Christmas Number One

Amy Winehouse and Cee Lo Green are also in the running

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The Military Wives Choir are currently odds on favourites to clinch this year's official Christmas Number One ahead of Nirvana and The X Factor winners Little Mix.

The collective, who recently featured on BBC 2 show The Choir which sees a group of unrefined singers having their voices polished up, have had their odds slashed to 1/2 for charity single 'Wherever You Are', according to Ladbrokes.

Just behind are Little Mix with their Damien Rice cover 'Cannonball' with odds of 15/8 while Nirvana remain third favourite for Christmas Number One, with 'Smells Like Teen Spirit''s odds currently running at 7/1.

A Facebook campaign was launched earlier this year to help the track to the Christmas Number One spot ahead of the winner of this year's X Factor. The band's label are also getting behind the campaign by re-releasing the track as a limited edition 7'' inch single.

Amy Winehouse is an outside bet with odds of 33/1 while Cee Lo Green is further back at 66/1.

Meanwhile, Damien Rice has responded to fans' complaints about 'Cannonball' being covered by Little Mix on his Twitter page Twitter.com/damienrice.

He explained:

Some people asking about 'Cannonball'. Once a song is released, anyone can record/release a version without approval, upon certain condition.


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