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[NEWS + VIDEO] Matt Cardle crowned winner of UK X Factor 2010 after receiving top votes every week! by wearesme

Matt Cardle emerged victorious this evening, piping Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction to the X Factor crown. It was also just revealed that Matt received the most votes EVERY WEEK in the lead up to the final! Incredible! Rebecca was a consistent second in weeks 5, 6, 8 and 9 and of course the final.

One Direction fell at the first hurdle after a brilliant performance of ‘Torn’ leaving Matt and Rebecca who performed to sing their respective ‘winners song’ and fight for those final votes. As SME revealed a few days ago, Matt performed the Biffy Clyro track ‘Many Of Horrors’ whilst Rebecca performed Duffy’s ‘Distant Dreamer’.

Although SME feel Rebecca’s final performance was better and more suited to the artist (and her stunning voice), Matt’s emotional performance and likeability clearly got him the votes. You can see both performances below:

Matt Cardle – Many Of Horrors (When We Collide)

Rebecca Ferguson – Distant Dreamer

As winner Matt’s version will be released as a single and become hot favourite to bag Christmas number one.

Let’s hope his career doesn’t follow the route of last years winner; Joe McElderry! And we wish Rebecca and One Direction the best of luck who will no doubt both go on to be credible and successful artists much like runners-up JLS and Olly Murs.

And before we leave you, a quick shout out to SME favourite Aiden. It was revealed that Louie and Simon had both predicted Aiden would win this year when asked at boot camp stage!


MEGA MEGA MEGA by wearesme
August 23, 2010, 6:58 pm
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If you buy one album this week, make it ‘Mega Mega Mega’ by The Count & Sinden.

The British duo’s first album does have its flaws with a couple of forgettable tracks that feel like they have no real substance; we get the impression that they’ve tried a little to hard to make every track the polar opposite to the next. But in places it has really worked, with a record that gives you everything from drum and bass, electro to dance/pop.

There are some real gems in there. The dnb track ‘Elephant 1234’ and the funky Panther will get you skanking and there are 2 stand out features in the brilliant Mystery Jets on ‘After Dark’ and one of SME’s favourite U.K grime artists Bashy on ‘Addicted To You’.

Thanks to Factmagazine you can try before you buy; have a listen HERE.


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