The X Factor‘s winner’s song is as much a part of Christmas as Santa, turkey and tinsel.
However, this year, show supremo Simon Cowell has decided to do things a little differently with news that the winner’s single has been dropped.
Instead of the winner of The X Factor: Celebrity releasing a single to vie for the coveted Christmas number one spot, all the hopefuls will instead release a charity single.
They’ll be releasing a cover of Snow Patrol’s Run.
The winner’s song is just being rested, because a group charity track just seemed a better fit this time round.
The track is expected to be performed on this weekend’s X Factor: Celebrity live grand final, which airs on ITV at 7.10pm on Saturday.
A source explained why Simon had decided to ditch the winner’s single and reinstate the show’s charity single – which last hit the charts back in 2011.
They said: “Since streaming influenced the charts, it’s become incredibly difficult for X Factor acts to top the charts on the back of the show, so everyone is being realistic.”
They added: “The winner’s song is just being rested, because a group charity track just seemed a better fit this time round.”
The news comes as it was revealed that Simon’s X Factor: The Band show is set to start on Monday December 9.
It will do battle with Little Mix’s BBC show The Search.
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