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X Factor Final: Joe McElderry Would Have Lost To Rage Against The Machine’s Zack

by | 18th, December 2009

rage-joeJOE McElderry – Simon Cowell’s pet Joe-nas Brother – takes on Rage Against The Machine and Paul McCartney comes out on the side of rebellion. Says Sky News:

Macca Backs Rage Against X Factor No 1

Paul McCartney, singer of The Frog Chorus, who performed on the X Factor final (Ringo Starr was unavailable – even the music greats must bow before Cowell) wants Joe McElederry to lose his right to be Christmas Number 1?

Steve Hargrave, showbiz correspondent, tells readers:

Sir Paul McCartney has thrown his weight behind the campaign to land Rage Against The Machine the Christmas number one.

Macca:

“I like the idea. Everyone expects Joe to do it, and if he goes to number one then good luck to him. He’s just some kid with a career ahead. I’ve got nothing against that, but it would be kind of funny if Rage Against The Machine got it because it would prove a point.”

What point he does not say. And what point it is seems unclear. One thing is certain: the X Factor produced average-to-dire singers singing average songs before a panel of pragmatic, faux caring, business-minded, music industry-sponsored gargoyles.

The odd thing is that had Rage Against The Machine’s front man Zack de la Rocha been on the X Factor, all wild-haired and jerky, he might have been seen as a novelty act, patronised by bobble-headed, pap-peddler Louis Walsh and a shoo-in for the Christmas No.1. Zack de la Rocha could have been rebellion rock’s Jedward

X Factor’s John & Edward Grimes’ Novelty Record Top Ten

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