Sunday 25 September 2016

Bob Dylan song for X Factor winner's single - but fans are not impressed

Published 14/11/2015 | 16:04

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

This year's X Factor's winner's single will be a recording of Bob Dylan's Forever Young, according to The Sun.

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Whoever wins will be hoping for a Christmas number one with the track, although given the reaction on social media there may well be a campaign launched to beat it with the original.

Fans have taken to Twitter to voice their dissatisfaction over the single choice.

However, previous X Factor winner's singles which were covers of songs by Leonard Cohen and Damien Rice have performed well in the Christmas charts.

Alexandra Burke claimed the Christmas number one with Hallelujah in 2008 despite the fact that a campaign was launched to get the original to number one instead.

In 2011 winners Little mix released Cannonball on December 11 and it topped the British and Irish charts in its first week of release although it did not release on the week of the Christmas number one.

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