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X Factor set for charts hat-trick

Published 14/12/2011 | 16:42

Little Mix are set for chart success this week
Little Mix are set for chart success this week

The X Factor could score a chart hat-trick this weekend with the potential top three singles all linked to the hit ITV1 talent show, according to the Official Charts Company.

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Midweek sales figures show winners Little Mix are on course for the top of the charts only a week after their triumph.

The girlband's cover of Damien Rice's Cannonball is set for number one in the charts.

The original version of the song peaked at number nine this September after it was performed in an audition for the show by another contestant and is back in the top 20 again now.

Coldplay are on track to claim the number two spot with their song Paradise, which they performed on Sunday's X Factor final, if projected sales continue, and Leona Lewis, who won the show in 2006, is set to be at number three with her cover of Hurt.

Michael Buble's Christmas album is expected to take top spot on the album chart from the Amy Winehouse collection Lioness - Hidden Treasures.

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