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'X Factor' stars past and present rule UK charts

'X FACTOR' stars were last night dominating the UK singles chart.

The show's 2011 finalists, joined by former boyband contestants One Direction and JLS, have topped the chart with a cover of the 1970s classic 'Wishing On A Star'. The original version by Rose Royce peaked at number three in 1978.

Former 'X Factor' contestant Olly Murs was in second spot with 'Dance With Me Tonight'.

Coming in sixth was the show's judge, Kelly Rowland, with 'Down For Whatever'.

Christmas songs have begun creeping into the charts, with The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's 'Fairytale Of New York' at No 47 and Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' coming in at 64.

Mr Murs, the 2009 'X Factor' finalist and current 'Xtra Factor' presenter, topped the album chart with 'In Case You Didn't Know', trumping 'Michael Buble's Christmas'.

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