This Christmas there’s going to be an almighty battle for the number one spot as Simon Cowell takes on Samuel L Jackson for the top spot. Jackson who is set to release a charity single for ‘One for the Boys’ has already laid down the gauntlet with Cowell, claiming that his X Factor hopeful will have no chance later this year.
Yet, despite Samuel’s fighting talk Paddy Power has Cowell’s winner as front runner at 8/11 with Jackson priced at 5/1 to steal the Christmas crown. However, whilst Simon is still busy sparkling on ITV to uncover his latest pop sensation, Jackson has announced that he’ll be calling on a few celebrity friends to pull together his smash hit.
Samuel and Tinie Tempah are on at 1/2 to feature on the track, with the red head duo Paloma Faith and Ed Sheeran next up at 4/7. But Jackson has the chance to really stick the knife in if he decides to call on a few of Cowell’s past successes to help bring him down a peg or two this year. Alexandra Burke and Leona Lewis are at 2/1 with last year’s star Ella Henderson at 4/1 to lead the vocals.
“It’s going to be a Christmas showdown like no other and if Samuel is looking for some really star quality, he only needs to ask – he’s the 100/1 shot to get a call up but Paddy has a great set of lungs and (with a bit of fine tuning) can belt out a tune.” – Paddy Power Spokesperson
2014 Christmas No 1
8/11 X Factor Winner’s Single
5/1 One For The Boys Charity Single
(Others on request)
Which song will they cover?
5/1 Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
7/1 Try A Little Tenderness (Otis Redding)
7/1 You’ll Never Walk Alone (Elvis)
8/1 Respect (Aretha Franklin)
16/1 Macho Man (Village People)
16/1 Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
25/1 I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty)
25/1 Friends In Low Places (Garth Brooks)
25/1 Chocolate Salty Balls (Chef/South Park)
Who will provide vocals for the song?
1/2 Samuel L Jackson
1/2 Tinie Tempah
4/7 Paloma Faith
4/7 Ed Sheeran
2/3 Ellie Goulding
10/11 Rita Ora
1/1 Lily Allen
6/4 Pixie Lott
7/4 Sam Smith
2/1 Calvin Harris
2/1 Emeli Sande
2/1 Alexandra Burke
2/1 Leona Lewis
4/1 Ella Henderson
5/1 Professor Green
8/1 Jake Bugg
8/1 Tom Odell
All prices are subject to fluctuation