Bets on for the 2014 UK Christmas number one

Simon Cowell

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 McFly

2/1 Adele

2/1 Calvin Harris

2/1 Emeli Sande

2/1 Alexandra Burke

2/1 Leona Lewis

3/1 Labrinth

4/1 Ella Henderson

5/1 Professor Green

6/1 Jamelia

8/1 Jake Bugg

8/1 Tom Odell

All prices are subject to fluctuation

Share Button