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

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