Friday, 21 December 2007

Leon Jackson Heading For Christmas No1 Spot

X FACTOR winner Leon Jackson is storming towards the Christmas No1 with his single When You Believe.


The song was officially released 19th December and is on course to sell 300,000 copies by Sunday, when the Christmas chart will be announced.


But he may face a late challenge from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, whose classic Fairytale Of New York got a boost this week from the row over Radio 1's censorship of the lyrics.

Woolworths said they were selling 40 copies of Leon's single a minute, with their Scottish stores shifting twice as many as those down south.   Their branch in Bathgate, Leon's home town, sold out within two hours.


Fans hurled their knickers at Leon last night as he performed in Scotland for the first time since his victory.   Teddy bears and underwear littered the stage as he sang When You Believe.

More than 600 fans had queued for hours - some spending the night in freezing temperatures - to get a ticket for his appearance in a Livingston shopping centre.

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