HMV lists Amelia Lily as X Factor's 2011 winner
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Never underestimate a keen-eyed X Factor fan; that's what HMV.com have learned the hard way today.
The site contained a listing for 'Amelia Lily X Factor 2011 Winners Single', but searches for the exact same track by finalists Little Mix - who are the bookies' favourites - and Marcus Collins produced no results.
As the curious flocked - in their thousands - to see the listing, the site went down and fans promptly jumped on the "fix" bandwagon.
On social media site Twitter, one person tweeted: "@TheXFactor A BIG FIX, HMV website has a cd due to be released monday (Amelia lily winners single) why is there only one for her" and another noted: "HMV are already allowing pre orders of Amelia Lily's x factor winners single. Obviously a fix... #awkward"
An HMV spokesperson has clarified the matter: "It's just come to light that there was a technical issue uploading details of two of the artists to our site, which meant that only Amelia Lily's details appeared. However, these have been temporarily removed so that all three finalists details will go up simultaneously tomorrow morning. Once up, fans will be able to pre-order the single by their preferred finalist but only orders for the eventual winner's single will be processed and charged for. This was due to an unforeseen technical issue, and nothing further should be construed from it."
However, it's hard not to draw the conclusion that this oversight may cost Amelia Lily a good few votes.
How do we actually know who gets the most votes? For instance, everyone could vote for just Marcus, but if they tell us that Amelia received the most, we'd have to believe them as there's no way in the world we'd be able to prove otherwise. Only one winner every year, Simon, KERCHING!!
X-Fixer Farce - when Kelly Rowland announced on the Graham Norton show, it's good to have Amelia back, the night before she returned, confirmed what I have always thought of the X-Factor, it's fixed. Last year it became more apparent because of Vagner and the awful Jedwards. I complained to OFCOM and nothing was done, I have done the same thing this year and what do we have, nothing? The only thing OFCOM were interested in was Tulisa advertising her perfume? What a feckin joke.
Government bodies that are set up to investigate and uphold consumercomplaints, don't give a toss about you or I however, if some rich git who takes offence at flagrant, (I said flagrant) advertising, lol then, it looks like OFCOM will do something.
I think anyone who has ever voted for contestants on the X-Fixer should get a refund! That will eat into the profits of ITV and Cowell's profits again!
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