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- Posted on Dec 14th 2009 4:42AM by Julian Marszalek
As previously reported, a Facebook group was created with the express intention of stopping this year's 'X Factor' winner shooting to the top of the festive charts by urging fans to buy Rage Against the Machine's polemical 1992 hit instead. The group has so far attracted over 714,000 members.
Tracy Morter, co-organiser of The Rage Against The Machine campaign, is also urging fans to make a donation to the homeless charity Shelter which has so far raised over £19,000. She said: "As we know, some of the proceeds from the 'X Factor' single go to charity. If any Rage for No.1 supporters wish to donate to a good cause alongside their purchase... we have chosen Shelter because no one should be homeless at Christmas."
Elsewhere, bookmakers have stopped accepting bets on which of the two records will win the race. 'The Climb' was listed as favourite with odds of 1/5 with ' Killing in the Name Of' taking second place at 10/3.
The UK's Christmas number one single will be announced next Sunday (Dec. 20).