Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Dec 16th 2009 6:10AM by Matt Glazebrook
"Why not let the kid have his moment?" whined Cowell, whose reality TV-backed charges have held a death grip on the coveted festive prize for the past four years, told the NME in an interview. "It's all very Scrooge. It's miserable to put down young talent. We should celebrate it."
Rage took an early lead in the race to be the Yuletide chart-topper, causing surprised bookies to install them as second-favourites behind McElderry's Miley Cyrus cover "The Climb". With physical copies of the talent contest winner's tune being released today, however, Cowell told the Daily Star he remains confident that his merciless hold over the nation's Christmas musical shopping habits will continue.
The high-trousered impresario has already scored one prestigious seasonal honour this year: cover star of the NME's Christmas issue, mixing his holiday metaphors next to the headline "The Grinch Speaks."
Cowell also spoke at a press conference last week, calling the "RATM for Christmas No. 1" campaign "stupid" and "cynical".