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- Posted on Dec 18th 2009 10:00AM by Matt Glazebrook
Rage's 1992 hit 'Killing in the Name' is reportedly locked in a tight race with 'X Factor' winner Joe McElderry's cover of Miley Cyrus song 'The Climb' prior to Sunday's festive chart countdown. Macca told Sky News that while he has "nothing against" McElderry, who he sees as "just some kid with a career ahead", he thinks it "would be kind of funny if Rage Against The Machine got it because it would prove a point."
In addition to McCartney's treachery, McElderry himself seems to be distancing himself from Cowell's recent suggestion that the pro-RATM movement was "Scrooge-like" and a "miserable" attempt to "put down young talent."
He told the BBC, "I'm not really seeing it as a personal attack, because I think if any other person would have won it would have been the same case. It's more against 'The X Factor' than the actual winner".
McElderry also revealed he has yet to hear Rage's rabble-rousing anthem. Hopefully he'll get the chance on Sunday, just after he listens to his own tune on Radio 1's Chart Show.