Sunday, December 14, 2008

Next week's number one...

...will be Alexandra Burke singing "Hallelujah", this year's X-Factor winning song. It's an odd choice, apparently inspired by somebody doing it successfully during this year's American Idol live shows.

The Jeff Buckley version has duly entered the chart at number 30 as an album track download. But for my money, to truly understand the incongruity of "Hallelujah" as an X-Factor winners song, you've got to see the Leonard Cohen original... oh, and listen to the lyrics.