It Smells Like The Christmas Spirit?! Nirvana now third favourite to be Christmas No. 1


So the Xfactor final takes place tonight, featuring guests like Coldplay and erm One Direction the X has been mired in more controversy this week when (previous reject) Amelia Lilly’s name was released as the ‘Xfactor Winner’ on HMV’s pre order site.Which handily reminded us that the show is all about manipulating its audience, music and making a stack of cash for Simon Cowell in the process.
The race is now on for Christmas number one in earnest the Nirvana For Christmas No. 1 campaign is third favourite with the bookies to be crowned number one on the 25th and has already reached well over 110,000 fans on facebook, but will it be enough? The Bird is the Word had double that number last year yet failed miserably?!  Futhermore Is ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’ even a fitting single ? Would Kurt approve?(probably not)? Would a less over played track probably have been more appealing?Maybe but would it have stood a chance just look at Cage Against the Machine?! One’s things for sure Rhythmix the charity who were involved in a legal tussle with Syco earlier in the Xfactor UK season surrounding the name of their latest manufactured girl band, are set to benefit from funds raised which taken with the parlour state of the charts and the fact that it would be one in the eye for Cowell’s corporate machine, leads me to believe that it’s probably all a good idea regardless.

Here’s a statement released by Rhythmix charity today:
 As you will know, the issues surrounding our name and X Factor got resolved…. which means that any money donated to the charity as part of the Nirvana For Christmas No.1campaign can go directly towards supporting music making opportunities for vulnerable young people. We’ve been thinking about the wide range of work we do, and about the band and the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, and we feel we’d like to focus the money being raised from that campaign on to two specific projects which we think are relevant to the history of the band;
1. Supporting the work we do with Children and Young People with mental health issues
2. Supporting the work we do with bereaved young people


Both these projects enable vulnerable young people to express themselves by creating their own music.
Any donation you make to Rhythmix alongside buying SLTS will go directly to help those young people. Please click this link to donate: More

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