It’s nearly Christmas and it’s the time to be joyful and gathered near the television set. Everyone is excited about what presents they’ll be sending and receiving whilst other people want to know what’s coming on TV and who is going to be on Top of the UK Charts for the Christmas Number 1.
In recent years, since X Factor has begun, we have seen the Christmas Number 1 single taken by an X Factor contestant such as last year’s winner Alexandra Burke with ‘Hallelujah’. This has caused tension between the public and Simon Cowell because of the success of X Factor related artists getting the Christmas Number 1 rather than a talented artist who has written the song and sung it. A campaign on Facebook has been made, titled ‘RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE FOR CHRISTMAS NO.1’. This is to challenge the final song choice for this year’s X Factor winner. People are fed up of having karaoke versions of songs being sung by these finalists on the show to bring them success for themselves as well as their record companies.
The involvement of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, has allowed the public to voice their concerns about a particular issue. It is no longer a one way communication where we are feeding information given to use to act on. We are now discussing and involving ourselves with the surroundings and making conversations by joining these groups on social networking sites. Before campaigns were there to be watched and heard, now people are getting drawn into joining groups and societies on these social media’s. This group has been set up to boycott buying the X Factor single and to buy the 1993 single ‘Killing In The Name’ on 13th December so that it is recorded in the charts the following Sunday.
Angry musicians are fed up of these talented people on these reality entertainment shows where talent of a musician is lost as they are not producing their own material and it’s a previous hit they are singing. A lot of people have been posting their views on this group and feelings and frustration are being shown within these discussions. To all of us that are fed up of X Factor winners getting the Christmas Number 1 to spoil the festive season, please buy Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name from 13th December. Let’s show Simon Cowell, we can all bring him down!