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'X Factor' winner's single to avoid Christmas chart battle

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This year's X Factor winner's single will not directly participate in the race for Christmas number one.

The final for this year's show is expected to fall on December 9, with the winner's single to be released hours after the champion is declared at Manchester Arena.

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The winner will therefore release their debut single two weeks before the Christmas number one is announced, meaning it has been withdrawn from the direct race, reports BBC Newsbeat.

Last year's winner Little Mix also avoided the festive chart race as Christmas day fell on a Sunday and the final of The X Factor was scheduled two weeks prior.

They reached number one with 'Cannonball' on December 18, but were beaten to the top spot by the Military Wives on December 25.

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The Military Wives choir

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"Last year, it meant that Little Mix's debut single 'Cannonball' had its strongest week before the battle for festive number one was underway - letting in the Military Wives with 'Wherever You Are'," said Martin Talbot, managing director of The Official Charts Company.

"But with rumours that the X Factor finalists' single is also due to be a charity single, that could help it sustain through a second week and right into Christmas - if they get the song and the charitable cause right."

Watch the music video for Little Mix's 'Cannonball' below:

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