Days before the series final, X Factor contestant Amelia Lily's 'winner's single' appeared to be available to pre-order on HMV's website
Days before the series final, X Factor contestant Amelia Lily’s ‘winner’s single’ appeared to be available to pre-order on HMV’s website.
Yesterday HMV made Amelia Lily’s ‘winner’s single’ available to pre-order – days before the series final – fuelling X Factor conspiracy theories.
While all three finalists have pre-recorded a single to go on sale immediately after the winner is announced this weekend, only Amelia’s appeared on HMV’s website.
An HMV spokesperson has insisted it was a simple mishap: ‘All three winner’s singles will go up for pre-order, but we will only process the orders for the winner. All three are uploaded to the site, but whoever was loading them only did one so far and hadn’t done the other two and not realised what a frenzy it would cause. There’s no conspiracy or no insider knowledge.’
A series of blunders have left fans doubting the credibility of the ITV talent show. Rumours started when an official ITV blog announced that Amelia was to replace Frankie Cocozza, even though fans were still being encouraged to pay for telephone votes.