The X Factor judge looks certain to break records and storm to the top of the charts come Sunday
Alexandra’s single Bad Boys flew straight to the number one spot last weekend, making it the fastest selling single of the year so far. But now it looks like her former mentor is about to strip her of that title, only one week later.
The Girls Aloud singer released her first ever solo single on Monday – and it’s already sold more copies on the first day than Alexandra’s track did on its first day of release.
Cheryl stepped out from behind the judging panel for a hugely anticipated performance of the song on Sunday’s X Factor results show – pulling in the highest number of viewers in the show’s history.
And despite all her pre-performance jitters (she apparently broke down in tears during rehearsals) she could breathe a sigh of relief afterwards, as she got the seal of approval from Simon Cowell, who described her performance as ‘incredible.’
‘Unfortunately, you’re going to be number one next week,’ he said.
And it looks as though once again, Simon’s going to be proved right.