X Factor's Olly Murs leading Girls Aloud in chart battle

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X Factor's Olly Murs is looking set to embarrass Girls Aloud's big comeback.

The Xtra Factor co-host releases his new single Troublemaker this week, while Girls Aloud release Something New.

As it stands, Olly has shot straight to number one on downloads while Girls Aloud are at number six at the time of writing, behind Olly's X Factor pals Little Mix.

There's six days to go until the charts are finalised so Girls Aloud still have plenty of time to catch up.

Something new is the first release in nearly three years for the group, who were formed on Popstars: The Rivals back in 2002.

The fivesome performed the song live for the first time on Children In Need on Friday, and will also be singing the track on tonight's [cat]Strictly Come Dancing[/tag] results.

On the other hand, Olly will be singing his song on the X Factor results tonight, which will see also see a performance from Alicia Keys.

Olly and Girls Aloud will go head to head again later this month when the pair both release their new albums, Right Place Right Time and TEN respectively.

Meanwhile, tonight's chart will see the result of One Direction and Little Mix's chart battle.

The pair of X Factor groups both released tracks last weekend, and have been fighting for the top spot all week.

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