X Factor's Olly Murs leads midweek as Girls Aloud's comeback struggles

Olly Murs

X Factor's Olly Murs looks set secure a fourth number one this weekend, as he eclipses Girls Aloud's big comeback.

Olly, who finished The X Factor as runner up back in 2009, currently leads the girl group by over 30,000 copies.

And with still half a week of sales to go, Girls Aloud could also find themselves overtaken by One Direction come Sunday evening.

The group's new single Something New, this year's official Children In Need record, is their first release for over three years.

The girls performed the track on Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend but it seems that The X Factor still has a much bigger impact on the charts.

Alicia Keys, who performed alongside Olly on the X Factor last Sunday, currently completes the top four.

Over in the albums and Little Mix's debut record is looking set for a top five placing come Sunday night's official chart announcement.

Last year's X Factor winners released their first album DNA on Monday, but it's currently behind rival X Factor acts One Direction.

Last week saw One Direction beat Little Mix to the number one spot on the single's chart, and now it looks like the boys will once again cost the girls a chart position.

Meanwhile Britain's Got Talent winner Susan Boyle has released her fourth studio album, currently at number five in the album charts.

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