X Factor 2012: Let's hope no one shows Tulisa today's midweek chart

X Factor 2012 final Tulisa

X Factor 2012 judge Tulisa's debut album could miss the Top 40 altogether this weekend.

The singer released her debut solo album The Female Boss on Monday, straight after a performance of new single Sight of You on The X Factor on Sunday night.

Despite performing to over 8 million viewers, Tulisa's sold less than 20,000 copies so far this week.

The album started the week in 17th spot on the charts, before sliding to 22 on Wednesday and is now down to 33.

With two days still to go until the official chart is announced, the record could miss the Top 40 altogether.

We don't think anyone was really expecting the album to set sales records, but it's sure to be quite disappointing for the former N-Dubz star.

Speaking to the Daily Star earlier in the week, a source said: “It’s a massive blow, the figures speak for themselves.

“It had already been decided to put her album launch back a week so it didn’t clash with Olly Murs because they knew it would be beaten.

“But this really doesn’t look good. Usually performing on the X Factor is a massive boost for sales but this doesn’t seem to have had much effect."

They added: “Tulisa says she wants to reunite with N-Dubz and maybe that’s not such a bad idea.”

There is at least some positive news for Tulisa, with the single from the album set to debut inside the Top 20 come the weekend.

Meanwhile Olly Murs' new album, his third since finishing the show as runner up back in 2009, is currently still in the top spot.

The singer's new single Trouble Maker, which has spent the past two weeks at number one, is also still selling well, now at number two in the charts.

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