X Factor's Matt Terry is Number 4 in the race for Christmas Number 1


X Factor winner Matt Terry is currently at Number 4 in the race for Christmas Number 1.

Sales and streaming from yesterday through to next Thursday will decide who is crowned the Christmas Number 1 come next Friday, December 23.

Matt, who debuted at Number 3 yesterday with his winner's single, has overtaken both Louis Tomlinson and Clean Bandit, according to the Official Charts Company.

But he's been pushed down by three other new tracks.

Currently at Number 1 after 24 hours on sale is the London Hospices Choir, who won last year's race, with a cover of Mike & Mechanics’ The Living Years.

They're just 600 copies ahead of Number 2, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man's Human, a song which got extra attention after being showcased on The X Factor by Emily Middlemas.

In third place is Manchester band Inspiral Carpets’ Saturn 5, thanks to a fan-led campaign.

However the current sales data, up to Midnight last night, does NOT include streaming figures and so things will all change come Friday we've no doubt.

Matt is still very much in the race but it's not just those ahead of him he has to deal with.

Clean Bandit and Louis Tomlinson could well come back and former X Factor champs Little Mix may also prove a challenge: They're currently at Number 6 in today's midweek chart with Touch.

Elsewhere, the Friends Of Jo Cox's cover of Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want is at Number 9

The Christmas Official Chart Top 40 will be counted down on The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1, Friday, 23 December from 4pm. The full Top 100 will be published on OfficialCharts.com at 5:45pm.

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