X Factor's Dalton Andre Harris' winners song out of the Christmas Number 1 race

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It’d take a Christmas miracle for X Factor winner Dalton Andre Harris to get this year’s festive Number 1.

Dalton Andre Harris was crowned the winner of The X Factor 2018 earlier this month, beating Scarlett Lee in the final showdown.

Anthony Russell finished the final in third place during the live show at Wembley Arena.

The Power Of Love is Dalton’s winner’s duet, featuring former X Factor winner James Arthur.

After he was announced the winner, Dalton gave a live performance of the track before its immediate release online to download and stream.

In its first week on sale, the song peaked at Number 4 before falling to Number 12 last week.

Now in its third week on the charts, the song has fallen down to Number 38 according to the Official Charts Company Update.

Countless Christmas tracks such as All I Want For Christmas Is You and Last Christmas have poured into the charts ahead of the holiday season.

However at Number 1 it’s a three-way battle between a trio of VERY different songs.

There’s Ariana Grande’s thank u, next – the current Number 1 – is battling out with fellow popstar Ava Max’s Sweet But Psycho and charity novelty track We Built This City.

The song, by YouTuber LadBaby, is a parody of the 1985 Starship song, but with the lyrics changed from ‘rock and roll’ to ‘sausage rolls’. Profits from downloads are going to support foodbanks across the UK.

Bookies Ladbrokes today suspended betting on this year’s Christmas number one after a flurry of bets this morning on LadBaby.

Having been a 6/1 shot yesterday, the bookies pulled the plug on bets after slashing odds to as short as 1/6.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “LadBaby’s late push for Christmas number one spot looks to have worked and we’re no longer taking bets on exactly who’ll top the charts on Christmas Day.”

The official Christmas Number 1 of 2018 will be revealed on Friday, December 21.

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