Simon Cowell Salutes Matt Cardle
SiCo calls Matt a "worthy winner"...
"He is a worthy winner and when he sang that song the first time around he finally believed he could win.
"That performance was stunning. He sang it incredibly well and he's a great guy.
"Viewers believed in him, they liked him and he changed it up week-on-week. He also landed the final punch on the night it really mattered.
"You saw the reaction from all the other contestants when he won. All of them apart from one really liked him and you don't see that very often. It meant everything to him and people liked him as a person."
Cardle has now signed to Cowell's Syco label, and looks in with a very good chance set to score a Christmas number one with the Biffy track - which is being renamed as When We Collide.
Cowell also praised runner-up Rebecca Ferguson, saying:
"I love her and she will have a fantastic career... She's unique and knows her own mind."