X Factor: Amelia Lily Fix Claims Denied
After HMV started pre-orders on her winner's single before the other acts...
This prompted many XF fans to accuse the show of fixing this weekend's result for 17-year old Amelia to win - with insiders claiming those working on the ITV programme are "very annoyed" about the error and have strongly denied the allegations.
Caren Davis, head of publicity for The X Factor, said in a statement: 'This is absolutely nothing to do with The X Factor, HMV have admitted this was due to a technical error on their site."
HMV have since addressed their error, claiming: "It's just come to light that there was a technical issue uploading details of two of the artists to our site, which meant that only Amelia Lily's details appeared."
"However, these have been temporarily removed so that all three finalists' details will go up simultaneously tomorrow morning. Once up, fans will be able to pre-order the single by their preferred finalist but only orders for the eventual Winner's Single will be processed and charged for."
They added: "This was due to an unforeseen technical issue, and nothing further should be construed from it."
The X Factor final is set to take place at Wembley Arena this weekend, with Tulisa Contostavlos' act Little Mix the current favourites to be crowned 2011's winner.