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Thursday 21 August 2014

Nadine Coyle vs Cheryl Cole: The one-sided chart battle

Nadine Coyle
Cheryl Cole's new single Promise This has leapt straight to number one on the charts
THIS IMAGE IS STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 MONDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2010.FROM TALKBACK THAMES TV FOR ITVTHE X FACTOR on Sunday 3rd October 2010 on ITV1Picture Shows: Rachel, Katie and Cher with CherylPicture Caption: The multi-award winning entertainment show returns to our screens for an explosive seventh series, following on from the ratings smash of last season, as the search for the next singing superstar reaches new levels.With new mum Dannii Minogue returning for Judgesâ Houses, this year will see a series of celebrity guest judges take their seats at the auditions. They are Geri Halliwell, Katy Perry, Natalie Imbruglia, Nicole Scherzinger and Pixie Lott. They will join regular judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole as they travel across Britain and over to Ireland for the auditions, with the hopefuls trying to impress the judges and audiences of thousands.Dermot O'Leary returns to host the proceedings on ITV1 and will be on hand to celebrate with the successful acts and mop up the tears of those that aren't, whilst new to the team is Konnie Huq who will be fronting ITV2âs The Xtra Factor.Source: DigitalPicture Contact: Emily Page on emily.page@itv.com/020 715 73034 and Shane Chapman on shane.chapman@itv.com/020 715 73043COPYRIGHT: TALKBACK THAMES

Nadine Coyle’s chart battle with Cheryl Cole has been a distinctly one-sided affair so far.

As the ‘nation’s sweetheart’ leapt to number one yesterday with her second solo single Promise This, our homegrown talent is quickly falling into the shadow cast by her super successful Girls Aloud band-mate.

The Official Charts Company said Cole’s single sold 157,000 copies, giving her the highest first week sales of 2010 for a non-charity single.

Despite Derry girl Nadine clearly having a better singing voice than Cheryl, she has failed to gain the same precious airplay that Ms Cole has enjoyed.

Nadine is recognised as the lead vocalist in Girls Aloud and the group has achieved phenomenal international sales, but flying solo the same level of success is not looking likely as Nadine has failed to make it on the crucially important Radio One playlist with her debut solo single Insatiable.

She is also insisting on only singing live when promoting the single, something sure to rub Cheryl up the wrong way after the criticism she received for lip-syncing her way through last week’s comeback performance on the X Factor following her reported life-threatening battle with malaria.

Industry insiders said Nadine’s reported refusal to appear on X Factor and the rumoured tension between her and Cheryl could be a contributing factor to Coyle’s success or lack thereof in the UK.

Nadine’s single is available for download now and has received favourable reviews, but only managed to get a fraction of the airplay her chart rival had during October.

Also, as Nadine is has been based in America for a number of years and has an infrequent presence in the UK and Ireland, she has found it tough to compete with Cheryl who is never far from our screens and one of the most talked about women in entertainment.

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