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Monday 27 April 2015

Campaign for Wagner to win X Factor

Campaigners want Wagner to win The X Factor
Campaigners want Wagner to win The X Factor

X Factor detractors are hoping to scupper the hit ITV show with a campaign to get eccentric singer Wagner Carrilho to win.

Last year, X Factor winner Joe McElderry lost the battle for the Christmas number one when US rockers Rage Against The Machine got to the top following a Facebook campaign.

This year, Brazilian singer and former PE teacher Wagner, 54, is being given a boost thanks to an X Factor protest internet campaign.

Thanxx wrote on the site: "If you just fancy a really crazy Xmas number 1 this year... vote Wagner!!! If you despise all what the X Factor stands for vote Wagner!

"If you hate Simon Cowell and want to p*** him off vote Wagner! If you want to help run the X factor into the ground and cause mayhem vote Wagner!"

Simon Matthews wrote on the social networking site: "I actually think Wagner would make for a really fun Xmas number 1, gotta be better than the alternative romantic slushy s***e that one of the other contestants would bring out!"

Merton32 wrote: "Let's get Wagner to win! - join this Facebook group!!!!!.. would be v. funny!!!! - Jedward eat your hearts out!!!! X Factor Protest - Wagner to win."

Wagner performed a medley of Spice Up Your Life and Living La Vida Loca on Saturday's show but got through to the next week despite being made a favourite by bookies to go.

His performance on the guilty pleasures themed week left Cheryl Cole cold, with the judge saying: "There was a lot of guilty going on up there. I don't know if there was a lot of pleasure for me."

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