Every year you're never quite sure who's gonna be the Christmas number one... until the X-Factor winner is announced. This year the honour deservedly fell to Alexandra Burke, the second winner to be a genuinely talented singer - Leona Lewis being the other - whose debut single is a cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'.
Imagine my confusion then, when trawling through the Facebook, when I saw that Jeff Buckley fans have thrown their toys out of the pram demanding that the "original" version be bought in order to rival Alexandra's for the number one spot. I can understand their passionate love of that version of the song, but after doing some research, it appears that there has been a multitude of cover versions released previously that haven't received such staunch opposition.
In many respects, Alexandra's version is a good effort. She has a very gospel style and this song demands such an approach. I sincerely hope that Alexandra's version gets to number one because, firstly, she is a deserving winner, and, secondly, to put one over on the 'know-all' music snobs.