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Super Extra Miley Factor December 4, 2009

Posted by Paula in Muzak, Televisual.
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Simon Cowell has chosen the Miley Cyrus hit The Climb as this year’s X Factor winner’s song. Certainly a change in tempo from last year’s song, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing was reportedly also a contender, but I doubt anyone could beat the Glee cover of that song (or the original, I guess).

The Climb, which featured in the Hannah Montana movie earler this year, certainly fulfills all the criteria for an X Factor winner’s hit: poignant lyrics about making it/finding happiness/falling in love/defying the odds, a build up to a big final chorus, and a nice catchy melody. All Cowell needs to add is a key change, and it’ll be musical gold.

It’s an odd choice for a winner’s song, considering there’s only one female performer left in the competition. Apparently Olly and Danyl have been struggling with it in this week’s rehearsals. They’re too macho, perhaps?

Task for this week: Learn The Climb‘s lyrics by heart in time for Saturday night’s X Factor. Add key change if you wish.

The Climb – Miley Cyrus (download)