added: 23 Oct 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
It is still early days for the X Factor contestants, but already Lucy Spraggan is taking the stage by storm and leading the way in the popularity rankings. Last.fm has been analysing scrobbles, the tiny piece of data sent back to Last.fm when a user listens to their favourite contestant on any of the 600+ services tracked. The results show who the public are really listening to.
Lucy Spraggan, whose quirky style and unique song writing skills has been captivating the nation, has also won her the top spot with an incredible 21,000 scrobbles. In second place is the youngest contestant, Ella Henderson, showing Tulisa's girls are storming ahead in the competition.
At the other end of the spectrum, Last.fm data shows that the hotly disputed Rylan Clark is by far the least scrobbled contestant, even though the public saved him from the sing off this week. How long will his good fortune last as it would seem the public aren't keeping him in for his musical skills, perhaps his on stage antics will be enough to keep him in the running?
While Tulisa is looking pretty smug, Gary Barlow should watch out. He was in jeopardy of losing his third act in three weeks when Kye Sones appeared in the bottom two. Kye survived to see another week following the departure of MK1, but if Gary's boys are to remain in the competition, his acts will need to up their game. Gary's only other act Christopher Maloney is near the bottom of the table, which means that Gary could be looking at another loss.
Last.fm's Head of Music, Chris Price, has shed light on the competition, commenting, 'As is often the case, the public seem to have taken a shine to the least musically talented contestant, Rylan, and have kept him in the competition. As the series progresses it will be interesting to see how much longer he can last on antics alone. If Last.fm's data is anything to o by, we could be looking at an X Factor winner who not only has a fantastic voice, but is also a talented musician and song writer.'
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