…until Syco agree IN WRITING that they will stop trying to make 'Skyscraper' work and that the song given to any future winner or winners will be this?

Seriously ladies and gentlemen, what a song. It's a winner's anthem for the bells alone.

Can you think of a single X Factor winner who wouldn't have shaken pop to its very found­a­tions with a version of this? Well yes, Little Mix. But apart from them? Exactly.

You can read about Carolina Liar, the act behind this song, in our 2009 interview with Max Martin (!!). Max co-produced it you see.