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Victory for Michelle!

Michelle McManusMichelle McManus has been crowned the winner of Pop Idol 2003 after more than 10 million votes were cast and counted. Michelle is believed to of received around 70% of the votes, which happened to be the biggest vote in Uk TV history.

Michelle had been installed as the bookies' favourite over the course of the last week after Sam Nixon's shock exit from the show.

Michelle's first single, 'All This Time', will be released on January 5.

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Pop Idol Album release

avaliable now! The Xmas Factor features all 12 Pop Idol finalists singing the nations favourite Xmas songs.

Each of the finalists deliver excellent solo performances, as one would expect. However, nestling alongside the solo songs are a couple of ensemble gems.

The Pop Idol group collaborations "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)", which has been released as a Xmas single, and "On This Day" are great versions of great songs.

The Pop Idol Xmas Factor is available from amazon,

1. Happy Xmas (War is Over)

2. All I Want For Xmas

3. Santa Claus is coming To Town

4. Oh Holy Night

5. Santa Baby

6. Blue Christmas

7. White Christmas

8. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

9. Silent Night

10. I Believe

11. Mary's Boy Child

12. When A Child Is Born

13. Last Christmas

14. On This Day

... Pop Idol Xmas factor is avaliable now!


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Chris misses out on Final

Chris HideChris Hide, dubbed 'the Pop Idol vicar', become the latest contestant to be eliminated after a tense Christmas themed show.

All four contestants put in strong performances and it was brummie Mark, who the judges thought would get the chop in the public vote. Simon Cowell even went as far as to say that Chris' performance of 'Winter Wonderland' was the highlight of the series so far.

However, a tight vote with just a 1% seperating the bottom two places, proved the judges wrong as a visibly shocked Chris ended up in last place.

Next week, the penultimate show in the series will have the remaining three pop wannabes performing songs chosen by the judges.

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Susanne leaves Pop Idol

Roxanne Cooper Susanne Manning finished last in Saturday's public vote, missing out on a place in Pop Idol's final four.

Susanne had endured a week of bad press after speculation about her behavior towards fellow pop wannabe Michelle, appeared in the tabloid papers.

Susanne put all of that behind her to perform her version of Erma Franklin's 'Take A Little Piece Of My Heart'. However, her rendition of the big band classic failed to measure up and outstanding performances from rival contestants Sam, Michelle, Mark and Chris meant that Susanne was always going to struggle in the public vote.

Each of the other four contestants were unanimously praised by the judges for their big band performances, but Susanne was told by Simon Cowell that she would "have a problem" in the voting.

When the results came in Chris, Sam and Michelle were safe, leaving Mark and Susanne to sweat it out for the final place, which finally went to Brummie Mark.

Next week's Pop Idol will have all the contestants singing classic Christmas songs.

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Roxanne's silver lining

Roxanne CooperPop Idol loser Roxanne Cooper is all set to to land a £1million record deal just days after being voted off the show.

Roxanne, who has recently celebrated her 17th birthday, will be snapped up by the show's creator and former manager of the Spice Girls, Simon Fuller.

Simon Fuller, who has also managed S Club and Gareth Gates, arranged to meet Roxanne weeks ago in order to sign her up and even sent her a Tiffany bracelet for her birthday.

Roxanne was voted off on Saturday after her rendition of the Beatles Let it Be failed to impress the public. Her exit was a shock, especially for the judges who had tipped Brummie Mark Rhodes to go.

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