Little Mix win 'X Factor'

‘X Factor’ reached its climax last night, with girl group, Little Mix being crowned the 2011 winners, BBC News reports.

The girls: Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, are the first band to win the competition and wowed the public with their renditions of En Vogue’s ‘Don’t Let Go’ and ‘Silent Night’.

While the girls were said to be “stunned” by their victory, mentor, Tulisa Contostavlos said that she wanted them to win “more than they did”. Louis Walsh has predicted that they will be the biggest British girl band “by a mile”.

Their first single, a cover of Damien Rice’s ‘Cannonball’, is widely tipped for the Christmas number one spot and it is expected the band will earn up to £8 million, speculates the Mail Online, through record deals and personal appearances at various music event venues up and down the country.

Apparently, Simon Cowell has plans to turn Little Mix into ‘the next Spice Girls’, taking them to the US and making them known the world over. To help achieve this goal, Cowell is said to be employing the songwriting talents of Richard ‘Biff’ Stannard, who wrote for Spice Girls.

Runner-up, Marcus Collins was described as a “born little popstar” by Walsh after performing Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ and Jackie Wilson’s ‘Higher and Higher.’