Little Mix may be the hot favourites but the race for Christmas number one may not be over yet with a popular YouTube video being turned into a remix hit.
The YouTube clip of a dog owner frantically chasing after his dog Fenton across Richmond Park has been remixed by The Hoxtons, a progressive house duo, and may be heading to the much-desired number one spot this Christmas.
The single, “Benton! Jesus Christ!” which features Fenton Against The Machine, is released in the same week as Little Mix’ X-Factor single.
In another attempt to stop X-Factor getting to number one, a campaign on Facebook has been set up to try “to annoy Simon Cowell and try to save the UK from an X Factor Christmas number 1”.
The Facebook page also states:
“If there’s one man who can take on Simon Cowell and win, it’s a dog, and that dog is called BENTON (or possibly Fenton).”
Pitch & Sync has produced the song and it will be out in the shops on Monday December 18 and can be bought from iTunes and Amazon, and viewed on YouTube (naturally).
The Hoxtons say that all proceeds from the single’s sales will be going to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Fenton, the black Labrador, became a huge online hit after being caught on film chasing a herd of deer across Richmond Park.
“Jesus Chris! Benton!” quickly became a massive catchphrase as the desperate owner was seen chasing his unruly pet across the park, shouting after him.
The humorous clip shot to fame on YouTube after it was viewed more than 2.7 million times and has already seen numerous spoof clips appear on the site.