18 year old South Shields singer Joe McElderry has won the sixth series of Britain’s X Factor this evening (London time). He won the show over Olly Murs in what seemed like a tight tussle for votes between the pair. It was later revealed that Joe had secured more than 60% of the vote to win. Guest performances on the final came courtesy of Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke with JLS, George Michael and Sir Paul McCartney. Joe will release his debut single ‘The Climb’ (better known to Australian audiences as the top ten hit for Miley Cyrus) on Wednesday this week.