To mark its 10th anniversary, “The X Factor UK” is releasing a celebratory 2 disc, 34 track, greatest hits album. Big names like Leona Lewis, One Direction and Olly Murs all feature, but there is one glaring omission – Jedward.

While many may still consider Jedward to be a joke, there is no denying that they are one of the most commercially successful acts to come out of the show. Admittedly, much of their musical output has been of questionable quality. But both “Waterline” and “Lipstick” were massive hits right across Europe and Korea (random). Sales figures aside, the songs were pretty decent too. Even the critics liked them. Surely at least one of the tracks, it not both, should have been included on the album.

What makes the snub even more rankling is that less popular acts have made it on ahead of the twins. Marcus Collins, Jahmene Douglas, Lucy Spraggan … now come on! How on earth did they manage to make the cut?

But this isn’t the first time that Jedward have been ignored by “X Factor” producers. They were also left out of “The Ultimate X Factor Mashup” earlier in the year.  Although, thankfully, it’s not just Jedheads and Eurovision fans who have criticised the omissions. Media outlets, including Digital Spy and Metro, have also questioned why the duo are being snubbed.

Jedward aren’t the only Eurovision act not deemed good enough for the album. Andy Abraham, the UK 2008 entrant, has also been excluded. Although, I doubt whether even Eurovision fans would be arguing for his inclusion. We’d probably all agree that the producers made the right call there.

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However, while Simon Cowell and his cronies may be turning their noses up at Jedward in the UK, this isn’t the case around the world. For instance the twins were recently special guests on the Australian version.

So are you guys outraged that Jedward have been excluded? Or even just a little miffed? Share your thoughts in the comments box.

Below is the full tracklist for “The X Factor – The Greatest Hits”. Are all of these better than “Waterline” and “Lipstick”? I don’t think so.

Disc 1
1. Leona Lewis: ‘Bleeding Love’
2. One Direction: ‘What Makes You Beautiful’
3. Olly Murs ft. Rizzle Kicks: ‘Heart Skips A Beat’
4. JLS: ‘Beat Again’
5. Little Mix: ‘Wings’
6. Alexandra Burke ft. Flo Rida: ‘Bad Boys’
7. James Arthur: ‘Impossible’
8. Rebecca Ferguson: ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’
9. Joe McElderry: ‘The Climb’
10. Matt Cardle: ‘When We Collide’
11. Diana Vickers: ‘Once’
12. Amelia Lily: ‘You Bring Me Joy’
13. Shayne Ward: ‘No Promises’
14. Union J: ‘Carry You’
15. Misha B: ‘Do You Think Of Me’
16. Lucy Spraggan: ‘Last Night (Beer Fear)’
17. Cher Lloyd: ‘Swagger Jagger’

Disc 2
1. Olly Murs ft. Flo Rida: ‘Troublemaker’
2. JLS: ‘Everybody In Love’
3. One Direction: ‘Little Things’
4. Leona Lewis: ‘Run’
5. Little Mix: ‘Cannonball’
6. Alexandra Burke: ‘Hallelujah’
7. James Arthur: ‘You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You’
8. Shayne Ward: ‘That’s My Goal’
9. Cher Lloyd ft. Mike Posner: ‘With Ur Love’
10. Rebecca Ferguson: ‘Backtrack’
11. Marcus Collins: ‘Seven Nation Army’
12. Matt Cardle: ‘Run For Your Life’
13. Misha B: ‘Home Run’
14. Lucy Spraggan: ‘Lighthouse’
15. Aiden Grimshaw: ‘Is This Love’
16. Joe McElderry: ‘Ambitions’
17. Jahmene Douglas: ‘Titanium’

Padraig Jude contributed this report from Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PadraigJude. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

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james
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Don’t forget Chico and Same Difference too!

Sue gardener
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Sue gardener

Jedward are still one of the most talked about acts from XFactor they have done well for themselves and better than many included, it is a great pity they have been left out

Molly Clews
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Molly Clews

Its completely unfair that they’ve left Jedward off the album they are outstanding performers and are one of the most successful acts ever to come off the show and yet X Factor seem to see them as an embarrassment! It irritates me a lot that the twins are treated this way by them! They are brilliant performers and deserve more credit for what they’ve achieved!

Robyn
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Robyn

All the other acts are signed to Syco, Sony or a Sony subsidiary label, whereas Jedward were with Universal Music Ireland, though their debut single “Under Pressure/Ice Ice Baby” was with Sony.

It’s a damn shame they couldn’t have put “Lipstick” on the album. It’s easily one of the best singles to come from an X Factor alumnus.

Fozziej
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Fozziej

@padraigJude Aiden Grimshaw was definately signed to Syco. The other artists you mention are/were all signed to Sony or some subsidiary label of Sony. I’m pretty sure that’s the case with all artist included on this album, if not the vast majority. I doubt you will find any Universal artist on this cd but please correct me if i’m wrong. It’s just a promo cd for Sony artists, claiming to be an xfactor greatest hits cd. And of course a clever way of making lots of money for Sony too.

river
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river

Probably the snub is more acts signed to Sony and Syco based labels, or maybe it is that Jedward songs were hits across Europe (and South Korea) via Eurovision and no thanks to X factor. A bit of good old UK snub Eurovision going on as well.

Mandy Stansfield
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Mandy Stansfield

Jedward are a National treasure and it sucks they aren’t on the album but it wont stop them climbing the ladder of success. They’re stronger now than ever before, with or without the X Factor’s support.

Tiggeh
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Tiggeh

jedward won’t be on the disc cos they aint signed to syco!

Charles
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Charles

As if Jedward were musically relevant or in anything good … come on …

Julian
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Julian

if something is already history from x factor uk that’s jedward

NathalieBazinga
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Assholes fullstop

Alex
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Alex

Wow, they had 2 discs and they couldn’t find room to put Jedward on there?