Biffy Clyro fans are hoping to whip up a campaign to get the rock trio to number one to beat X Factor winner Matt Cardle's cover of one of their songs.
Cardle is aiming for the Christmas number one with his version of When We Collide, which he played on last night's final.
The track was written and originally recorded by the Mercury Prize-nominated rock act under the title Many Of Horror.
Now Biffy fans have established a Facebook campaign to get the band's version to the top of the charts. They say it is to recognise their "creativity", rather than as an anti-X Factor protest.
The campaign organisers wrote: "At first I was delighted to hear that Biffy, my favourite band, were so highly thought of in the mainstream. Then I started to think, why should Cardle get a Christmas number one after rocking up to an X-Factor audition?
"Biffy Clyro have been working hard as a band for many years now and, in my opinion, haven't yet achieved the recognition they deserve."
Almost 18,000 people had signed up to the campaign in just a matter of hours. Organisers added: "So rather than this being about 'sticking it to Cowell' or whatever - this is about recognising the original artist for their creativity."
Last year music fans were behind a well orchestrated effort to derail the single by 2009 winner Joe McElderry as he tried to get the festive chart-topper. He was beaten by a re-released version of Rage Against The Machine's Killing In The Name.
Whatever the success of the efforts to get the original to top the charts, it will mean a huge boost to the profile of Scots trio Biffy Clyro.
The band - led by heavily tattooed frontman Simon Neil - first came together 15 years ago. The line-up also includes brothers Ben and James Johnston.
Their biggest singles chart hit was in 2008 with the track Mountains, which reached number five.
Many Of Horror - taken from fifth album Only Revolutions - made it to number 20.
Speaking about the track earlier this year Neil said: "Lyrically it's about being so madly in love that you can't live without someone. But equally you just want to kill each other sometimes."
The band are currently touring in Australia and are due to play the Rod Laver Arena tomorrow.
A campaign in 2008 helped the late Jeff Buckley's version of the Leonard Cohen-penned song Hallelujah get to number two in the charts, in response to that year's X Factor winner Alexandra Burke releasing a version of the track. Burke's single still topped the chart.