X Factor finalists to release charity single
From: Music News.com
The 16 finalists from this year’s X Factor series will be releasing a charity single in aid of ACT & Children’s Hospices UK. The acts will release their cover of the Rose Royce classic ‘Wishing On A Star’ via download on November 20th and via physical single on November 21st, on Syco Music.
All net record company proceeds from sales of the single will go to ACT & Children’s Hospices UK. There are an estimated 23,500 children and young unlikely to live to reach adulthood. ACT & Children’s Hospices UK is the voice for all these children, young people and their families, as well as the organisations and people that support them. The charity ensures that every life-limited and life-threatened child, young person and their family gets the best possible care and support from the moment of diagnosis, wherever they live and for as long as they need it.
Simon Cowell has worked closely with ACT & Children’s Hospices for many years and comments: “Having worked close hand with this charity and seeing the amazing work they do for kids and their families who need help and support, I am thrilled that the X Factor charity single this year will benefit this charity.’”
The single is the fourth charity release from X Factor, following last year’s cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’, 2009′s cover of Michael Jacksons’s ‘You Are Not Alone,’ which supported Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and 2008′s ‘Hero’ which raised over £1.3 million, again for the ‘Help For Heroes’ charity.
The finalists will record the single in London this week, produced by luminary music producer Biff (Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue, Will Young). A video will be shot later this month.
The sixteen acts performing on the single are: the boys, Frankie Cocozza, Craig Colton, Marcus Collins and James Michael; the girls, Janet Devlin, Amelia Lily, Sophie Habibis and Misha Bryan; the groups, Nu Vibe, Rhythmix, The Risk and 2 Shoes; and the overs, Kitty Brucknell, Johnny Robinson, Jonjo Kerr and Sami Brookes.