X Factor Final 12 To Release Michael Jackson’s ‘You Are Not Alone’ As Charity Single

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The 2009 X Factor finalists will release a charity single this November, to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The final 12 acts have recorded an emotive cover of the Michael Jackson classic hit ‘You Are Not Alone’ and will perform the single for the first time on The X Factor during the results show on Sunday 15th November. Patients from Great Ormond Street Hospital will also be in the studio audience on the night, so expect some teary eyed moments.

Fans will be able to pre order the single from Sunday 15th and it will be physically on sale from Monday 16th November.

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Simon Cowell commented: “Following last years record we made with the X Factor Finalists in aid of Help For Heros last year we decided we wanted to do something annually on the show to help good causes. This year we chose to work with Great Ormond Street to help raise funds and awareness for their incredible work. I’m very proud of the single and I really hope it raises an enormous amount of money for people who really need our help”

Louis Walsh added: “Great Ormond Street Hospital does some incredible work and I implore everyone to go out and buy the single to help raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Dannii Minogue said: “I have been aware of the amazing work Great Ormond Street does for a long time, coming into contact with many families who have benefited from their tireless care and attention. Their work is incredible and I’m so pleased that we are able to offer them support with this single.”

Dr Jane Collins, chief executive at Great Ormond Street Hospital, said: “Everyone at the hospital is X-tremely X-cited that The X Factor has chosen to support us! We really hope that the public will buy this recording so we can raise as much money as possible to allow us to continue to help sick children from across the UK get better.”

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Fourteen year old, Jade Rowles, said: “I think it’s brilliant that the X Factor is supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital because last year I got to meet Alex just after I’d had my lung transplant. The visit from her really cheered me up and she even invited me to the X Factor live tour – one of the best nights of my life! If you buy this record you’ll be helping lots of other kids like me.”

For more information on Great Ormond Street Hospital go to www.gosh.org

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!