Emeli Sande, Liam Payne, James Arthur confirmed for Grenfell Tower fire charity single

Liam Payne - Rollacoaster

Simon Cowell has confirmed details of the Charity Single that will be released to raise money for those affected by the tragic Grenfell Tower fire earlier this week.

A couple of days ago we reported that Simon Cowell confirmed on Twitter that he was looking to release a ‘record’ to help all those affected by the fire, and he was going to confirm more information over the coming days. Well, yesterday the confirmation officially came.

What we know at this stage is that the charity single will be a cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. Names confirmed to appear on the track include the likes of Liam Payne, Lily Allen, Louisa Johnson, Craig David, Skepta, Emili Sande, The Who, and James Arthur.

Cowell has confirmed that he and his team will not be off the phone until the final note of the song is recorded trying to get people involved, to it’s likely the list of names involved will grow.

Recording of the song will take place over the weekend and will be released on Monday for everyone to purchase. The government is waiving all VAT costs for the single as well, which means that even more money will go to the victims of the tragic and heartbreaking fire.

Emeli Sande

It’s thought that ITV will premiere the official music video for ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ in a primetime slot next week.

Cowell confirmed his intentions on Twitter on Thursday evening, in which he wrote: “We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight”.

Nick Barnes

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