X Factor 2011 final 16 to cover 'Wishing on a Star' for this year's charity single

Simon Cowell

We've been eagerly awaiting news about this year's X Factor charity single and here it is! The final 16 will this year release a cover of 'Wishing On A Star', with proceeds raised by their version of Rose Royce’s 1978 single Wishing on a Star being donated to ACT & Children’s Hospices UK.

X Factor boss Simon Cowell said about the new single: “I’ve seen 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 song will be released on November 19 and feature all of this year's finalists.

Finalist Frankie Cocozza said it was a "brilliant thing to be doing for a brilliant charity".


Kooky Kitty Brucknell added: "It's incredible to be able to give something back and hopefully help a lot of people."

Charity spokeswoman Barbara Gelb said: "The money raised from this single gives us the opportunity to improve the lives of these children and families.

"Every single bought, either online or through the High Street, will make such a difference."

The song will no doubt be performed by the finalists during the live shows later this year.

Watch the original below...

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