Simon Cowell Pulls Together Stars For A Charity Single


Last week Simon Cowell announced that he’d begun making phone calls to gather an all-star group of artists for a charity single benefiting the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. According to the NME, the single is expected out on Wednesday (June 21) and artists including Craig David, Emeli Sandé, James Blunt, Rita Ora and the Libertines’ Carl Barat were spotted heading into a Notting Hill studio to record the song over the weekend.

The track they’re collaborating on is said to be a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” It was originally slated for release on Monday (June 19), but has reportedly been pushed back to allow time for Celine Dion and Robbie Williams to record their vocals, according to Billboard.com.

“Good Morning Britain” host Philippa Tomson wrote on Sunday (June 18) that the song was expected to drop a week after the fire engulfed the residential tower, with 79 people feared dead at press time. A spokesperson for Cowell could not be reached for comment at press time.

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