The X Factor winner’s single will be in aid of children’s charity Together for Short Lives. Through its partnership with Together for Short Lives, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) will benefit from some of the proceeds raised.
The two X Factor finalists will perform their prospective winner’s single live during The X Factor’s spectacular final at the SSE Wembley Arena. The song will be available to download immediately after The X Factor winner is crowned on the 14th December and the CD single will be in stores from the 17th December
Syco will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD single and download and also from streaming to Together for Short Lives. This is expected to be at least £1 for each CD and 20p for each download.
The single will be the seventh charity release from The X Factor and the third winner’s single with proceeds going to charity following Sam Bailey’s number 1 hit release ‘Skyscraper’ and James Arthur’s million-selling release ‘Impossible in 2012. In 2011 the finalists recorded the cover for the Rose Royce classic ‘Wishing On A Star’. Before that came David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ (2010), Michael Jackson’s ‘You Are Not Alone’ (2009) which supported Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and ‘Hero’ (2008) for Help For Heroes charity.
These releases have raised millions of pounds for charity.