X Factor: Charity single details revealed?

The X Factor finalists will apparently cover a Rose Royce classic for this year’s charity single release.

According to The Sun newspaper the finalists will record ‘Wishing On A Star’ this week and be released on 20th November. The money raised from the charity single will go to children’s charity ACT and Children’s Hospices UK. Previous covers include Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘You Are Not Alone’.

“Having worked closely with this charity and seen the amazing work it does for kids and their families, I am thrilled that the X Factor single will help them.” – Simon Cowell quoted in The Sun.

Rose Royce reached No.3 in the UK charts with ‘Wishing On A Star’ back in January 1978. One of their most recognisable songs, ‘Car Wash’, was released in December 1976 and has re-entered the charts on numerous occasions.