X Factor stars prepare to release charity single

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 November 2010
Matt Cardle

Matt Cardle

'The X Factor' finalists are preparing to release a cover of David Bowie's classic track 'Heroes' this weekend (21.11.10) to raise cash for forces' charity Help For Heroes

The 'X Factor' finalists are releasing a charity single in aid of Help For Heroes on Sunday (21.11.10).

The sixteen acts who made it into the live finals will be reunited this weekend to perform the single - a cover version of David Bowie's classic 'Heroes' - for the first time on the ITV1 show, and it is hoped the single will raise thousands for injured British service personnel around the world.

Matt Cardle said: "Our forces risk their lives every day and get paid less than footballers. It takes the absolute p**s and makes me sick."

Meanwhile, One Direction's Niall Horan admitted taking part in the charity single - which was originally a hit in 1977 - "puts things into perspective" for the aspiring stars.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "It really puts things into perspective. We all complained about having to get up early and do this video shoot this morning - I feel so bad about that now."

However, while the track - which was recorded in October - sees eliminated contestants given their chance to shine, eccentric Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho features only on the choruses of the charity single.

Elsewhere in 'The X Factor' camp, police are said to be investigating online death threats made to controversial contestant Katie Waissel - who survived her fourth sing-off on Sunday (14.11.10) - while security has been stepped up to protect the 24-year-old hopeful.

A spokesperson for the ITV1 show said: "These threats are disgusting and outrageous. This is cyber bullying and we will not put up with it. We are doing what we can to stop it and are contacting the police."

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