Simon Cowell’s charity single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which killed at least 79 people last week, has been released this morning.
The track is a spin on the Simon and Garfunkel classic track Bridge Over Troubled Water and features more than 50 stars including grime artist Stormzy, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion and Craig David.
Paul McCartney, Brian May and Roger Daltrey are also among the vocallists contributing, with other lines sung by Rita Ora, Pixie Lott, Ella Eyre and Paloma Faith.
Pianist Tokio Myers, who recently won Britain's Got Talent, has recorded part of the single, as have Bastille, James Blunt and One Direction members Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.
"What a haunting, beautiful rendition," said Piers Morgan on ITV's Good Morning Britain, where the song, which is led by choirmaster Gareth Malone, was played in full. Malone directs a 300 -strong choir on the single as well as a local community choir, some of whose participants were directly affected by the fire.
How can I buy the track and donate to victims?
Cowell lives in the same London borough as Grenfell Tower and last Thursday announced he would release the single. It was recorded at west London’s Sarm Studios, half a mile away from the Grenfell Tower site. Cowell has also donated £100,000 to the Grenfell foundation himself.
“I was going to send a cheque but I thought we could do more," he said.
"That’s why we are making a record. It sends a message of support. We got this up and running in 48 hours. I spoke to all the major labels and they got back to me in an hour offering their support."
How is Stormzy involved?
Rap artist Stomzy has written an introductory verse to the single which features the lines:
"I don't know where to begin/So I'll start by saying I refuse to forget you/I refuse to be silenced/I refuse to neglect you".
When can I watch the video?
The video for the single will premiere on ITV before tonight's Coronation Street at 7.30pm.