Simon Cowell organizes charity single after Grenfell Tower fire

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BYKate Feldman
Simon Cowell has organized a charity single, including performances by Rita Ora and Louis Tomlinson, to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Britain’s brightest stars joined forces over the weekend for a charity song to support the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire — but the song won't be released until Wednesday to reportedly allow others to join in.

Simon Cowell organized musicians including Louis Tomlinson and Roger Daltrey for a cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” 

All proceeds from the song will go to the victims of the June 14 fire that gutted a 24-story apartment building. The track was being prepped for immediate release, but it will now debut on Wednesday so that Celine Dion can add a vocal, NME reported.

“Until that last note has been finished, we will not be off the phone,” Cowell had told The Sun about collecting talent for the song. He tweeted that he started "making calls" to get talent the day after the June 14 fire.

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Other performers include James Blunt, Lily Allen, Leona Lewis, Stormzy, Robbie Williams, Craig David and Pixie Lott.

Rita Ora, who grew up near Grenfell Tower, will also be featured on the song.

At least 79 people died in the building fire.

We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight.

— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) June 15, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May announced that all families that were displaced would receive a stipend of about $7,000.

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In 2010, Cowell also organized a charity single for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, with musical contributions from Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue and Rod Stewart.

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