Simon Cowell has announced his intentions to oversee a charity single that will raise funds for those devastated by the Grenfell Tower fire in London. The music mogul already knows exactly who he wants to sing on the track, too, as he has declared his intentions to collaborate with Adele.
“I would love to get Adele on the record, after she did what she did.”
On Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours after the Grenfell Tower fire, Adele made her way to the site of the horrific event to offer her support to the victims. A number of pictures of a visibly distressed Adele hugging and chatting to those in the vicinity of the tragedy soon popped up on Twitter.
Authorities still don’t know the reason why the fire, which quickly spread up the side of the 24-storey Grenfell Tower building because of the cladding that was attached to its side, began. The death toll for the tragedy is now at 30, but that number is expected to rise over the next few days, as up to 76 people are still unaccounted for.
Like Adele, singer Rita Ora also made her way down to Grenfell Tower in the wake of the fire to offer her support, revealing on social media that she grew up in close vicinity to it. Simon Cowell could obviously rely on Rita Ora to participate in the single, too.
There’s still some minor details to be worked out, though; during his appearance on Good Morning Britain on Friday (via Metro), Simon Cowell admitted that he has yet to decide on a song. He hopes to get everyone signed up to participate over the weekend and then start to record it on either Sunday or Monday.
“I hope it will prick a few people’s consciousness and it might spur someone on to do something else. We can do more than just a record. We will record it Sunday at the latest Monday, people who can’t make it physically to the studio we can record their vocals wherever they are in the world… The song [choice] is important because it has to be sincere, it has to have the right message, it has to mean something to the people affected. I genuinely believe it will make a difference.”
Simon Cowell is clearly intent on using his celebrity status to help those who have seen their lives left in tatters because of the tragic event. There are those that are deep in grief because the fire has taken the lives of their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and children.
The former American Idol judge admitted that he decided to help those affected after visiting the site himself, which is located just around the corner from where he lives. All of the proceeds from the single will be given to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
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