The TV judge had initially shared his plans with his followers on Twitter when he told everyone: “I am watching the footage of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Heartbreaking.
“We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy. Making calls tonight.”
And now, the media mogul has revealed details about the track during a chat on Good Morning Britain.
Speaking to Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway over the phone, Simon explained that a number of stars have already pledged their support for the song which will be recorded over the weekend.
London fire: Simon Cowell confirms details of charity single for Grenfell tower tragedy victims: Simon Cowell confirmed that the charity single was going ahead and that it would be recorded on Sunday [ITV]
“[What] I’m hoping will happen with the record is that it pricks a few people’s consciousness and then other people decide to do something else, because I think we can do more in addition to just the record. That’s my plan.
“We will record it hopefully and finish it Sunday, latest Monday.
“We already started to get a lot of people calling in saying, ‘of course we would love to do it’.”
Revealing that singers don’t even need to be in the UK to record vocals, the star added: “People who can’t make it physically to the studio, we can record their vocals wherever they are in the world if they want to be involved The song is important because it obviously has to be sincere.
“It has to have the right message, and most importantly, for me, it has to mean something to the people affected by what happened. I do genuinely believe this will make a difference.”
During the chat, Simon explained that he went to see the building before deciding to set the wheels in motion for the special track.
London fire: Simon Cowell confirms details of charity single for Grenfell tower tragedy victims: Simon Cowell revealed his plans for the charity single on Twitter [Simon Cowell/Twitter]
London fire: Simon Cowell confirms details of charity single for Grenfell tower tragedy victims: Simon explained that he couldn’t stand by and not do anything [Wenn]
He told Kate and Ben: “I was watching the news and then I drove up to see the building which is only round the corner from me.
“I’ve seen a lot of bad things, and there, you know, not far away from where I was sitting, I just… it really dawned on you, honestly, it sent chills through me.
“Seeing the building it made a big impact,” he added.
“I think the thing that really hit home to me was when I was seeing that wall and I saw those messages and then when I saw how the residents immediately turned up with water and clothes and offers of shelter and everything else and that’s when I thought, I’m not just going to sit here and do nothing.
London fire: Simon Cowell confirms details of charity single for Grenfell tower tragedy victims: The TV judge explained how he had called for stars to sign up to help [ITV]
“For me in my position, not to do something would be appalling.
“So I wrote to all the record label heads and I basically said let’s all work together, there’s a bigger cause here.”
Fans rushed to praise Simon for his decision with one posting: “What a great gesture Simon. Lets all go out and buy it when its released. Lets help support the people affected.”
London fire: Simon Cowell confirms details of charity single for Grenfell tower tragedy victims: People watched in shock as the tower building in west London went up in flames [ITV]
Another added: “Is really awful. So sad for all the people xxx.”
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