17-year-old Louisa Johnson from Essex has just won season 12 of X Factor UK and released Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” as her debut single. The song was produced by One Direction’s songwriters and producers. I guess we know what they will be doing now that One Direction are going on a break.
All profits from this single will go to charity. Read the press release below. Check out Louisa’s official website HERE.
Louisa Johnson Wins The X Factor!
Sunday, Dec 13th 2015, 21:58 pm
The X Factor Winner’s Single
Available To Download Now
Released Wednesday 16th December on CD Single
London, December 13th 2015
She stunned X Factor fans from her very first audition, and this evening Louisa Johnson has been crowned the winner of The X Factor 2015.
After thousands of auditions nationwide, boot camp, the 6 Chair Challenge and a string of sensational live shows, The X Factor 2015 climaxed with one of the closest finales the show has ever witnessed, with 17-year-old Louisa eventually triumphing.
Mentored by Rita Ora, Louisa captivated viewers from the outset. She stunned in her very first audition with her soulful vocals covering ‘Who’s Loving You’, marking her out as a firm favourite with the viewers and judges alike.
Louisa’s debut single is her rendition of Bob Dylan’s classic ‘Forever Young’. Produced by Julian Bunetta, John Ryan and AFTERHRS, this beautiful and emotive track features a stunning vocal, sweet harmonies and soaring strings.
The single is available immediately for download. The CD will then be released on Wednesday 16h December and will include recordings of two of Louisa’s greatest moments on the show – ‘God Only Knows’ and ‘Let It Go’.
The release of ‘Forever Young’ will be in aid of children’s charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase. Simco Limited will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of each CD and download and in respect of all streaming in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to be shared equally by Together for Short Lives, registered charity no. 1144022and Shooting Star Chase, registered charity no. 1042495. This donation will be at least £1 for each CD sold in the UK and at least 20p for each download sold in the UK.
Simon Cowell says, “I have worked with these inspirational charities for many years and I’m delighted that The X Factor winner’s single sales will help families who are going through such unimaginably difficult times. In 2015, raising funds for hospice care is more important than ever, and both Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase are important charities which support children all over the country. The money we raise will make a real difference.”
Barbara Gelb, CEO of Together for Short Lives adds, “Together for Short Lives is so thrilled to be benefiting from The X Factor Winner’s Single again this year – it means so much to families caring for the UK’s 49,000 children and young people with life- shortening conditions. These children often have very complex and unpredictable conditions and need round-the-clock-care and support 24/7. Too many families struggle to cope and feel isolated and alone, not knowing what tomorrow will bring. Working with The X Factor is transformational, helping Together for Short Lives to reach out to thousands of families. And the money raised through The X Factor Winner’s Single will make a lasting difference to the lifeline services that deliver extraordinary care to children and families – at home and in the community, helping children to live as full lives as possible.”
David Burland, Chief Executive at Shooting Star Chase, said: “We are thrilled Shooting Star Chase has been named as joint beneficiary of The X Factor charity single. It’s the best Christmas present we could ever imagine and cannot thank The X Factor enough. I see first-hand the extremely difficult circumstances children with life-limiting conditions face and am regularly humbled by the way they cope with what life has thrown at them. They tell us the support we offer keeps them going and we know that’s only possible because of the generosity of our supporters. It costs us £10 million every year to provide our vital care but we know there are many more families desperate for our support. By buying this single people will enable us to provide direct care to families at our hospices and in their own homes when they need it most.”
The X Factor has been a permanent fixture on the nation’s televisions and in the public consciousness since it first appeared on our screens in 2004.
Louisa Johnson will be headlining The X Factor Live Tour 2016, which will visit arenas nationwide in February and March. For tickets please see www.gigsandtours.com / www.seetickets.com
For press enquiries please contact Simon Jones
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020 7636 8715
NOTES TO EDITORS
Together for Short Lives
Together for Short Lives is the leading charity for UK children’s palliative care. We support those who help, love and care for children and young people who are unlikely to reach adulthood. We work with children’s hospices and a range of other services across the country to ensure that every child, young person and their family has the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it. From the moment of diagnosis, for whatever life holds, we help to ensure families make the most of their precious time together.
Shooting Star Chase
Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.?Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.
Our bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Our care service includes short breaks at our two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford), Hospice at Home, day care, symptom management, end-of-life care, bereavement care and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family.?It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care. Around 10% of our income comes from government funding, so we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running. What’s more, we know there are many more families desperate for our vital support, so it’s crucial we raise more funds to provide more care.