Gravesend charity singer takes on Simon Cowell
PUBLISHED: 15:04 08 December 2010 | UPDATED: 15:13 08 December 2010
Celebrity look-a-likes are releasing a record to raise money for charity and keep the winner of TV's X-Factor contest off the number one spot this Christmas.
Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists The Chippendoubles features chef Gordon Ramsey look-a-like Martin Jordan, from Gravesend. They hope their Christmas song, titled Simon Carol A Christmas Cowell - which can be viewed on Youtube and will be released for download from the internet on Monday - will raise thousands of pounds for CLIC Sargent, a childrens cancer support charity.
Mr Jordan said: “It’s a great cause and we hope to raise as much money as possible so please have a listen and buy the track.
“Obviously, our main goal is to raise money for charity but if we can keep the X-Factor track off the number one position then all the better.
“We are putting Britain’s Got Talent boss Simon Carol against X-Factor chief Simon Cowell and on Christmas Day we will see who the winner is.
“We hope our chosen charity will be the real winner whatever happens.”
Last year a successful campaign on social networking site Facebook to prevent another X-Factor Christmas number one saw rock band Rage Against the Machine win the most competitive battle in years.
The band’s single, Killing in the Name, sold 500,000 downloads beating X-Factor winner Joe McElderry’s The Climb by 50,000 copies.
The Ramsey look-alike added: “Simon Cowell was a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and we have nothing against him but we feel our single is very funny and is for a more important cause.
Other doubles on the video include the X-Factor panel Cherly Cole, Louis Walsh and Dani Minogue, with boy band JLS, Ricky Gervais and footballer David Beckham also starring.
The single is available for download from iTunes at http://i(tunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-chippendoubles/id375684234) and is also on the CLIC Sargent website www.clicsargent.org.uk and Chippendoubles website www.chippendoubles.com.
The cost is 79p per download and all profits goes to CLIC Sargent.