Louisa Johnson and Tulisa join Grenfell charity single


Pixie Lott, Louisa Johnson and Tulisa arrived at Notting Hill’s Sarm Studios on Sunday to record their parts on Simon Cowell’s charity single for victims of the tragic Grenfell Tower blaze.

The 26-year-old blonde opted for a thigh-skimming gingham playsuit, while X Factor winner Louisa kept comfortable in flared jeans as they headed inside to sing on the cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.

The girls mark three of many celebrities alongside survivors of the fire collaborating on the track, which has been put together by Simon Cowell to raise money for the victims of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower on Wednesday.

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Doing their bit: Pixie Lott (above) and Louisa Johnson arrived at Notting Hill's Sarm Studios on Sunday to record  Simon Cowell's charity single for victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze

Doing their bit: Pixie Lott (above) and Louisa Johnson arrived at Notting Hill's Sarm Studios on Sunday to record  Simon Cowell's charity single for victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze

Doing their bit: Pixie Lott and Louisa Johnson (above) arrived at Notting Hill's Sarm Studios on Sunday to record  Simon Cowell's charity single for victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze

Doing their bit: Pixie Lott and Louisa Johnson (above) arrived at Notting Hill's Sarm Studios on Sunday to record  Simon Cowell's charity single for victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze

Doing their bit: Pixie Lott (L) and Louisa Johnson (R) arrived at Notting Hill’s Sarm Studios on Sunday to record Simon Cowell’s charity single for victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze

Stepping up: Former X Factor judge Tulisa joined the line-up for the charity single

Stepping up: Former X Factor judge Tulisa joined the line-up for the charity single

Stepping up: Former X Factor judge Tulisa joined the line-up for the charity single

The trio looked ready and raring for the day ahead as they arrived at the studio, alongside Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics. 

Pixie first headed inside in a retro gingham playsuit which tied in a bow at the middle, and cut a positive figure as she greeted supporters on her way in.

19-year-old Louisa then followed suit in flared jeans and a white sheer blouse, which gave a flash of her bra underneath as she swapped a day in the hot London weather to record for the cause.

While Tulisa, 28, showed up in a pair mom jeans while showcasing her stomach in a striking white crop top and covering her long brunette locks with a baseball cap.

The former X Factor star was supported by a number of friends as she headed inside to contribute to the track, alongside singer Emeli Sande. 

Let's do this: Both girls looked ready and raring for the day ahead as they arrived at the studio

Let's do this: Both girls looked ready and raring for the day ahead as they arrived at the studio

Let’s do this: Both girls looked ready and raring for the day ahead as they arrived at the studio

Stylish: Pixie first headed inside in a retro gingham playsuit which tied in a bow at the middle

Stylish: Pixie first headed inside in a retro gingham playsuit which tied in a bow at the middle

Feeling good: She cut a positive figure as she greeted supporters on her way in

Feeling good: She cut a positive figure as she greeted supporters on her way in

Stylish: Pixie first headed inside in a retro gingham playsuit which tied in a bow at the middle

Next up: 19-year-old Louisa followed suit in flared jeans and a white sheer blouse, which gave a flash of her bra as she swapped a day in the hot London weather to record for the cause

Next up: 19-year-old Louisa followed suit in flared jeans and a white sheer blouse, which gave a flash of her bra as she swapped a day in the hot London weather to record for the cause

Next up: 19-year-old Louisa followed suit in flared jeans and a white sheer blouse, which gave a flash of her bra as she swapped a day in the hot London weather to record for the cause

Catching up: The former X Factor star was supported by a number of friends as she headed inside to contribute to the track

Catching up: The former X Factor star was supported by a number of friends as she headed inside to contribute to the track

Catching up: The former X Factor star was supported by a number of friends as she headed inside to contribute to the track

Devastated: The girls were both seen expressing their sadness and condolences for the tragedy as they chatted outside the building

Devastated: The girls were both seen expressing their sadness and condolences for the tragedy as they chatted outside the building

Devastated: The girls were both seen expressing their sadness and condolences for the tragedy as they chatted outside the building

Devastated: The girls were both seen expressing their sadness and condolences for the tragedy as they chatted outside the building

Devastated: The girls were both seen expressing their sadness and condolences for the tragedy as they chatted outside the building

Helping hand: Tulisa, 28, showed up in a pair mom jeans while showcasing her stomach in a white crop top and covering her long brunette locks with a baseball cap

Helping hand: Tulisa, 28, showed up in a pair mom jeans while showcasing her stomach in a white crop top and covering her long brunette locks with a baseball cap

Helping hand: Tulisa, 28, showed up in a pair mom jeans while showcasing her stomach in a white crop top and covering her long brunette locks with a baseball cap

Support: She held onto an iced coffee as she arrived at the studio, ready to lay down her vocals

Support: She held onto an iced coffee as she arrived at the studio, ready to lay down her vocals

Support: She held onto an iced coffee as she arrived at the studio, ready to lay down her vocals

Support: She held onto an iced coffee as she arrived at the studio, ready to lay down her vocals

Support: She held onto an iced coffee as she arrived at the studio, ready to lay down her vocals

Mane attraction: She worked her long locks over her shoulder as she walked to Sam Studios

Mane attraction: She worked her long locks over her shoulder as she walked to Sam Studios

Mane attraction: She worked her long locks over her shoulder as she walked to Sam Studios

The Read All About It hitmaker kept casual and comfortable in a sporty black dress and trainers, and carried a chunky rucksack with her as she recorded her part on the track, as another successful British artist. 

The trio join a host of big names appearing on the track – with Rita Ora also being spotted at the studios on Saturday afternoon.

The singer, who grew up close to the site of the tragedy, was flanked by bodyguards as she made her way into the Notting Hill studio. 

Rocker: Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics also joined the fray as he posed outside the studio

Rocker: Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics also joined the fray as he posed outside the studio

Rocker: Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics also joined the fray as he posed outside the studio

Going West: Westlife star Shane Filan looked handsome as he headed into the studio 

Going West: Westlife star Shane Filan looked handsome as he headed into the studio 

Going West: Westlife star Shane Filan looked handsome as he headed into the studio 

Big name: Emeli Sande also headed in to record her part

Big name: Emeli Sande also headed in to record her part

Casual: The Read All About It hitmaker kept casual and comfortable in a sporty black dress and trainers, and carried a chunky rucksack with her

Casual: The Read All About It hitmaker kept casual and comfortable in a sporty black dress and trainers, and carried a chunky rucksack with her

Big name: Emeli Sande also headed in to record her part

A group of survivors and nurses who treated the victims have also been invited to sing on the record, with a source telling The Sun that the recording studio was an emotional place to be for all involved.

‘It was really moving. The local residents became really emotional. Some of them actually lived in Grenfell tower. There homes have been destroyed. It’s still very raw for a lot of them,’ said the insider.

Choirmaster Gareth Malone, who helped organise the single, revealed to the paper that he was determined to get locals involved.

 Simon Cowell has pulled together some of the UK’s biggest musical acts to collaborate on the single, with all proceeds going to victims.

A different sound: Choirmaster Gareth Malone also headed in to make his contribution

A different sound: Choirmaster Gareth Malone also headed in to make his contribution

A different sound: Choirmaster Gareth Malone also headed in to make his contribution

Low-key: The choir extraordinaire kept casual in a white shirt and chinos

Low-key: The choir extraordinaire kept casual in a white shirt and chinos

Low-key: The choir extraordinaire kept casual in a white shirt and chinos

Joining the fray: X Factor winner Matt Terry also arrived in a simple white T-shirt and shorts combo

Joining the fray: X Factor winner Matt Terry also arrived in a simple white T-shirt and shorts combo

Joining the fray: X Factor winner Matt Terry also arrived in a simple white T-shirt and shorts combo

Joining the fray: X Factor winner Matt Terry also arrived in a simple white T-shirt and shorts combo

Joining the fray: X Factor winner Matt Terry also arrived in a simple white T-shirt and shorts combo

A touch of grime: Stormzy also arrived in a typically casual fashion to record his part in the project

A touch of grime: Stormzy also arrived in a typically casual fashion to record his part in the project

A touch of grime: Stormzy also arrived in a typically casual fashion to record his part in the project

Modern touch: While the Simon & Garfunkel cover is a folk track, Stormzy will no doubt be giving the track a modern spin with a rap

Modern touch: While the Simon & Garfunkel cover is a folk track, Stormzy will no doubt be giving the track a modern spin with a rap

Modern touch: While the Simon & Garfunkel cover is a folk track, Stormzy will no doubt be giving the track a modern spin with a rap

The music mogul, 57, took action after watching harrowing news coverage of the devastating blaze, which has so far claimed 30 lives and injured dozens more.

Rita was joined by fellow collaborators Leona Lewis, Craig David, and Paloma Faith ahead of the hastily organised recording session.

Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers, Libertines star Karl Barat, soul singer Gregory Porter and James Blunt – who has returned to the UK from his home in Ibiza to record the track – were also seen outside the studio on Saturday.

For a good cause: The trio join a host of big names appearing on the track - with Rita Ora also being spotted at the studios on Saturday afternoon

For a good cause: The trio join a host of big names appearing on the track - with Rita Ora also being spotted at the studios on Saturday afternoon

For a good cause: The trio join a host of big names appearing on the track – with Rita Ora also being spotted at the studios on Saturday afternoon

Lending her voice: The singer, who grew up close to the cite of the tragedy, was flanked by bodyguards as she made her way into Notting Hill’s Sarm Studios to record a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water

Lending her voice: The singer, who grew up close to the cite of the tragedy, was flanked by bodyguards as she made her way into Notting Hill’s Sarm Studios to record a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water

Lending her voice: The singer, who grew up close to the cite of the tragedy, was flanked by bodyguards as she made her way into Notting Hill’s Sarm Studios to record a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water

Joining in: Craig David and Leona Lewis were also seen outside the studio on Saturday

Joining in: Craig David and Leona Lewis were also seen outside the studio on Saturday

Joining in: Craig David and Leona Lewis were also seen outside the studio on Saturday

Joining in: Craig David and Leona Lewis were also seen outside the studio on Saturday

Joining in: Craig David (L) and Leona Lewis (R) were also seen outside the studio on Saturday

Happy to help: Leona offered a beaming smile ahead of her visit to the studio 

Happy to help: Leona offered a beaming smile ahead of her visit to the studio 

Happy to help: Leona offered a beaming smile ahead of her visit to the studio 

Here she comes: Rita's appearance came after Simon Cowell pulled together some of the UK’s biggest musical acts to collaborate on the single for the victims of the Grenfell blaze 

Here she comes: Rita's appearance came after Simon Cowell pulled together some of the UK’s biggest musical acts to collaborate on the single for the victims of the Grenfell blaze 

Here she comes: Rita's appearance came after Simon Cowell pulled together some of the UK’s biggest musical acts to collaborate on the single for the victims of the Grenfell blaze

Here she comes: Rita's appearance came after Simon Cowell pulled together some of the UK’s biggest musical acts to collaborate on the single for the victims of the Grenfell blaze

Here she comes: Rita’s appearance came after Simon Cowell pulled together some of the UK’s biggest musical acts to collaborate on the single for the victims of the Grenfell blaze 

Incoming: Rita was making an appearance at the studio two days after helping out at the site of the tragedy 

Incoming: Rita was making an appearance at the studio two days after helping out at the site of the tragedy 

Incoming: Rita was making an appearance at the studio two days after helping out at the site of the tragedy 

It is understood that One Direction star Liam Payne, James Arthur, urban grime artists Stormzy and Skepta, plus sixties legends The Who will also join forces to record the track.

‘Until that last note has been finished, we will not be off the phone,’ Cowell told The Sun. ‘We started 24-hours ago and already we’re getting calls coming in, mainly from Brits.

‘A lot of London artists, people like Skepta, Stormzy, Emile Sande, The London Community Gospel Choir, all wanted to be involved.’ 

Keeping the Faith: Paloma caught the eye in a leopard print skirt as she made hr way inside 

Keeping the Faith: Paloma caught the eye in a leopard print skirt as she made hr way inside 

Keeping the Faith: Paloma caught the eye in a leopard print skirt as she made hr way inside 

Unlikely collaborators: James Blunt and Libertines star Karl Barat have joined forces for the fundraising single

Unlikely collaborators: James Blunt and Libertines star Karl Barat have joined forces for the fundraising single

Unlikely collaborators: James Blunt and Libertines star Karl Barat have joined forces for the fundraising single

Unlikely collaborators: James Blunt and Libertines star Karl Barat have joined forces for the fundraising single

Unlikely collaborators: James Blunt (L) and Libertines star Karl Barat (R) have joined forces for the fundraising single 

Low key: Rita sported a loose fitting shirt and shorts for her hastily arranged recording session 

Low key: Rita sported a loose fitting shirt and shorts for her hastily arranged recording session 

Low key: Rita sported a loose fitting shirt and shorts for her hastily arranged recording session 

Getting involved: Soul star Gregory Porter and Britain's Got Talent winner Tokio Myers were amongst those eager to help following the devastating blaze

Getting involved: Soul star Gregory Porter and Britain's Got Talent winner Tokio Myers were amongst those eager to help following the devastating blaze

Getting involved: Soul star Gregory Porter and Britain's Got Talent winner Tokio Myers were amongst those eager to help following the devastating blaze

Getting involved: Soul star Gregory Porter and Britain's Got Talent winner Tokio Myers were amongst those eager to help following the devastating blaze

Getting involved: Soul star Gregory Porter (L) and Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers (R) were amongst those eager to help following the devastating blaze

Let's do this: Paloma Faith posed for photos  before making her way inside the studio

Let's do this: Paloma Faith posed for photos  before making her way inside the studio

Let’s do this: Paloma Faith posed for photos  before making her way inside the studio

Speaking outside the studio, collaborator Paloma Faith admitted she was skeptical of the £5 million emergency fund generated by Prime Minister Teresa May for victims of the Grenfell tragedy.  

‘I’m just really disappointed in the Government’s response to it,’ she told News & Star. ‘I don’t think £5 million is going to touch the sides, and I don’t think it even amounts to the amount of compensation that people deserve.

‘They’ve not lost just their families, they’ve lost their neighbours, they’ve lost their community, everything they know.

‘The mind boggles how (the Government) can find any redemption for doing that.’ 

Helping hand: BGT winner Tokio Myers (R) appeared casually clad as he made his way inside

Helping hand: BGT winner Tokio Myers (R) appeared casually clad as he made his way inside

Helping hand: BGT winner Tokio Myers (R) appeared casually clad as he made his way inside

Rock on! The talent show winner sported a rock tee and complementing charcoal grey jeans for the outing

Rock on! The talent show winner sported a rock tee and complementing charcoal grey jeans for the outing

Rock on! The talent show winner sported a rock tee and complementing charcoal grey jeans for the outing

Strong words: Speaking outside the studio, collaborator Paloma Faith admitted she was skeptical of the £5 million emergency fund generated by Prime Minister Teresa May for victims of the Grenfell tragedy

Strong words: Speaking outside the studio, collaborator Paloma Faith admitted she was skeptical of the £5 million emergency fund generated by Prime Minister Teresa May for victims of the Grenfell tragedy

Strong words: Speaking outside the studio, collaborator Paloma Faith admitted she was skeptical of the £5 million emergency fund generated by Prime Minister Teresa May for victims of the Grenfell tragedy

She's got The X Factor: Former talent show winner Leona gave fans a wave as she prepared to record vocals for the track

She's got The X Factor: Former talent show winner Leona gave fans a wave as she prepared to record vocals for the track

She’s got The X Factor: Former talent show winner Leona gave fans a wave as she prepared to record vocals for the track

Simon Cowell originally announced plans help victims of the tragedy in a series of tweets, posted on Thursday evening.

Taking to Twitter to reveal his plans, the X Factor boss wrote: ‘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.’

On Friday morning he explained to Good Morning Britain that to not help in his position would be ‘appalling’. 

Busy day: Simon Cowell has pulled together some of the UK’s biggest musical acts to collaborate on a fundraising single for the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze

Busy day: Simon Cowell has pulled together some of the UK’s biggest musical acts to collaborate on a fundraising single for the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze

Busy day: Simon Cowell has pulled together some of the UK’s biggest musical acts to collaborate on a fundraising single for the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze

Getting involved: One Direction star Liam Paye is amongst those participating in the project 

Getting involved: One Direction star Liam Paye is amongst those participating in the project 

Getting involved: One Direction star Liam Paye is amongst those participating in the project 

She's got The X Factor: Louisa Johnson is also lending her voice to the forthcoming single 

She's got The X Factor: Louisa Johnson is also lending her voice to the forthcoming single 

She’s got The X Factor: Louisa Johnson is also lending her voice to the forthcoming single 

Speaking to GMB via telephone, he said: ‘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. 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.’

‘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.’

Helping out: Cowell originally announced plans help victims of the tragedy in a series of tweets, posted on Thursday evening

Helping out: Cowell originally announced plans help victims of the tragedy in a series of tweets, posted on Thursday evening

Helping out: Cowell originally announced plans help victims of the tragedy in a series of tweets, posted on Thursday evening

Moved: The music mogul, 57, confirmed he will release the fundraising track after watching harrowing news coverage of the disaster

Moved: The music mogul, 57, confirmed he will release the fundraising track after watching harrowing news coverage of the disaster

Moved: The music mogul, 57, confirmed he will release the fundraising track after watching harrowing news coverage of the disaster

‘[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.’

Cowell added that the plan is already in motion, with the music mogul hoping to record the single this weekend.

‘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’. 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,’ he explained.

Tragedy: The blaze at Grenfell Tower in White City, west London has so far has claimed 30 lives and injured dozens more

Tragedy: The blaze at Grenfell Tower in White City, west London has so far has claimed 30 lives and injured dozens more

Tragedy: The blaze at Grenfell Tower in White City, west London has so far has claimed 30 lives and injured dozens more

‘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.’ 

His announcement comes after an emotional Adele was seen assisting residents outside Grenfell Tower in White City, west London. 

The award winning singer made an appearance at the site at about 1am on Thursday morning and stayed for 15 minutes, according to eye-witness Tom Maughan.

He told Associated Press: ‘She was so nice. She was going around talking to people. She tried to keep it on the low but I shouted “Adele!” and she said “No, it’s not me”. It was about 1am, she came with her husband.

‘She didn’t have any security with her, it was a bit surprising. She wasn’t hiding her face.’

Assistance: His announcement comes after an emotional Adele was seen assisting residents outside the devastated tower block 

Assistance: His announcement comes after an emotional Adele was seen assisting residents outside the devastated tower block 

Assistance: His announcement comes after an emotional Adele was seen assisting residents outside the devastated tower block 

With a number of stars donating to the fund and promoting the services offered to victims, Adele is in a minority in actually heading to the site to support those present. 

Rita Ora was also pictured carrying water and supplies around the site in White City, west London, on Wednesday as she worked tirelessly into the night to provide support for victims of the tragedy.

Joined by a group of friends, the musician seemed to be battling with her emotions as she visited the site less than 24 hours after the horrifying blaze.  

Here to help: Rita Ora was also pictured carrying water and supplies around the site on Wednesday as she worked tirelessly into the night to provide support for victims of the tragedy

Here to help: Rita Ora was also pictured carrying water and supplies around the site on Wednesday as she worked tirelessly into the night to provide support for victims of the tragedy

Here to help: Rita Ora was also pictured carrying water and supplies around the site on Wednesday as she worked tirelessly into the night to provide support for victims of the tragedy

Rita was born in Kosovo before her parents – a psychiatrist mother and pub landlord father – fled the country and moved to the UK when Rita was just one.

She has always been proud of her London roots, growing up around Earls Court, before later moving to Kensal Rise – a stone’s throw away from White City, where the blaze took place.

The fire that swept through the 27-storey tower block in just 15 minutes after a faulty fridge exploded could be one of the worst in British history amid fears nobody on its top three floors survived. 

 

 

 



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