The X Factor contestants raising money for Help For Heroes

The X Factor finalists are to record a cover of David Bowie‘s classic song Heroes for charity.

The 16 acts – including Cher Lloyd – will release the track on 7 November.

All money raised will go to Help For Heroes to help pay for recovery centres for wounded soldiers.

In 2008, The X Factor finalists covered Mariah Carey‘s Hero for the charity.

It raised £1.3million for a rehabilitation complex in Headley Court.

David, 63, first released Heroes in 1977, when it reach No 24 in the charts.

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