By 3 News online staff
The top 12 X Factor NZ contestants and McDonald's have collaborated to record and release a charity single, with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House to help families of seriously ill or injured children.
Originally performed by Rachel Platten, 'Fight Song' sees The X Factor NZ top 12 team up in the studio for the first time.
'Fight Song' is available today on pre-order via iTunes and will be released Monday, April 13.
"It's been great to work with The X Factor top 12 in seeing them realise that with their newfound profiles they can create awareness and help needy causes," says The X Factor NZ co-executive producer John McDonald
"This is a really important part of The X Factor NZ journey, so when the opportunity came up to work with Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ and the families that benefit from this support, it was a no-brainer. Now it's up to New Zealand to give back, download 'Fight Song' from iTunes, and in turn play their part."
"The song is an inspiration for the kids, their families and all those involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities," says McDonald's director of marketing Chris Brown. "The X Factor NZ top 12 has done a fantastic job and we hope the New Zealand public gets behind 'Fight Song'."
"The money raised will be used to help Ronald McDonald House Charities meet the demand for their services, primarily helping seriously ill Kiwi children and their families stay close together."
The X Factor NZ top 12 will reunite to perform 'Fight Song' live at the live results show Monday, April 20, at 7:30pm on TV3.
source: newshub archive