added: 15 Oct 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Following recent media-speculation, Liverpool choirboy Jack Topping has officially entered the race for Christmas No 1 after Decca Records announced they will be releasing a charity single 'Tomorrow' on December 16th.
11-year-old Jack, who has been labeled 'the Gareth Bale of choristers', will enter a battle of David vs. Goliath proportions for the coveted No 1 spot and follow in the footsteps of Rage Against the Machine, Military Wives and The Justice Collective, by going head-to-head with the annual X Factor Winner's single.
Bookmakers William Hill have already acknowledged Jack's chart-topping potential after placing 6/1 odds on his chances, making him second favourite ahead of a host of household names. 'We listened to 'Tomorrow' and we think it will be a definite contender,' said a William Hill spokesman. 'There is a huge amount of buzz around it. To be second favourite ahead of the likes of One Direction shows how seriously we're taking Jack's chances. Watch this space!'
Jack will sing 'Tomorrow' on the powerful Save the Children TV advertisement soon to be heard in millions of homes across the country in the lead up to Christmas. Jack is the youngest ever singer to be appointed ambassador by the children's charity, and recently made his big-stage debut performance at the Royal Albert Hall for the Classic Brit Awards.
Jack has already been involved with many of the fundraising activities run by the charity, visiting South Africa and witnessing first-hand the difficulties faced by children his own age living in a shanty town in a deprived area. In the village of Qwa Qwa, Jack made friends with many of the children whose lives and education have improved significantly thanks to the help they have received from Save the Children. *Proceeds from the sale of the single 'Tomorrow' will help fund Save the Children's life-saving work.
Jack, on taking on the might of Simon Cowell's X Factor machine, said: 'I watch the X Factor every week so it's really exciting and a bit scary that I will be going up against them. I really like the contestants on the X Factor but I would love to have a Christmas number 1 so it raises lots of money for Save the Children and the children I have met so far. There are boys and girls all over the world that need help. Together, I know we can make a difference this Christmas.'
Jack is the youngest ever solo artist to sign a record contract with Decca Records, home to vocal legends Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. **His debut album 'Wonderful World' out December 2nd will feature a mix of sacred and secular repertoire, as well as paying tribute to Liverpool's musical heritage. Jack follows in the footsteps of Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon, who also started as choirboys in Liverpool.
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