Monday, February 01, 2010

Helping Haiti: We Are Still The World

Simon Cowell's stately progress towards his singalong charity single now looks even more embarrassing - he's been lapped by Quincy Jones, who's turned round a remake of We Are The World in about a week.

They're recording tonight - 'they' being Akon, Jason Mraz, Bono, Wyclef Jean, Carlos Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Toni Braxton and Lady Gaga.

Obviously, it would be unseemly to compare two charity records both, clearly, motivated by nothing more than a desire to help. (After all: what else could multi-multi-millionaires do than record a song to persuade the poorer to have over a few coins?) But what is taking Cowell so long? It's not like he's got to make a song which sounds any good, is it?