BIG NEWS from Simon Cowell

BIG NEWS from Simon Cowell

The X Factor team are very proud to announce this little bit of news from Simon Cowell.

This weekend, ITV, Syco Entertainment and Fremantle will together donate a minimum of 50 pence from every track downloaded of tonight's X Factor live performances to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

We will also together donate 15 pence of every contestant vote cast on this weekend's X Factor to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

Simon Cowell pledged via Twitter: "Tonight @thexfactor has backed The Sun's campaign for DEC Philippines Appeal & we are donating profits from votes & downloads too."

He added: "All of us around the world have been horrified by the scenes of utter devastation that have appeared on our television screens and in our newspapers. The Philippines is suffering from a natural disaster that is almost too unbelievable to understand and they need our help now.

"We are playing our part on The X Factor to support these people who desperately need our help."

You too can show your support by voting for your favourite acts and downloading your top performances

Hannah Barrett – Satisfaction

Luke Friend – Your Song

Nicholas McDonald – Someone Like You

Rough Copy – Viva La Vida

Sam Bailey – Something

Sam Callahan – Faith

Tamera Foster – Diamonds Are Forever

All of this weekend's tracks are available to pre-order now