One Direction And JLS 'For X Factor Charity Single'
Most popular boybands from show drafted in to help annual charity effort
In previous years the singles have always been performed by the current crop of hopefuls, but show boss Simon Cowell is reportedly so worried about this year's lacklustre contestants that he's calling in the big guns.
A show insider apparently told The Sun: "Simon and the other Syco execs want huge sales this year and weren't sure the contestants would get that on their own.
"Now they'll be using One Direction and JLS's combined fanbase to sell the song. It's a no-brainer and is bound to be a huge seller now."
And the move was confirmed by an official spokesperson, who explained: "As Simon has a personal involvement in this year's charity he has asked two of the country's biggest acts to make this year's X Factor charity single the biggest of the year.
"He asked One Direction and JLS to sing on the track to give the song something extra special - and encourage all their fans to buy the single and raise lots of money for the charity."
The track will be released on November 20, with all proceeds going to ACT & Children's Hospices UK.
JLS will be performing on the show this Sunday, while One Direction will be appearing next weekend.