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WISHING ON A STAR

 CANNONBALL; WINGS; DNA (single); DNA (album) - click link

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   WISHING ON A STAR
       (X Factor 2011 finalists, inc Little Mix, feat JLS and One Direction)
       writer: Billie Rae Calvin
       label:   Syco
       released (cd): 28 November 2011
       proceeds to Together For Short Lives children`s charity.

   RECORDING:
     On 12 October 2011, Wishing On A Star was announced as X Factor 2011 finalists` charity single, with proceeds going to the children`s
   charity Together For Short Lives. (BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat. 12 Oct 2011)
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     On 14 October 2011, the 16 finalists from Week 1 of the X Factor 2011 "live" shows - Little Mix, Marcus Collins, Amelia Lily, Misha B,
  Janet Devlin, Craig Colton, Frankie Cocozza, Kitty Brucknell, Johnny Robinson, The Risk, Sophie Habibis, Sami Brookes, Nu Vibe,
  Jonjo Kerr,
James Michael, and 2 Shoes - recorded Wishing On A Star at the Metropolis Studios, London. (4Music. 14 Oct 2011).
     Shortly after, Simon Cowell brought in JLS and One Direction to add vocals so the cd would have wider appeal. (The Sun. 5 Nov 2011).
     On 26 November 2011, a X Factor spokesperson commented that Frankie Cocozza, removed from X Factor on 8 November 2011 for
  using illegal drugs, had
"recorded his bit to Wishing On A Star before he was booted off (X Factor), so there`s nothing we can do about
  his vocals being on the single. But he won`t be heard on radio or seen in any video." (The Sun. 26 Nov 2011).
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   PERFORMANCE:
     On 7 November 2011, Wishing On A Star was debuted on X Factor "results" show -
  performed by the X Factor finalists (inc Little Mix, but excluding Frankie Cocozza),
 
and JLS and One Direction.

   OFFICIAL VIDEO
     On 25 November 2011, the official video of Wishing On A Star by the X Factor 2011
  finalists, featuring JLS and One Direction was announced. (Digital Spy. 25 Nov 2011) and
  appeared on Youtube
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   RELEASE DATE/ CHART POSITIONS:

     Wishing On A Star was released on cd on 28 November 2011

     Official Irish Chart (IRMA - irma.ie):
        5 weeks in chart, including two weeks at #1 -
        week 1 - 01 December 2011 - #1

        week 2 - 08 December 2011 - #1
        week 3 - 15 December 2011 - #5
        week 4 - 22 December 2011 - #9 (Christmas week)
        week 5 - 29 December 2011 - #40 (New Year week)

     Official European Top 40 Chart (T4C - top40-charts.com)
        5 weeks in chart -
        week 1 - 07 December 2011 - #21
        week 2 - 14 December 2011 - #32
        week 3 - 22 December 2011 - #27
(Christmas week)
        week 4 - 29 December 2011 - #28 (New Year week)
        week 5 - 04 January 2012     - #88

   Official UK Chart (The Official Chart Company - officialcharts.com):
        3 weeks in chart, including one week at #1 -
        week 1 - 10 December 2011 - #1
        week 2 - 17 December 2011 - #2
        week 3 - 24 December 2011 - #17 (Christmas week)

   World Singles Top 40 (acharts.us/song/67428):
        1 week in chart -
         week 1 - 17 December 2011 - #22
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