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Single Review: X Factor 2010 Finalists - Heroes

X Factor finalists

Release date

It's out now!

The style

This year's 16 X Factor finalists deliver a powerful version of David Bowie's inspirational hit, Heroes.

The proceeds from the single's sales will go to Help For Heroes, a charity that helps to raise funds for those injured when serving their country.

It's an incredibly motivational song, and the X Factor finalists all sound great when singing together! The background sound of the Orchestra also creates a really heart-warming effect!

The words

The chorus and main part of the song goes a bit like this..."We can be heroes, just for one day, we can be heroes." This is repeated throughout the song!

Will you still be humming it next week?

Yes! Even if you're not necessarily an X Factor fan, we reckon you'll find it hard not to get into this one!

All your favourite X Factor finalists, from Cher Lloyd to One Direction, all chip in and sing with their unique styles.

Will it make the charts?

Yes again! Not only are this year's X Factor finalists combining to make this classic tune, which will be sure to sell thousadns of copies, they've genuinely put their own stamp on the song!

NR rating:
Four out of five

Let us know what you think of this years X Factor finalists song using the comment box!

Your Comments

"I think this song is really, really good. I cannot wait to get it!"

Jonathan, 12, London, England

"I thought it was fab! I was so sad when I thought of all the people it was devoted to!"

Emily, 11, Norfolk, England

"It's a great song for our heroes and it will help them along the way!"

Lucy, 9, Sheffield, England

"I think the single is very good and is for a great cause. I think all of the contestants have good voices!"

Issy, 9, Sussex, England

"It's absolutely brilliant!"

Becky, 10, Bradford, England

"It's amazing and all the money goes for a great cause! It's the best ever charity single!"

Bethany, 10, Manchester, England

"It's good and the cause is fantastic. It's funny Matt is at the front in the video and he turned out to be the winner as well!"

Lola, 14, Manchester, England

"I totally love this song. It's awesome!"

Ellah, 11, London, England

"I LOVE this song! It's so good. They sound really good!"

Hayley, 12, Manchester, England

"I love this song and I love the fact that it's for charity."

Tessa, 8, Burton, England

"I don't like this song because the X Factor contestants were rubbish!"

Millie, 12, Yorkshire, England

"I loved the X Factor finalist song last year, but this has beaten it by far!"

Georgia, 11, Rotherham, England

"I loved the song! It was really nice for it to go to a good cause!"

Emma, 13, Bedfordshire, England

"This single is a really good one! Last years single was good, but this is better!"

Georgia, 11, Yorkshire, England

"It's OK, but not the best X Factor finalists song I've ever heard!"

Linya, 12, Scotland

"I didn't like it at all! Horrific song!"

Tanya, 10, Hampshire, England

"I love the single and think that all the contestants have excellent voices. This is brilliant! They are doing it for a good cause as well."

Rachel, 12, Ireland

"This song is AMAZING! I love it!"

Alicia, 9, Wigan, England

"The song is a bit sad and I wouldn't really like to listen to it again."

Mariya, 13, Blackburn, England

"I think Heroes is BRILLIANT!! It's spectacular!"

Kieran, 10, Cumbria, England

"I love the song and when everybody sings together, it sounds great!"

Isla, 12, Edinburgh, England

"I thought they were brilliant! Some of them were out of key, but others were totally in tune!"

Abigail, 11, Wales

"I didn't really watch X Factor and I'm not a big fan of the song, but it's good that they're doing it for the soldiers!"

Ellie, 11, Hampshire, England

"I got the single for Christmas and I love it! I could play it a billion times and never get bored!"

Rachel. 9, Portsmouth, England

"It's a truly amazing song. One of the best!"

Kate, 9, Tyne and Wear, England

"I think this song is the best!"

Katie, 9, Wales

"I love this song so much!"

Rebecca, 14, Hertfordshire, England

"I personally think that the X factor finalists song was fantastic. I thought that they could never top last years, but I think they just did! Amazing performances were performed by all!"

Skye, 11, N. Ireland

"I really disliked this song! It was way to BORING!"

Chloe, 11, New Jersey, USA

"I love this song! One Direction are awesome!"

Joanne, 12, London, England

"They sound really brilliant!"

Elis, 13, Manchester, England

"This song is great! Cher is amazing, and Matt and Rebecca too."

Jack, 11, North Somerset, England

"I really like the single that they produced together and I especially like Matt Cardle's bit."

Millie, 9, Hertfordshire, England

"I think it's ace!"

Zofia, 8, Sussex, England

"This is amazing, I was really touched. How strange that the winner of The X Factor (Matt) starts and finishes it!"

Emily, 12, Shropshire, England

"It's cool!"

Sarah, 14, London, England

"It's not good, it's great! And it supports the soldiers."

Cameron, 9, Bedfordshire, England

"It's a hit record by the X Factor finalists! Mr Matt Cardle should be number one."

Joseph, 8, Sheffield, England

"I love this song because it shows the passion that the finalists have for all the people in the army risking their lives for our sake."

Rhiannon, 10, London, England

"This song is great!!"

Courtney, 11, Hampshire, England


Mariama, 9, Hertfordshire, England

"I love this song! I know One Direction are going to be the UK's next No. 1 pop band!!"

Pira, 3, London, England

"It's rubbish, none of them can sing!!"

Megs, 12, UK


Leah, 5, Bolton, England

"I love it. They ROCK!"

Simran, 11, London, England

"I think it is really nice to see all of them singing together, especially because of what it's in aid of! Well done X Factor!!"

Ryan, 11, London, England

"I think this song is great! It is a shame One Direction didn't win."

Rahul, 11, London, England

"I love this song, especially Harry, Liam and Rebecca's parts!"

Jasmine, 11, London, England

"I think the song is great! I've got it and listen to it all night!"

Katie, 9, England

"I think the single is a great way to help our heroes. So keep up the good work guys!"

Hermione, 9, County Durham, England

"I think it's great!"

Joe, 10, Watford, England

"The song not only sounds good, but it's for a good cause! It's amazing!"

Layla, 13, Wolverhampton, England

"I think it's really good. It looks as though they had great fun doing it! I can't see any faults with the song."

Kitty, 11, Bournemouth, England

"This song doesn't work for me!"

Sophie, 10, Surrey, England

"I thought the song was good because I like the lyrics and some of the finalists who sing it!"

Holly, 9, Lincolnshire, England

I love this song! My mum has the CD in her car right now. I listen to it every day and I like Cher's and One Direction's part in the song!"

Ashley, 12, Scotland

"It's a wonderful version of the song which will never get old."

Akakiz, 11, Lancashire, England

"This song isn't good at all! Too many people are singing it and all the voices sound like opera singers. I will not be humming this next week!"

Emre, 9, London, England

"I love this song and I bought the single!"

Charlotte, 11, Surrey, England

"It's the best song in the world!"

Zack, 14, Lancashire, England

"I think it's fantastic, especially with the army soldiers joining in. Respect!"

Portia, 11, Kent, England

"I think the song is amazing. It brings all the finalists back together. I like the backing singers, they sound really good."

Elise, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I like all of it. I thought Cher was so good!"

Sarah, 12, London, England

"I thought it was good because they get to meet everyone again and they sang it amazingly well."

Georgia, 9, Nottinghamshire, England

"I really like this song. It is so nice to hear so many good voices put together."

Nicole, 10, Blackpool, England

"It's the best X Factor single yet and it should be at the top of the charts."

Andy, 9, Essex, England

"I love the X Factor finalists's new song Heroes!"

Morwenna, 12, Surrey, England

"Very good!"

Rieannah, 9, Manchester, England

"This song is amazing and great!"

Gary, 14, Manchester, England

"The song was amazing and they all sang it really well!"

Keira, 10, Dundee, England

"It was great!"

Georgia, 9, England

"We like it, it has a great music video but to be honest, the other X Factor charity singles were much better."

Caty and Emily, 12, Chelmsford, England

"It's not the best song ever but they tried their hardest and that's what counts!"

India, 10, Essex, England

"I think it's an amazing song! I really like Cher Lloyd!"

Jessica, 11, Kent, England

"Love this song! Awesome!"

Holly, 11, Scotland

"I love this song! It's for a great cause!"

Caoimhe, 13, Ireland

"I'm an X Factor fan and I think the single sounds great!"

Briana, 12, Dereham, England

"I think it was a great idea to release a charity single and I think everyone sounded fantastic! Matt, Rebecca and One Direction sounded great as always."

Lara, 11, Scotland

"For those of you who don't know... it was a David Bowie song and for them to go and wreck a good song like that is truly terrible!"

David, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think the song is catchy. Cher has got a good vocal on the record!"

Kiah, 13, Somerset, England

"It's good, but I think One Direction spoiled it!"

Ashliya, 10, Kent, England

"I love the single because it brings back all the X Factor finalists and the song makes you think about all the people who died serving our country."

Yasmine, 9, London, England

"I think the song is great! 4 out of 5!"

Labiba, 10, Wales

"I loved it, but I think Wagner ruined it!"

Alex, 10, Cheshire, England

"I Love this song and especially Rebecca's part because she's amazing!"

Yazmin, 12, Liverpool, England

"I think it's a brilliant song. All of the finalists' voices fit into the song very well."

Katie, 8, Sussex, England

"I love X Factor and I love this single. The song works for me!"

Nikki, 12, Birmingham, England

"I love this song from the X Factor finalists because it makes me feel all emotional its a very touching song!"

Sarah, 12, Birmingham, England

"It is brilliant and very catchy. I think Wagner is a bit annoying with his weird dancing in the video."

Leah, 11, Geneva, Switzerland

"I think it's a really nice song with a great meaning!"

Leia, 11, Midlands, England

"I think this song is great because it helps people to remember their heroes."

Catherine, 14, England

"It's OK but it goes on a bit!"

Bob, 14, London, England

"I like this, Matt is fantastic as usual! Rebecca gave a good vocal, as did Cher. I wasn't too sure about Mary though... I think maybe her fiery voice didn't suit the song."

Maisie, 12, Angus, Scotland

"Yeah it's cool!"

Layla, 11, London, England

"It's outstanding!!! I see Wagner, Diva Fever and Nicolo didn't get solos! How amusing!"

Katie, 11, Plymouth, England

"This song has grown on me! The proceeds from it have gone to a very good cause. The vocals are good and there is hardly any auto-tuning on the singing. I do prefer Hero, the X Factor song from 2008, but this comes very close!"

Georgia, 14, Lincolnshire, England

"I love The X Factor and think everyone on it is amazing! This is a great song."

Chloe, 11, England

"I think the original is much better! They've completely changed the song!"

Martha, 11, London, England

"Rebecca MADE IT! I don't think the song would have been as good without her!"

Ciara, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I think this song is really catchy and good!"

Darci, 10, Derbyshire, England

"It is not the best song ever but they tried their hardest. Some people may like that kind of music, I just don't."

India, 10, Chelmsford, England

"I love it, but thank goodness Wagner didn't get a solo part because he can't sing!"

Nicole, 10, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

"This is a lovely song, it makes you look back and reflect."

Amy, 9, Hartlepool, England

"It's really good. It makes you realise how lucky you are."

Abby, 10, Suffolk, England

"The song is great, Matt's voice is stunning. I'm disappointed that Nicolo didn't get a solo though."

Isabella, 13, London, England

"It is for a good cause but I don't like the singing, it's conformist and preppy."

Daisy, 13, Reading, England

"I thought it was amazing, I loved it!"

Alysha, 8, Doncaster, England

"I thought it was great but I couldn't see Nicolo!"

Lauren, 9, Coventry, England

"I like that it's for charity but I hate The X Factor, it's embarrassing for our country!"

Georgia, 12, Southampton, England

"I think it is very good."

Skye, 9, West Lothian, Scotland

"I didn't really like this song. They all have amazing voices but they could have done a lot better - come on, people!"

Zarah, 13, Dundee, Scotland

"I think it's amazing! I don't like the video though, I think it shows their faces too much and it's for charity. Very good try though!"

Salima, 10, Newport, Wales

"It's really, really good!"

Amelia, 10, London, England

"It has great singing in it and I like the single. I think it's great to listen to!"

Olivia, 12, Leeds, England

"Loved it! I'm VERY glad Wagner didn't have much of a part! Thank goodness!"

Monica, 13, London, England

"I love it!"

Shona, 11, London, England

"This song is really good! I feel sorry for Wagner not getting a solo part. I also thought Matt should of had a bigger part in the song because he is really good!"

Flora, 12, Northumberland, England

"I think it's great way to make money for charity and I also really like the song Heroes!"

Ali, 10, England

"It was good, but I think last years was better!"

Lydia, 12, Wrexham, Wales

"This song is really good!"

Annabel, 11, London, England

"I love this song! It's amazing! I'm glad Wagner didn't have a solo part. 5 Stars!"

Chelsea, 13, Leeds, England

"I loved it! They can be Heroes!"

Jessica, 9, Rochester, England

"We really love this song - it rocks! The finalists are all amazing!"

Afreen and Anisha, 12, London, England

"I love the song and I think that they gave the right lyrics to the right people. The video is brilliant and the song works great with all their voices. Thumbs Up!"

Vinny, 12, Somerset, England

"I think it's great!"

Patricia, 9, London, England

"That song was awesome. It's the best song the X Factor finalists have sung yet!"

Amy, 8, Walsall, England

"This song is BRILLIANT!"

Jack, 10, Manchester, England

"Amazing! It's really moving and I love their voices and the way they mix!"

Anna, 9, London, England

"Absolutely amazing! The song made me have tears in my eyes!"

Jessica, 11, Carlisle, England

"It's a great charity song and I was very moved by the words!"

Becky, 12, Dover, England

"It isn't the best song ever, but they've tried their hardest!"

Owen, 10, Coventry, England

"The song makes you feel great!"

Jasmine, 11, London, England

"I thought the song this year was brilliant. Everyone did a really amazing performance. I loved it!"

Jade, 14, Northampton, England

"I loved the song and the video was very emotional!"

Mariana, 8, London, England

"I usually quite like the X Factor singles and I don't think that this one is bad. Although it isn't as good as last year's, it's still quite good!"

Alex, 12, Manchester, England

"It's really good and great!"

Ellie, 9, Hull, England

I think it is a brilliant song by all the finalists!"

Rachel, 11, London, England

"They all sounded amazing and this is by far the best cover around of this particular song!"

Nivetha, 12, London, England

"I like it, but it's not the best song ever!"

Poppy, 12, Somerset, England

"This song is amazing! I like Cher Lloyd the Best!"

Stacey, 12, Wales

"Brilliant! It's stuck in my head!"

Anisa, 13, London, England

"The song is genius but Matt should have had more parts!"

Megan, 10, Dudley, England

"I love the song, it is a great way of making money for charity! I'm glad Wagner didn't have a solo."

Aisling, 9, London, England

"I love the song!"

Nashita, 9, Sheffield, England

"I hate the X Factor and I hate this song too."

Jasmine, 10, Swansea, Wales

"I love the song! We can be heroes!"

Bethany, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I really enjoyed the song and I am glad you couldn't hear Wagner in it."

Danielle, 12, Derbyshire, England

"Heroes is a good song but not all the performers were actually singing. It's a great way to make money for charity though."

Serena, 8, Cornwall, England

"Not so good."

Tom, 7, Surrey, England

"I really liked this song! I rate it 10/10! I really missed Paije and Aiden so it was nice to see them again in the video."

Sarah, 12, London, England

"It's not very good."

Samar, 12, London, England

"I didn't like this song."

Ciara, 12, New York, USA

"It's a very good way of making more money for charity."

Aaron, 13, Newcastle, England

"Great song!"

Biddy, 13, Manchester, England

"I love this song! Matt's voice stands out so much! I like the way he starts and finishes the song."

Sureya, 10, Cardiff, Wales

"A very touching tribute to those who were killed fighting for our country. I don't really like him but I have to say, it was unfair not to let Wagner sing in it."

Katy, 10, Luton, England

"A lovely brave song!! I am going to buy it really soon."

Saffron, 12, London, England

"I love this song, especially One Direction's bit. Go Harry!"

Nadiya, 11, London, England

"I love this song, it's amazing!"

Sarah, 12, London, England

"I like the song so much!"

Maeve, 6, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland

"I think the song is alright."

Jarun, 13, London, England

"I think it's really good! I love the boy band and Cher, they are the best."

Georgia, 12, Bristol, England

"The song is fantastic, I have to listen to it every day!"

Callum, 11, England

"I think it's GREAT!! It's really good that it brings all the contestants together again, even the ones who didn't get through!!"

Maria, 10, London, England

"It's amazing because of the charity! I want Rebecca to win!"

Charlie, 11, Liverpool, England

"I love this song! I love One Direction and Cher - they can all sing very well and I hope they go right to the end. Rebecca stood out in this song though, I love her voice!"

Phoebe, 11, Brighton, England

"It's for a good cause but it's a cheesy song."

Zara, 13, London, England

"I love the song, especially the bits by Rebecca and One Direction!! Hope you raise lots of money for Help for Heroes. Good Luck!"

Anjali, 10, Leicester, England

"I think it's a great song!! I love the X Factor!"

Holly, 9, London, England

"I think its a real shame they picked this song because I really don't like it! I think the charity is fantastic, so I bought it anyway, but I'm not a massive fan this year. Sorry!!"

Eve, 12, Cheshire, England

"I think it's great, I love Rebecca's part but they all have lovely voices. One Direction to win!!"

Harriet, 12, Leicester, England

"I love this song!"

Shona, 14, Leeds, England

"I think it's a good song!"

Mia, 9, Northamptonshire, England

"I think the song is really good and I really enjoyed listening to it!"

Rosie, 13, Wales

"Love it!"

Ellie, 10, England

"I think it's great! I love Rebecca's part the best, but they all have lovely voices!

Harriet, 12, Leicester, England