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George Michael releases Royal Wedding song

By Jane Fazackarley     Apr 16, 2011 in World
A song recorded by George Michael to celebrate the April 29 royal wedding was given its premiere on US television last night. The song was broadcast for the first time on CNN.
In a brief interview on Piers Morgan Tonight, the singer said that the song, a cover of Stevie Wonder's "You and I" was the "perfect one"
Michael initially went to Twitter fans for suggestions of which song to record but decided to go with his own choice.
From 9pm ET last night, the song became available as a free download on the George Michael website. A short statement published on the site says:
"George would like to encourage everyone who downloads this special track to make a contribution to The Prince William & Miss Catherine Middleton Charitable Gift Fund."
Another message thanked fans who had suggested ideas for songs via Twitter
In an update on his Twitter account yesterday George Michael stated that Stevie Wonder had given clearance on the song and said that it had been recorded over two days. Talking about "You and I", which was first recorded in 1972, he said:
"I'm REALLY happy with it... and I know Diana would have approved. She had a copy of Older 4 months before any of you lot!"
On George Michael's Facebook page the singer thanked people for their support:
"Thanks everyone for all your love for George's cover of the Stevie Wonder track "You and I". This song will only be available for a limited time so make sure to get your free MP3."
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