Children in Need 2014: Gareth Malone's All-Star Choir set to top the charts with 'Wake Me Up'

Midweek chart details released by the Official Charts Company showed that the song is on course to go to number one on Sunday

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Gareth Malone's All-Star Choir cover of the Avicii hit "Wake Me Up" is on course to topple Cheryl Fernandez-Versini from number one on Sunday.

The Children in Need single will be performed tonight on BBC One by the All-Star Choir which includes Countryfile host John Craven, Great British Bake Off co-host Mel Giedroyc, comic Jo Brand and actor Larry Lamb.

Midweek chart details released by the Official Charts Company showed that the song is on course to go to number one on Sunday, deposing X Factor judge Fernandez-Versini (who is also due to perform during the BBC One fundraising gala tonight) from the position after one week with her song "I Don't Care".

If the track makes it to number one it will be the third involving Malone to top the charts. His Military Wives choir took the coveted number one spot at Christmas 2011, and the following year he was involved with another chart-topper, the official Diamond Jubilee single "Sing".

Malone said: "To see the number one within reach this week is just wonderful for this group of unlikely choristers. Everyone involved has worked so hard to create this record and it's fantastic to see the support we are getting in return.

"BBC Children in Need has a huge impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK and if this single helps then it will be a proud day for us all."

Alison Steadman and Linda Robson, Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine and Blue Peter's Radzi Chinyanganya are also among the famous names singing on "Wake Me Up".

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