Simon Cowell Haiti Single: Idol Judge To Produce Charity Song

03/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

LONDON — TV mogul Simon Cowell said Thursday he would produce a charity single within 10 days to benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

The "American Idol" and "X-Factor" judge said he was asked by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to help with the relief effort.

Performers have yet to be chosen, but may include British singers Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis and Cheryl Cole, Cowell said.

"I don't know who's available, but I will get a record out within seven to 10 days," he said, adding that the goal was to raise as much money as possible in a short period of time.

Brown said the government had agreed to exempt the single from sales tax, so more money would go to Haiti.

"Simon Cowell can make a huge amount of money to help the people of Haiti," Brown said.

The British government and many private agencies were sending large aid shipments to the stricken Caribbean nation.

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