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Christmas number one? Justin Bieber teams up with NHS choir to sing hit song 'Holy'

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Pop sensation Justin Bieber is teaming up with the NHS to perform his hit single 'Holy' in a bid to reach Christmas number one.

The song, which has strong connotations with the Christian faith, will be released in a bid to raise money for NHS Charities Together, which represents more than 230 NHS charities, and the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity. 

Bieber said he was "humbled to team up" with the choir, after helping them to the coveted Christmas number spot back in 2015. 

 "I was honoured to meet everyone from the choir and I'm really happy that they got their number one," the singer said previously. 

Choir member Pamela Lutalo who worked on a Covid-19 ward this year, described 'Holy' as "a song of appreciation to families, friends, colleagues and community who have provided encouragement and support to people during the pandemic". 

Mike Corr, a former immunisation clinical co-ordinator, said: "The message that holding someone is such a special thing that it's almost a holy experience is so resonant with current difficulties and personal challenges.

"There are some special people I miss terribly and I hear them say, 'Hold me, hold me,' when all this is over."

Holy, which has just under 100 million views on YouTube, includes the faith-inspired lyrics:

"I know I ain't leavin' you like I know He ain't leavin' us
I know we believe in God and I know God believes in us"

Other songs in the running for Christmas number one include Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You', 'Can't Stop Christmas' by Robbie Williams and 'All You're Dreaming Of' by Liam Gallagher. 

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