5 November 2015

Noel Gallagher ‘To Be Paid Thousands’ For John Lewis Christmas Advert

It’s tradition for the annual John Lewis Christmas advert to bring a smile to the Nation’s face every year, but in 2015 Noel Gallagher will be smiling bigger than anybody else as the ad is apparently going to earn him thousands.

That’s a pretty nifty Christmas bonus, isn’t it?

The traditionally tear-jerking advert isn’t set to debut until tomorrow morning, but it has already been confirmed that it features Oasis track ‘Half The World Away’, which was written by Noel.

The song has been covered by unknown Norwegian singer, Aurora, but The Sun report that Noel will still rake in thousands of pounds in royalties for the store using the song - which you might recognise as the theme tune for The Royle Family.

Stars such as Lily Allen and Tom Odell have previously recorded songs for the advert, and a source told The Sun that John Lewis opted to use Aurora instead of an established artist because her voice is so “quirky”.

They explained: “There have been lots of options and the process has been kept top secret. Even though Aurora is a complete unknown, they felt her quirky voice is perfect for the song.

“There were initially some discussions about the song being a cover of Steve Winwood’s Higher Love, but the Oasis track won out.”

So far we have only seen an Adele-esque teaser of the ad during Sunday night’s X Factor, which simply displayed the hashtag #OnTheMoon in John Lewis’ famous font.

Needless to say, we can’t wait for the final product to truly kick off the festive season tomorrow morning.

Source: www.yahoo.com

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