Louis Tomlinson favourite to record England Euro 2016 song

Doncaster pop star Louis Tomlinson has emerged as the favourite to record and release England's official Euro 2016 football anthem.

Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 10:43 am
Louis Tomlinson.

The Doncaster One Direction star, who was yesterday at the centre of a storm with Doncaster Rovers fans after winning a competition to design the club's new away kit, is the frontrunner to release the song backing Roy Hodgson's men at this summer's tournament in France.

Bookmakers Betfair have posted odds of the artists most likely to record England's Euro 2016 anthem, listing Louis Tomlinson as favourite at 9/2, with Tinie Tempah, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran and Olly Murs also cited as standing a chance.

Grime MC Stormzy is also in the running, having his odds slashed from 18-1 - the same as former England ace and New Order collaborator John Barnes and Three Lions comedy duo Baddiel and Skinner - to 9-1.

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Welsh legends the Manic Street Preachers recently announced that they have recorded the official anthem for Wales' campaign.

The trio announced that they have recorded 'Together Stronger (C'mon Wales)', though the song has yet to be revealed.

"It's with great pride we can announce the Manics are providing the official Wales Euro 2016 song - 'Together Stronger (C'mon Wales)'," the band tweeted.

All profits from 'Together Stronger (C'mon Wales)' will go to the Princes Gate Trust and Tenovus Cancer Care. The track will be available from May 20 and a video featuring the band and the Welsh side has already been filmed.