A CAMPAIGN has been launched to catapult a song performed by a terminally ill schoolgirl before she died to Christmas number one.

Georgina Anderson, 15, who counted Cheryl Cole and James Arthur amongst her legion of supporters, died on Thursday this week after a four-month battle against a rare and aggressive form of liver cancer.

The talented musician had a lifelong dream of having her music heard around the world and now one of her songs, entitled Two Thirds of a Piece, is rocketing up the iTunes UK top 100 downloads chart.

It is at 36 - ahead of global superstars such as Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Jessie J and Taylor Swift.

Friends, supporters, fans and others moved by the tragic teenager's story are mounting a campaign, calling on people to download the track close to Christmas and push the single to the top spot ahead of the X Factor.

Michelle Ayres posted online: "Gonna wait till Christmas week come on everyone we can do this for her x."

Jacky Alderson said: "Wait till Xmas every one lets have it no 1 she deserves it."

Katie Ebison commented: "So pleased she's so close to reaching her dream! Just wish she was here to see her dream come true! RIP beautiful girl."

The teenager, from Marske, near Redcar, was wheeled onto Middlesbrough FC's pitch at the Riverside Stadium last weekend while her song was played to 14,000 fans.

She leaves behind parents Helen, 45 and Paul, 46 and brother Joe, 20.

She received messages of support from Cheryl Cole, the cast of BBC drama series Waterloo Road and a phone call and flowers from last year's X Factor winner James Arthur.