top 12 acts on "X Factor", the UK talent show discovering new
artists, recorded a version of Mariah's "Hero." Their rendition is
being released as the show's first ever charity single with proceeds benefiting
'Help For Heroes' a charity that provides support for wounded
servicemen and women.
to watch the contestants
performing "Hero" on the show and be sure to download
the single on iTunes UK.
of the hit song which previously topped the charts when first released by
Mariah is currently the best-selling single at HMV, and at the top of
Play.com's download chart and the iTunes download top 100. Online retailer
Amazon said it had sold out of the track in just a few hours. Hero hit the
shops on Monday and has been available to download since Sunday.
spokesman Gennaro Castaldo said: "Single releases tend not to be such a
big event these days, but this one is definitely bucking the trend. We predict
it will become the fastest-selling single of this year."
Source: The Press Association