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Series 5 finalists of the X Factor recorded the single ‘Hero’ (originally by Mariah Carey). The single was released in November 2008 to raise money for Help For Heroes, a charity which helps provide support for wounded servicemen and women, and went straight to #1 and to date has sold over 770,000 copies and raised over £1 million pounds.

The contestants were as follows:

Girls: Alexandra Burke, Diana Vickers & Laura…

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  • Diana is the best.
  • paije is the best!
  • Luv JLS!!!!!!! 8)
  • j3sus i luv eoghan quigg :)
  • Not by a long way yet, girl_from_oz. One of the FASTEST-selling, yes, but that's not the same thing. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_singles_by_year_(UK)
  • Best selling song of the decade so far
  • wow, apparently this song has actually become quite popular according to msn news: http://entertainment.uk.msn.com/tv/realitytv/x-factor/article.aspx?cp-documentid=10466932&GT1=61503&ocid=today goodie good :)
  • yeah, you could really tell it was mimed as well :(
  • shame they all mimed whilst performing it on the live show Saturday! (2)
  • What's the correct tag?

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