The opening ceremony of the brand new American Idol Experience at Disney World in Orlando, Florida reflects the huge success of Idol, both the TV show and the careers of the winners. All seven former Idol winners were together for the first time in Florida, and David Cook and Carrie Underwood sang a duet as part of the opening celebrations. The 30 million viewers of the show are a fantastic potential audience for the new attraction.
Alexandra Burke has the record for the fastest-selling download across Europe on its first day of release. Hallelujah sold more than 105,000 which beat the previous fastest download of 82,000 in one day — A Moment Like This by Leona Lewis from 2006. By comparison, Take That sold less than 10,000 downloads of Greatest Day on its first day.