The Voice performances to be released for download - and for charity!

The Voice

The BBC is reportedly set follow The X Factor in releasing every performance on new music reality series The Voice for download. In a twist however, the money raised from the performances during their first week on sale will all go to charity, before the tracks are released commercially.

The move follows in the tracks of ITV1's The X Factor and Sky's Must Be The Music in releasing performances by the contestants for download. In the case of Must Be The Music, the tracks were eligible to chart, with some contestants scoring Top 10 hits before the show had finished.

On the other hand The X Factor made their performance tracks ineligible to chart, meaning the amount of copies sold was never known.

The BBC has yet to confirm whether its tracks will follow The X Factor or Must Be The Music's format.

Robbie Williams, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Adele have all been linked to the new show, which will air from 2012 on BBC One.

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