“Downton Abbey” is not only a show that has captured the imagination of people around the globe: it is also a show airing on a network in ITV that is not afraid of doing cross-promotion in any shape or form.
So what is the newest example of this? According to a new report from the Independent, former “X Factor” singing sensation from the United Kingdom Rebecca Ferguson is set to record a song that will appear in the upcoming third season (or series, as they call it across the pond) soundtrack. The song is entitled “I’ll Count the Days,” and is meant to document the loving relationship between Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary.
The connection between “The X Factor” and “Downton Abbey” is fairly obvious: they each not only air on ITV, but oftentimes the singing competition serves as a lead-in for the drama. Both are among the highest-rated shows in all of Great Britain, and the likes of Elizabeth McGovern and company have also become one of the most successful series that airs on PBS, faring even better with young viewers in season 2 than some programs airing on ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.
There is no confirmed air date just yet for “Downton Abbey” season 3 here in America, but it should arrive early next year; meanwhile, the show premieres in Britain Sunday evening, and will be in Canada (for our Canadian readers) in the early spring at least if the pattern holds from this year.
What do you think of Ferguson recording a song for the soundtrack, and do you think that her voice perfectly suits both the tone and the story of the show? We want to hear some more of your thoughts below! If you want to hear what Hugh Bonneville has to say about this upcoming season, all you have to do is follow the link here.