Actually I still a bit confuse. Because the VT was quite similar of Somewhere Far Away and Pavarotti was actually sing with Faryl at the VT (And they sounds great together ) unlike the CD he just been a choir.
BTW do you think it's a good idea that release a single out to promote her album? Obviously the albums sells was not good when compare to her first album.
I think she released it at the wrong time, honestly. Wonderland is a terrific album, but that close to Xmas it got buried under all the Xmas albums and the offerings of the A-list stars. Xmas is the time when all the big hitters release to ensure maximum sales and all the publicity goes on them.
Faryl got a massive initial boost because of her appearance on Britain's Got Talent, but the problem with those programs is always sustaining the interest for the second and subsequent releases.
Faryl is known, but she's far from established at this point.
Which brings me to singles, though by a very convoluted route! ;D Is it worth a try? Sure. Is it likely to change much? No. Faryl promoted the album quite well using Somewhere Far Away, which is one of the best tracks on it and sales were still not good (Understatement!). I think she might do better to chalk this one up to experience and give the next a Spring or Summer release instead, when the competition isn't there.
Basiclally I do agreed with your op about the releasing date was lot of competition. Probably Katherine Jenkins stole most of the sales (she has two album out about the same period) Hopefully the record co will choose better releasing day next time.