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FIRST LISTEN: Il Divo Sings 'Hallelujah'

10/23/2008 at 03:30 PM EDT

FIRST LISTEN: Il Divo Sings 'Hallelujah'
Il Divo
Il Divo, the operatic pop vocal group created by Simon Cowell, will release its fifth album, The Promise, on Nov. 18 – and PEOPLE has the exclusive first-listen of one of the album's Spanish tracks, "Hallelujah." (The album is a mix of Spanish, Italian and English songs).

Listen to the song here:


The band – consisting of multinational musical hotties David Miller (American), Sebastien Izambard (French), Urs Bühler (Swiss) and Carlos Marin (Spanish) – will perform another track, "Amazing Grace," on The Oprah Winfrey Show Friday. The group will also soon announce plans for a 2009 tour.

"People might be surprised by this album," says Miller. "Our goal was to approach it with fresh ears and fresh spirits, and try some different things. We've still got all the cannons and fireworks, but there is more range, different dynamics, more light and shade, more color."

The group has sold 22 million albums worldwide. So not surprisingly, an unabashed Cowell, who signed the group to his Syco record label, said: "Il Divo now is probably one of the most successful groups in the world."

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