One True Voice were formed in November 2002 on the ITV1 programme Popstars: The Rivals. The concept of the programme was to produce a boyband and a girlband who would be 'rivals' and compete for the Christmas number one single in 2002. The five boys who made it into the group which was to be managed by Pete Waterman were Daniel Pearce, Matt Johnson, Keith Semple, Jamie Shaw, and Anton Gordon. The boy band were managed by Pete Waterman. The two groups competed for the number one position in the Christmas week issue of the UK Singles Chart, and Girls Aloud came out on top with their song "Sound of the Underground". Girls Aloud later released their own version of "Sacred Trust" on the rarities disc of their 2006 greatest hits albumThe Sound of Girls Aloud.
"Sacred Trust / After You're Gone" debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart on December 22, 2002, the same day that their rivals reached number one. Girls Aloud sold just over 213,000 copies, The single sold 147,000 copies compared to first week sales of 213,000 for Sound of the Underground. In Ireland it only managed to chart at number nine while Girls Aloud entered the chart at #2. It remained in both charts for 6 weeks.