September 28, 2006 11:02 PM by Joe Blackmon
Canada’s Suzie McNeil, the last woman standing on 2005′s "Rockstar: INXS," has a full album in the can, produced by Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Faith Hill, Pink, Mick Jagger), and A&R’d by music guru John Kalodner (Foreigner, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins,AC/DC).
The song, "Believe," currently the promotional theme for the NBC weight-loss reality show, "The Biggest Loser," is now available on iTunes, but the first official single from her album will be a more youthful, Kelly Clarkson-styled song called "Hung Up."
McNeil appears singing duets on Clay Aiken’s new album, "A Thousand Different Ways," on the cover of Foreigner’s "I Want To Know What Love Is", as well as “God’s Top Ten” on INXS’ 2005 release, “Switch.” This summer McNeil was asked to join Pink’s band as a back-up singer for her North American tour.
Frederiksen has writing credit on almost all the songs, a few of which are with hitmaker Kara DioGuardi (Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Pussycat Dolls, Bo Bice, Santana); as well as McNeil, who has co-writes on about half.