February 08, 2008 02:01 AM by Joe Reality
The exit song that is played when contestants are kicked off of American Idol has proven to be quite popular over the last two years. During American Idol 5, Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day” became a huge hit when it was played as the theme for departing contestants. During American Idol 6, American Idol kept it in the family by playing American Idol 5 finalist Chris Daughtry’s “Home.”
For American Idol 7, the exit song for at least the Hollywood round of the competition will be “Hollywood’s Not America” by singer-songwriter Ferras. Ferras is a recording artist with Capitol Music Group, and “Hollywood’s Not America” is the lead single from his debut album, Aliens and Rainbows.
According to a press release, “Hollywood’s Not America” will be used as the ‘goodbye song’ on the February 12th and 13th episodes of American Idol. Ferras will also perform the song live on the Today Show on the morning of February 12th.
According to Ferras, his album Aliens and Rainbows “is about that other place where you go in your mind, when you just want to escape – when the world lets you down, when you feel misunderstood. It is a place for dreamers and misfits and outsiders.” The album is scheduled to be released on April 1st. The single “Hollywood’s Not America” can currently be heard on Ferras’ Myspace page at www.myspace.com/ferrasmusic.
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