So, whilst La Roux‘s current American success (‘Bulletproof’ is at number 8 on the Billboard charts) is somewhat of a surprise, it’s got nothing on this odd tale. Basically, every year American Idol has a song that soundtracks the losers, or rather “the emotional exits”, and this year they picked Will Young‘s 2003 UK number 1, ‘Leave Right Now’. So, as another Abercrombie & Fitch wearing young buck or mildly obese mother of four gets the boot, American viewers are hearing Young’s not unpleasant tones trying to make it all that much easier. The song has now started to climb the Billboard chart and Young even performed it during the final show. You can watch it here:
He looks absolutely over the moon to be there, doesn’t he? Still, goes to show you can’t keep a good song down for long.