March 11, 2009
As American Idol contestants drop like flies in the coming weeks, they'll be buzzing off to sound of former champ Carrie Underwood.
The four-time Grammy winner has recorded a cover of Mtley Cre's "Home Sweet Home," which, beginning tomorrow, will play as each week's eliminee gets sent packing. The track will, natch, be released as a digital single, with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of the United States.
"I've always loved this song, and besides being very fitting for Idol," says Underwood, "the title is also very fitting with animal rescue and finding animals their own homes."
The blond belter's too-bad, so-sad song follows such fellow A.I. alum's dismissal tunes as Ruben Studdard's take on Kenny Loggins' "Celebrate Me Home" and Chris Daughtry's "Home."
If you don't want your favorite finalist to hear the Cre-ner, pick up the phone after tonight's Michael Jackson week performances. Just be careful what number you dial.