James Dean - Single
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A chance to right one of the biggest wrongs in American Idol history
Way back in Season 8 of American Idol, Alexis Grace was one of the early favorites of the competition. Blessed with an amazing, soulful voice that you could not believe was coming from this teeny tiny girl on stage. Her version of Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved a Man" was one of the best performances I have ever seen on the show, although she is better known for "Dirty Diana" since that was performed after the cuts for the top 12, which is to many when the show begins. All of this made it shocking when she was voted off the show in 11th, 1 spot too low to go on the American Idol tour, and the judges neglected to use their "save" to keep her.
Now, almost 5 years later, we finally have the first single off of Alexis's upcoming album. This particular song shows her strong Nashville roots and is remarkable for its stark, stripped down arrangement that lets the emotion in Alexis's vocals come through without a lot of production. While I love this song, I do hope that the forthcoming album also shows off her range and includes some of her amazing r&b sound as well.
No, she didn't win American Idol, but that puts her in the same company as Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Elvis, The Beatles, George Jones, and Weird Al Yankovic, which is pretty good if you ask me. Now if only 2014 could hurry up so we get the full album!
Top Albums and Songs by Alexis Grace
||James Dean||James Dean - Single||4:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Someone Else||Someone Else - Single||4:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rooftop||Rooftop - Single||3:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm so Done||I'm so Done - Single||4:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Will You Miss Me||Kiddo - EP||4:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'm so Done||Kiddo - EP||4:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Barney's Song (I've Got the World)||Kiddo - EP||3:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Never Had You||Kiddo - EP||4:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||James Dean||Kiddo - EP||4:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||But I Hear a Breeze (feat. Alexis Grace)||But I Hear a Breeze (feat. Alexis Grace) - Single||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|