American Idol is about to undergo its first audience-determined eliminations of Season 10, and starting next week, the show will have a new exit song as former hopefuls bid farewell to the competition. This year’s soundtrack to dreams cut short? The Simple Minds classic “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” sung by Idol’s own David Cook.
The Season 7 winner’s reverential version of the 1985 hit, which was also the de facto theme song to the movie The Breakfast Club, was recorded in February and chosen by Idol creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. Fans who preorder Cook’s forthcoming second album can access the track for free starting Thursday via DavidCookOfficial.com. It will also be available for sale on iTunes and other digital retailers March 8.
Congrats David! THR reports that David has a writing credit on each of the songs on his upcoming album, set to be released later this spring.
Entertainment Weekly confirms David will perform on Idol twice this season!
UPDATE: Listen to a snip of the song after the jump. Pre-order the album NOW and get your FREE DOWNLOAD at DCO. Got mine. I DIG.
UPDATE2: DCO has posted the FULL VERSION ON YOU TUBE.
Audio after the JUMP…