According to The Idol Pad, the songs the Idols have been secretly writing will be performed in the coming weeks. The coronations song will be co-written by the winner. And the songs will be sung on the summer tour.
Windmills reported on the secret sessions weeks ago…
Expect debut album sooner rather than later.
Since the finals began, the contestants have been secretly writing/co-writing and recording original songs in preparation for their album on a nearly daily basis (should they win or still receive a recording contract). Sometime near the end of the season, original songs will be performed by the then-remaining finalists. It is expected that the winner’s coronation single will be a song that she had a hand in writing. Unlike ever before, the winner’s debut album will be released soon after the finale, rather than many months later, to better capitalize on the potential of the television exposure and winning momentum. The winner will support their album by performing their own songs on the summer tour.
In short–it’s a great idea! Wish the producers had introduced the idea earlier. Hopefully the songs the finalists co-write truly reveal the type of artists they’ll be once they are unleashed in the real world. And that the producers allow the contestants, like Kree and Candice, who have strong identities, be themselves.
Via The Idol Pad
So who are some of the songwriters being brought in? Country songwriter Monty Powell’s involvement was confirmed by the linked post. Candice Glover tweeted in mid March about working with Chantal Kreviazuk, who cowrote Kelly Clarkson’s hit “Walk Away” and David Cook’s fan favorite “Permanent” (thanks @nsideguy25 for the link!).
@megyuup yeah! They brought her in to potentially write songs for me if I make it far :)
— Candice Glover (@CandiceAI12) March 12, 2013