American Idol’s Lauren Spencer-Smith’s “Fingers Crossed” an Instant Hit

(ABC/Scott Patrick Green) LAUREN SPENCER

Lauren Spencer-Smith released her new single “Fingers Crossed” on Jan. 5, and in less than 24 hours the emotional song hit No. 1 on the overall iTunes chart in the US and No. 2 on the global chart. The song has already garnered more than 1 million streams on Spotify. 

When the Canadian singer previewed the song, written by Francisca Hall, Jakke Erixson and Lauren, on Tik Tok last month, the clip  eventually racked up over 22 million views. Over 114K Tik Tokers across the world have used the sound. 

@laurenspencersmithThis is called fingers crossed ??? original sound – laurenspencersmith

Those are impressive statistics for the American Idol season 18 alum who left the competition at the Top 20. Her first original single, “Back to Friends”  racked up over 600,000 streams on Spotify. over 50K plays on Youtube in it’s first week, July 2021. Currently, the song has amassed over 14M streams on Spotify. 

Lauren has been promoting “Fingers Crossed” non-stop across her social media accounts:

@laurenspencersmithSTREAM FINGERS CROSSED FINALLY LINK IN BIO I LOVE YALL THANK UUU I’ve cried multiple times today ????? original sound – laurenspencersmith

“I’m writing about love,” Lauren told Nagaimo News Now earlier this year. “I’m writing about boys or school or how I was picked on in school or if people didn’t believe in me.” Listen to the full version of “Fingers Crossed” below. 

Fingers Crossed Lyric Video

Lauren made the American Idol Top 20 in 2020, and performed Jessie J’s “Momma Knows Best” from her home in Canada after the pandemic shut down studio production. After a nationwide vote, Idol fans eliminated Lauren. Her audition of Pink’s “What About Us” in front of judges Katy PerryLionel Richie and Luke Bryan earned her a ticket to Hollywood.

Notably, Lauren did not participate in the American Idol comeback competition alongside a bunch of her fellow 2020 Top 20 alum. Runner-up Arthur Gunn got the most votes that night, earning him a spot in the 2021 Top 10.

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