Bucky Covington – Gotta Be Somebody – VIDEO

Check out the new video from Season 5 Idol, Bucky Covington. He came in 8th his season, but he’s still out there, doing his thing, on Lyric Street Records.

The song, “Gotta Be Somebody”, is a countrified version of the Nickelback original.

Video after the JUMP…

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28 Comments

  1. Awww, i still like Bucky, and am so happy he’s kept a decent career going in music!

  2. Awwwww, I like Bucky too. One of my faves that season on AI. I’m not a country music fan, but I still like him. And I cannot stand Nickelback’s sound. It irritates the heck outa me. So Bucky made this song sooooo much more listenable.

  3. I always liked Bucky. He seems to have done well for himself. Great crowd there.

  4. Safe haven in a season 5 thread! I’m so glad Bucky’s doing so well. Good for him.

    ETA: After listening, he sounded great! And he still has nice hair!

  5. Bucky was one of my faves from that season, too. I am just SO glad that he’s doing well for himself, and I really like this (not that much of a country fan, either).

  6. I love Bucky too and what he’s done to this song! And he still has the best AI hair evah!

  7. I agree with all of you!! I don’t love Nickelback, don’t love country, but I adore Bucky Covington. I love his voice, and I just love him. He has such a sweet personality. He works wonders with this song.

    Oh, and I especially agree with this:

    Safe haven in a season 5 thread!

    :D

  8. Thanks for posting the vids, mandalay. I’d forgotten about the Jessica Simpson hair! haha!

    Bucky as so real and natural. I remember contrasting him to Kellie, who was funny and entertaining, but she was clearly putting on an act. It made Bucky seem very genuine in comparison.

    The judges always patronized him, IMO. I always thought he deserved more respect than he got.

  9. Wow Bucky….I love it. I’m so glad that you are getting the music career that you wanted.

  10. Gosh, I love Bucky! I’ve met him at a couple meet-n-greets and he’s a real sweetie!

    I hope this song becomes his 4th top ten hit!!!!!

  11. MJ, thanks for giving Bucky his own thread. It’s a nice reminder to those who are hand wringing about iTunes top 10 placements and whether their fav will go platinum that you can come out of Idol and make a nice career for yourself without reaching those heights. He seems to be happy with a life of non-stop touring at country fairs, peanut festivals, bars and smaller venues because it beats painting cars in his father’s body shop which was what he was doing before Idol.

    I am not a fan of Nickelback but I like what he does with the song and I love that big, goofy smile at the end of the video (which was filmed at free concert in his hometown of Rockingham).

  12. Really happy to see this video and Bucky having his own thread. I had tried to comment on him in 2 other threads that had articles about him …. but they got so sidetracked I gave up.

    I’m very pleased with his success. He has a great voice and sweet personality. I can’t say that I’m a ‘traditional country’ fan, but I’ve enjoyed many bluegrass and rockabilly artists and music. I like this song from him.

    Season 5 really had a wealth of talent and it’s good to see them still working and getting ahead. I want to hear more from Bucky.

  13. MJ, thanks for giving Bucky his own thread. It’s a nice reminder to those who are hand wringing about iTunes top 10 placements and whether their fav will go platinum that you can come out of Idol and make a nice career for yourself without reaching those heights. He seems to be happy with a life of non-stop touring at country fairs, peanut festivals, bars and smaller venues because it beats painting cars in his father’s body shop which was what he was doing before Idol.

    Exactly. They are virtually *all* much better off, living much more fulfilled lives doing their favorite work or at least something closer to it, than they were before they came on Idol. I think that’s why we hear fans griping all the time and Idols hardly ever.

  14. I love me some Bucky!! IMO he has one of the best country male voices out there today. Also, this song seems like it was made for him and really sounds great countrified.

  15. I always liked Bucky. I’m glad he’s still singing and doing his thing. He sounds great singing this song, better than Nickelback, I daresay.

  16. I knew this thread would bring you out of lurkdom, beesims!

    lol, Jersey. Once Season 9 is in full gear and the floving and flailing of Season 8 has died down, I will be back to steady posting and chat.

  17. Once Season 9 is in full gear and the floving and flailing of Season 8 has died down, I will be back to steady posting and chat.

    I’m looking forward to my snowbirds returning. :).

  18. They are virtually *all* much better off, living much more fulfilled lives doing their favorite work or at least something closer to it, than they were before they came on Idol. I think that’s why we hear fans griping all the time and Idols hardly ever.

    Lucy, that’s such a good point. I’ve had that thought myself… so many of them are still doing music in some way, hosting shows… all things that they would probably have not been doing without AI. I’m so happy for Bucky that he’s doing well, have a soft spot for that guy, especially after going back and watching his audition and watching Simon just completely dismiss him (though, of course, Simon is not a country fan so you’re already at a disadvantage unless you’re cute blonde girl). Bucky always looks so *happy* – love it. He did a great job with this song!

  19. I think Bucky does a fantastic job with this song. His voice is so clear. It’s a perfect fit. And, I’m super excited to see a Bucky Covington video!! It’s been too long since his last video.

  20. I live in Central Florida and listen to a couple of country stations out of Tampa and northern Florida. Let me tell you that Bucky is well loved down here! He was one of my favorites from S5 also. The boy has a better voice than a lot of the newer country music stars and he is just so damn much fun to watch – he truly loves performing.

  21. Aw, so nice to see him looking so confident. What a cutie. I really like the happy spirit he infuses into this. I may have to start paying attention to his music.

  22. Thanks so much for the Bucky Thread! I just love that boy. He does great with this song. Simon is not always right!

  23. What a nice treat to get to see and hear a Bucky video. I love me some Bucky Covington, and like most of you, am not a huge country fan. But, I love his voice.

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