Chris Medina Tonight Show Friday Feb 25 – Track “What Are Words” Released Online Thursday

Chris Medina’s “shocking” cut just before the American Idol Top 24 has earned him a gig. He’ll be a guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, January 25th. show.

According to Zap2it, Chris will be performing a song written especially for him by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins called “What Are Words”. The new tune will be available online Thursday.

Wow. When TPTB indicated they would be releasing original music recorded by the contestants as quickly as possible, they were not kidding.

If the name Darkchild sounds familiar, it might be you read it here. Jerkins was recently in the studio with Season 1 winner, Kelly Clarkson, working on a track for her upcoming album. He’s worked with Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and more.

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