It’s hard to believe but Carrie Underwood’s version of “Home Sweet Home” has outsold the original. Yep. Carrie has moved more units of the American Idol farewell song than our Motley Crue boys.
"Home Sweet Home" is on Theatre of Pain and has been available for purchase for more than two decades. Carrie’s version has been out on iTunes a couple months. Don’t shoot the messenger, kids. This news come via Blabbermouth, who snatched it from the New York Post ...who lifted it from Nielsen Soundscan. Whew! According to Nielsen, Carrie’s version has sold 211,000 digital copies to 181,000 of the original. (Digital being the key to all of this).
Mock American Idol all you want. Vince Neil was live in the audience last night. He was smiling and it looked like he was having a great time. I was excited when I saw him and his wife! I wish there was more time in the broadcast – I feel like Ryan Seacrest could have interviewed Vince.
I can’t help but wonder – with the power of American Idol – could any remade Motley tune that is featured on the show be a massive hit? I think so. A Motley Crue themed night would be great! I might be the only person in America excited – but I’d be so happy; I’d roll around on the floor a little bit, flashing the devil horns. The cheesier the better, baby!
As per usual, Adam Lambert was great. No, he didn’t sing a rock song this week. The theme was disco and he took a fast song and made it a ballad. I know, he’s genius. My beloved Adam sang "If I Can't Have You." It just proved once again that he can sing anything. I’m holding out hope for that Glam power ballad. When that happens - you’ll hear me screech.
Oh, and since we’re talking about Adam Lambert – watch the little promo Fox made him record for earth day. That’s right, it’s earth day, so go hug a tree, recycle and carpool.