“American Idol” Encourages Americans To Be Somewhat Interested In Mika

“American Idol” Encourages Americans To Be Somewhat Interested In Mika


Mika’s “Grace Kelly,” which got the cover treatment from the famously cast-off Josiah Leming during last week’s Hollywood week episodes of American Idol, reappeared on the digital-tracks charts thanks to a 422% gain in sales; it sold 11,000 copies and came in at No. 133. Other Idol-featured songs from last week’s episodes to reappear on the charts: Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which Michael Johns sang (No. 68, 20,000 sold/+189%); Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do (I Do It For You),” which got the full-on medley treatment and sold 9,600 copies (No. 151, +164%); Adams’ “Heaven” (No. 173, 8,700 sold/+447%); and Heart’s “Alone,” performed by Carly Smithson (No. 197, 7,900 sold/+390%) Also, Daughtry’s “Home” experienced a 30% bump, although I’m going to chalk that up to the fact that so many of this year’s Idol hopefuls are clearly operating in his mold. [YouTube]