Last Night’s Top “Idol” Contender: Another Ringer?
Simon Cowell’s favorite performer last night was 18-year-old Kady Malloy, a Houston teen who started off impersonating Britney Spears and Carrie Underwood before belting out “Unchained Melody” in the style of Christina Aguilera. But how would she do with songs that weren’t familiar to people watching at home? Thanks to the Internet, we can find out now, months before her debut album reaches stores!
As it turns out, Malloy already has an album out–or had an album out before it got whitewashed from the Internet (by the Idol powers that be, perhaps?). A post on the MySpace blog of indie music store Amie Street big-ups Malloy as such: “Kady Malloy’s powerful voice and Hip Hop-influenced pop songs bring to mind a cross between Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, and The Pussycat Dolls. Kady’s been working with Nick Trevisick, a producer and writer for artists like Mandy Moore and Natalie Imbruglia, so remember: you heard her on Amie Street first!” Unfortunately, the page where you were able to download her album has since been taken off the site, although there are still MP3s of her work around: you can listen to the Christina-Xeroxes-“My Love” track “Find The Time” here, and a chunk of the robot-pop song “It’s Automatic” here. I personally prefer the latter, but that’s because I’m a sucker for vocoded-out voices.