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

noah | February 20, 2008 3:15 am
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]