Contestants eliminated from this season of American Idol will be serenaded by a familiar voice singing a remade version of an appropriately titled ’80s classic.
David Cook, winner of season 7, has recorded a new version of the 1985 hit single “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” by Simple Minds, made popular in the Brat Pack film The Breakfast Club. Cook’s track will air each week as the latest Idol hopeful is shown the door, beginning March 8, when Idol’s finalists perform for the first time on live TV. The send-off song is chosen by American Idol creator and Executive Producer Simon Fuller.
Listen to the track here.