When will American Idol's dominance of the music charts end? Not any time soon. Barry Manilow got a boost on the album charts by performing on the show, putting his collection of 50s standards back in the Top 5. And Kelly Clarkson hits #15 with her new single "Walk Away." But even just being heard and not seen on the show is a boost. Every week, when a contestant is eliminated, they play Daniel Powter's "Bad Day." And the new Number one song in the country? "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter.
Meanwhile, Top 12 finalist Kevin Covais sets a poor example for his fans by lying to the media. Said Covais: "It's just great being back home." Yeah right.