“American Idol” will have a new reigning champ soon enough, but until then, fans of the show will be hearing a former “Idol’s” sendoff to the not-so-lucky contestants.
Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood has recorded a remake of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home” to be played as a farewell ballad to each finalist who is sent home, FOX announced on Monday.
The song will debut on “Idol” March 11, and will be available exclusively on iTunes until March 16. After that, the single will be available through all online music retailers.
A portion of the sales proceeds from “Home Sweet Home” will benefit The Humane Society of the United States, a cause near and dear to Carrie’s heart.
“I’ve always loved this song, and besides being fitting for ‘Idol’, to me, the title is also very fitting with animal rescue and finding animals their own homes,” she said. “So we felt it was important to tie the release into an amazing animal charity like the HSUS.”
Previously, “Idol” send-off songs have included “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter, “Home” by Chris Daughtry and former “Idol” winner Ruben Studdard’s remake of “Celebrate Me Home” by Kenny Loggins.