Chris Daughtry has felt the fallout of voter apathy firsthand. Once a seeming frontrunner on season 5 of American Idol, he then unexpectedly ended up in the bottom two because his legions of fans failed to rock the vote that particular week. Then he was sent home:
Sure, Chris has since gone on to be one of Idol's biggest-selling success stories, but after that ordeal, the subject of voting is still near and dear to his heart--because in November 2008, America will be voting for its new PRESIDENT, which is a little more important than who gets a record contract with BMG, you know.
So Daughtry has recorded a non-partisan remake of a Foreigner song (perhaps a subtle statement about the importance of foreign-policy issues in this election? um, probably not...), "Feels Like The First Time," for CNN's League Of First-Time Voters initiative. The goal is to encourage newbie voters to participate in this year's Presidential Election:
Voters, don't let Chris down like you did back in season 5, OK?
- Chris Daughtry
- American Idol