The Corner

By the Way

Taylor Hicks’s first single is starting to tank. After debuting at #1 in the Billboard Hot 100, it sank to #14 in just two weeks. This has nothing to do whatever with my bum prediction that he wasn’t going to win Idol. It’s just interesting. (Meanwhile, Katherine McPhee’s rendition of “Over the Rainbow” just debuted at #12, which is OK but not great.)

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