Initially I could not believe it, a free download? Free is always good, better this time around considering Hicks is offering one of the best songs on his new CD, "The Distance" as a freebie, "Seven Mile Breakdown". If you're running behind on news on the Hicks' front as I am, just follow this link to amazon.com to score your download.
Taylor Hicks appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show this week, performed his title track off this new record, "What's Right Is Right".
There's a saying that goes, imitation the sincerest form of flattery. Apparently one of this American Idol season's contestants, Danny Gokey a true believer. He's making the run for the confetti disguising himself as Taylor Hicks. You doubt me? Just click this next link for a side by side comparison. Hokey vs Hicks. Seems his now deceased wife was a fan of Taylor's, had compared him to Taylor and he decided to enter this show based on her belief Danny the next Taylor Hicks. Too he apparently grew up with a houseful of singing family members. Sort of like in the "Sound of Music" only in Milwaukee.
Danny Gokey, "PYT" Michael Jackson week. Check the Hicksian dance moves.
He possesses a decent sound to his voice, has a little growl, some Michael MacDonald tone, but lacks Taylor's melodic timber. I love when a performer reduces Pauler to incoherence. Okay, maybe that's not such a hard thing to do. Simon slams him for his dancing, Gokey gives a plea for dancing help. Meanwhile in multiple bios about Gokey he lists Salsa dancing as a hobby. The guy likes to change his story to fit the mood it seems.