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The runner-up makes good,
This review is from: The Real Thing (Audio CD)
Season Four of American Idol seems to have produced the best one-two punch of them all, with excellent albums from both Carrie Underwood and this long haired rock singer, born Harold Elwin Bice Jnr. (and nicknamed "Bo".)
No stranger to the world of music, Bice had made public appearances before his life changing Idol success, but this well honed album will give him a foothold to the upper levels of the popular music charts.
The album starts with the first single "The Real Thing", a monster ballad with radio hit written all over it, and one you'll be humming along with from the first listen. The second track "You're Everything", written by Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, leans more towards traditional rock music, while track four "Nothing Without You", written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and John Shanks, is tailor-made for a future hit single. Also look for "Hold On To Me"; "It's My Life", where he shares writing credits; "Willing To Try" (John Shanks, Richie Sambora) and his own "Valley of Angels".
Simple lyrics, catchy choruses and well produced songs abound on this album, and Bice's voice fits nicely with each song. Recommended for pop and rock fans, and AI fans everywhere.