Welcome to the decline of American Idol!
Lee Dewyze was crowned the new American Idol last week. Like all the Idols before him, his debut single was rushed released into the world, but unlike the other Idols, his single is TANKING!
In its first week of sales, Lee has only sold 95,000 of his debut single, Beautiful Day. It has come in at #10 on the sales charts, but its lack of airplay means it will come in much lower on the Billboard Hot 100.
But lets put this into perspective:
Last year, winner Kris Allen was able to peddle 134,000 downloads of the original tune No Boundaries in its first week. The year before David Cook moved 236,000 of The Time of My Life and came in to the charts at #1.
Need we say more?
They better pray whoever replaces Simon Cowell gives this show a boost! Otherwise, this looks like the end of an era to us!
Here's a thought - PICK PEREZ!!!
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