Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, whose songs are among the finest in “American Idol” history, showed up for a duet with Fergie on their classic hit, “Barracuda.” Backstage, they talked about why their songs seem to be so popular on the show – even though they don’t watch it.
“The songs have a lot of range to them, and, you know, they’ve got good melodies and you’ve got to be a singer to sing them,” singer Ann Wilson said. “You can’t just slop your way through it.”
Guitarist Nancy Wilson said that even though they don’t watch the show, they hear about it and see the results.
“People are talking about it,” she said. “We’re, like, ‘What? They’re doing Heart music? That’s great.’ And we see the results when we’re live when school is not in session for our kids throughout the summer and all these younger and younger kids just this last summer kept coming out, which has to be ‘American Idol’ and ‘Guitar Hero’ at work. Great! That’s fine!”
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