Grammy Winning Country Singer Says American Idol Is 'Probably Going to Be the Little Dude with the Weenie Voice'
May 5, 2009 - 4:49 PMGrammy Award-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson predicted an <i>American Idol </i>winner in an exclusive interview with CNSNews.com.
Wilson also said this season marks the first time she has actually followed the show.
“For the first time in my life, I’m watching the show this time,” she told CNSNews.com in an exclusive interview Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
“I like the guy with the glasses but he’s probably not going to make it,” said Wilson, in reference to Gokey. “He probably got voted off already. He’s an older guy with a soulful voice. He’s my favorite. I just love his voice. He’s got that Joe Cocker, that Bob Seger. I think he’s the oldest out there so he’ll never win and that’s terrible.”
Danny Gokey, 28, who has performed soulful renditions of Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel” and "Come Rain or Come Shine," originally sung by legends Billie Holiday and Ray Charles.
“Well, I’d love to predict that he [Danny] would win, but it’s probably going to be the little dude with the weenie voice,” she said. “It’s probably going to be Adam.”
Adam Lambert has performed re-arranged versions of “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones and “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash, with his signature high-pitched voice.
Gretchen Wilson is expected to release a new album this spring called “I Got Your Country Right Here.” When asked if she plans on working with artists in different genres in the future, she said she is open to it.
“I’ve got a lot of friends who are in the rock and roll world,” she told CNSNews.com. “I’ve kind of dabbled over there a little bit. I’ve played on stage with Alice and Chains and Heart.”
“I’m pretty good friends with Kid Rock -- we’ve discussed making a record before,” said Wilson.
Wilson won a Grammy Award in the Best Country Female Vocal Performance category for the Song “Redneck Women” in 2005. Her debut album, “Here for the Party” sold over 5 million albums in the United States alone. Her second album, “All Jacked Up,” sold over 1 million copies while her third album, “One of the Boys” has gone Gold.