‘American Idol’ Alum Lauren Spencer-Smith Tops iTunes with New Song
Former American Idol contestant Lauren Spencer-Smith has a new song out, and it’s making serious waves. Not only was it a hit on TikTok before its release, but it’s since reached No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes chart. Spencer-Smith competed on Season 18 of the talent show, making it to the Top 20.
Lauren Spencer-Smith Releases New Song ‘Fingers Crossed’
The 18-year-old singer shared a preview of the song “Fingers Crossed” on TikTok in November, asking what her followers thought of the track. They apparently loved it, since the song has been used on the platform over 117,000 times since that post.
Spencer-Smith has been eagerly promoting the song on social media in the lead-up to Wednesday’s release date. Now the song is out and available to stream on Spotify, and it’s already reached No. 1 on the iTunes song chart in the U.S. Considering Spencer-Smith has over 2 million TikTok followers, it’s no surprise her fans are excited about the track.
“I could say I’m sorry, but I’m not / You don’t deserve the one thing that you lost,” Spencer-Smith sings in the unapologetic breakup song, which was co-written by the singer with Francisca Hall and Jakke Erixson.
The Singer Has Already Gone Viral with Another Song
This isn’t the first time one of Spencer-Smith’s songs has taken off on TikTok. Last year, her track “Back to Friends” became a huge hit on the platform, and it has since racked up over 14 million streams on Spotify. The singer also released the single “For Granted” last year.
Spencer-Smith wowed the American Idol judges in her audition for Season 18 in 2020, singing Pink’s “What About Us” when she was just 16 years old. Her audition video currently has almost 1 million views on YouTube. Judge Katy Perry compared her to X Factor star Leona Lewis.
The singer is on her way to becoming a huge star. It just goes to show that artists don’t have to come in first place on their talent shows to have successful careers. It also proves the power of social media platforms like TikTok in today’s culture.