LAKISHA JONES So Glad I'm Me It's never a good idea to do Whitney Houston songs on American Idol, but Jones, fourth in Season 6, takes on "You Give Good Love." It invites comparisons her R&B debut can't live up to. Still, it's solid stuff.
ALECIA NUGENT Hillbilly Goddess On the bluegrassy title tune, Nugent celebrates the redneck woman: "Instead of Dolce & Gabbana, Smith & Wesson's in her purse." The singer proudly lets her roots show on this down-home disc.
PAUL POTTS Passione Before Susan Boyle, there was Potts, the not-so-telegenic cell-phone salesman who won Britain's Got Talent in 2007. The tenor brings plenty of Passione to his second pop-classical album but sometimes succumbs to bombast.