American Idol's Songs of Broadway (Webway Wednesday)

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"American Idol" and Broadway: the new co-dependent relationship for the ages? It seems these two can't live without each other!


Yesterday came the news that Hair would be the latest Broadway show to poach from the "Idol" roster of talent. Diana DeGarmo (last seen on Broadway in Hairspray) and Ace Young (last seen in Grease) would be taking over the roles of Cassie and Berger (respectively).

Other "Idol" alums that have made the leap from Hollywood to Broadway include Constantine Maroulis (The Wedding Singer and currently Rock of Ages), Fantasia Barrino (on Broadway and currently on tour with The Color Purple), Clay Aiken (Spamalot), Frenchie Davis (Rent), Josh Strickland (Tarzan) and Tamyra Gray (Bombay Dreams and Rent).

But for this Webway Wednesday, we're turning the tables and highlighting some of "American Idol" clips of contestants singing the best of Broadway (dawg).


Carly Smithson takes on "Superstar" from the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic Jesus Christ Superstar.


Fantasia Barrino singing the Gershwin classic "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, which debuted on Broadway in 1935.


Melinda Doolittle's take on "As Long As He Needs Me" from Oliver!


"American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks' rendition of "You’ll Never Walk Alone" from Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel.


A mash-up of Idols singing "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha...pretty good, minus the few stumbles on the lyrics.

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