American Idol rivals go head-to-head again

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. The first track on Studdard’s new CD is “The Return of the Velvet Teddy Bear,” the 27-year-old singer said earlier this week.. Tracks on Aiken’s new disc include Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do (I Do It for You),” Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me” and Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word.”. “This is an album of love songs, but they are about all different kinds of love. Romantic love, friendship, unconditional love,” Aiken said.. “Since so many of these songs are covers, it’s realistic to say that many of them have been or could be sung a thousand different ways,” the 27-year-old singer said.. “A Thousand Different Ways” follows Aiken’s 2004 release, “Merry Christmas With Love.”. Two former “American Idol” rivals second-season winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken will battle again when their new albums are released next month. Aiken’s third album, “A Thousand Different Ways,” will be in stores Sept. 19. The new CD combines 10 cover versions of well-known songs from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s with four new songs, RCA Records announced Thursday.. Studdard’s “The Return” will be released Sept. 26 on J Records. It follows his 2004 gospel album, “I Need an Angel.”. Studdard narrowly beat out Aiken to win the “American Idol” contest in May 2003. Their debut albums Aiken’s “Measure of a Man” and Studdard’s “Soulful” were released later that year, with Aiken’s CD in stores about two months before Studdard’s.. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more