May 13, 2008

Boney James, Syesha Mercado Team For Song

James_Syesha.jpgSmooth jazz saxophonist Boney James and current American Idol Top 3 finalist Syesha Mercado have joined forces to release a new version of “Gonna Get It” exclusively on iTunes. The song, written by Boney and Rahsaan Patterson, originally appeared on James' current CD Shine and was sung by Faith Evans.

The new version of “Gonna Get It” – which you also hear at Boney’s MySpace page – pairs him with the last woman standing on American Idol. James, whose current smooth jazz single is the former No. 1 hit “Let It Go,” says that the first time he saw the 21-year-old Mercado perform, he was incredibly impressed. He added that “Gonna Get It” seemed like a perfect fit for her, and he’s really proud of how well she’s doing on American Idol.

Mercado, David Cook and David Archuleta will perform on the FOX reality series on May 13, and one will be voted off on May 14.

Posted by Brian Soergel at May 13, 2008 5:19 PM