“Friday”: Finally a hit song for Taylor Hicks
American Idol’s fifth-season winner, Taylor Hicks, finally has a new hit on his hands: a popular video of him parodying the viral video of Rebecca Black’s performance of “Friday.”
On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert challenged Fallon to raise money for charity, and after raising $26,000 for DonorsChoose, which funds classroom projects, Colbert performed “Friday.” He was joined by the Roots and, spoiler alert, Taylor Hicks—and his appearance made the whole thing even more perfectly ridiculous. Taylor at once made fun of himself a little bit and made himself seem a lot cooler.
If you’ve been hiding from the Internet the past three weeks, Rebecca Black’s version of “Friday” has become an overnight sensation because of its insipid lyrics, the overproduction of the 13-year-old’s singing, and the cheesy video.
Here’s the performance from Late Night: