updated 03/03/2011 AT 8:30 AM ET
•originally published 03/03/2011 AT 10:50 AM ET
Contestants eliminated from this season of American Idol will be serenaded by a familiar voice singing a remade version of an appropriately titled ’80s classic.
David Cook, winner of season 7, has recorded a new version of the 1985 hit single “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” by Simple Minds, made popular in the Brat Pack film The Breakfast Club. Cook’s track will air each week as the latest Idol hopeful is shown the door, beginning March 8, when Idol’s finalists perform for the first time on live TV.
Can’t wait to hear the song? Listen now:
The send-off tune will be available Thursday on Cook’s Web site for those who pre-order his upcoming album. It will go on sale on iTunes and other digital providers on March 8.
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