American Idol

Didi Benami – Sweet Rain

Listen to this single by Didi Benami! “Sweet Rain” is produced by Rocco Guarino. He’s also produced a couple of songs by Amanda Overmyer. Hmmm…

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pomme
pomme

I love Didi. Thanks for sharing her single. Her voice is so unique.

RoRK
RoRK

This is a poor song and worse yet it doesn't show off Didi's the immense quality of Didi's voice.

Didi has to sing songs that allow for her voice to stand out. This song is worse than any of the AI9 songs that she sang. And you all know it. Didi needs songs that are arranged in such a way that her voice soars above the instruments when she sings. This is a poorly-written song and worse yet, it doesn't work for Didi.

Song arrangements like those for Rickie Lee Jones is what Didi needs.

jo
jo

i cannot believe how the amer idol audience let those judges sway their votes to letting didi go. people!!! start thinking with your own brains!!!! didi is just too big for amer idol & will make it further on her own.

Mirae
Mirae

Didi has a very distinct voice.. A record company should invest in Didi as a recording artist. They won't regret it.

E
E

I'm so sad that we didn't get to hear her this week. This just proves she has a great voice; I do get the "country" comparison but I think that's more due to the fiddle arrangement than her voice itself.

Thanks for sharing this find with the Didi fans, Rickey!

ems
ems

what a lovely song! a million times better than most of the female-voiced pop songs on the radio right now. i really hope didi does well, she totally deserves it. such a strong, sweet lady.

lacey
lacey

This is my first season watching American Idol. Can someone please explain to me why good talent is going home and Tim and Katie are still around?? Do people feel bad or something and vote like crazy for them? Don't they feel bad they are sending the actual talent home? I'm confused. All I have to say is Tim and Katie better not end up in the I Can Dream House.

Angie
Angie

It's boring just like almost every song that idols do after leaving the show. I love Didi and she is WAY better than this song.

Monj
Monj

From where I come from, there are too many belters... I kinda don't enjoy them anymore. The message of a song, to me, seems to get lost somewhere in belting. And it can get unpleasant for my ears.

Siobhan is like a female Adam Lambert. I think she came in a little late to be belting here and there. She should try other vocal techniques.

I was hoping AI9 would have a different champ, someone who isn't generic, like Didi. After that "If I Can Dream" appearance, I'm looking at the angle that like Alex, she'll be taking a different direction. (Of course, they can't apply the Alex's formula to Didi. It's be obvious.) I really like that. I just hope bits of exposures like that will help her get that big break. I want her to pull a Jennifer Hudson. That'd be really cool, don't you think?

If Didi releases an album or stops by here for a concert or anything, I'd surely shell out.

maurex
maurex

whatever,,,, shes my american idol, becuz she was better than siobhan i dont think how the judges praise her all the time, all she did was screaming and at last the sound look like came from her nose WTF wakeup jugdes... sorry for siobhan fans but that is the truth.

ookiwhite
ookiwhite

i love this song! i miss didi... :(

hoku
hoku

love love love Didi Benami!!! :D we were devastated when she left Idol. I hope she gets a record label soon! Good luck and keep on going with music.

3sha
3sha

I really Love DIDI!!!!.. Hope she makes an album soon!

peggy
peggy

I LOVE DIDI BENAMI.
if she doesn't come out with an album soon, i will eat myself. AND SHE HAS TO RECORD TERRIFIED!

Jet
Jet

I'll just watch the show's finale. Surely, AI's ratings will slide down with Didi's elimination. I can sense that Didi's Sweet Rain will be a hit. Shine On Didi!

shay
shay

still love didi and will continue to support her. hope that she performs terrified with kat or kara in the idol finale...

stephanie
stephanie

DIDI IS MY AMERICAN IDOL.
Shes AMAZING - unique, genuine, emotional, beautiful, talented and soo much more. love this song. i love everything she sings.
I cant get over the fact that she was voted off!! like someone said above:
First, Katelyn, Alex and Lilly and now Didi.
insane.

Kassandra
Kassandra

S, I'm reading the EW interview with her. Not to disrespect the dead, but THIS is what she considers amazing lyrics?

<i>What about Rebecca’s music stands out to you so much?
She has really amazing lyrics in her songs. You’re caught up in this game of life/There’s no time to close your eyes/You gotta keep moving forward, gotta keep up with the crowd/If I rest for a moment I might get left behind. </i>

Oy. No wonder these people are on a karaoke show. At least the song they're singing on Idol were mostly written by real songwriters.

Kassandra
Kassandra

This proves what a phony she is.

Vote for Tim Urban!

Eric
Eric

He must stay more weeks. .
America must be wrong... :(

destiny
destiny

love her song! aaw.. i miss didi.. looks like a lot of good things are about to come after AI. good for her!

the world
the world

wow, amazing. why did she sing those stupid songs on idol???? argghhhh, so much talent there in her. i'm sad we won't get to see her sing good songs like this

Reyvan Fadallan
Reyvan Fadallan

God, how could they do that to my angel Didi? :( She's my American Idol. I hope she gets a break. She deserves it. Right? She has this uniqueness that the judges in idol didn't see whenever they critiqued her for not doing the singer-songwriter thing. I hate it. She just wanted to show that she's different. Unlike Siobhan, who's always praised for being so different, Didi was ugh turned down. :(((

a Rose
a Rose

It's actually not bad although it doesn't sound exactly like the Didi I've come to know. First, Katelyn, Alex and Lilly and now Didi. AI, season 9: the year of Urban Decay. ;-)

Rin
Rin

WOW! This is the sweet side of her that I haven't seen. The song is fabulous. Hey Rickey, when was this single released, before or after AI9?

Jobe
Jobe

Very Sheryl Crow-ish

maureen
maureen

:) its my kind of music.. good rhythm, meaningful lyrics :) I LOVE DIDI

Tyler LaCount
Tyler LaCount

Also the rocco music site shows two singles from her in 2008...why are they not out on iTunes yet?

Tyler LaCount
Tyler LaCount

Wow that is a great song...do you know anyplace that you can download it? I loved Didi and I wish that the judges or the voters saved her this week...

areyouin
areyouin

It's very nice. A little too pop-ish. Kinda like a Colby Callet (sp?) song. I would like to hear more edge or quirk, something more like Adele. But, pretty girl, pretty song, which is never a bad combo. Just a little vanilla.

Stefan
Stefan

I like it. =)

If only she sung like that more often on the show...I think song choice killed her.

bwatt27
bwatt27

I miss Didi already. =[ And I really like this, I hope she'll produce an album.

Although, this song does sound very country. At least to me. I hope she'd never consider going that route.

Monj
Monj

Mmm... why not? A safe song, but I kinda like it.

knick
knick

oh my, thanks! i just love her voice...
america was wrong letting her go over tim urban..
hmp, but i believe she will SHINE brighter outside AI.
i will not watch that show anymore, it's non-sense for me.
my fave was eliminated.. grr.

good luck to her.. she's my american idol..

dina
dina

she wrote that song... before AI. .. i think its GOOD- its in my LSS list!!!

Monj
Monj

I agree.

Monj
Monj

I think she would've nailed it this week. Her voice would've been perfect for this week's theme.

Monj
Monj

Read: Tween audience.

jules
jules

ako nga'y nagluksa (i even mourned) :D...

Monj
Monj

Dead, dead wrong... I wonder how far this "Urban Decay" reaches... :(

Monj
Monj

Before AI.

Monj
Monj

It's Caillat...:)

I've always wondered how Didi would sound in something a little more upbeat. Well, here's my answer.

I'm thinking she might pull a similar stunt Jennifer Hudson did. I'd love to see that. She's bigger than Idol. She's already had her exposure. All she needs is a big break.

Monj
Monj

Yup. Song choice and pressure.

maureen
maureen

yeah it is kinda country... but i still love it :p

bwatt27
bwatt27

Really? It sounds extremely country-pop to me. Sounds like a song that Taylor Swift would do. It just has that sound (not her vocals entirely, the music more so).

areyouin
areyouin

Country? I don't hear that.