Tanner Stransky
May 01, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Songs from ‘Idol’ alums

Can’t get enough American Idol? Here’s a look at some new songs from former hopefuls.

Elliot Yamin
”Fight for Love”
The new tune from the season 5 underdog has a vibe not far from Usher’s ”Love in This Club.” That’s a good thing: The brooding R&B jam is totally radio-ready. A-

Lakisha Jones
”Let’s Go Celebrate”
What should be a banging party anthem from season 6’s big-voiced diva is too slow and meek, and Jones’ earth-shattering pipes get lost. C

Chris Sligh
”Here Comes Goodbye”
Sligh wrote this for Rascal Flatts, whose version is a smash. Songwriting suits season 6’s curly-haired 10th-place finisher. The tune is übersimple but twangy-delicious. B+

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