American Idol: Season 5 Encores (2006) To be honest, I don't even remember Melissa McGhee, but her take on Heart's "What About Love" is a perfectly generic cover that kicks off… 2006-05-23 Various Artists Pop
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American Idol: Season 5 Encores (2006)

YOU BE THE JUDGE ''Season 5 Encores'' puts all 12 finalists, including winner Hicks, on CD for your approval
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YOU BE THE JUDGE ''Season 5 Encores'' puts all 12 finalists, including winner Hicks, on CD for your approval
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: May 23, 2006; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Pop

To be honest, I don't even remember Melissa McGhee, but her take on Heart's ''What About Love'' is a perfectly generic cover that kicks off an entire album's worth of expertly crafted mediocrity. With about 10,000 various effects and vocal backing tracks present, it's hard to even tell most of the saccharine crooners apart on American Idol: Season 5 Encores, although I suppose Chris Daughtry should be given some sort of cookie for singing both Bon Jovi's and Sambora's parts on ''Wanted Dead or Alive.''

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Originally posted May 26, 2006 Published in issue #879 Jun 02, 2006 Order article reprints