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'American Idol' Finale Song -- The Nic Cage Connection

5/24/2011 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nicolas Cage has a surprising connection to a song on the "American Idol" finale tonight -- because TMZ has learned, the actor's brand new daughter-in-law wrote the tune three years ago.

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*SPOILER ALERT*


The name of the song is "Like My Mother Does" co-written by Nikki Williams -- who married Cage's son Weston last month in Tennessee.

The song first debuted in 2008 ... but "Idol" finalist Lauren Alaina will sing it tonight.

Interestingly, former "A.I." Season 7 finalist Kristy Lee Cook released a version of the song on her 2008 album, "Why Wait."




As for fellow finalist Scotty McCreery -- we're told he's gonna sing a song called "Love You This Big."

Both Lauren and Scotty's performances will hit the iTunes store right after the show.


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AD    

Isn't the Idol finale tomorrow?????

1059 days ago
2.

R    

Here's a song I wrote a few years ago that should be sung by the winner.

Well, it should be a touching song the winner will sing. The song title should be "All About Me" and could go something like this:

All About Me

Oh, I survived the cattle calls
And gave my best throughout it all
And now I'm standing here alone
Because the rest were all sent home

(chorus)
So now it's all about me
I'm the one whose light shines on
Yes, it's all about me
All the others are now gone

I look so much hotter now

Thanks to all who showed me how

And I pray that one day soon

My record sales go to the moon

(chorus)

So now it's all about me
I'm the one whose light shines on
Yes, it's all about me
All the others are now gone

Yes, it's all about me

And not about you

Though I guess it's your votes

That made me pull through

So hold my hand and come sing

To the sound of ka-ching

And make my record go gold

Though platinum's better I'm told

So don't let me down

Now that I'm crowned

I'm the one you adore

Go to see me on tour

Yes, it's all about me.

Yeah, me. Yeahhhhh meeeeee!

1059 days ago
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Jimmdog    

I can't wait . . . . Not to download either one of those songs.

1059 days ago
4.

Toadless    

Religious country music - Way to Go America!!!
IDIOTS!

1059 days ago
5.

Buckaroobonzai    

Note to TMZ staff:
Just cause you think of it, doesn't make it news!

1059 days ago
6.

Stiletto    

It's called:
"In da po-house wid mah drunken daddy-in-law, rasslin' fer da las canna Flat Tire!"

1059 days ago
7.

lizzimmer    

This will be the first year I don't watch the finale. There's nothing to look forward to. These two are SOOOOOOOOOO boring. In a season with people like James, Casey, Haley, and even Pia (who i found a little snoozy, but those PIPES!) to wind up with the two contestants who could tie Thia for "Most boring Idol Finalist Ever" is such a disappointment.

1059 days ago
8.

John    

It doesn't matter who wrote that song it's horrible. If a former idol didn't want it on her album I can see why.

1059 days ago
9.

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------It doesn't matter who wrote that song it's horrible. If a former idol didn't want it on her album I can see why.

1059 days ago
10.

Sonja    

Worst top two in AI history. Scotty really??... even if it wasn't a country song he made it one. Bleh.

1059 days ago
11.

crimealert    

BIGGER NEWS!!
This Kristy Cook has a cousin thats been missing for weeks...COVER THAT!

1059 days ago
12.

Fred    

If Scotty's the illegitimate son of Alfred E. Neuman, they I must quote his father, "Blech."

1059 days ago
13.

Roxanne Stones    

lizzimmerabout an hour ago

This will be the first year I don't watch the finale. There's nothing to look forward to. These two are SOOOOOOOOOO boring. In a season with people like James, Casey, Haley, and even Pia (who i found a little snoozy, but those PIPES!) to wind up with the two contestants who could tie Thia for "Most boring Idol Finalist Ever" is such a disappointment.

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I have to agree 100%. Borrrrrrrring! Scotty "Howdy Doody" McCreery & Lauren "Miss Goodie Two Shoes" Alaina.

1059 days ago
14.

Dean    

I am so proud of Nikki, She works so hard and this is a nice way to see her work pay off. You should hear her sing the song!! if the Idol contract was any good Nikki would have competed and kicked ass.

1059 days ago
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mandy    

I am Nikki's mom and she wrote that song for me and I am extremely proud of my daughter and love that we share, so all of you with disgusting comments, FIND YOURSELVES, you are so without emotion and that is very sad. If you have anything more to say, try to be nice for once in your sorry lives.
There is hope for anyone though!
Why are you commenting if you "don't even watch" the show??

1059 days ago
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