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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.



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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Adele WILLIAMS    

Can some of you please get a life! Dean, thanks for the great comment, as for the rest of you... whom of you have ever written a decent song and did something with it? You all should be ashamed of yoursef for judging!
Nikki is very talented and works hard!! That song was written for my mom and holds very special memories for the family! Its a great song to people who actually know anything about music!

1245 days ago

Adele WILLIAMS    

oh Sorry I forgot to say to KISS MY WILLIAMS BUTT!

1245 days ago


Guess there is alot of people who disagree with those of you who choose to make this contest personal. These are all good kids who have unbelievable talent. The country music market is out there and more of us are finding it refreshing and an alternative to what the other choices are.

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