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MAY
23
3 YEARS

'American Idol's' Didi Benami Releases Debut Single (Audio)

The season 9 alum and THR "Idol" correspondent is setting the world on fire with her new track, "Gasoline," out May 23. Also on deck: the lead role in the new Theory a Deadman video.

Didi Benami
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Two years after exiting the American Idol stage, singer-songwriter Didi Benami is releasing her first official single.

The 25-year-old co-wrote the song, titled "Gasoline," with Justin Gray and Chris Seefried, who also produced the track. It is the first single this year from the former tenth place finalist, who has stayed very involved with Idol since her stint with the show in 2010. 

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"Gasoline" is one of the songs that will be included in an upcoming EP of original songs co-written by Didi, which is schedule for release later this year. The single tackles the topics of love, relationships and knowing when it's time to let go.

“You never know what is going to happen tomorrow, so you might as well do what you love today. Tomorrow is not a promise,” Benami says of her choice to pursue a career in music via Idol.

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The season 9 alum, who has also been studying acting, was recently featured in the latest music video from Vancouver rock band Theory Of A Deadman, where she stars as a a down-on-her-luck Idol winner. In a curious twist of fate, the song, called "Hurricane," was co-written by former Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and Didi even brought out her dress from her elimination night performance of "What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted" just for the shoot.

Check out the Didi's new single "Gasoline" above and let us know what you think in the comments section below.