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Flying Without Wings
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Season 2

Release
June 10, 2003
Genre
Pop
Length
3:45
Certification
-
Previous Single
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"Flying Without Wings" was a song orginally sung by the Irish boy band Westlife and covered by American Idol season 2 winner Ruben Studdard as his debut single in 2003. The single was released on June 10 a couple of weeks after Studdard's victory and charted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 28 where it stayed for 2 weeks. "Flying Without Wings" also gained attention on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, charting at #13, while it peaked at #27 on the adult contemporary chart. It was also released in New Zealand and reached #2 behind Clay Aiken. The single has sold 751, 000 copies through December 2006.

Track ListingEdit

  1. "Flying Without Wings"
  2. "Superstar"

Cover VersionsEdit

  • The song has also been used by Gareth Gates twice during his audition on Pop Idol in the UK.
  • Australian singer Delta Goodrem performed the song with boyfriend and ex-Westlife member, Brian McFadden, on her national Visualise Tour in 2005.
  • This version of the song appears on the game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol.
  • Studdard sang this song as a duet with season 15 contestant Avalon Young on the February 11, 2016 episode of Idol.














American Idol
Seasons
1  · 2  · 3  · 4 · 5  · 6  · 7  · 8  · 9  · 10  · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15
Judges
Simon Cowell (Seasons 1-9)  · Paula Abdul (Seasons 1-8) · Randy Jackson (Seasons 1-12) · Kara DioGuardi (Seasons 8-9) · Ellen DeGeneres (Season 9) · Steven Tyler (Seasons 10-11)  · Nicki Minaj (Season 12)  · Mariah Carey (Season 12) · Jennifer Lopez (Seasons 10-11,13-15)  · Keith Urban (Seasons 12-15)  · Harry Connick, Jr. (Seasons 13-15)
Hosts
Ryan Seacrest (Seasons 1-15) · Brian Dunkleman (Season 1)
Winners
Kelly Clarkson · Ruben Studdard · Fantasia Barrino · Carrie Underwood · Taylor Hicks · Jordin Sparks · David Cook · Kris Allen · Lee DeWyze · Scotty McCreery · Phillip Phillips · Candice Glover · Caleb Johnson · Nick Fradiani · Trent Harmon
Runners-up
Justin Guarini · Clay Aiken · Diana DeGarmo · Bo Bice · Katharine McPhee · Blake Lewis · David Archuleta · Adam Lambert · Crystal Bowersox · Lauren Alaina · Jessica Sanchez · Kree Harrison · Jena Irene · Clark Beckham · La'Porsha Renae
Coronation Songs
"A Moment Like This" · "Flying Without Wings" · "I Believe" · "Inside Your Heaven" · "Do I Make You Proud" · "This Is My Now" · "The Time of My Life" · "No Boundaries" · "Beautiful Day" · "I Love You This Big" · "Home" · "I Am Beautiful" · "As Long As You Love Me" · "Beautiful Life" · "Falling"
Spin-offs
From Justin to Kelly · Juniors · Christmas

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