November 7, 2013


Chris Daughtry "Doesn't Know Anything" About 'American Idol' Season 13

Chris Daughtry didn't win American Idol, but he's one of THE most successful artists to emerge from the singing competition—his rock outfit Daughtry has racked up over 7.4 million album sales in the U.S. alone. But fronting a rock band is liable to keep you busy, and when Fuse's Nicole James sat down with Chris, we learned he has no idea what's going on in Idol land.

"I don’t know anything about it," Daughtry admits. "I don't even know who's judging. Everything I watch from TV is on my iPad, and that's always seasons after [it's aired]."

We also learned why he decided to name-check Superman on the "Waiting for Superman" single, and it's not because the Man of Steel is his favorite. "Batman didn't sing very well," Daughtry tells Fuse. "'Waiting for Batman' just doesn't sound that good."

Superman reference aside, Daughtry describes his band's upcoming fourth album Baptized as "a feel-good, up-tempo record." It does, however, have one quiet moment, the stripped-down "Broken Arrows," which he says is the "only full-on ballad" on an otherwise hard-rocking album. 

For more Daughtry, check out the full interview above.