This was only the second time that the American Idol
runner up has outperformed the winner on the Hot 100 with their debut single. (David Cook's coronation single "The Time of My Life
" peaked at #3.) The previous instance was in 2003 when runner-up Clay Aiken's debut single "This Is The Night
" went straight in at #1, whilst the second season winner Ruben Studdard's "Flying Without Wings
" peaked at #2.