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American Idol Season 5 - The Songs

Someone to Watch Over Me

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This song made its debut in the 1926 Broadway musical Oh, Kay! written by George and Ira Gershwin. It is recognized today as a beloved American pop standard.

Performer

Katharine McPhee - April 18, 2006

Songwriters

George and Ira Gershwin

Notable Recorded Version

  • Studio Cast - Track from Oh, Kay! album (1957) (Listen)
  • Blossom Dearie - Track from My Gentleman Friend album (1959) (Listen)
  • Ella Fitzgerald - Track from Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook album (1959) (Listen)
  • Linda Ronstadt - Track from What's New album (1983) (Listen)
  • Rickie Lee Jones - Track from It's Like This album (2000) (Listen)
  • Rod Stewart - Track from As Time Goes By...the Great American Songbook, Vol. 2 album (2003) (Listen)

Key Lyric Phrase

There’s a somebody I’m longin’ to see
I hope that he, turns out to be
Someone who’ll watch over me

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