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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 13: Brendan James performs at Town Hall December 13, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Singer-songwriter Brendan James, who released his self-titled album earlier this month, says he could never be a contestant on American Idol.
“It’s just not in my blood to [have] that much enthusiasm to sing without an instrument and sing someone else’s songs,” James told Niteside before his concert last night at the Highland Ballroom in Chelsea.
“I was so glad they picked that song ("Your Beating Heart," for “One Tree Hill”),” said James. “That ballad is a really broken down song on the album."
“I would like to sing with Sara Bareilles,” said James, of the 30-year-old singer-songwriter and pianist. “I think it would be a cool duet. I just like her sensibility and she puts a lot of thought into her lyrics, like I do.”