I don't watch American Idol. But found out from those who did watch last night many of them were moved by a song ("Volcano") originally done by Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice. I've known about Damien's work for about 8 years, when I first heard "The Blower's Daughter" locally on radio station KFOG.
This song (official video shown above) was featured in the 2004 film "Closer" starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Natalie Portman. Even with the star studded lineup in the film, I found it disappointing. I certainly didn't with this song or the rest of Damien's music.