Landon Donovan may be one of biggest stars of soccer, but what he really wants to do is...sing!
OK, not exactly. But he does tell me…
He'd love to see an American Idol for sports stars someday. "I've been saying it for years," the Los Angeles Galaxy player said at the recent GQ Men of the Year party. "I swear, I've been saying that for years, but not only sports, do a celebrity Idol, too.
"That would be cool," he said. "Probably have to ban actors because a lot of them could be singers, because a lot of them are wannabe singers. But let's do it! It would be so sweet."
Idol happens to be Donovan's favorite show. "I just love it," he said. "But I don't think it's going to be the same without Simon [Cowell]. He makes the show. He's really the only guy you want to listen to."
So what about Donovan's vocal chops? He sings—but only in the shower. "I don't know if rock is the right term," he said, "but I like the Killers, the Fray, Kings Of Leon...all that kind of stuff."