Eric Carmen: All By Myself

Eric Carmen singing his 1975 hit All By Myself.

When All By Myself was sang by Pia Torcato on American Idol earlier this week, Randy Jackson mentioned Celine Dion’s version, but neglected to mention Eric Carmen, the original singer and writer of the song.

Celine Dion singing All By Myself, in what is considered the best version recorded, and it became a gold record for her. She hit high notes seldom reached at the end of the song.

She recorded it 21 years after the original version sung by Eric Carmen.

Pia Torcato sang this song as well as anyone this side of Celine Dion on American Idol on Wednesday night of last week.


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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