Jason Derulo Reflects On Collaborating With Fans For New Single ‘Undefeated’ [AUDIO]

May 22, 2012 7:15 am

Singer Jason Derulo called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Tuesday to talk about his song “Undefeated,” his neck injury, tonight’s performance on “American Idol,” and the challenges of wearing a neck brace.

On Creating ‘Undefeated’ With Coca-Cola:
“The fans got to help me write the song. I started writing the song, but I left a bunch of lines blank and the fans have been helping me fill in the lines. The song is now completed, so it’s a collaboration between Coca-Cola, American Idol, the fans, and myself,” Jason tells us. So, was it hard to find the right lyrics to fill in the blanks? “There were lots of great, great lines. It made the process a little difficult. Thankfully, I had a lot of help to whittle it down to a number that I could actually look at. There were tons and tons of great stuff, but we got it down and I believe we came up with the best product!”

Jason Derulo Admits He Is Nervous About Performing on ‘Idol’ Tonight

Not only will you be able to watch Jason perform “Undefeated” on ”American Idol” tonight at 8/7c, but you will also be able to get a free download of the hit song on AmericanIdol.com and RyanSeacrset.com right after Jason steps off stage!  Check back here shortly for more details. In the meantime, check out Coca-Cola’s Perfect Harmony Art Gallery. Add your own work of art and you could win prizes!

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On Making Out With A Neck Brace:
Does the neck brace put a damper on his romantic moments with former ‘Idol’ contestant Jordin Sparks? ”You’re giving them bruises. It’s painful for me, but it’s probably more painful for the partner,” Jason explained. Listen to the full interview to hear him share other challenges he experienced while wearing the neck brace like bath time and sleeping.

On His Neck Injury:
“I was preparing for my world tour…there’s an acrobatic portion of the show and I slipped during this back tuck. I slipped in the back tuck and I broke my neck, I broke C2 vertebrae in my neck and was in a brace for 4 months. So, this past 4 months has been the recovery process and I’ve been out of the brace for about a week now.”

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On His ‘Idol’ Performance:
“It’s the first time I’ve performed. [since breaking his neck] So, it’s a little nerve wracking. I just started moving my neck, really. I went through a very traumatic experience and the fact that I’m back up and back at it is an absolute blessing, but exciting at the same time.”


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