The affable British host of Fox’s reality hit loves music as much as she loves dancing. Here’s what’s propelling her through pool parties this summer.
STEVIE NICKS, ”ITALIAN SUMMER”
This song is so gorgeous. It paints a picture of Stevie and her lost love affair. Stevie has told me what a big fan of SYTYCD she is and how she sits watching the show in her library with her pink hot-water bottle.
BARRY MANILOW, ”COPACABANA”
Poolside, with a bit of a cocktail in hand, it never fails to get people up and dancing. People have been known at my pool parties to actually act out the story, too.
SNOW PATROL, ”CRACK THE SHUTTERS”
It’s one of those songs that you put on your iPod, and it’s such an intimate thing, to kind of listen through headphones, because they’ll be singing right into your ears. It reminds me of home and good times.
ANYTHING FROM U2
Something from them comes on pretty much every day. I love ”Elevation.” I think that’s great, but I like old-school stuff as well, like ”One” and ”Stay.”
THE BLACK KEYS, ”HOWLIN’ FOR YOU”
I just love it. It’s proper, dirty, old-school rock & roll. You can just kind of mash out.