We Are The Fallen We Are The Fallen is a combination of three former members of Evanescence (Ben Moody, Rocky Gray, JonLeCompt) and longtime under the radar vocalist Carly Smithson. Now everyone and their mother knows who Evanescence is and hell they may even know the name Ben Moody. Ben was Evanescence's co-founder and crucial songwriter. Since breaking apart from the group which is essentially the Amy Lee project now, Ben cemented a career as a songwriter for hire. Now the one you may not now but should is this woman: Carly Smithson I discovered Carly under the moniker Carly Hennessy as a pop artist who was working under the tutelage of my two favorite pop songwriters Danielle Brisebois and Gregg Alexander. While browsing I came upon her single the double entendre laced I'm Gonna Blow Your Mind The song had the pop flavor I liked as Gregg's influence was all over it but it was the b-side I liked better as it was more serious and let me hear her nice tone. [GROOVESHARK]214930[/GROOVESHARK] It was obvious Gregg and Danielle recognized they had a vocal talent on their hands. Danielle handed over songs she had actually recorded herself (and strong favorites of mine at that) and they both put a lot of muscle behind the c.d.: Ultimate High Now obviously the c.d. was a flop but it was a personal darkhorse c.d. that I loved. I thought Carly was a great vocalist with the perfect pop sass to match. My personal favorites off this c.d. were the following: Her perfect covers of Danielle Brisebois Tracks: Just Missed The Train (far better than Kelly Clarkson's who also got handed the song) Rip In Heaven (gorgeous and matches the original which I love) A harder rockin' song penned in part by Sheryl Crow: All Kinds of People So even with great reviews and a strong faith by many in the industry Ultimate High was a huge flop. So it was with joy and confusion when amongst controversy Carly became an American Idol contestant. I may have been one of the few to actually know her career before the media exposed it. Despite this negative press of her past experience, having had her shot and being accused of having an unfair advantage she still made the top six based on her talent. Here was her audition and one of her strongest performances: Audition Jesus Christ Superstar So with that intro to Carly I understand why yet another group of musicians thought she had potential to move on what is essentially Ben Moody's half of Evanescence! Stay tuned for the results!