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Carly Smithson to Become New Evanescence Frontwoman

The band’s former lead vocalist — the huge-voiced Amy Lee — left the group to pursue other projects, so now they’re teaming up with Idol sixth-place finisher Carly Smithson to form a new band, The Fallen.

“I kept getting told that ‘you don’t have the rock voice, you can’t do rock music,’ ” Smithson told the Los Angeles Times. “But it’s everything I am. It’s everything I listen to. I’m not the regular girl next door.”

The band will debut their first single on June 22, on their website.

Above find Carly doing one of Evanescence’s hits, “Bring Me to Life,” on the Idol tour. What do you think? Can she replace Amy?