Unilever's 'Rio' Remake Set For 'Idol' Bow

On Wednesday's episode of Fox's American Idol Unilever's Caress Body Wash will debut a 60 second spot featuring Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls singing a remake of Duran Duran's 1982 hit "Rio".

The song "Rio (Caress Brazilian Mix)" was produced by Ron Fair and JR Rotem with additional production and mix by Ben H. Allen and released online last week at caressbrazilian.msn.com. Users were asked to submit a code from a coupon included with select Caress products or make a short video in order to download the song.

In the spot, produced by Cornerstone and Den of Thieves, Nicole introduces herself and announces that she is singing a remake of a Duran Duran song. She then proceeds to perform and dance in front of an enthusiastic audience as cartoon flowers and butterflies sprout and fly about. As the song conclude the spot morphs into a more traditional affair with a woman's body seen in silhouette applying the body wash and dancing about while the remake of the song is heard in the background.

"When we were first approached about Nicole doing a version of “Rio” for this campaign, we thought it was the perfect fit. She's exotic and beautiful and embodies everything that inspired the original version. Because it's one of our signature songs very few people have covered it over the years, so it has been great for us to hear a new interpretation," said Duran Duran's Simon LeBon, in a statement.