It seems Wood's performance in Across the Universe (pictured), during which she took on the Beatles' "Blackbird," "If I Fell," and "It Won't Be Long," impressed not only movie audiences but label execs. (Interscope also released the Across the Universe soundtrack, currently at No. 45 on Billboard's Top 200.) They're betting on the 20-year-old to break free of the crossover jinx that has plagued the likes of Lindsay Lohan (also signed to a Universal subsidiary, the now dormant Casablanca). "The general buzz is that she does have a very good voice and genuinely wants to make music," adds another source close to the situation. "You should hear her karaoke!"
Uh... since when was karaoke the barometer for singing?