HDD Numbers Are In: David Cook moves 31k, David Archuleta 14K

The Hits Daily Double sales numbers are in, and yep, it’s January, typically a horrible month for record sales. This week’s numbers: 16 David Cook, David Cook 31,252 47 David Archuleta, David Archuleta 13,656 For a rough comparison, let’s use last week’s Nielsen Soundscan numbers for comparison (No HDD numbers last week due to the […]

David Cook Gearing up to Release New Single

The music rating website Rate The Music has just issued a new survey for Idol David Cook. It’s a good indication that Cook’s label is getting ready to release a new single from his post-Idol debut David Cook, and are polling the public to figure out which song to release next. The survey asks members […]

American Idol to Premiere in Phoenix and Kansas City

Phoenix, AZ will be the first audition stop when American Idol premiers next Tuesday, January 13 on FOX at 8 pm ET. Next stop, will be Kansas City on Wednesday January 14… I’m especially curious to see how new judge Kara DioGuardi fits in with the old gang, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul. […]

Spoiler Update: Lil Rounds Rumored to Be in the Top 50

Joesplace added another contestant to her list of those rumored to have made the American Idol Season 8 Top 50. Her name is Lil Rounds. Rumor has it, she got a standing ovation from the judges in Hollywood. The third girl, the African-American with blond/black hair, is rumored to be her: The 4th girl is […]

ME on Idol Tracker!

Seriously, I’m blushing here. A big thank you to Richard Rushfield of the Los Angeles Times. He just posted the 20 questions I answered for his Idol Tracker blog. He twisted my arm a bit and got a picture too. Bonus! Or not. Richard Rushfield, as most of you know, covers Idol for the LA […]

Taylor Hicks Performs the Fall in Chicago – VIDEO

Taylor Hicks is in Chicago with the road tour of Grease, playing the Teen Angel, and he stopped by the WGN studios for an interview and a live performance. He sang one of my favorite song “The Fall”. Oh man, this is good stuff: After the jump, watch the interview. Taylor talks about his upcoming […]

More on Kelly Clarkson’s New Single!

As I said yesterday, Kelly Clarkson’s new album will NOT be called Masquerade as reported by the Wall Street Journal.  That’s according to Kelly’s publicist, I’m hearing. Her peeps wouldn’t spill the title, but the blog Pop Justice is reporting the title as All I Ever Wanted. A few Katy Perry tunes are rumored to […]

American Idol Experience Opens at Disney February 14

The new Disney attraction, “American Idol Experience” opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, FL February 14. The park is gearing up for the attraction’s debut, and I got a tip about what will be going on behind the scenes prior to the opening: Cast, Crew and Imagineers are invited to a special preview of […]

Idol Headlines 1/06/09

Archuleta rocks Governor’s inauguration (with video) Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. might be considered a media-savvy, polished politician, but at his inauguration on Monday even he couldn’t compete with David Archuleta for the screams and shrieks of young audience members. Archuleta, the Murray 18-year-old who finished second in the most recent season of FOX’s TV […]

Season 7 Redux – Top 16

Another installment of American Idol Season 7 redux!   I had no major revisions after watching Top 16 week on the Fox Reality Channel tonight, but here are my thoughts anyway. The boys totally brought it Top 16.   Well, except for Luke Menard’s totally cringeworthy performance of “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.” […]