Lauren Alaina Debut Album “Wildflower” Set to Be Released October 11


From Lauren’s “Breaking News” email. You can sign up to be on her email list at her official website. We’ve got an album name and a release date. Now all we need is a track list!

I am so excited to tell you that my new album is called Wildflower and it comes out Oct. 11 on Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope. I have always dreamed of making an album and I can’t believe it’s actually happening. It’s because of the fans who voted for me on American Idol that I am here, so I am dedicating this album to you. I hope you love it!

UPDATE: Check out cowriters Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson performing the title track of Lauren’s album and also Point Of Grace’s recording of the song! This is a song Carrie Underwood also recorded for Carnival Ride but it didn’t end up on the album.

Scotty McCreery’s Debut Album, “Clear As Day” To Be Released October 4 (UPDATE)


From Scotty’s “Breaking email”, (Sign up for his email list at his official website) We’ve got an album name and release date! Things are coming together for the season 10 winner. Now all we need is a track list…

It’s been a long journey since last year when I auditioned for American Idol, and you’ve been with me every step of the way. That’s why I wanted you to be the first to know the details of my debut album. After all of the hard work over the last year, I am excited to tell you that my album, Clear As Day, will be released on Oct. 4 on Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope.

UPDATE: Here’s more from the official press release. Writers of “Clear as Day” are confirmed

“I chose these songs because they mean a lot to me, but I think everybody can relate to these kinds of songs,” Scotty says. “Clear As Day just sounded like a great album title, but it’s also one of my favorite songs on the album, and I love the message behind the song which was written by Casey Beatherd, Phil O’Donnell and Adam Wheeler.”

So You Think You Can Dance 8 – The Finale – Videos & Recap


AND THE WINNER IS Melanie Moore:

4th Place Dancer: Tadd Gadduang
3rd Place Dancer: Marko Gemar
2nd Place Dancer: Sasha Mallory

I would have been OK with any of the Top 4 taking the crown tonight, so a heartfelt congratulations to Melanie Moore for her win, and to the rest of the finalists for making this season one of the best. Well, one of the best up until Finale week. Wednesday night found an exhausted group of dancers tackling too many dances. It didn’t help that some of those routines were real stink bombs, and it all added up to an underwhelming end to a fine season. At least tonight we were reminded, by reprises of some of the best dances of the competition, why Season 8 was so awesome.

American Idols Tour 2011 – Baltimore MD – Video & Live Blog


The American Idols Live tour heads to the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD. The Show begins at 7 pm EDT

The set list is HERE

Last night’s show in Pittsburgh, PA is HERE.

BAD NEWS! Lauren Alaina has been forced to cancel her appearance tonight due to Bronchitis! She tweeted earlier today: “Hey y’all ! I just left the doctor and I have severe bronchitis. Therefore I’m not gonna be performing tonight. I’m really sorry”

Idol Headlines for 08/11/11 – The Evening Edition


OH NO! Lauren Alaina has to cancel tonight’s Idols live she in Baltimore! She tweets, “Hey y’all ! I just left the doctor and I have severe bronchitis. Therefore I’m not gonna be performing tonight. I’m really sorry” The Top 11 will perform in Central Park tomorrow morning for the GMA Summer Concert series. Debatable if she’ll make it or not.

Jordin Sparks has finished her mentoring session for Majors and Minors. She tweets, “Just finished mentoring such amazing & talented kids for the new show @majorsandminors. I learned from them too!”

UPDATE: Kelly Clarkson New Track “Mr. Know it All”! Single Drops Aug 30


UPDATE from 104My FM:

So this morning one of the labels came in and played us the brand new track from Kelly Clarkson. I heard the leak a few months ago, and let me tell you this is not it! The track is called “Mr. Know It All” and it is AMAZING! Kelly still has the huge powerful voice, but does some new things with it and incorporates some great drum beats and tempo.

The long long long wait for Kelly Clarkson’s new single will hopefully be over soon. The peeps at 1043MyFM in Los Angeles tweeted today, “listening to the BRAND NEW Kelly Clarkson track right now….and its good.”

Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green set to Headline Michael Jackson Tribute Concert


Voice coaches, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green along with Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson and Alien Ant Farm (released an awesome alterna rock version of “Smooth Criminal”, watch the video below) will participate in a Michael Jackson tribute concert set for October 8 at the Wales’ Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Great Britain.

British boy band JLS (X Factor UK runners up, Season 5) and R&B singer Craig David are also in the lineup. More performers will be announced soon.

Unfortunately, not everyone in the Jackson family is on board for the concert…

Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina To Make Announcement at 7 PM (Plus Free Central Park Concert)

If you check out the websites of Scotty McCreery (HERE) and Lauren Alaina (HERE) you’ll see that they both have countdown clocks set to go off at 8 pm tonight, at which time, according to their websites, there will be a special announcement about their upcoming debut albums. Sign up for their email list to receive the news in your inbox.

Plus: Set your computer clock to 8 pm and weirdness happens. And, if you’re a an Idol fan who lives in New York AND doesn’t mind getting up early, the Top 11 will perform a free concert at Central Park for Good Morning America.