Here’s a roundup of even more media stuff from Thursday’s American Idol Experience celebration.

David Cook – Light On

Carrie Underwood – All American Girl

David Cook, Carrie Underwood – Go Your Own Way

 
  • Jolene

    These videos are truly wonderful. I don’t even like Country but I’ve watched Carrie’s performance numerous times. The duet is beautiful and makes me seriously wish they’d collaborate and record something together.

  • leome

    LOL @ Grumpy holding the “Simon Is My Idol” sign! Now that’s funny.

  • ohnonotagain

    Ryan was “right on ” with his comments about David Cook. Love the duet, they are great together, I wish ….hmmm.

  • Trina

    Oh wow I never saw that video with Ryan’s intro. Yeah that got me too. Perfect description, and yep a true American Idol indeed.

    And it can’t be said enough but that roller coaster pic with Carrie is adorable ..and the winners with Mickey might be the best picture ever.

  • hypertwink

    I love Bryan Seacrest!

  • Trina

    Wait a minute, are these videos longer than the ones that have been out?? I never saw Carrie’s intro either. When DC introduces her and says ‘give it up for Carrie Underwood’ and they hug, what does she say? “You’re not so bad yourself baby?” Am I hearing right? Holy hell that’s hot :ohmy_tb:

  • IGetCranked

    I love that picture! They all look so nice there!

  • Lu

    When DC introduces her and says à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹give it up for Carrie Underwoodà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ and they hug, what does she say? à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re not so bad yourself baby?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Sounds like a fairytale in the making for tptb… two idol winners in lurve… Carrie and David sittin in a tree…

  • Jolene

    When DC introduces her and says à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹give it up for Carrie Underwoodà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ and they hug, what does she say? à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re not so bad yourself baby?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Now HOW did I miss that one? Damn, they are making it too easy, aren’t they?
    I know it’s all fanwank, but they would really make a very cute couple.

  • mac

    And it canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be said enough but that roller coaster pic with Carrie is adorable

    It is! They look like they are out on a date together. So cute.

  • dv

    Im not sure if this video has been posted, so sorry if it has

    Ryan introducing all the idol and them getting there awards
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOhh3_jKfvE

  • YellowClouds

    I was pulling for Cookson this whole time but I’m so on the Cookwood train right now.

    Carrie was amazing on AAG, I actually used to think that song was one of her worst. I’m starting to really like her.

  • Lera

    I think Carrie has a huge crush on David. Did you see her checking out his package at the begining? David while he did blush a few times, I don’t think he is as interested as Carrie is. It wouldn’t work anyway because well, their schedules would conflict badly.

  • wilywelshie

    When DC introduces her and says à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹give it up for Carrie Underwoodà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ and they hug, what does she say?

    I actually think she says,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re not so bad yourself there David”.

  • wilywelshie

    Or maybe she says “Davey”. Hmmm, now I’m not so sure.

  • bjames

    man…i so did not think carrie was that great on the show, and i was pretty upset when she won. and she has TOTALLY proved me wrong. she has improved so much. awesome.

  • teenie

    I love the duet! I hope this gives tptb some ideas to get them together and record.

    I think Carrie’s and Cook’s voices blend so well because they both have a midwestern vowel pronunciation.

    About a year or two ago when I was a freshman in college I was in accapella singing group and the hardest thing was to match my Pennsylvania approach to vowels with a New Yorker and someone from California.

    If you listen to Carrie’s and David’s long held notes they are perfectly matched in vowel tones.

    Great stuff.

  • leome

    Carrie was amazing on AAG, I actually used to think that song was one of her worst.

    I’m not much of a fan of her songs, but when she performs live I really like them. It happened with Last Name last season, not a song I liked but I thought her performance was so awesome I actually ended up downloading it.

  • ozarka

    92 PRO-FM interviewed a few of the idols at the Disney thing…

    Brooke White with David Archuleta

    Melinda Doolittle

  • hardkandy

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not much of a fan of her songs, but when she performs live I really like them.

    Yeah Carrie has an amazing live voice but her songs are mostly bad. Seriously, she’s like the country queen at the moment… can’t they give her better songs to sing? The only songs I remotely like from her are Before He Cheats, and Just A Dream to an extent. I can’t get through her albums more than once. It’s part of the reason why I like Taylor more than Carrie even if Taylor doesn’t hold a candle vocally. I’d wager that even Kellie Pickler has better songs than Carrie.

  • Lu

    Are David and Carrie the only ones that performed?

  • SashaB

    Dang it, that little intro exchange was just too cute. How adorkable are Cookwood? Just stop it. Hee! Thanks. I missed Carrie’s performance of “All American Girl”.

  • Ashley19

    Are David and Carrie the only ones that performed?

    Yeah, I think so.

  • SashaB

    It pays or has perks to be managed by Simon Fuller. Lots of extra promo and pimpage, too.

  • wordnerdarchie

    There is another video of the duet from a different angle with lots of good closeups. That channel also has some other videos of the evening in the sidebar.

  • SashaB

    Full LOTM. Watch in high-def. This is JohnSoCal’s video camera. The video is awesome.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyeL3QgJkzA

  • abbysee

    I love, love, love that picture. All of the idols together. A bunch of talented, beautiful people.

  • hoodathunk

    I agree abbysee, I love that picture too. What a beautiful cross-section of America is represented there. As I have been watching the tears and drama of the current season, it occurs to me that I never saw any of those seven winners conduct themselves that way. They were solid as a rock. The voters are always very good on sensing that quality and vote accordingly.
    Of these seven, I wasn’t always pulling for the eventual winner, and in most seasons there were people that I thought had a better voice (technically) than the winner. But as we know, technically good voices are a dime a dozen. You have to go beyond that to become an American Idol. Kelly, Ruben, Fantasia, Carrie, Taylor, Jordin, and David all possessed a special star quality that set them above the rest, and for lack of a better word, I would call it class.

    Sorry for the sentimental speech, but I’m proud of all of them.

  • dante

    I haven’t been that big of a Carrie fan, but I love the Carrie/David duet! Their voices are great together and Carrie seems like she has more personality on stage than in the past.

    Love the pic and video of all the Idol winners.

    It is so nice to see them actually acknowledge Taylor as even existing.

  • ohnonotagain

    They sound great together, remember his producer said David could sing harmony with anyone. I didn’t hear that little intro you are talking about.

  • leome

    Sorry for the sentimental speech, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m proud of all of them.

    Well, I liked to read it.

    I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hear that little intro you are talking about.

    Ryan introducing David is in the Light On video and David introducing Carrie is in the AAG video.

  • windmills

    I’ve seen a few people ask about the band backing Carrie on All American Girl and the duet. They’re all part of Carrie’s touring band. From left to right they are: Chad Jeffers (dobro), Mark Childers (bass guitar), Shawn Tubbs (guitar), and Ed Eason (guitar). All great guys and very talented.

    Love the videos!

  • http://widyatarina.wordpress.com widz

    Roller Coaster video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF9RRE5gU3c

    Archie was on it first with his cousin, I think? I remember seein a pic of her with his family..

    and then the second roller coaster was of Carrie, David, Syesha, etc.

  • SpenserJ

    Sorry for the sentimental speech, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m proud of all of them.

    Aw, I think it was a nice little speech :)

    And, totally true that a competition like this could never be based on technical skill alone. Most Americans aren’t well versed in ranges and all that other stuff. They just know what they like.

    In this competition, you have to appeal to people on so many more levels. I agree that the viewing audience likes the people they perceive to have good character and I don’t think they’re fond of drama queens. It takes a lot more than carrying a tune to appeal to a tv audience. That’s why this show will never be decided on vocal ability alone.

    Even though not all of these people were my choices their season, I do think they all have extremely strong voices in their respective styles. They’re all loaded with talent. I don’t think you run into too many people in life who have the level of talent these people have.

  • ShariG

    How fun to see all of these people on stage together. Kelly, Ruben, Fantasia, and David Cook were all my picks for their season. I guess four out of seven isn’t too bad. I also liked Bo Bice and, of course, Chris Daughtry. I wonder why he wasn’t there. Maybe there was a conflict with his tour schedule.

  • Lu

    Kelly, Ruben, Fantasia, and David Cook were all my picks for their season. I guess four out of seven isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t too bad.

    Wow, that’s pretty good! I didn’t really start watching until ai3 but on my picks I’m 0/5. I have a feeling if I’d been watching the first season, Kelly would have definitely been my pick. Nice pic of them all together…. really nice.

  • bean99

    That was the first time I saw the Carrie/David duet. It was pretty good and was funny when they forgot the line.

  • oceana

    That’s an interesting idea, to see how many we got right. My favorites won three times – Kelly, Taylor, and David Cook. Carrie and Fantasia weren’t my favorites but I figured they would win.

    Looking back, I was wrong about some of them. I didn’t appreciate Jennifer Hudson, Carrie, or Daughtry on the show, and I was a fan of Constantine, hard to believe it now. It’s a different experience watching them on a competitive reality show and who they turn out to be later in real life.

    Like anyone, their characters and talent reveal themselves over time, and might not have hit all of us over the head at first, but opinions change. Some of the ones I liked are still doing well and others I’ve come to respect and admire.

  • abbysee

    Most of my early picks won. Kelly, Ruben, and Fantasia. I picked them pretty much out of the box. Bo was my favorite in season 4. Taylor I picked after his audition, and after that I crapped out, lol. My favorite has always been first or second with the exclustion of season six as Melinda was my favorite and placed third. There are no mistakes however and Carrie, Jordin and David have proven themselves more than capable. And they seem to be very nice folk, for all of their shenanighans tptb must know something, or maybe it’s us viewers. I know it’s a cheesy show, but their representatives/winners really aren’t cheesy at all.

    I hope this becomes a yearly event, all of the idols together its great advertising.

  • miknge

    Damn! I love David Cook and his vocals for Light On

  • IdolFanatic

    manà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦i so did not think carrie was that great on the show, and i was pretty upset when she won. and she has TOTALLY proved me wrong. she has improved so much. awesome.

    Yes, I think Simon is good at spotting POTENTIAL very well. She’s certainly proven a lot of people wrong.

    Wow, thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s pretty good! I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t really start watching until ai3 but on my picks Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m 0/5. I have a feeling if Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d been watching the first season, Kelly would have definitely been my pick. Nice pic of them all togetherà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. really nice.

    I started watching in Season 2 and was disappointed when my picks for seasons 2 and 3 were instead the runners up. Then finally, in season 4, my pick won and season 5, it was the runner up AGAIN. Season 6 my pick finished 3rd. Last season was the first season ever where I was pleased with BOTH of the Top 2 and would’ve been happy either way, though I was probably drawn a bit more to Archie most of the time. So on the whole, I’d say I have a pretty good penchant for picking the runners up – LOL! I am pretty sure though too that if I had watched Season 1, Kelly would’ve been my pick to win.

    I may not be a fan of Ruben, Fantasia, or Taylor, but seeing all seven winners together is pretty cool and they are all very talented indeed.