Idol Headlines for 01/19/11

Two hour American Idol 10 premiere tonight with New Jersey/New York Auditions! The awesomeness begins tonight at 8 pm on FOX. CANNOT WAIT! Check out the schedule HERE.

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@IdolsNow: LEE DeWYZE plays a free concert at Sierra Vista Mall, Clovis CA, Jan 27, 6-7:30 PM PST. Lee’s acoustic set will be in the Center Court.”

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Siobhan Magnus unveiled her official website today. She is collaborating with Nashville songwriter Mitzi Dawn Jenkins and Australian producer Mike Flanders on four original solo songs, which will be released in April. See her brand-new website HERE.

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Kara finally explains her ‘Idol’ departure

“The show was in transition, and, for me, it complicated a lot of things in my own life,” says DioGuardi, breaking her silence on her “Idol” departure.

“I don’t think people realized how many jobs I had and the things I was doing [outside the show], and when it looked like the show was in transition, I decided it was time for me to go.

“It was my decision . . . the transition made it hard for me to not make the decision to leave.”

Read more at the New York Post

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Watch Jennifer Hudson perform and christen the new Disney Cruise Ship Dream in Florida this morning. Mickey is there too. Watch it at JHUDDaily.

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Lee DeWyze waxes poetic about his converse sneakers is a video at People. Watch it HERE.

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A SEASON OF CHANGE ON AMERICAN IDOL

When “American Idol” premieres tonight on Fox, you’ll probably notice a few, well, “minor” changes. Instead of a guy wearing black T-shirts, there will be a guy dressed like a real rock-n-roller. And instead of a comedian, you’ve got somebody who’s had hits at the box office and on the radio. But there’s one constant. Randy Jackson returns for his 10th season at the judges’ table, and I asked him to talk about his new co-workers.

Listen to the Audio at FOX Access

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Jennifer Lopez Wants To Cast YOU for Her New Music Video!

Have you always wanted to be in a high-energy Jennifer Lopez music video? Well here’s your chance!

Lopez is casting the music video for her new single “On The Floor” TOMORROW in Los Angeles, CA and she’s looking for hot dancers and club kids for a nightclub scene!

More Info at RyanSeacrest.com

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What ‘Idol’ needs to do in Season 10: Get in front of ‘X Factor’

It’s the show that Idol creator Simon Fuller sued Cowell over, and it’s the show that basically ended Idol’s run in England. Simon Cowell turned a $130 million that would have kept him on Idol so he could bring X Factor to America, so you know there’s nothing he’d like more than to steal Idol’s thunder.

The two shows won’t compete head to head — X Factor is scheduled to premiere this fall — but comparisons will be inescapable. And, with an average audience age in its 40s, Idol will never again be the hot, young show. So, if Idol wants to avoid being seen as old and passe, it has to stay one step ahead of X Factor.

Read more at USA Today

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Idol Bus Tour and Nigel Lythgoe Interview

“The kids can actually tweet at the same time as they’re watching a program, you know, they multi-media-task if you like and I think we gotta get up into that area. Certainly Youtube has been fantastic for us, Itunes wonderful to download stuff and upload stuff, uh, it’s just an area we’ve got to look at and use for ourselves,” says Nigel.

American Idol Mobile Experience Coming to Atlanta: MyFoxATLANTA.com

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FOX 11 Idol preview, including New Audition Footage

Season 10 of “American Idol” kicks off Wednesday night: fox11online.com

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Constantine Maroulis Interview with FOX Tampa Bay

Charley previews ‘American Idol’ Season 10: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

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Jennifer Hudson talks Disney Dreams on Good Morning America

Today Jennifer will christen the new Disney Dream Cruise ship. Disney announced yesterday that Jennifer was named the God-Mother of the new ship.

You an watch the Christening ceremony LIVE at Disney beginning at 10:30 am HERE

Via JHudDaily.

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The 20 Worst American Idol Auditions of All Time

Fox’s singing-competition juggernaut American Idol returns tonight at 8 p.m. ET with an audition episode set at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. These early episodes are usually more notable for their collection of hopeless hopefuls than they are for spotlighting talent that goes all the way. But which singers broke out from the pack of bad singers to really, truly be awful? Here’s our video countdown of the most unfortunate auditions to grace Idol since its 2002 debut.

See the auditions at PopDust

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Siobhan Magnus on the move

She’s kicking off the new year with a new manager and website (www.smagnus.com). Due soon: the release of recently recorded songs from her band, Lunar Valve, and live performances including an appearance at a charity battle of the bands Jan. 30 in Foxboro.

Magnus has enlisted the management savvy of Tony Raine, one of the Cape’s most prominent impresarios. The longtime Cape Cod Melody Tent manager also manages Carlene Carter, daughter of famed country singer June Carter. Magnus said the search for a manager was frustrating.

“What I found at first was that most of them were very scary, and if you’re new to it they see how much that they can make you feel really stupid and young, and I didn’t like that,” Magnus said. “It was very refreshing to meet someone who works in music because they love music.”

Read more at Cape Cod Times

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‘Idol’ continues to ‘Dream On’

By Carmen Rasmusen Herbert, Special to the Deseret

It’s hard to believe it’s been nine years since American Idol first aired — even harder to believe the show is celebrating it’s 10th season this January. What a difference a decade makes. As I think about all the ups and downs of that incredible show, I am reminded more and more how something as simple and huge as reality TV show can really change a person’s life forever.

A few weeks ago, I sat down to watch the media promo for this year’s cast. I was immediately transported into that world again, as I am every time I hear that famous theme song “Ooo-whoa ooo-whoa ooo …”

Read more at the Deseret News

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David Archuleta Interview with Samara Riviera

via SamaraElleRiviera

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Casey James was in the studio with Big D and Bubba yesterday.

Casey talks Idol

Casey James on Going Country (and he noodles on the guitar!)

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Steven Tyler on FOX New York

American Idol Season 10 Preview: MyFoxNY.com

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PEOPLE TV Critic: How to Make Idol Fun Again

The Judges: It was right to cut back from four to three judges – four felt less like a panel and more like a tribunal – and it was right to leave out DioGuardi, who seemed to be under the impression that she was Maria Callas in Master Class. An overhaul was in order. But the few advance audition clips I’ve seen are … hmmmm, not sure. Lopez has a taffeta sweetness, like Glinda from The Wizard of Oz, while Tyler plays the goofball. Jackson said recently that this season he’ll be more pointed, instead of moaning “Awwwwwww” when he disapproves. That would be good. I guess we’ll just have to see – these judges need to establish rapport with each other and with the singers, while also articulating their critical expectations. They’re the ones who are really auditioning right now. Good luck!

Read more at People

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Fox does the ‘American Idol’ shuffle by shifting nights

Fox predicts Idol’s new slots won’t affect ratings, and senior VP Brent Poer of ad firm MediaVest says it’s a no-brainer: Glee’s “cultural zeitgeist moment” means “you’d hate to move it,” and Idol’s changes will lure fans wherever it airs. “The curiosity factor is going to drive people to the premiere.”

Read more at USA Today

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Media buyer’s primer to ‘American Idol’

Media buyers still expect “Idol” to be the No. 1 entertainment show on television across virtually every demographic, but it undoubtedly will slide again. Last season it declined by 2.9 million viewers and 12 percent in 18-49s.

Part of this is natural erosion. “Idol” is entering its 10th season, and most aging shows see their audience fall each year.

But the show has also gone through a huge number of changes that could either give it new life or send it sliding faster. This season will be under more scrutiny than ever because of the new judging panel.

Read more at Media Life

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Season 3′s Jasmine Trias discusses American Idol with Fox 5 Las Vegas HERE. She’s currently performing with the Society of 7 at the Gold Coast.

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Joe Jonas ‘Really Interested’ To See ‘American Idol’ Panel

During the ninth season of “American Idol,” when the show was going through some lineup changes, Joe Jonas sat at the judge’s table to help Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi while the fourth seat of the panel was in flux. The seat was later filled by Ellen DeGeneres, who, along with DioGuardi and Cowell, departed at the end of the season.

With a new season launching Wednesday night (January 18) and two new faces (Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler) joining Jackson at the table, Jonas admitted he’s excited to see what the show has in store.

Read more at MTV

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‘American Idol’ Experts Weigh In On New Season

“I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for ‘Idol’ to start,” said Cantiello, who will host the live stream “Judging the Judges: An ‘Idol’ Without Simon” right after “Idol” airs, at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.com. “There’s a lot on the line for the show, with Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’ waiting in the wings. ‘Idol’ producers are no dummies. They know if they don’t become part of America’s water-cooler buzz each week that their show is officially done. I’m sure they’ve painstakingly cast the show and truly kept their eyes peeled for the best talent out there, not just the best backstories. After nine seasons, America is burnt out. They’re ready to shake things up, and I, for one, cannot wait.”

Read more at MTV

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American Idol is back – but can it survive without Simon Cowell?

Not that anybody should expect anything too radically different from this new series. The framework of the show will remain largely identical – tens of thousands of aspiring pop stars will spend months locked in an escalating battle to release a terrible, quickly forgotten faux-aspirational power ballad full of hacky metaphors that sounds as if it was originally written as an elongated Gillette jingle – but the decoration has changed nonetheless.

Read more at The Guardian

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‘Glee,’ ‘I Am Love’ Score Dorian Awards

Announcing the winners of its second annual Dorian Awards on Tuesday, the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Assn. named the Italian-language film I Am Love, released by Magnolia Pictures, the film of the year and the Roadside Attractions’ release I Love You Phillip Morris, the LGBT-themed film of the year.

But the organization was even more enthusiastic about the TV series Glee, on which it bestowed four awards. Glee was hailed as both TV musical or comedy of the year and LGBT-themed TV show of the year. The award for TV comedy performance resulted in a tie, with two of the show’s co-stars, Golden Globe winners Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch, both being earning the award for TV comedy performance.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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Lynch sees Cowell in her alter-ego

Jane Lynch has said her Glee character Sue Sylvester is inspired by X Factor judge Simon Cowell.

The actress told The Sun that she thinks her alter-ego, famous for her cutting put-downs, would make a great panellist on the TV talent show.

She said: “I think Sue Sylvester has British in her. I think the US look at the British as a race that tells it how it is.

“And if ever there was a guy who tells it like it is, then it’s Simon Cowell. You could definitely look at Sue and say there’s a lot of Simon in her.

Read more at the Press Association

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Universal to partner new TV singing show The Voice

LONDON (Reuters) – Universal Music Group has signed a recording and services deal with the producers of a new television singing competition “The Voice Of …,” which launches in the United States this spring to rival the popular “American Idol” series.

The deal is between Universal and Talpa Media Group, headed by Dutch tycoon John de Mol who created the groundbreaking “Big Brother” reality TV series.

“It’s fantastic to have broadcaster NBC … on our side in the U.S., but Universal Music makes the picture complete.”

Read more at Reuters

  • koshka

    So Kara confesses that SHE left idol!? LOL

    Happy S10 Launch Day!! MJ I see you up and early. :) Should be a very fun day!

  • http://stores.ebay.com/BookWomanBlues-Book-Nook Bobbi

    I’m actually excited about the show coming back tonight. Didn’t think I’d feel this. But, I’m looking forward to it! Happy American Idol 10 day! lol

  • HappyDaisy

    Happy American Idol 10 Day!!! Woo!! Hoo!!

    :) :) :) :) :)

  • LadyBeBop

    It’s the Idol junkie’s second Christmas. Hope we find goodies this year instead of lumps of coal like last year (although Crystal was a pretty good present).

  • abbysee

    Happy American Idol 10 Day! I cannot wait!

  • Canadian Girl

    Can’t say I’m an Idol fan since I only watched Season 8 from top 11 on, but I will be watching it tonight if nothing more than just seeing Steven Tyler be his wacky self. I hope this season will be more exciting than last year, from what I read it was pretty low key. I’ll see if it’s worth my while to continue watching once the actual real competition starts.

  • Kirsten

    Two hour American Idol 10 premiere tonight with New Jersey/New York Auditions!

    Season 10! Season 10! Season 10!

    I’m actually going to watch the auditions today (usually I just catch the highlights here) to see how the new judges do (and find out what tone TPTB are using for the new season. Remember how bleak they started S6? (back when I watched auditions) Twenty minutes on some hopeful, sincere hairdresser only to crush her to bits in her audition. I felt like I got rejected. Don’t make me root for a person and crush them that badly right out of the gate). Steven Tyler looks like he will be a lot of fun.

  • Kirsten

    I don’t think people realized how many jobs I had and the things I was doing [outside the show], and when it looked like the show was in transition, I decided it was time for me to go.

    Kara please. Nobody is going to believe that crap. Good luck with your attempt to revise history, though. Unless, “decided it was time for me to go” is your condensed way of saying “I decided it was time for me to go and leave the building before they security guards threw me out”

  • Tess

    I can still remember all the consternation on idol blog sites when it was first released that Steven Tyler was in consideration as a judge..and the collective conservative meltdown was a gas. Now, apparently, a lot of old viewers have climbed on the Tyler bandwagon and the anticipation for his participation is pretty high. I was in his corner from moment uno..so if he succeeds I will puff out my chest and loudly say ‘told you so’.

    I think that the judges media tour has been a real great introduction into Season 10 and hopefully it will result in a lot of the turned out and turned off viewers coming back to the show, as well as creating interest from a whole new demo of Idol watchers. I’m actually excited about watching again…I may just have to tape Criminal Minds and watch the whole premier.

  • sr4mjc

    I’ll be seeing Rock of Ages tonight, but the dvr is all set! Have fun!

  • car3278sweet

    Casey James is such a gentleman. It’s a pleasure to watch him handle all the questions about Kara/shirt off/are you really country? with complete aplomb and class. What a great interviewee he is. You can tell the DJs like him. That will serve him well.

    And as for tonight? Can’t wait to see what Tyler says.

  • justshootme

    Kara continues to come off as completely unlikeable and lacking in self-awareness. I am guardedly optimistic about tonight, but at least Kara won’t be on my teevee. Little victories.

    Also, I kinda love Siobhan. Really hope she “makes it”, whatever that means to her.

  • ri

    CAR3278SWEET: i couldn’t agree more. the word “class” always comes to mind when i think of Casey and the way he handles himself, especially when answering all those typical but tiresome questions. and whether he likes it or not… that just makes him hotter. but i still take him seriously as a musician and singer and cannot wait to see what’s to come. and yeh, Steven Tyler is the reason i will tune in tonight.

  • tinawina

    Can’t wait for tonight! This is going to be fun. I hope.

  • Valentin432

    Finally! Can’t wait for tonight to see what they have prepared for us.

  • tuti

    i cant believe no one excited about siobhan magnus,she shaved her right side of her hair on foxtv.

  • windmills

    Happy s10 premiere day everybody!!!!! Excited!

    Kara, yeah it was her decision…..after AI couldn’t make it more obvious that she was not welcome back even though they didn’t formally fire her.

    Big D and Bubba can be pretty obnoxious but they weren’t too bad with Casey. Pretty good interview and good and honest answer to the question of why he’s in country music. It doesn’t sound like he’ll be making a pure country album but I hope he gets some bluegrass and some traditional country in there along with everything else.

  • tuti

    can anyone explain to me what does it mean solo artist?what does it mean?im confused.they all have band but what kind of type we have?thanks.

  • CindyM

    I’m happy for Siobhan, she’s unique and I like that! Hope we get more of that uniqueness this year instead of the same vanilla! Nigel, a nice mix of diverse musical types please!

  • tierbee

    Woohooo, c’mon Season 10! My husband is sadly resigned to losing his TV two nights a week. He’s used to it by now, been watching since S2 :)

  • sma11ie

    Certainly Youtube has been fantastic for us

    So… um, Nigel, can you let people post youtube links, or at least set up an official Idol youtube channel so performances can go viral? The whole taking them down business makes no sense. Look what youtube did for SuBo, Jackie Evancho…

    Bummed I’ll be missing tonight’s liveblog– won’t be able to catch the premiere live, but will hopefully chime in the morning after. Hope it’s a good one!

  • cherryblossom

    Casey certainly makes a “non-interview” interesting. What a gentleman. I was hoping he would slip in a little example of the music he has been recording while strumming but, no such luck!

    I’m going to have to be wooed by the new judge’s panel tonight if they want to bring me back. They get one chance.

  • Mary102

    I also can’t wait for tonight’s episode! As much as I make fun of idol, it really is my guilty pleasure, and with all the changes and the new judges I’m REALLY looking forward to how things shape up this year. Just hoping that the audition eps aren’t TOO painful to sit through, lol.

  • bridgette12

    I am just going to wait until they get down to the top 20 before I watch. Sorry, but I just hate a two hour show of auditions and this is going to go on for weeks.

  • BootStar

    Lord, give me strength! Dude “loves James Taylor” but has no idea what Casey was playing? Do you have to know ANYTHING about music to be a DJ? Pretty sure he was playing “Mexico.”

  • Eileen99

    I’m excited for tonight! I love watching the new opening, too, to see all the graphics of past winners, and the listening to the background music to see whose music they play.

    I’m interested also in Jim’s new live twitter show & how that’s going to work. Judging by his having Kris, Allison & Matt answering twitter questions, maybe he’s going to try to have former Idols on every week. It’s a fun idea.

  • BootStar

    ESPN on the Lee story. I really think Lee comes off looking like the good guy here. It was never meant to be a diss of him. And if the Bears lose, nobody will blame him either!

  • BootStar

    Woohooo, c’mon Season 10! My husband is sadly resigned to losing his TV two nights a week. He’s used to it by now, been watching since S2

    I’d say you’re getting off easy, tierbee. My husband has a visceral reaction every time the commercials for the new season air and groans, “Why is this show still on??? Make it go away!” (He used to love watching the show, BTW.)

    I guess I’ll be watching it on the DVR after he goes to bed. My boys are done with the show too. :-(

  • Eileen99

    Have we had any hints at all about the boot song this year?

  • LaRue

    BootStar:
    01/19/2011 at 12:36 pm
    ESPN on the Lee story. I really think Lee comes off looking like the good guy here. It was never meant to be a diss of him.

    All I’m reading is that everyone cried, the decision was reversed, and Lee gets a couple of minutes at halftime as a consolation. Lee is basically non-existent in that article, IMO.

  • tierbee

    My husband has a visceral reaction every time the commercials for the new season air and groans, “Why is this show still on??? Make it go away!”

    Aww! Well, they know by now not to argue with me. I rarely watch TV that isn’t sports (my husband accuses me of watching “more sports than a dude”) so they know that I am immovable when it comes to the few I DO watch (Idol, SYTYCD and Sing-Off – and that’s about it). I pick my battles… this is one I’m stubborn about. Besides, my husband can come play games on my computer which is usually taken up by me pretty much 24/7 doing either proofreading or my rescue transport stuff, which takes more hours than I have in a day, sigh.

    But yes, my husband does a lot of groaning. Though the last two seasons he did have a favorite (Alison then Crystal) and actually watched some with me. He’s never been into Idol, so nothing new there with him, haha. My kids are 7 & 5 so they have no choice, hee.

  • koshka

    All I’m reading is that everyone cried, the decision was reversed, and Lee gets a couple of minutes at halftime as a consolation. Lee is basically non-existent in that article, IMO.

    I read it earlier and though maybe I had the wrong link. The article had little to do with Lee.. which in this instance is probably better for him.

  • girlygirl

    Adam is going to be on Jim C’s show tonight as well – although his interview is pre-taped, while Kris, Matt and Alli will be live. Interesting that all the guests are from S8…

  • girlygirl

    How does that ESPN article make Lee look like the good guy? It says the NFL and Fox reversed their decision. It says nothing about whether Lee offered to step aside. In fact it barely mentions Lee. For his sake I hope Fox decides to show at least some of his halftime performance

  • luly

    I’m curious to see the new season of idol. And to see Jim’s show with the season 8 idols as guests.

  • CindyM

    girlygirl:
    01/19/2011 at 1:53 pm

    Adam is going to be on Jim C’s show tonight as well – although his interview is pre-taped, while Kris, Matt and Alli will be live. Interesting that all the guests are from S8…

    Jim C. seems perpetually stuck on Season 8, so not that surprising.

  • Soberba

    Yay for season 10!!!! I hope is a good one. I’m excited!

  • Valentin432

    I can’t remember much of Jim Cantiello coverage before season 8, did he begin idol in 60 seconds before that?
    He has had contacts with the season 8 peeps so it’s easier for him to get them on his show.

    I’m excited about all those idol related news, I just hope that Slezak announces that Idolatry will be back and WNTS editors pick up where they left off.

  • Valentin432

    Jason Aldean Will Host a Major ‘Party’ for Fans

    The Georgia native sings his latest single ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay,’ which has already cracked the Top 20, with Kelly Clarkson. He answered the unspoken question of how he was going to perform that particular song live when his pop star partner popped up on the huge video screen behind the stage, giving the sense she was live, just not in person. Wearing a black short-sleeved top with shiny green and gold darts of material originating from her neckline, Kelly was right on cue and didn’t miss a beat. Tossing a wave and a smile at the crowd, the lights on her faded when the song ended.

  • koshka

    He has had contacts with the season 8 peeps so it’s easier for him to get them on his show.

    YOu’d think that he would have contacts with S7 & S9 as well. I think its kind of odd.

  • Ratna12

    girlygirl:
    01/19/2011 at 1:53 pm
    Adam is going to be on Jim C’s show tonight as well – although his interview is pre-taped, while Kris, Matt and Alli will be live. Interesting that all the guests are from S8…

    Somehow I missed this.
    What is Jim C doing during idol ? liveblogging ? And is that thru MTV web site ?

    thanks

    ETA: I should read the headlines first. So he will do live streaming after idol airs.

  • Valentin432

    YOu’d think that he would have contacts with S7 & S9 as well. I think its kind of odd.

    Did he? I really don’t remember him interviewing the S7 contestants.
    Even then, he becam relatively popular during season 8 and he said multiple times that he loved that season and the contestants, so it’s not surprising that he talks to them first.
    He loves Kelly or Fantasia too so maybee he we’ll try to get them next.

    As for the season 9 peeps, I think that he’s trying to erase those memories (even if I’m sure he’ll try to get his favorites of that season as well).

  • sma11ie

    I can’t remember much of Jim Cantiello coverage before season 8, did he begin idol in 60 seconds before that?

    Yeah, he did that in S7.

    I really don’t remember him interviewing the S7 contestants.

    Me neither. I remember all the interviews with S8 and S9 folks though- I remember seeing him coloring with Paige, and a long-ish interview with Siobhan.

  • BootStar

    The article had little to do with Lee.. which in this instance is probably better for him.

    Exactly!

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  • koshka

    As for the season 9 peeps, I think that he’s trying to erase those memories (even if I’m sure he’ll try to get his favorites of that season as well).

    You’d think he’d want to mix it up. It reminds me of folks reliving their high school glory days. *shrug*

  • smeggingnuts

    Hahahaha…..thats all I got to say is hahahahahah

    @Gawker: The Silly Cachet of a First Name Twitter Handle http://gaw.kr/eFUEis

  • bmms

    A huge Happy American Idol Premiere Day!!!!!!!!!

    Out of curiosity, I checked out Siobhan’s website. This gal might have the pipes, but she is just too wierd for my taste. I never liked her on Idol. And why did she decide to pose at a cemetery for her website’s main page? (after hitting enter on her site). Strange.

  • smeggingnuts

    girlygirl:
    01/19/2011 at 1:53 pm
    Adam is going to be on Jim C’s show tonight as well – although his interview is pre-taped, while Kris, Matt and Alli will be live. Interesting that all the guests are from S8…

    Adam was interviewed by MTV at the Premier party of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. And since Jim just announced this morning about an added
    Adam pre-taped interview my guess is that its from the red carpet last night. Soooo that means hahaha more Poncho Villa Adam hehe

  • tinawina

    Didn’t Jim C do some kind of interview thing with Archie once?

    That’s the only one I ever remember seeing. Did he do regular interviews during season 8? I have to look out for those this year.

  • aa618892

    Poncho Villa Adam hehe

    OMG! HAHAHAH, loved this. Thanks smeggs!

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    HOLY SHITTTTTTTTT AMERICAN IDOL TONIGHT I CANTTTTTT WAITTTTTTTT :D

  • bridgette12

    @Gawker: The Silly Cachet of a First Name Twitter Handle

    http://gaw.kr/eFUEis

    Hilarious! That guy must have some really interesting tweets.

  • Kris

    Didn’t Jim C do some kind of interview thing with Archie once?

    Jim has interviewed David twice. They also went around the MTV offices singing Christmas carols. He also had David read one of his own tweets during one of his idol shows.

  • LaRue

    bmms:
    01/19/2011 at 3:52 pm
    A huge Happy American Idol Premiere Day!!!!!!!!!

    Out of curiosity, I checked out Siobhan’s website. This gal might have the pipes, but she is just too wierd for my taste. I never liked her on Idol. And why did she decide to pose at a cemetery for her website’s main page? (after hitting enter on her site). Strange.

    It doesn’t seem so strange to me. Cemeteries can be quite beautiful and full of historical meaning/purpose. Old tombstones are works of art. Cemetery tours are popular in several areas–New Orleans, for instance.

    Siobhan may be different, but her taking benign photos in a graveyard ranks a 1 on my 1 – 10 scale of weirdness.

    And kudos to her for having an easy to follow website. Seems well constructed and up-to-date.

  • telemetry

    Out of curiosity, I checked out Siobhan’s website. This gal might have the pipes, but she is just too wierd for my taste. I never liked her on Idol. And why did she decide to pose at a cemetery for her website’s main page? (after hitting enter on her site). Strange.

    Correction, she tries to hard too be strange sometimes.