Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Daughtry set to perform at the Musicians On Call event at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.  More information HERE.
  • Mandisa helps announce the nominees for the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards in Atlanta, GA.
  • Jennifer Hudson performs on the Ellen Degeneres Show

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Lee DeWyze will be performing at Davis & Elkins College on Apr 30th in Elkins, WV as  part of their 2011 Déjà Vu Festival. Tickets go on sale to public on 2/28 for $20 (Students/staff on sale 2/21 for $10) (via @DweezySignal)

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David Cook at last night’s “secret” Foo Fighters concert. He tweets, “Dude, @foofighters were so damn good! Best/Worst Line of the night: guy next to me – “I think I just FOO-ed my pants!” #grossbutfunnyashell”

In the meantime, Songwriter/producer Travis Huff tweets, “in tha studio with @thedavidcook bringin y’all something cool…”

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Crystal Bowersox tweets, “Just played an open mic at the Buffalo gap saloon in Portland.. everyone check out Karyn partridge… reverbnation.com/karynpatridge”

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen: Travel Mates

Gearing up for an outbound flight, Adam Lambert was spotted at LAX International Airport last night (February 15).

Joined by his boyfriend Sauli Koskinen, the “For Your Entertainment” singer looked to be in good spirits as he strolled past the paparazzi.

See the photos at Celebrity-Gossip

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Clay Aiken of ‘American Idol’ fame lists mansion outside Raleigh for $2.7 mln

Clay Aiken, the American singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and author who began his rise to fame on the second season of a television program American Idol in 2003, has listed his mansion outside Raleigh, NC on the market for $2,700,000.

According to the listing, the 9,392 square feet home in the semi-rural community of Cary has a total of 6 bedrooms and 6 full and 3 half bathrooms.

Read more at IB Times

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Check out Lee DeWyze’s New Tattoo

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Jordin Sparks, Mark Salling, Amber Riley and More Take Part in a White House Motown tribute Feb. 24

The White House announced Wednesday that it will host an East Room concert next week that will highlight the influence of Motown Records on American music.

The Thursday night “Motown Sound” event, part of the White House’s celebration of Black History Month, will include performances by Smokey Robinson, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Seal and Jordin Sparks.

Read more at Washington Post

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American Idol contestant to play in IC

The past few weeks have been a wild ride for musician Caleb Hawley.

Since his audition for “American Idol” was featured in the first 10 minutes of the season première, he’s seen a jump in support for his music, and he was even met by TMZ reporters after one of his New York gigs.

“It’s put life in the fast lane for the past couple of weeks,” said Hawley, 25. “It’s been fun, you know, it’s been a great exposure. We’ll have to see what happens.”

Hawley played Iowa City last year as an opening act. This time, he’s coming back as a headliner. He will play songs on his new album, We All Got Problems, at 9 p.m. today at the Mill, 120 E. Burlington St. Admission is $6. Opening for Hawley will be UI student Jonnie Cohen and his band.

Read more at The Daily Iowan

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Could He Be The Next American Idol?

Aunt Tina McCreery Creech is an RN and case manager at FirstHealth of the Carolinas Moore Regional Hospital. She and her husband, Billy, who also grew up in Garner, and their children, Samantha, 17, and Casey, 15, who attend Pinecrest High School, are Pinehurst residents.

“Scott mainly sang in church,” says Creech. “But in 2009, he won the Clayton Idol competition, and I believe it launched everything.”

Creech says her office door at the hospital is the “American Idol” bulletin board.

“A lot of people are watching him, and I discuss it every day with someone,” she says. “Doctor, nurse or patient, we are all talking about him. I even had a patient ask me to bring my laptop to her room so she could watch the audition.”

Read more at The Pilot

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Carrie To Guest Host New Faces

Country music superstar Carrie Underwood will shine the spotlight on country music’s hottest new stars as she co-hosts the America’s Opry Weekend New Faces of Country Special the weekend of March 5. Underwood made her Grand Ole Opry debut six years ago less than two weeks after winning the 4th season of “American Idol.” Now the multi-award-winning, multi-platinum-selling superstar member of the Opry will share her success story as well as playing the music of some of the hot new voices on the Opry stage and on the country music charts throughout the special.

Among the artists and songs listeners will hear are “Undo It,” Underwood; “If I Die Young,” The Band Perry; “I’m A Little More Country Than That,” Easton Corbin; “Smoke A Little Smoke,” Eric Church; “Boots On,” Randy Houser and “Someone Else Calling You Baby,” Luke Bryan.

Read more at Carrie Underwood Official

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American Idol’s Clint Gamboa and Julie Zorrilla on GDLA

American Idol’s Clint and Julie on GDLA: MyFoxLA.com

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Kinder, gentler ‘Idol’ shows cruel side in Hollywood

Sure, the judges have softened the edges of what traditionally has been an often bluntly cruel process of whittling down the auditioners, presumably to underline the transition to a post-Simon “Idol” regime. Unfortunately, their initial niceness is going to backfire horribly now that we’ve reached the second stage of auditions. By refusing to show their claws early, they’ve all but guaranteed a bloodbath in the Hollywood rounds. And the first Tinseltown episode on Feb. 10 was proof.

Three hundred twenty-seven people made it through to Hollywood, suggesting that when “Idol” says that this year is showcasing “the most talent we’ve ever had,” the folks behind the show presumably mean in aggregate. The previous record came in season two, with 234 Hollywood competitors. Last year’s total was 181, a little more than half of this season’s Tinseltown crop.

Read more at MSNBC

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Perez Hilton interview with Adam Lambert Part 2

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Inspirational ‘Idol’ Raises $27K For Disabled Fiancee

Ever since “American Idol” hopeful Chris Medina revealed his financial struggles after a car accident left his fiancee partially paralyzed … the couple has received thousands of dollars in donations … TMZ has learned.

We’re told the money began pouring in from caring “Idol” fans after Chris explained how the couple was barely managing to cover the exorbitant medical bills. So far, we’re told the donations have hit the $27,000 mark.

But the generosity isn’t all in cash — a local air conditioning and heating company donated a $4,000 furnace to Medina after hearing his heater was on the fritz. The company — King Heating and A/C — even installed it free of charge.

Chris is pretty stoked — in fact, he plans to perform at the store as payback whenever his schedule opens up post-”Idol.”

Read more at TMZ

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From Death Row to ‘American Idol’

As a golden ticket-holding contestant on “American Idol,” heading into round two of Hollywood Week tonight, Connecticut’s Henry Smith knows a thing or two about reality show clichés like “do or die” and “sudden death.”

Smith, 27, of Ellington, is a corrections officer at the Northern Correctional Institution in Somers, working on death row.

Singing has been his main goal, he says in an interview. “I’ve been chasing my dreams right out of college. But it’s a great job and I’ve stuck with it.”

Read more at TV Eye

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Jennifer Hudson Diary Inspired Song, Ryan Tedder Says

“I have to give a big-up to Jennifer Hudson,” Tedder told MTV News’ Sway during our Grammy red-carpet live stream on Sunday. “I did the title cut for her new album, I Remember Me. I produced and wrote that with her and it’s, honestly, probably the most emotional song I’ve ever been involved with in my entire career.”

“So I sit down and she’s like, ‘I hear we’re going to work together,’ and I’m like, ‘Yes, we are,’ Tedder recalled. “She sends me an e-mail with a diary entry dated right after her family was … and it was, literally, her thoughts immediately after that happened. It started with the phrase, ‘I remember me. I used to smile. I used to know love. I used to laugh. I used to hear things.’ ”

Tedder revealed that Hudson’s private entry was “about four or five paragraphs” and revolved around her initial response to the stunning loss.

Read more at MTV

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Jennifer Lopez’s forthcoming album ‘Love?’: Producer RedOne spills on the sound

American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez’s long-gestating album Love? is currently slated for a March 29 release, and one single, the Pitbull-infused, “Lambada”-riffing “On the Floor” has already hit radio (although not the Billboard charts in the U.S….yet). So we’ve gotten a taste of what’s possibly to come, but what’s up with the rest of the forthcoming album? Lopez is reportedly using music that she recorded for the album back when it was in the works at Sony and songs that she’s newly recorded with producers Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, and RedOne. Which is interesting considering RedOne came down the red carpet at Sunday evening’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, where he spilled some details about what to expect when Love? drops next month. “I did about half of the album and I am one of the executive producers with LA Reid,” Red One told EW. “The first song, ‘On The Floor,’ is already blowing up and the rest is even better. Lots of dance songs.”

Read more at EW

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Jim Cantiello’s Glee Cap

 
  • aa618892

    Yay Adam! The boyfriend is back that puts that happy smile on your face! I am liking these interviews with Perez! They seem very comfortable with each other and nice to see more plugs for Charity Water, a very worthy cause. And Adam confirms he is dating one guy! Sauli, you are one lucky B.

  • kradamour

    I really enjoyed that Adam/Perez interview but gotta say it is lulzy for me to watch the two of them side by side. Adam so focused and articulate and “there” and so obviously comfortable, and Perez so valley girl and so visibly uncomfortable in his own skin, it is hard for me to watch him.

    Loved when Adam talked about things that aren’t “proper”, loved that he uses these sort of old-fashioned terms in conversation and does it so matter-of-factly.

    Loved the photos of Adam and Sauli together in matching dark glasses…matching everything, actually. If Sauli weren’t so much more petite than Adam I would swear they were living out of the same closet!

  • istersay

    14th Annual Sunset Sessions- Stevie Nicks,Crystal Bowersox,Nicole Atkins, Cas Haley, KD Lang, Iron & Wine, Everest, Augustana, Black Dub, Anya Marina and many more- Feb 17-20, 2011 La Costa Resort and Spa http://goo.gl/pNqzv

  • soverymel

    Pap pics of Adam & Sauli are coming in from LAX, here’s one.

    http://static.iltalehti.fi/viihde/sauli_j160211PP_vi.jpg

  • fanaround

    Adam just looked so gorgeous that day! Not a bad interview, although I can never look directly at Perez.

    This thing with having AI10 people on now, I don’t know. These two did a good job (a lot of “you knows”), but will all of them get a chance? It doesn’t seem fair and it’s clear who the favs are – but hey, that’s the new rules. If this is a regular thing, I hope someone is helping them with their interviewing skills because it could go both ways. They could come across well and have a boost, or come across as obnoxious (talking about judges or other contestants) or boring and it could hurt them.

  • Brisblondie

    I can’t wait to see more Hollywood tonight!

    David Cook at the secret Foo’s show last night = love.

  • Studio57

    istersay:
    02/16/2011 at 9:01 am
    14th Annual Sunset Sessions- Stevie Nicks,Crystal Bowersox,Nicole Atkins, Cas Haley, KD Lang, Iron & Wine, Everest, Augustana, Black Dub, Anya Marina and many more- Feb 17-20, 2011 La Costa Resort and Spa http://goo.gl/pNqzv

    Seriously impressed with Crystal’s management- what a lineup! I am a HUGE Augustana fan, love Iron And Wine, Nicks and Haley too ( he shoulda won AGT his year). They are certainly marketing her right.

  • tinawina

    Seriously impressed with Crystal’s management- what a lineup! I am a HUGE Augustana fan, love Iron And Wine, Nicks and Haley too ( he shoulda won AGT his year). They are certainly marketing her right.

    Wow! You are not kidding about that.

    Gina Orr is the woman.

    David Cook at the secret Foo’s show last night = love.

    Very, very cool. :D

  • Mel1

    It appears that Sauli was only going to be in LA for a couple of days (I guess kind of like a layover), and Adam and he are going on a vacation together. I wonder if they are going somewhere warm and sunny. It’s good they have similar skin type (very fair), so one doesn’t have to sit under the umbrella while the other gets to bask in the sun all day.

  • CindyM

    Mel1, the latest airport pictures from Splash say that they are headed to a South Pacific vacation.

    Nice gig for Crystal!!

  • tripp_ncwy

    Cool, a fan of Kris created a compilation of the live performances of the mashup of EWTRTW/TWYMMF from the Lifehouse tour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmaWJ8nPsCM&feature=youtu.be

  • cwm

    kradamour:
    I really enjoyed that Adam/Perez interview but gotta say it is lulzy for me to watch the two of them side by side. Adam so focused and articulate and “there” and so obviously comfortable, and Perez so valley girl and so visibly uncomfortable in his own skin, it is hard for me to watch him.

    I totally agree kradamour. Adam is so calm, present, and articulate. In contrast, Perez just seems bumbling and twitchy. I like how Adam put the AMAs in perspective, and I appreciated hearing him talk about the perils of dating when you’re famous.

    aa618892:
    And Adam confirms he is dating one guy! Sauli, you are one lucky B.

    That’s the truth. WOOT for Adam and Sauli! I’m very happy for them. And I hope that they have the space and time away from the cameras to figure out where they want their relationship to go. South Pacific vacation? Oh my, sounds perfect. :-)

  • bmms

    14th Annual Sunset Sessions- Stevie Nicks,Crystal Bowersox,Nicole Atkins, Cas Haley, KD Lang, Iron & Wine, Everest, Augustana, Black Dub, Anya Marina and many more- Feb 17-20, 2011 La Costa Resort and Spa http://goo.gl/pNqzv

    Thank you for this news!! Yay Crystal!

  • cookbunny

    MJ, I think you misread that tweeter…his name is Travis Huff (@thetronik) and he’s worked on stuff for Grace & the Nocturnals, Yellowcard, and David Archuletta:

    http://www.travishuff.com/

  • Planet Fierce

    Contentment, that is what I want for Adam right now. If it turns into long lasting love more the better, but that will take time. NO CAMERAS would be so amazing for a few days, a little normalcy to just hang just BE, yup that’s what I want for Adam and Sauli!

    “Put on Goldfrapp, roll around and make-out” enjoy BB!!!!!

  • sr4mjc

    It’s good they have similar skin type (very fair), so one doesn’t have to sit under the umbrella while the other gets to bask in the sun all day.

    Looks like Sauli is a freckly type that can tan. http://twitpic.com/40goxs

    Have fun boys! Now after vacation, Adam should head to Finland for the awards and then on to Sweden to work with Max Martin. Fun and work.

    Come on RCA, I want Cook and Kelly album release dates or single drop dates!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Gina Orr is doing a tremendous job in marketing Crystal and keeping her promotion going.

  • artemis

    I love Lee’s new tattoo-it’s the bridge of his guitar. It’s about time-he’s been tweeting about it since last summer! :)

    The day 19 declined to sign Crystal turned out to be her lucky day. Gina Orr has done a fantastic job promoting her.

    I heard both Lee and Crystal on the online country radio station NixaCountry today. They played FD and later Lee’s song Dear Isabelle. I’m told they are also playing Lee’s Beautiful Like You.
    I also heard Bo Bice and Carrie Underwood.

  • hoosiermama

    Cool, a fan of Kris created a compilation of the live performances of the mashup of EWTRTW/TWYMMF from the Lifehouse tour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmaWJ8nPsCM&feature=youtu.be

    Thanks tripp! I LOVE this mashup! :-)

  • Mel1

    This was written by none other than John Moser, one of Adam’s biggest fans (sarcasm):

    http://blogs.mcall.com/lehighvalleymusic/2011/02/adam-lambert-david-archuleta-are-top-choices-for-musikfest-headliners.html#comment-captcha

    He says, “It seems like the music act people would most like to see at Musikfest’s new Steel Stage main venue when it opens in August is none other than the “American Idol” runner-up who sold out its former main stage last year — Adam Lambert.”

  • Trina

    I didn’t realize that dudes name was Travis Huff either because I didn’t see it on his Twitter page..

    I’m assuming whatever he’s doing with David has to do with the “extra treat” and probably mixing it? Argh clues I want clues!

  • Tamarynd

    Came across this interesting article on the BBC news website about how You-Tube is helping artists break into the music industry without depending on major labels.

    My favorite part in the article:
    “I don’t believe record companies know what we do,” says Jack.

    “A lot of them say they do, and yet they still use language like, ‘Hey, let’s make a viral video.’

    “That’s a silly thing to say. It’s like saying, ‘let’s make a smash hit movie.’ You can make a movie and it either wins an Academy award or it doesn’t. It’s not something you can seek out.”

    Evan Gregory agrees: “There’s definitely been interest in our group from record labels, but they mostly came to us out of confusion.

    “They saw a song on the Billboard charts that they had nothing to do with and they said, ‘How did you guys do this without any help from us? Can you tell us how to do it so we can push you out of the business?’

    “But in the end, we haven’t really found a model that will work for us on a major label. That’s not saying it can’t be done, we just haven’t done it yet. So we will continue to be independent for now.”

    AI really should establish its own You-Tube channel.

  • bridgette12

    sr4mjc:
    02/16/2011 at 12:30 pm
    Now after vacation, Adam should head to Finland for the awards and then on to Sweden to work with Max Martin. Fun and work.

    I am really looking forward to what Adam and Max come up with. I hope they can come up with some songs that showcase Adam’s voice, but also pulls you in emotionally.

  • sma11ie

    AI really should establish its own You-Tube channel.

    I know, right? I’ve been waiting for one for years…

  • Mel1

    It doesn’t look likely that Adam will have a tour this year, but I imagine he can do several festivals.

    Did David Cook do some festivals a year after his first tour?

  • TwigLA

    GoodDayLA also had a Glee segment and they highlighted Mr. Shue and Sue singing with the cancer patients at Children’s Hospital here in LA. They interviewed the kids. It made me tear up last night and again this morning. I had a strong feeling Jane Lynch wasn’t acting in that part last night. Nice to see it pretty much confirmed that was straight from the heart.

  • Mary102

    Mel1:
    02/16/2011 at 2:11 pm
    It doesn’t look likely that Adam will have a tour this year, but I imagine he can do several festivals.

    Hmm, that would be excellent! I’m hoping for a few one-off performances from Adam this year – similar to what he did last year with Fantasy Springs and the two Vancouver shows. He was a big hit at the Quebec festival last year (with a huge crowd!) so that is definitely a possibility, I’d think. A few others in the summer would be excellent too!

  • limi

    Is it for sure Adam is going on a vacation?- He doesn’t look in his usual “travel mode” in the pics, no carry on, earphones, hat, etc. Doesn’t seem like he would carry a passport etc. in his back pocket. He is also wearing the same clothes as the pics from his Silver Lake stroll. He also said in an interview last week after grammy week he was meeting with producers, maybe just to keep people from scouting out vacation site? I’m sure more info will surface.

  • tripp_ncwy

    David Cook also performed at Davis & Elkins College during his last tour in 2009.

    http://mjsbigblog.com/david-cook-souvenir-davis-and-elkins-college-video.htm

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    TheRealJordin Jordin Sparks
    In the studio with Ryan Tedder & @RASofficial again today! Its gorg here in Denver. @mo_wonderland, where are you??

    Get that hit, Jordin!

  • sr4mjc

    TheRealJordin Jordin Sparks
    In the studio with Ryan Tedder & @RASofficial again today! Its gorg here in Denver. @mo_wonderland, where are you??

    Better Tedder than Chris Brown!

  • CindyM

    limi:
    02/16/2011 at 2:38 pm

    Is it for sure Adam is going on a vacation?- He doesn’t look in his usual “travel mode” in the pics, no carry on, earphones, hat, etc. Doesn’t seem like he would carry a passport etc. in his back pocket. He is also wearing the same clothes as the pics from his Silver Lake stroll. He also said in an interview last week after grammy week he was meeting with producers, maybe just to keep people from scouting out vacation site? I’m sure more info will surface.

    There are pictures of him checking in and the pics are from LAX. There’s also a picture that shows bags are being pushed on a cart by an attendant. Apparently the pics are from a late night flight last night which corresponds with being in the same clothes from yesterday.

    http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/OL1koy1LJ5o/Adam+Lambert+Boyfriend+Catching+Flight+LAX/DRyikrI09xf

    http://adam-pictures.com/displayimage.php?album=338&pid=12393#top_display_media

    http://adam-pictures.com/displayimage.php?album=338&pid=12391#top_display_media

  • tripp_ncwy

    Colbie Caillat and Lee DeWyze to Perform at Mom’s Weekend 2011 at Washington State Univeristy

    http://wsunews.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=24154

    Tickets are $45 (public) & $40 (students & staff). Isn’t that high for a college show?

  • larc

    Judging from the pics taken in Clay’s house for the real estate listing, he has already moved out.

  • Incipit

    Did David Cook do some festivals a year after his first tour?

    Mel1, David did two casino shows, one stadium show, two shows at Bush Gardens, a last minute AI “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”and a few other one-offs that were either guest/charity appearances in 2010. All of them were worked in around writing/studio time. No festivals, though.

    It may depend on how hands-on AL is with writing and production how much time he will have available to do gigs, and also, if he can re-assemble his backing band to travel to them. IDK if he will have a different arrangement with them, or if they will be in the studio for the recording process as the Anthemic was…which made it simpler for David’s people to book a gig. Hard to say, with such differing circumstances.

    But I am confident he will show up somewhere performing during the album process. It’s just, nobody can guess how long that process will take. /ironic understatement

  • luly

    play987 Did you hear? Live music for u & ur pets @ Pet-A-Palooza! March 13th http://ow.ly/3XMj8 @ryanstar @krisallen @matthires will be live!

  • Eileen99

    Tickets are $45 (public) & $40 (students & staff). Isn’t that high for a college show?

    Not for Mom’s weekend at WSU. It’s a big weekend & the town is packed because Pullman is remotely located, so most parents make the trip to see their kids (whom they probably haven’t seen since Christmas break). They had Elton John a couple of years ago for this event.

  • Mel1

    Thanks, Incipit. I’m just trying to guess what we might have in store for Adam. He said he was going to be a lot more hands on, and definitely writing more, and even some producing.

    I hope Adam’s album doesn’t take as long as Cook’s. I want Cook to hurry up too, because I want to see him in concert this time around.

  • Hazehel
    AI really should establish its own You-Tube channel.

    I know, right? I’ve been waiting for one for years…

    It’s one of those strange things that I can’t understand, Idol keeps pulling videos off YouTube. It’s good publicity for the show and the contestants to have hit videos on YouTube, so I don’t know why they are deliberately trying to kill all the buzz that might be generated from YouTube. X-Factor doesn’t shy away from showing their videos on YouTube, and it certainly hasn’t hurt the show in any way. SuBo was certainly helped by her Britain Got Talent audition on YouTube.

    The last Idol video that had high view count before it got pulled was the Chris Medina one. I don’t know why they would do that unless they want to kill the momentum that might be building for Chris in the show.

  • Incipit

    Hazehel, now there’s a question that an enterprising interviewer could ask. ‘Why does Idol want to kill their youtube buzz? Does anyone in management understand how to use the interwebs?’ After all – we still have no reasonable explanation for pulling the Season7 tracks from iTunes while there was still so much demand.
    Heh. Doubt it will ever happen – and really doubt the odds on an honest answer.

    What are they gonna say – TPTB are fossils who don’t like anything they can’t control, and don’t see a way to turn into immediate $$ – and their ‘strategies’ are always two years behind the curve?? #shortsighted

    IMO. Of Course.

  • windmills

    The only thing I can figure and it still doesn’t seem like that great a reason is AI doesn’t want the youtube view count numbers giving away who the most popular contestants are especially during the finals.

    Another one of Carrie’s mystery duets has been revealed and it’s with another legend!

    Tony Bennett recording with Carrie and others for new duets CD

    They kinda sorta sang together on Oprah in 2006: For Once In My Life featuring Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Carrie, and Josh Groban

    You could see Tony Bennett looking really impressed when Carrie sang The Sound Of Music a few years ago too.

    I’m pretty excited about hearing Carrie sing a standard. It’s an honor to sing with Tony Bennett too!

    Also here’s a picture of Carrie looking really nervous at last night’s game between the Preds and Sharks at People.

  • luval

    It was a bit confusing as to whether Adam was just seeing Sauli off or flying along with him, but guess those pics of Adam in line prove that they’re going somewhere!

    I hope he’s inspired to write, collaborate, work with amazing producers and not have a relationship interfere with his career. He should be able to have both. But please…..not a 2 year wait!!!!

  • girlygirl

    Nice to see a new show for Kris. I wonder if this Pet-a-Palooza is as big as the one he played in Vegas last year? There reportedly were thousands of people with their pets at that one

  • kradamour

    He was a big hit at the Quebec festival last year (with a huge crowd!) so that is definitely a possibility, I’d think.

    OMG I would love for Adam to play Quebec again…always looking for an excuse to go to Quebec, such a wonderful place! :)

    I think the idea of a few festivals would appeal to Adam, he loves to perform – staying off a stage for an entire year? This would be the first time since he was a young boy that he wouldn’t have an audience for that long. He has to write and make music, but he also needs (I think) to stay in touch with his fans. For both his sake and ours.

  • sma11ie

    Also here’s a picture of Carrie looking really nervous at last night’s game between the Preds and Sharks at People.

    Awww, look at her in her Senators shirt!

    In other news, fans continue to twitter stalk David Cook’s progress :):

    St3vetHH: In the studio with @thetronik @matt_squire and @thedavidcook today! Should be a fun one :)

  • TwigLA

    Cool that Kris will be doing another Pet-a-palooza, this time with Ryan Starr. I wonder if he’ll bring Zorro along.

    http://play987.radio.com/2011/02/16/pet-a-palooza-live-music-pups-in-the-park/

  • Mel1

    Most likely Adam will be invited back to Quebec since they had record crowds last year Adam performed. That would be a nice little vacation for some fans. Adam would be going from 6500 to 7200 at the Musikfest. Would he be able to sell out the bigger stage?

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

    Sauli and Adam are sooooooo CUTE TOGETHER!!!!! :D

    haha the glee cap was awesome “better get some std tests up in mckinley high” XD

  • Mary102

    OMG I would love for Adam to play Quebec again…always looking for an excuse to go to Quebec, such a wonderful place!

    I’d love an excuse to go to Quebec too ;-) Also, I’ve been DYING to see him perform in Canada! Those concerts always seem to kick more ass than the typical US ones, and the fans are just amazing!

  • standtotheright

    and don’t see a way to turn into immediate $$ – and their ’strategies’ are always two years behind the curve?? #shortsighted

    You just have to pick up a newspaper to see the potential revenue stream. Vevo may not be profitable right now, but it does bring in tens of millions revenue and half of that is sent back to the labels and artists.

    I imagine that there are plenty of AI junkies who would sit through a commercial for a nice HD version of their favorite performances.

  • Trina

    I’m even more curious now about what David is doing hmmm.

    OT just saw Biebs is on the cover of the new Rolling Stone :o Millions of tweens will probably be crushed when they learn what his computer wallpaper is lol

  • http://MJO judes

    tripp_ncwy:
    02/16/2011 at 11:37 am

    Cool, a fan of Kris created a compilation of the live performances of the mashup of EWTRTW/TWYMMF from the Lifehouse tour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmaWJ8nPsCM&feature=youtu.be

    Thanks tripp for that compilation -&thanks to the fan for making it. Great to look back on.

    TwigLA:
    02/16/2011 at 4:36 pm

    Cool that Kris will be doing another Pet-a-palooza, this time with Ryan Starr. I wonder if he’ll bring Zorro along.

    http://play987.radio.com/2011/02/16/pet-a-palooza-live-music-pups-in-the-park/

    I am sure Kris will take Zorro if possible.Ah & this is an acoustic show- can’t wait to hear what Kris sings.

  • Brisblondie

    I imagine that there are plenty of AI junkies who would sit through a commercial for a nice HD version of their favorite performances.

    I own all of the David Cook performances (video) they sold on iTunes his season. But, it makes no sense that you can’t watch a decent youtube of the performances if they aren’t for sale on itunes anymore either. I dare you to find a decent Billie Jean performance on youtube. Shame. They had a ridiculous amount of views before they were pulled. I think even his official Come Back to Me video was pulled if I remember correctly.

  • Incipit

    Ahh, Sma11ie, that young man’s myspace identifies him as a session drummer who “works in a recording studio” in LA. – Steve Tippeconnic.

    I agree so much,Trina. Everything we find out only leads to more questions! *snerk*

  • tripp_ncwy

    Pet-a-palooza it sound like this is only an acoustic show so no KAB reunion. Maybe Kris will bring Torres along with Cale.

  • easyrider707

    Artemis – “19 declined to sign CB?” You are confused. CB signed with Jive/19, but instead of using a member of their staff to manage her she picked GO (ex Sony exec), then picked David Bendeth to produce. Still signed by Jive/19.

  • girlygirl

    easyrider

    Crystal isn’t managed by 19M — that’s what is meant by “19 declined to sign her”.

  • Chicagolaw

    I think that Cook recording just has to be the boot song for Idol. Probably a cover. Does anything else even make sense?

  • artemis

    Yes-I meant 19M-all those 19s are confusing. From what I understand, 19M has the option to manage the Idols-if they had chosen to manage Crystal, she would have had no choice in the matter.

  • istersay

    from @FoxToledo:
    Crystal Bowersox has scheduled an April 2 concert at the La-Z-Boy Center at Monroe County Community College.
    ****************
    Video: Crystal Bowersox Goes ‘Crazy’ when visiting KRSK 105.1 ‘The Buzz’ Portland http://goo.gl/iQDlg

  • sf3456

    kradamour:
    I really enjoyed that Adam/Perez interview but gotta say it is lulzy for me to watch the two of them side by side. Adam so focused and articulate and “there” and so obviously comfortable, and Perez so valley girl and so visibly uncomfortable in his own skin, it is hard for me to watch him.

    I don’t understand Adam’s support of that thing. He’s lost a ton of points from me about that.

  • pineappletree

    I wish Adam would dump that misogynistic piece of crap as a friend. I can’t stand Perez and will not give his site any hits. Always trying to out people and his treatment of women is appalling. I don’t believe he has “changed” one bit.

    Yay for new Kris concert!! Now he needs to tweet us about how his writing sessions are going.

  • CanadianFan

    I enjoyed the Perez/Adam interview. Adam revealed interesting personal info, which was fun; much more fun than the TV interviews, which often seem so professional.

  • easyrider707

    Girlygirl. – I know CB is not managed by 19M. She has a licensing and distribution deal with Jive/19 and a management agreement with GO company. But, 19 did not decline to manage her. To the contrary, she selected GO as first choice – not out of default. Big difference.

  • kradamour

    I wish Adam would dump that misogynistic piece of crap as a friend.

    I don’t understand Adam’s support of that thing. He’s lost a ton of points from me about that.

    I don’t know that Adam considers him a friend. Perez for whatever bizarre reason does have a lot of fans – and he is very outspoken, and has a large audience. It may be a case of keep your friends close and your enemies closer. (or in this case, potentially dangerous acquaintances)
    They don’t go out clubbing together or do other “friend” stuff, as far as we know. (shrugs) They run into each other, and Adam uses Perez as a platform from time to time. Their body language in this interview was pretty formal. Adam actually looked pretty dominant and Perez pretty uncomfortable.
    I’m okay with it, I guess. But I am pretty sure that if I met Perez in person I would have to take a shower immediately. :neutral:

  • sf3456

    I wish Adam would dump that misogynistic piece of crap as a friend. I can’t stand Perez and will not give his site any hits. Always trying to out people and his treatment of women is appalling. I don’t believe he has “changed” one bit.

    This. Perez is also a racist. Let’s not forget that.

    I enjoyed the Perez/Adam interview. Adam revealed interesting personal info, which was fun; much more fun than the TV interviews, which often seem so professional.

    Well, that thing is a friend. He was probably more comfortable with him.

  • bridgette12

    sf3456:
    02/16/2011 at 6:33 pm
    Well, that thing is a friend. He was probably more comfortable with him.

    I don’t know if Perez is a friend or not, but if he is , why is it such a big deal.

  • artemis

    easyrider707-
    From what I understand, to appear on Idol, contestants have to sign all their rights away. If 19M had wanted to manage Crystal, she would have had no legal right to refuse and sign with someone else. They did not exercise that option and therefore she was free to choose to sign with Gina. And it was a brilliant choice.
    Similarly, Idols can’t chose their recording company-it is chosen for them.

  • tripp_ncwy

    But, 19 did not decline to manage her. To the contrary, she selected GO as first choice – not out of default. Big difference.

    19M has the right of first refusal to sign any of the finalist. The winner is always signed but they do have the option to sign the runner-up or anyone else in the top 12 for a specified period of time after the show ends.

  • Incipit

    One more crumb from whatever is going on with David Cook and the ‘treat’. – Twitter goes nuts each time one of these other people involved drop the tiniest crumb. Heh

    @TheLairStudio @Thedavidcook is in today! Should be a great day! // FYI. More info – http://bit.ly/eI4cd2 (expand)

  • Mel1

    sf3456:
    I don’t understand Adam’s support of that thing. He’s lost a ton of points from me about that.

    But you still think Adam is incredibly talented, tho, right?

  • webster

    ‘Why does Idol want to kill their youtube buzz?

    My guess: less about cluelessness and more about licensing. When they get rights to do a song, it prolly includes the show performance, the studio release and a few other very specific things ( like tour performance and compilation cd). It prolly does not include free digital media, like YouTube, which Is trivial to rip.

  • girlygirl

    Easyrider707

    I’m pretty sure it was 19′s decision — not Crystal’s — for 19M to not sign her. The Idols have very little say in who they can and can’t sign with when they first come off the show.

    But w/e — either way it’s worked out well for Crystal to date.

  • Ratna12

    play987 Did you hear? Live music for u & ur pets @ Pet-A-Palooza! March 13th http://ow.ly/3XMj8 @ryanstar @krisallen @matthires will be live!

    Thanks luly,
    This is the state of Florida, right ? Took me awhile to figure it out.
    Great that Kris has another gig, and now that he has his own pup, it will be more special to him.
    He’ll put more emotion to his singing. Ha-ha

    Is it bad that I was kind of relieved that the Pet-A-Palooza will not be in Las Vegas ?
    I don’t have to go to this one since it is soooo far away.

  • Incipit

    But Webster, they are very selective about what they pull, usually the best quality videos with the most hits go down, and Fremantle does it on copyright grounds. However, to use David Cook singing “Billie Jean” as an example, there are videos of that song with one and two million hits still on youtube, and quite a few others with lower numbers.

    I don’t get their rationale.

  • Hazehel

    My guess: less about cluelessness and more about licensing.

    That doesn’t sound right to me because the Chris Medina clip only showed him singing for about 1 minute. And they can’t pull a video because of the song (they don’t own the right to the song), they pulled it because they own the right to the video.

  • sf3456

    I don’t know if Perez is a friend or not, but if he is , why is it such a big deal.

    Because:

    I wish Adam would dump that misogynistic piece of crap as a friend. I can’t stand Perez and will not give his site any hits. Always trying to out people and his treatment of women is appalling. I don’t believe he has “changed” one bit.

    This. Perez is also a racist. Let’s not forget that.

    That should answer your question.