Idol Headlines for 02/18/12

Whitney Houston will be laid to rest today at 12 pm ET in her hometown, Newark NJ.  The service will be streamed live online at CNN.  BET will begin coverage at 11:30 am. For more information on coverage Click This Link.  X Factor judge, L. A. Reid will be in attendance.

American Idol has posted FULL videos of every Performance Challenge performance from the Las Vegas round that aired on Thursday. These are unedited, so you might want to check them out. Watch at AmericanIdol.com

Carrie Underwood is nominated for two Aussie Music Awards – International Artist of the year & Music video of the year for Mama’s Song. Check it out Here.

Chris Rene Shoots First Music Video in Santa Cruz – A large crowd of well over 200 local supporters and friends of Chris Rene showed up at the Jose Skate Park in Live Oak on Thursday afternoon for the R&B singer’s first music video. The Santa Cruz native shook hands and hugged just about every person he came across and received much love from his fans. Rene looked excited and at times nervous. Read more and check out the photos at Santa Cruz Patch

Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Since U Been Gone’ Gets A Pop Up Video! – Back in 2004, Kelly Clarkson released the breakup anthem and insta-classic “Since U Been Gone,” a song that focused on embracing some much-deserved revenge on an ex. But because our friends over at VH1 know how much we loved watching the sweet-as-pie singer destroy her ex-boyfriend’s amazing apartment (and that stellar record collection), they gave our favorite Kelly moment the “Pop Up Video” treatment. Hooray for breakup paybacks — again. – Check out the Video at MTV Buzzworthy

Kelly Clarkson interview Kiss 95.7

Idol’s Casey James Excited About Album, Touring – Casey James debut album will hit stores on March 20. The Texas native says that he’s excited to finally have it available for people to buy. But he says the album is meant to be listened to as a complete project and he just can’t bring himself to pick a favorite. “The real truth is,” he told AmericanIdol.com, “it breaks my heart to imagine somebody listening to one song off the album, because I built the album. Everything from the song choices to the production of the song to the sequencing to the lyrics—every single part of it—I built to be a singular piece. It’s meant to be an album you listen to from beginning to end. I can’t pick a favorite…” – Read more at Huliq.com

  • iFoundIt

    I am not at all surprised the release of Trespassing has been delayed.  BTIKM has basically gone nowhere.  And the fact that he is still working on new songs for album that supposadly has already been recorded

  • Chris

    Pop up video? They still do those?

  • Anonymous

     The album has never been stated to be complete.  The last couple of songs have always been stated to be in the works.

  • Kirsten

    The last couple of songs have always been stated to be in the works.

    So, they had ten songs, announced the album was coming on March 20th, released a single and then sat on their a$$es for 2 months? “Oh sh!t, March 20th is coming. We better get to work on those last two songs. Can we get an extension?”

    I knew kids like that in high school. I hope they keep their hungry dog away from the master copy.

    Whatever. The single floundered out of the gate, they decided to beef up the album with some new singles, the album got delayed. It happens.

  • Anonymous

    Kris was back in the studio last night. Is that a xylophone or a glockenspiel? :)

    http://instagr.am/p/HIaZqASyyS/ 

  • Kirsten

    Kris was back in the studio last night. Is that a xylophone or a glockenspiel? :)

    Looks like a glockenspiel to me. Xylophones are wooden (that is what xylon means).  The bars look metalic.

  • Anonymous

    Adam has maintained all along that the album is still in progress.  I believe that even the tracks the radio peeps in the UK heard were rough copies that were yet to go into final edits.  It’s not unusual for last minute songs to be added to albums or for albums to be delayed.  “Fever” was a late addition to FYE, for example.  Adam has also said for some time that he was hoping for a particular vocal collaboration, so it may be that he got his wish and it was worth setting the album back a few weeks to include it.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    So, they had ten songs, announced the album was coming on March 20th, released a single and then sat on their a$$es for 2 months? “Oh sh!t, March 20th is coming. We better get to work on those last two songs. Can we get an extension?”

    or additional opportunities arose and rather than passing on them Adam, as Executive producer, decided he’d rather delay the release of the album than miss out on a great collaboration with one of the hottest artists in music right now.  I know it’s an irritation that the album has been delayed but when someone as popular and successful as Bruno Mars avails himself to you I doubt seriously that any artist would be like “nah man my album is done and ready to come out in 7 weeks”. 

    Whatever. The single floundered out of the gate, they decided to beef up the album with some new singles, the album got delayed. It happens. All the time.

    The single has struggled but based on the reactions to the other songs heard they didn’t need to beef up the album with some new singles.  According to everyone who has heard it there are at least three single contenders other than BTIKM. 

    I do agree that delays happen all the time and it means nothing more than it’s just not ready.  I wish no set date had been announced because it just gives fodder to the detractors who are always looking for a negative spin on everything adam does….but hey like Kirsten said, whatever. 

    Madonna, is that a new single we should be expecting soon?

    Ahh Madonna… that clear channel deal launched her onto the radio play charts and now that the deal is over the song is dying a quick death on the mediabase charts. 

  • Anonymous

    I hope all this east coast promo Adam has done this week results in some big adds on Monday/Tuesday.

  • Tess

    If Adam had already “completed” the album for the March 20th release, pressed the copies, printed all the inserts, etc. etc he probably lost a nice hunk of change….but, based on rumor, I have heard that very few albums are pressed and printed less than a few days before shipment just because most artists are a little weary of presenting their current creations to the world until they damn well “have to”.

    And like you said, Kirsten, it happens all the time.  Adam isn’t stupid and he knows enough to note when what he has presented isn’t doing its job, like his current single.  No shame in re-evaluating things and seeing if there is another approach that may be taken.  

    I always think of authors that send their finished manuscripts out to publishing houses only to be led back to their keyboards by their editors.  Many of them have said that the final published version doesn’t even resemble the manuscript that was initially done.  No one will really know what Adam’s changes are and what is being re-vamped so there will never come a time when we can say with certainty if this change in release dates is a “good” thing.  But it is the “thing”.

  • Anonymous

    Sigh Why did I post that Adam Lambert article? PLEASE don’t hijack this thread with the same argument that’s been hogging up way too many threads on this blog. And remember, I don’t care WHO started it, or how “trolly” you think the OP is. IF YOU LASH OUT AT A FELLOW POSTER I’ll be deleting or editing your post.

    EDIT: I’m editing out the article now. Enough is enough

  • Anonymous

    Nice review for Lauren last night from the show in St. Paul the reviewer says 18000 plus in attendance to see the Alden show.

    “Then came arguably the highlight of Mr. Aggressive’s set — a power
    ballad, the dreamy “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” with Alaina taking the parts
    done by Kelly Clarkson on the hit version. The 17-year-old killed it,
    making Clarkson and Carrie Underwood distant “Idol” memories.”
      AR TRIBUNE review of St. Paul concert.  http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/139556898.html

    Disclaimer I am also a huge Kelly and Carrie fan and do not take these words literally but am really happy for Lauren.

     

  • Chris

    http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/music/139556898.html

    Good review this morning out of Minnesota for Lauren. “The 17 year old killed it ….” in reference to her duet with Jason.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Adam has maintained all along that the album is still in progress.  I believe that even the tracks the radio peeps in the UK heard were rough copies that were yet to go into final edits.  It’s not unusual for last minute songs to be added to albums or for albums to be delayed. 

    Yup. Ryan Star’s 11:59 was being pressed when he decided to add one more song. Its “test the waters” single was not particularly in trouble.

    If an album is considered to be seriously borked, based on performance of the lead single, it’s likely to get delayed a lot longer than a few weeks. Kim Caldwell went back to the studio for several months, with multiple delays. Leona Lewis’ 3rd album is now delayed for roughly a year from its intended launch date after last summer’s lead single didn’t hit the right charts. Jennifer Lopez’s current album had a lead single that performed poorly, leading to epic delays as she changed labels and reworked the album. These are all cases in which it’s known that the lead single under-performed and that this was a contributing cause to the delayed release.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I don’t think Adam and his team are scrambling to save the album.  I think there were additional opportunities.  

    I also suspect, and this is IMHO, that the delay has something to do with Queen.   Isn’t he using the bass line from a Queen song on his album in one of his songs?   I think it has all been confirmed that Adam will be performing with Queen this summer in some capacity?    I think there are just too many things in the works to know what is really going on.   Maybe the ablum release is going to be timed to ride the wave of a Queen performance?

    I also think releasing BKINM was a good thing in regards to it keeps Adam’s fans interested.    It seems to be doing fine in some European countries.    Yes, it’s not blazing the charts here.   His next single is going to have to do the heavy lifting here.

  • Kirsten

     

    or additional opportunities arose and rather than passing on them Adam,
    as Executive producer, decided he’d rather delay the release

    That’s a reasonable explanation. The “last couple of songs have always been stated to be in the works” is not. Sometimes you get last minute offers you cannot refuse. You don’t have two songs in the works for two months and end up delaying the album because they still aren’t done unless you are insane or your name is Axel Rose.

    The single has struggled but based on the reactions to the other songs heard they didn’t need to beef up
    the album with some new singles.  According to everyone who has heard
    it there are at least three single contenders other than BTIKM.

    One doesn’t delay the album for filler. Those two new songs are likely in consideration as singles. Now, it could be they are planning on 5 singles or it could be that the new songs will serve as a better bridge than BKIKM or it may be that the new songs totally blow the other three out of the water. The new songs may fit the North American market better. Who knows?

    The new songs may also turn out to be utter crap. Music doesn’t always come out as initially visualized.

  • Anonymous

    Great minds and all that. LOL

  • Chris

    We must have been posting at the same time. Yes, its a bit too far to say she has passed her idols but clearly he enjoyed the show so that’s great. I think that’s what people miss when they compare is that when you are at a live show, what matters most is you feel entertained and you got your $60 or whatever $$$ worth.

  • Anonymous

    “Considering the longevity of his first single, “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night,” on the country charts (half a year on Bob Kingsley’s Top 40, currently at No. 29), he just might have a hit album on his hands.”

    Wow. I was kind of stunned to realize CaseyJ’s single has been charting since it came out in August. That’s pretty incredible actually. No he’s not zooming but he’s sticking. LOL.

    “Given the unfortunate sales figures of the two finalists that finished ahead of him in Season 9 of “American Idol,” it might not even be that difficult to envision James selling more albums than Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze, the runner-up and winner, respectively.”

    Oh, geez. I wondered when this would happen. I guess the competition never ends for idols, does it? I should have realized this after reading mj’s blog for several years.

    I highly doubt CaseyJ and his team is going to be scrambling to compare sales with Lee once the CD comes out. Looks like they’re going to have their hands full lining up a string of shows for CJ and his band instead.

       

  • Anonymous

    “I always think of authors that send their finished manuscripts out to publishing houses only to be led back to their keyboards by their editors. Many of them have said that the final published version doesn’t even resemble the manuscript that was initially done. ”

    This doesn’t really happen anymore, Tess. Traditional – or what the industry calls “legacy” – publishing is going thru much the same thing the music industry went through a few years ago. Major contraction and layoffs. Editors do not have time to be editors anymore. Legacy publishing wants your manuscript perfect from day one. If it isn’t and you’re a newbie, they reject. If it isn’t and you’re a Stephen King or Nora Roberts, they publish and don’t much care if it stinks – the name sells the book, not the content.

    With the advent of e-pubbed books, it’s going to be really really interesting to see where the book industry will be in a few years. Along with bookstores, agents and editors. My take? Good-bye Barnes and Noble et al.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a reasonable explanation. The “last couple of songs have always
    been stated to be in the works” is not. Sometimes you get last minute
    offers you cannot refuse. You don’t have two songs in the works for two
    months and end up delaying the album because they still aren’t done
    unless you are insane or your name is Axel Rose.

    I wasn’t meaning they were literally working on the same two songs, just the last two spots on the album. But I agree with MJ that this is subject is pretty much gone as far as it can, and is just going in circles at this point, so I’ll remove myself from the topic after this.

  • getgetaway

    If an album is considered to be seriously borked, based on performance of the lead single, it’s likely to get delayed a lot longer than a few weeks.

    It actually may end up more than just a few weeks, since there is no official date at this point. “Mapril” is really tentative.  And prior to that, there were several postponements of BTIKM – until it was finally released in Dec. Been down this path witih Adam before.

  • Anonymous

    Reminder:

    I removed the article, so we’re done here.

  • Tess

    Totally off topic…but I must say that I am really glad that I am in my declining years ’cause I already miss Vinyl something fierce, and not to have books sitting on my shelves as old friends is me facing something pretty scary.  I kind of feel sorry for the current generation that don’t have a clue about art and art forms…who think that pop music is music, comic books are literature, online gaming is entertainment, and sports is all professionals who are getting paid a million bucks, and who have never walked into an art museum in their lives.  I’m just glad I grew up when the world appreciated the beauty of artistic creation and not the monetary value of such.

  • Anonymous

    Yep. Super off topic. Some of  our parents (not mine, thank god) made the same kinds of statements about us baby boomers. It didn’t ring true to me then, and it doesn’t now, either.

  • Anonymous

    Cool of Idol to post the Vegas performances.  Looking at Johnny’s group’s (a mash up of “Oh Boy” and “Wake Up Little Susie”), I understand a bit more why he got cut.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    mj, have you ever considered not covering Adam news at all?  Just curious cuz that seems to be the cause of most of the strife around here.  bet that would save you a lot of headaches and free up time from having to edit and/or delete comments. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    I love pop-up-video mainly for the funny and often time random information we get about the artist or the video itself. 

    The interview with Kelly was good but gotta admit I was surprised when she said she spanks her dogs for barking!?  Dogs bark, it’s what they do…that’s like spanking a baby for crying…makes no sense to me.

  • Anonymous

    I too miss vinyl – there’s something missing from the music without it – some kind of clarity or crispness.

    But while we can miss certain kinds of “art” delivery, I don’t think that this means art is disappearing. In fact, without the “gatekeepers” of music labels and publishing houses, I think there’s a ground swell of very interesting new artists/musicians coming up. They might not be played on radio yet or be NYT bestsellers, but who knows if those “standards of success” will even be relevant in the future?

    I think the key for these artists will be how to find their audience and grow it - not with traditional methods of getting agents and labels to promote -but thru social networks and blogs and twitter and personal contact. And then figuring out how to deliver their ‘art’ in a way they can get paid for it.

    I’m wondering if the personal touch will be the wave of the future. I have to admit I’ve become very attached to CaseyJ (is anyone surprised???LOL). And when I look at the “why”, it’s not only his talent, but also his twitters. I don’t know him at all, but through this personal touch, I FEEL like I know him. Hm.

    Change is tough, but inevitable. With it will always come sadz at seeing certain ways disappear but also, for me, excitement at what is now possible.

  • Anonymous

    Awww…. Casey James. I totally wish him the best. I’m not wild about his single. I will wait to hear more music on the album before I decide whether or not to buy it. But I would see him live in a sec if he came to my area. I love that he is a real musician, and he makes magic on that guitar. It’s a great presentation – a great overall package and I’ve a feeling I’d enjoy the heck out of one of his concerts. So, come to my town Casey!

    James Durbin & co. are still on a radio tour. They are in Ohio and the difference between when they started (rough) and now( ear candy) is night and day. Too bad they weren’t like this out of the gate. But they sound terrific now.

    All I Want
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-yQjcKo6WU&feature=player_embedded
    Love in Ruins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WBp2MN139P8

    I wonder what they will play at the upcoming heavy rock festivals they are in? I can’t imagine they will play Love Me Bad. Cool that James will be at the festivals with peeps like Geoff Tate of Queensryche who made a surprise appearance at his wedding reception to sing James and Heidi a song.

    I’m anticipating Haley’s album soon. How exciting. I think the timing couldn’t be better for her. I’m hoping this trend towards great singing divas holds – Kelley Clarkson’s dominance and the great Adele’s success are good omens. I used to see Haley as an Amy Winehouse type chanteuse. But now I think she has a  Corinne Bailey-Rae vibe.

    Anyway, great luck to all three!

  • Moria Polonius

    The “last couple of songs have always been stated to be in the works” is not. [...] You don’t have two songs in the works for two months and end up delaying the album because they still aren’t done

    It doesn’t make sense. Who said “last couple of songs” means two extra collaborations.

    teri63 Today 11:02 AM in reply to iFoundIt

     Adam has maintained all along that the album is still in progress. I believe that even the tracks the radio peeps in the UK heard were rough copies that were yet to go into final edits.

    It can as well mean half of the album.

    One doesn’t delay the album for filler.

    With that I agree. It’s possible the new songs could be in the run for singles but it could also mean that Adam doesn’t intend to have “filler” but as strong a material as humanly possible. It’s obvious that quality is more important to Adam than deadlines.

    Occam razor though: IMO the extra songs are a part of the reason of the delay but much of it is promo reasons.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care WHO started it, or how “trolly” you think the OP is.

    then you’re refusing to follow your own rules

    4. Posts that attempt to “stir the pot” or bait other posters will also be deleted. 

    12. Please don’t belabor a point. 

  • Anonymous

    aren’t vinyl albums making a bit of a comeback? I know several artists have released their latest stuff on vinyl. David Cook talked about doing this (don’t know if he did) and Kris says his new album will be on vinyl as well (he says that if RCA won’t spring for it, he’ll pay for it himself)

    I still have a bunch of vinyl albums in my collection, although I need to get a record player so I can start playing them again :). I appreciate the convenience of downloads, but I do love actual vinyl albums with all the album art, liner notes, etc etc.

  • Anonymous

    Agh I keep forgetting to see the video clips of Lauren’s duet and all her songs. Thanks for linking that review. I’m glad that not only she has great experience opening for Jason, but she got great reviews to.

  • Anonymous

    Why do Cook and Kris want to put out a vinyl record? Isn’t it expensive and are people buying enough of them to cover the cost. 

  • Anonymous

    Up untl last year, we still had Mr. Spens’s old Marantz turntable (circa 1988).  Mr. Spens has a LOT of vinyl.  When I did the surround sound and upgraded the stereo system, I had to find a new record player to work with it.

    I got the Sony PS LX300, and here’s what’s really cool about it: Not only does it hook to your stereo and play your vinyl, it comes with a USB and some software that allows you to hook it up to your computer and import all of your vinyl and make it into MP3′s.  I think it was about $90.  Pretty fun little toy.  And, Mr. Spens uses it a lot, so it’s held up pretty well so far. 

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    aren’t vinyl albums making a bit of a comeback? I know several artists
    have released their latest stuff on vinyl. David Cook talked about doing
    this (don’t know if he did)

    Yes, David Cook’s album was released on vinyl as well, as part of his fan pack, offered on his official site. Don’t know if it’s still available. Assume so.

  • Anonymous

    They aren’t making a comeback, but the total of albums sold on vinyl during 2011 was up by 37%, it was 14% in 2010.  But for 2011, vinyl  accounted for just 1.2% of all of the physical albums that were sold.

  • Anonymous

    If Kris will release a vinyl album, there should be many great pictures of him, since I don’t have the means to play it. I will just look at the pretty pics.

  • Kirsten

     

    Why do Cook and Kris want to put out a vinyl record? Isn’t it expensive and are people buying enough of them to cover the cost.

    Strangely enough, more vinyl LPs were purchased last year than any other year in SoundScan history (started in 1991). It’s the fourth consecutive year that record has been broken. Vinyl sales were up 36% in 2011 over 2010. 67% of those albums were purchased in independent record stores and 75% of them were rock albums.

    Still, it’s a tiny part of the market with only 1.2% of the album market coming from Vinyl sales (about 3.9M). Last year, the biggest seller was The Beatles “Abbey Road” which sold 41K. Adele sold 16.5K for number 6.

    I have no idea how expensive it is to put out a Vinyl album, but it’s probably kind of a kick for the artist to have an LP of their music.  Audiophiles love them.

  • larc

    I can’t understand the growing infatuation with vinyl.  Most tracks are now recorded digitally.  Converting them to analog for vinyl does nothing to improve the sound.  Where vinyl is arguably best is for tracks recorded in analog.  The truest sound comes from sticking with the original format, IMO.

  • Anonymous

    Why do Cook and Kris want to put out a vinyl record? Isn’t it expensive and are people buying enough of them to cover the cost.

    It’s just another way to make some extra money, plus, it’s become cool.  It’s something for the hardcore fans.  A lot of artists are doing it.  Maroon 5 did it with “Hands All Over.”  Cost isn’t an issue, because they know that most people don’t have the means to play them, and that most major retailers don’t have the room to sell them, so it’s highly unlikely that they will produce a lot of copies.  It’s really no different than selling fans t-shirts or key chains.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt Kris or Cook have enough hardcore fans to justify making a vinyl record.  They would probably lose money doing it.

  • Anonymous

    IMO Casey J. always had by far the most star pontential of the season 9 bunch.  With his fantastic guitar playing, easy charm and good looks he should go far.  As I remember, he got the best press of the tour also.  I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but I can’t help but think that Simon somehow manipulated the win for Lee knowing he was at best an average local club singer.  Good for Scotty for making AI look so good this year. 

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the info, had no idea that there was even a market for it. I guess it would be cool to have your face on cover of a Vinyl album.

  • Anonymous

    My husband, who was a giant audiphile, used to say that music was analog not digital and hence vinyle produced a more accurate sound.

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    I would never say any generation had no clue about art or music personally after having to hear the previous generation say that about my likes/dislikes when I was growing up. Elvis was considered awful Pop music at one time, along with the Beatles and quite a few of what we now consider the Canon of Rock Music today, all were villified or misunderstood by the generation preceding them. Evidence for great young artists exists all over the place and all I have to do to find them is use Google. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    I always thought Simon manipulated season 9 hoping to doom the show since he was leaving and xfactor was coming.  I revisited some old videos I posted on FB last night and found Crystal’s Farmers Daughter vid.  That song should’ve been a huge hit.  So heartfelt she had to have lived it.  I love her voice and vibe.  Im excited for Casey J also.  I happen to love his single.  

  • Anonymous

    I think Crystal is an amazing singer and song writer.  I still listen to Mine all Mine a lot.  Farmer’s Daughter however always made me feel very uncomfortable.  IMO it was a very cruel thing to do to have a song about what a crappy Mom her mother was blaring through the airwaves.  I am sure her Mom gave her good reasons to dislike her, but it showed a lack of compassion on Crystal’s part.  

  • Mateja Praznik

    According to what Kara DioGuardi said in one of her interviews,  the manipulation with season 9 cast started during Hollywood week. And it wasn’t from Simon. When it became clear Simon was on his way out, the producers became paranoid. They were afraid Simon would hijack the cast of season 9, so they got heavily involved during Hollywood week (at least more than usual). The result of all that was that Kara and the other judges finished that Hollywood week with a bad feeling about season 9 cast.

    The results of the semifinal rounds were awful because the bottom 12 were actually a better group than TOP 12. Maybe Simon decided during the live shows to offer TPTB a taste of their own medicine or something. Or maybe he and TPTB just responded to the voting trends and let the voting audience have what they love…

    Lee and Crystal just aren’t the right type of artist for major labels. They belong on indie labels and they aren’t what shows like AI look for. We will see if Casey survives in country genre.

  • Anonymous

    If the parts about her mom being abusive were true, then that goes way beyond being a “crappy mom.”  And writing a song about abuse you suffered as a child is hardly showing a lack of compassion to your abuser (who doesn’t exactly deserve compassion anyway)–it’s writing a song about what matters to you. 

    If that’s all true, that is.  I don’t know if Crystal has commented on that. 

  • Anonymous

    Adam Vera:
    I can barely keep my eyes open. Stayed up all night working on an all NEW VIDEO for @KrisAllen #GETEXCITED!!!! :)
    https://twitter.com/#!/AdamViera/status/170976769564868609/photo/1 

    ETA: He was the guy taking video at the Kris The Mint show.

  • Anonymous

    Lee and Crystal just aren’t the right type of artist for major labels.
    They belong on indie labels and they aren’t what shows like AI look for.

    I was not a particular fan of either of them, but I don’t know how you can make these blanket statements.  Out of literally tens of thousands of auditioners, the top rated show on TV couldn’t find anyone representative of what it was looking for, so they featured Lee and Crystal and praised them week after week because the show was looking for entirely different people? Sorry but I think AI must have chosen them because they seemed to be viable music stars. (It isn’t just about who the audience votes for – the show also makes clear who it favors, and gives them ample opportunities. Not for nothing, imho.) Hindsight is 20-20.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t mind me, I am always out of step on questions like this for example, I have always thought The Little Red Hen should have shared the bread with her friends.  Not meaning to be silly about it but to me it boils down to two wrongs not making a right. 
    On the other hand, she mght have written this song to let other adused children know they are not alone which would be a far better motivation than vengence or cartharsis.  Love the sound of the song with its pretty melody and vocal.

  • Anonymous

    There are niche artists like Lee and Crystal who are signed to major labels.  These people aren’t being played on the radio, but they make a profit for their labels.  

    Being on AI might not be the best choice to launch these types of artists, but because of AI, both Lee and Crystal are in a better position to make the music that they want to make now than they would be if they’d never been on the show.

  • Anonymous

    Is Adam Vera the guy who did the Alright With Me video?

  • Anonymous

    I hope so, I love that video.

  • Anonymous

    No, but Adam is an aspiring cinematographer & photographer. Kris stays with him & his other room mates while in LA.

    http://adamviera.com/#/615905/Home 

  • Anonymous

    they wouldn’t produce enough copies to lose money on it. It’s likely to be a limited number of copies for the most hardcore of the hardcore fans. It’s a cool extra, in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    no, that was another friend of Kris’ from Arkansas.

  • randomjoe

    Haley is actually performing with Slash and Myles Kennedy tonight.   Rumor is that it’s a Rolling Stones song.  

    19 Entertainment @19News Check out @HaleyReinhart at rehearsals with @slash & Myles Kennedy for @AliDailyQuote’s 70 th b-day event tonight! http://twitpic.com/8lqmkg

    19 Entertainment @19News For more a few more pics of @HaleyReinhart in Vegas go to: http://on.fb.me/zWDDWV!

  • Anonymous

    sooooo excited. The video of BTIKM just played on MTVHits on MTVAsia. I have this channel on a fair bit and haven’t seen or heard it before so think it has just been added. It looked and sounded so great up there on my TV. so in Saulis words ‘yay’ for Asia…

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    Oh Shiiii. James is gonna be jealous, Myles is like his favorite vocalist ever. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    So cool!  Found this about when the gala will be telecast:

    Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday party set for Feb. 18 at MGM Grand Garden Arena is turning into a celebration for the masses.

    Ali 70th From Las Vegas” will be broadcast on ABC at 2 p.m. on Feb.
    25 and again on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.
    The event honoring Ali is the 16th
    Annual Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” gala, expected to draw 1,800
    guests to the arena.

    The night is a benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for
    Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center. KMA is the Cleveland Clinic’s
    fundraising organization.

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kats-report/2012/feb/08/power-love-ali-celebration-be-broadcast-abc-espn2/

  • Anonymous

    I’m so happy to see Haley in that great company , i really hope for videos please :) ….. can’t wait for her single ;)

  • randomjoe

    Song is “Wild Horses”

    Slash @SlashMyles Kennedy & I performing “Wild horses” w/amazing vocalist,@haleyreinhart for tonight’s Ali event. Fn’ cool. iiiI; )’

    Will be aired on ABC/ESPN2 next Saturday

  • Anonymous

    WHOA! It looks like both the YOUNG HOMIE song and video are going to be released to itunes on 2/28 and going for adds the same day.

  • randomjoe

    Rocker look:

    Lane Newland @LNEWLAND1 @HaleyReinhart on the red carpet at Ali’s 70th bday!!! http://yfrog.com/kkm2qljj

  • Anonymous

     Wow, those 3 together… playing that song?!?! I can’t wait to hear/see it. Wish there was a live stream somewhere. What a performance that is going to be.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Good for Chris.  I wonder if he’s going to get any major television promotion (performing on morning/daytime/late night shows)?

  • Anonymous

    OMG , so proud of Haley right now and wonder if her single will be more in the rock line that in the jazz line? ….. just thinking about :)

  • randomjoe

    From the event

    Allee Bennett@allee_bennett
    The lovely @haleyreinhart rockin out with @slash http://pic.twitter.com/7pJsitUv 11:21PM
    Lou DAngeli ? @LDAngeli Haley Reinhart doing a sick job on vocals for “Wild Horses” with Slash and Myles Kennedy… #ali70
    Allee Bennett@allee_bennett For the Haliens #KMAgala http://pic.twitter.com/RCMo6s4U

    pic
    pic 2
    https://p.twimg.com/Al_79ZKCMAAZei1.jpg
    https://p.twimg.com/Al_8VnVCMAAukgQ.jpg

  • asifclueless

    Love my girl -Hayley.  Thanks for the photos … guys.  :)
    Video of “Wild Horses”, … pretty …  please.

  • Anonymous

    I just…if someone is abused, seeking catharsis is not a “wrong.”  That’s the least I would hope any abused person would feel they had a right to.  

    Abusing a child and the child writing about abuse are hardly equivalent “wrongs.”  

  • Anonymous

    It is beyond my comprehension that anyone could believe that an individual telling the truth about their past – telling their own story – could possibly be committing a “wrong”. We are talking about severe physical and emotional abuse and abandonment perpetrated against a fragile diabetic child here. When children are told to keep forever silent about their abuse in order to protect their abusers, not only is the abuse being implicitly tolerated, but it is destined to multiply and flourish.

    “Never forget! Never Again!”