Idol Headlines for 03/12/10

A year after Idol, what are Season 8’s top 13 up to now?

As American Idol’s new top 12 rises, last year’s finalists are launching their post-Idol careers: Danny Gokey and Scott MacIntyre both just released new albums. Find out what the rest of last year’s finest have been up to and hear samples of their post-Idol recordings.

USA Today

Simon Cowell To Walk Down the Aisle This September?

Simon Cowell’s “Mr. Mean” persona seems to be a thing of the past. But, is it his newfound engagement to longtime ‘American Idol‘ makeup artist Mezghan Hussainy or something of the greener persuasion?

“Is it love or is it because he just got a billion dollar deal for ‘X Factor’?,” jokes Miles Siggins to Fancast. “Is it for love or is it for the money or is it for the love of money? I don’t know,” confessed the ‘American Idol’ stylist and friend of Hussainy at today’s Fox Mid-Season junket in L.A.

Fancast

Adam Lambert’s All-Time Favorite Tracks

In case it was ever in doubt, rock crooner Adam Lambert professes to be a born performer.

Lambert recently sat down with “Nightline” at The Kimberly Hotel in New York City to discuss his recent work, his “Idol” success and some of his own musical idols, from Johnny Cash to Madonna.

Watch the full story tonight on “Nightline” at 11:35 p.m. ET

Here, Lambert talks about some of the music that belongs in his personal dream jukebox, and why.

ABC News

When American Idol Meets Hair, It’s All Groovy, Man — Groovy and Naked

While the American Idol judges are asking current contestants to get emotionally naked for national TV, two old Idol favorites are getting naked, literally, on Broadway. On Monday night, season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo and season five seventh-place finisher Ace Young joined the new cast of Hair, taking over the roles of Sheila and Berger from Caissie Levy and the Tony-nominated Will Swenson. (The original “tribe” is moving the show to London for six months.) It’s the second Broadway outing for the Idols; Young had performed in Grease and DeGarmo in Hairspray, which, she said, is very confusing to many people. “When I got that play, people were like, ‘Is that the one where you get naked?’ And I was like, ‘No, HairSPRAY, early sixties. They kept their clothes on.”

NY Magazine

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Carrie Underwood opens tour in Reading with lots of bells and whistles

Considering her booming voice and Covergirl looks, if there’s anyone in the country music business who doesn’t need any special effects or any high-tech wizardry during her concerts it’s Carrie Underwood.

Give this lady a microphone, a band and a playlist of songs and that’s a night of entertainment. It’s why she won “American Idol” and why she has gone on — as Simon predicted — to sell more records than other Idol performer.

But on her new “Play On” concert tour which debuted Thursday night at Reading’s Sovereign Center before a sellout crowd of more than 7,000, Underwood seemed determined to give her audience much more than her music.

She has one of the most elaborate stage productions you’ll ever see for a concert and the stage became an attraction almost immediately.

Morning Call

Matt Giraud And Scott MacIntyre Lighten Up A Shocking ‘American Idol’

Amid the carnage and genuinely confusing results on Thursday night’s (March 11) “American Idol” (Aaron Kelly? Katie Stevens? Paige Miles?!?), two of last year’s hopefuls took the stage to lighten the mood with a sunny, dueling-pianos duet.

Matt Giraud and Scott MacIntyre — who just released a brand-new album called Heartstrings — joined forces on an upbeat version of Billy Joel’s “Tell Her About It,” trading verses and runs up and down the keys. Backed by the “Idol” house band, the duo muscled their way through the song, with Giraud hitting a few falsetto spots, each ripping off rocking, fleet-fingered solos.

MTV.com

Andrew Garcia Profile: Can He Break Out Of The ‘Straight Up’ Straitjacket?

If the “American Idol” judges are to be believed, this season is all about the girls. Yet Andrew Garcia has quickly established himself as a contender for the “Idol” trophy with unexpected stripped-down acoustic interpretations of pop songs, ranging from a Fall Out Boy hit to a Paula Abdul classic.

Best Performance: Garcia’s Hollywood Week spin on Abdul’s “Straight Up” was a rare highlight for this year’s unimpressive cast of boys. He’s never been more playful or imaginative on the show. Three weeks into the live episodes, “Straight Up” is still one of the most talked-about performances of the season.

MTV

Crystal Bowersox Profile: ‘I’m Not Letting Anything Go To My Head’

On Thursday night, “American Idol” revealed its Top 12 Finalists for the ninth season of the hit show. MTV News “Idol” expert Jim Cantiello whipped up a handy cheat sheet for each finalist, breaking down each candidate’s journey thus far. He also got the “Idol” hopefuls to weigh in when he caught up with them at Thursday night’s Top 12 Party in Hollywood.

MTV

Colonie bakery makes birthday cake for Underwood

Coccadotts Cake Shop in Colonie was commissioned to make a birthday cake for country singer and former “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, who performs Friday at the Times Union Center in Albany. Underwood’s 27th birthday was Wednesday.

The cake made for Underwood is chocolate with butter-cream frosting decorated with blue fondant and polka-dots. It’s topped with a platinum-toned bow and “Happy Birthday Carrie.”

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=910573#ixzz0hyZ8022g

KATHERINE MCPHEE’S “COMMUNITY” CANOODLING

Katharine McPhee is guest starring on Community tonight and though she’s primarily known for her singing, the former American Idol contestant is on the hunt for a good sitcom of her own.

Now that’s she’s gotten a taste of comedy, McPhee is ready to fly solo, although she knows it’s not quite as easy as a one-shot appearance on an established series.

Hollywood Outbreak

Community, ‘Basic Genealogy': Katharine McPhee is Pierce’s stepdaughter

As for the comedy, Troy trying to talk while crying has now become one of the show’s most reliable laugh-getters, and the unlikely Troy/Britta partnership again yielded great dividends, with Britta’s more-enlightened-than-thou whiteness getting her a good switchin’. Katharine McPhee was fine as Pierce’s grifter stepdaughter (and certainly much more lifelike than fellow “American Idol” alum Carrie Underwood was on “HIMYM” last week), and it had been a while since we got some good Pierce/Jeff interaction. Early episodes had established that Pierce is who Jeff will become if he’s not careful, and it was nice to see Pierce himself recognize this and for once have the self-awareness to try to talk Jeff out of it. (And that also had a good talking-while-crying gag, with Jeff venting about “Glee.”) And the Pictionary/swastika/Rabbi Chang gag was wonderfully set-up.

NJ.com

‘American Idol’ Winner Taylor Hicks In Pittsburgh With Broadway Musical Tour ‘Grease’

PITTSBURGH — “American Idol” season 5 winner Taylor Hicks is in Pittsburgh with the Broadway musical tour “Grease.”

Hicks stopped by WPXI-TV on Thursday for an interview. He was charming and warm, just the way he appears on television and stage.

Hicks plays Teen Angel in “Grease,” the character who tries to guide Frenchy when she drops out of beauty school.

“This is my first Broadway role, so it’s pretty exciting,” said Hicks.

WPXI

‘American Idol': Syesha Mercado on Todrick Hall, ‘Dreamgirls’ and her debut album

Two years off her “American Idol” journey, Syesha Mercado is playing the glamorous Deena Jones in “Dreamgirls” and working on her debut album.

Deena Jones is the “Dreamgirls” role played by music superstar Beyonce, which must be some pretty big shoes to fill for Syesha.

“It was a little scary at first when I started thinking like that. It’s a lot of pressure,” Syesha tells Zap2it. “But once rehearsals started I just tried my best to focus on who Deena Jones was and playing it as honestly as I could. I definitely pay homage to Beyonce, but at the same time I can only do what I can do.”

Zap2it.com

Clarkson ‘at home’ in South Africa

At a media briefing ahead of her three-concert tour of the country which begins today, Clarkson said that, unlike other first-time visitors, she had “no false expectations of South Africa” because long-time back-up singer Kate Rapier was born here.

Clarkson said: “I know about South Africa through one of my back-up singers and friends who grew up here . her dad has several non-profit organisations.”

The 27-year-old Grammy Award winner and winner of the first season of American Idol in 2002, added that she would be visiting tourist spots she had heard of.

Times Live

Flint native Sophia Taylor is ‘Rehabin’ da Hood’ with local reality home improvement show

The local public access program chronicles Flint native Sophia Taylor and her business partner Andre White as they encounter the obstacles of flipping homes in Flint — from thieves stealing the electrical wiring (again) to plumbing-gone-berserk.

In the third episode, she gets a scolding from her father for painting the outside of a brick home — a definite no-no in his mind.

Along with Taylor’s father and 90-year-old grandmother, Flint’s former American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones also makes a cameo appearance on the show. Taylor cowrote a couple of songs on Jones’ album, “So Glad I’m Me.”

MLive

Clay Aiken Talks About Concert Special, Wake Co. School Board

Dressed in a blue button down shirt and blue jeans, Clay Aiken sat down for an interview with NBC17 Thursday at the Progress Energy Center.

Aiken announced in February that he will perform a one-night only special event to help kick off the release of his new album “Tried and True” and that this concert will be taped which will air sometime in June on PBS.

Within minutes of tickets going on sale, they sold-out. Many of those tickets were bought by some of Aiken’s most loyal fans who said they will travel across the country to see him perform. Something he hasn’t done in quite some time.

“It’s always a surprise when folks are willing to put so much effort forth,” said Aiken.

My NC.com

A classic move

RALEIGH — When Clay Aiken hits the stage tonight at Memorial Auditorium, he will be performing for the couple of thousand people in the crowd, as well a future audience that could be much, much larger.

The concert, which will feature the first live performance of his coming album, “Tried and True,” will be taped for a PBS special that will air this summer. It’s a one-time-only deal, and Aiken, the Raleigh native and “American Idol” runner-up, will sing each song from the new album.

“Tried and True,” scheduled for a late May release, is Aiken’s first album for Decca Records. It’s also the first in which he didn’t feel record-company pressure to go in a pop-friendly direction. Working with Decca, he and longtime manager Simon Renshaw charted a different course for Aiken’s career.

Newsobserver

The ‘American Idol’ Judge Power Rankings: Sorting out the Top 12

Kara fights hard to keep her seat — and produces genuine tears! Meanwhile, Randy settles into his usual interchangeable phrases (this week: “I dunno, man. It was just aiight for me”). Simon’s weariness begins to show, to which I say, “You’ve only got yourselves to blame for this ho-hum lineup!” And Ellen still can’t do anything except make Kara and Simon look that much better.

LA Times

‘American Idol’ EXCLUSIVE! Discover Kara DioGuardi’s Diet Secrets!

Ever since Kara DioGuardi strutted her stuff in a two piece on American Idol last season (take that, Bikini Girl!), we’ve been minorly obsessed with getting the 39-year-old judge’s sexy bod. Luckily for us, we ran into the always gracious Kara at APCH’s forth annual Stars & Strikes celebrity bowling and poker tournament in Los Angeles March 10, and she dished on how to achieve her fabulous figure.

“What really helped me get over any eating issues I had in the past was to figure out what I love to do in life and am passionate about and get focused on that, instead of focusing on what I look like, the calories I was eating — all of that nonsense,” Kara told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.

Hollywood Life

On the Scene: ‘American Idol’ host Kara DioGuardi thinks ‘Bikini Girl’-inspired stunt saved her job

“I kept saying no! I mean, what crazy nut is gonna go out there in a bikini at almost 40 years of age?” she tells April’s Women’s Health mag, on stands Tuesday.

But she admits the stunt “probably saved [my] job.”

Says Kara: “It was a defining moment, like, ‘She’s … as kooky as everyone else on this panel.'”

NY Daily News

Simon’s engagement was a surprise to many

Simon Cowell went from bachelor to betrothed before most people knew he was even dating his fiancee, Mezhgan Hussainy. Just how did this happen? According to recording artist Sinitta, one of Cowell’s friends, Hussainy patiently waited for the “American Idol” judge to come around.

MSNBC

Shane Sparks Pleads Not Guilty to Child Molestation Charges

‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ judge Shane Sparks has entered an official plea of not guilty to the eight counts of child molestation he was charged with back in December.

The Emmy nominee, who has worked with Aaliyah, Lindsay Lohan and Monica, was arrested on December 18. He was held on $590,000 bail in a Van Nuys, California, jail, and was released the following day.

Popeater

Derek Hough Sustains Cut During ‘Dancing’ Rehearsals

LOS ANGELES, Calif. —

Derek Hough got a little more than he bargained for with his new “Dancing with the Stars” partner Nicole Scherzinger.

The Pussycat Dolls singer left Derek with a cut on his face after accidentally kicking him during rehearsal for the show’s Season 10 premiere on ABC on March 22.

Derek told Billy Bush, who stopped by the studio for an interview with the ballroom pair on Thursday, that Nicole’s kick barely missed his eye.

Access Hollywood

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WKLB hosts St. Jude Kids Radiothon with rising stars

WKLB Country 102.5 kicks off a 2-day radiothoon to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital today. The station will broadcast their Annual Country Cares For St. Jude Kids Radiothon from the Jordan’s Furniture in Reading on Thursday and Friday. Joining them on site to deliver live performances will be a linuep of rising country music stars including Steel Magnolia, The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and Danny Gokey.

Fans are encouraged to stop in to Jordan’s to watch the performances and become a Partner In Hope by making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on site. Donataions can also be made online and by calling 1-800-963-HOPE (4673). WKLB will be broadcasting live on Thursday till 7 p.m. and on Friday until 9 p.m. The station is also hosting an inline auction to benefit St. Judes with rare memorbilia including autographed items from Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Leann Rimes and more.

Boston Music Spotlight

‘Community': Katharine McPhee Must Be Stopped

Please, won’t someone stop Katharine McPhee? The former American Idol contestant has dyed her hair blonde and set off on a television guest-appearance reign of terror, stopping last night to weigh down Community en route to the premiere of her own comedy, The Pink House, on NBC this fall. This time, she showed up as one of Pierce’s many ex-stepdaughters as the members of the study group suffered through Family Day at Greendale. Lessons about family abounded:

The Atlantic

Matt Giraud Working On ‘Soulful Rock’ Debut

It’s been a while since America has seen Matt Giraud. The JT-like soul man who was a wild card “American Idol” finalist and recipient of last season’s controversial judge’s save has been working hard off-the-radar since his fifth-place finish on season eight.

Since his “Idol” run ended, Giraud’s been writing songs in Nashville for his debut album, working with such well-known songwriters as Marcus Hummon (Rascal Flatts, Dixie Chicks) and Monty Powell (Keith Urban). “I’m not really going country,” he told MTV News last month, “but they appreciate soul down there and I’ve been playing with them and making great music.” So far, he’s recorded 15 songs, many of which he co-wrote, and is hoping to amass at least 30 before he starts shopping an album around.

MTV

  • Jx223

    HDD predicts that Danny will sell between 25,000-30,000 albums this week in their weekend preview. It looks like Danny will still be in the Top 20 albums on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart.

    It looks like he could possibly end up being ranked #14 or #15 next week on that chart. And that he could possibly be ranked #4 on the country albums chart next week.

    YOUR SPRING-FORWARD WEAKEND CHART PREVIEW: The encouraging year-long streak of six-digit #1s will continue next week—whoo-hoo—while five debuts are poised to make it into the Top 10, four of them looking Top 5-ish. Without further ado, here’s the leaderboard as of this morning, with the weekend dead ahead:
    * Ludacris (DTP/Def Jam/IDJ) 115-125k
    Lady Antebellum (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 100-110k
    * Gorillaz (Virgin/EMI) 95-105k *
    Jimi Hendrix Experience, Valleys of Neptune (Legacy) 90-100k *
    Gary Allan (MCA Nashville) 60-65k
    Sade (Epic) 50-55k
    Lady Gaga, The Fame (Interscope) 45-50k
    Black Eyed Peas (Interscope) 40-45k
    * Broken Bells (Columbia) 40-45k
    Almost Alice (Buena Vista) 35-40k
    Blake Shelton (Warner Bros. Nashville) 30-35k
    Crazy Heart (New West) 25-30k
    Lil Wayne (Cash Money/Universal Motown) 25-30k
    Danny Gokey (19/RCA Nashville) 25-30k
    Ke$ha (RCA/RMG) 25-30k

  • lucy

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/12/stewart-fox-news-is-the-m_n_496403.html

    Yep, it looks off topic. But a few minutes into this otherwise irrelevant video, Jon Stewart gives his pretty hilarious take on the new Idol judging panel….Somebody there, maybe JS?, is actually watching the show.

  • csprof

    I was sorry to see all four of the eliminated contestants go. I thought each brought something interesting and different to the crew, and find a few of the remaining contestants to be somewhat bland.

    A bright spot in this day is that last night’s AI show was great exposure for Scott and Matt. I actually think they benefitted from being the fun diversion on such an otherwise dismal results show. I was happy to see that they both brought something fresh to a performance that they have done so many times. They got lots of positive reviews and a standing ovation. Scott’s album went to #19 on the ITUNES Pop Album chart and Matt’s single shot back up to #1 on the ITUNES jazz chart, where it is right now. (And someone said Matt’s single was in the top 200 on ITUNES overall.)

  • Jx223

    It’s nice to see Matt and Scott get boosts on Itunes after last night’s performance. Especially Matt. I really like him, he was my third favorite last year after Anoop/Danny. I’m glad to see him in the Top 200 songs on Itunes and #1 in Jazz. Hopefully he will get a decent amount of sales this week for his single. :)

  • koshka

    How long does it take for Slezak to get his piece out? I CAN”T wait. :)

  • koshka

    Can’t edit.. I just saw Slezaks piece.

  • J9BT

    I have to get over this shock elimination night, so I decided to look up the stats for some of our favorite S8 boys, who are doing very well. I don’t know where to get daily updates on country, so I didn’t include Danny (sorry!).

    LLWD is at #10 Pop and #5 HAC, and WWFM is #14 Pop and #16 HAC. Nice!

    From Kworb at Pulse:

    Published Reports

    POP:
    17 14 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 4882 4369 513 28.453
    +58 Spins
    +25 Bullet
    -0.208 AI

    HAC:
    19 16 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 1733 1454 279 9.327
    +25 Spins
    -6 Bullet
    +0.223 AI

    Published Reports

    POP:
    11 10 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 5814 5452 362 33.979
    +12 Spins
    -36 Bullet
    +0.355 AI

    HAC:
    6 5 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 3484 3214 270 17.844
    +39 Spins
    -8 Bullet
    +0.238 AI

  • http://www.TheAdamLambertConnection.com/forum flynnsgirl

    Adam was presented with his first Gold record plaque in Singapore. Monte tweets: On Friday 12th March 2010, @Monterrific said:
    reply
    I have to say, it’s really cool to see your friend that you’ve busted your ass with be handed a gold record in front of a packed crowd in a country you never imagined going to. @adamlambert

  • csprof

    Yay for Kris and Adam! (And good idea to find some happy news to post, J9BT!)

  • lucy

    Wow, top 10 and top 5 for Kris and top 15 on both formats for Adam (temporarily, at least). That’s fantastic!

  • anovich

    And on AC charts LLWD is currently 19 and WWFM is currently 35

  • Mtlfan

    thanks for the stats on our 2 season 8 boys.

    Wouldn’t a judge’s save(s) been more appropriate this year than last year?

  • alaadam

    Adam receiving his gold certification for sales in Singapore :

    http://tweetphoto.com/14122963

  • smeggingnuts

    Little more good news from S8 Adam was handed his first Gold record in Singapore last night. Here’s hopeing for many more (and a platnium would be nice) to come.
    And more gold in Kris’s future as well.
    Good going guys!

  • smeggingnuts

    Bah Alaadam YOU BEAT ME!!!….lol

  • alaadam

    Tweet from Monte

    I have to say, it’s really cool to see your friend that you’ve busted your ass with be handed a gold record in (cont) http://tl.gd/fsk05

  • JudyL

    I would definitely sign that Slezak petition. But I would take it even further and get rid of Kara altogether. I can’t even imagine next year with only Randy, Ellen and Kara as judges.

  • alaadam

    Adam’s plaque moment http://tweetphoto.com/14123273

  • HermeticallySealed

    @Monterrific I just found out Alex Lambert is gone. Not cool. My dream of Chris Pittman and Alex Lambert in the finals is over. I want some Pittman & Lambert! Maybe Chris can play guitar for Alex?…

    Aww, sadz.

  • lorismile

    Thanks alaadam!! I’ve been waiting for a pic of it since I heard they gave it to him!!! YEAHHHHHHH!!!! Adam’s first picture with his gold record!

  • Pam

    Pop (From Pulse)
    96 64 KELLY CLARKSON All I Ever Wanted 156 47 +109 0.357
    134 99 ALLISON IRAHETA Scars 44 21+ 23 0.089
    135 131 KIMBERLY CALDWELL Mess Of You 24 21 +3 0.152

  • JR Labrador

    Nice updates for Adam and Kris. And it was good seeing Scott and Matt again. I’m trying to stay positive but this season won’t cooperate.

  • tiger92

    Official twitter account from the Singapore Glamberts forum/blog. These fans were at airport welcome party, waiting outside Radio station for Adam and are tweeting from the music showcase at Universal Studios now.

    Some recent posts (read top to bottom):
    # Adam is so beautiful! He was all glam rock.
    about 1 hour ago via Echofon

    # Btw, Adam LOVED his glammed up back scratcher! Pictures later! And oh, we have a strong 1500 crowd! http://twitpic.com/1835qg
    about 1 hour ago via Echofon

    # O performing fever and fye!
    39 minutes ago via Echofon

    # Adam is on stage! choosing 5 lucky fans to join him on stage. Screams galore
    33 minutes ago via Echofon

    # Adam learning singlish & hokkien !
    29 minutes ago via Echofon

    # Adam speaking mandarin!
    28 minutes ago via Echofon

    # Lucky fans hugging Adam lol
    23 minutes ago via Echofon

    # It’s Music Again acoustic
    19 minutes ago via Echofon

    # Whataya Want from me!!!! He sounds perfect!!!
    21 minutes ago via Echofon

    # Adam sang Broken Open & Mad World!!!
    half a minute ago via Echofon

    # Encore!!!!! Encore! A riot is going to happen!!
    less than 20 seconds ago via Echofon
    (my comments: pls don’t get too excited, believe she’s just exaggerating, Singaporeans are too law-abiding to actually ‘riot’ over a concert.)

    # Adam is back!!!!!!
    2 minutes ago via Echofon

    # Down the Rabbit Hole!!!!
    less than a minute ago via Echofon

  • colette

    Am I the only one who wasn’t entirely surprised by the result, unlike most of the pundits in this round-up and many on this board?

    for me, Lilly and Sioban and Didi were just too much of the same kind of thing, and one was gonna check out. And frankly, I think Lilly has the coolest look but the weakest vocal equipment. That “I Fall to Pieces” was a quavering pitchy disappointment for me, and I thought her “I don’t know what America wants to hear” comment, though refreshingly honest, was not terribly insightful.

    What they do want, like it or lump it, is some fresh-faced teenagers. This year’s crop, now boiled down to Katie and Aaron, is certainly not up to Jordin and Archuleta standards. But remember there a lot of very young kids voting out there, and the tweens might love those young eager-beavers despite their shortcomings.

    I think Katelyn was better than Paige, but not by a huge margin. It could have gone either way, though now Paige has gotta get her act together.

    And though Alex had a cool James Morrison-like husk to his voice, I’m not convinced he had the stuff to get much farther. Of all the bump offs, that’s one I was sorry about — though again, Andrew better up his game.

    Lastly, though I feel for these kids being crushed and humiliated before millions of TV watchers, the funereal pall was way overdoing IMO. Show biz is a tough game, obviously, and you really got to learn to roll with it. It’s not especially fair or egalitarian, it’s about playing well, having talent and trying to knock out the competition. Toughen up, folks! And Crystal, you gotta smile occaisonaly and act like you’re having a little fun, girlfriend! What’s the use of being so good, if you can’t enjoy the ride?

  • anovich

    134 99 ALLISON IRAHETA Scars 44 21+ 23 0.089

    Hope this song continues the upward movement…I so want Allison to do well.

  • lucy

    134 99 ALLISON IRAHETA Scars 44 21+ 23 0.089

    Fantastic. Allison needs another little song that could, like the guys have had … I’m still not convinced that this song is it. But I’ll certainly be thrilled if it is.

  • Daytripper73

    So Ace was holding Diana’s hand throughout their interview? Either they are doing some serious method acting for their show or Ace doesn’t have a fiancee anymore…

  • sr4mjc

    Not technically idol related but since we’ve seen Johnny Weir mentioned by Adam and vice versa, he’s been deemed not family friendly enough for the Stars on Ice tour.

    http://www.towleroad.com/2010/03/johnny-weir-responds-to-stars-on-ice-tour-snub-its-true.html

    Maybe right now, just artistically and creatively, I’d love to have my own show, with musical acts, like maybe getting Lady Gaga! I don’t like to think there are any boundaries. Anytime you get men in glitter it’s flamboyant!”

    Can we just let the boys wear glitter and have fun?

  • HermeticallySealed

    I am so sick of the whole “family friendly” bs. Discrimination is never family friendly. Seeing an effeminate man skating isn’t going to change a child’s sexuality in any way shape or form. And seriously, since when has skating ever been a macho sport?

  • saga

    Here is a utube channel with videos from Adams Singapore concert.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/soyamilk123#p/u

  • saga

    from http://www.adamofficial.com/us/news/video-meet-adams-band

    VIDEO: Meet Adam’s Band
    We’ll be back to the “Track-By-Track” Videos next week, but in the meantime, check out this video introducing Adam’s amazing band. Along with seeing the faces behind Adam’s live sound, you’ll get to hear their favorite Adam songs to listen to, and their favorite songs to play live. Enjoy!

  • Indigobunting

    Really happy that Scott and Matt got a bump for their songs.

    That duet was fun; Matt esp. was really getting into it.

    Happy that Danny’s strong sales are continuing.

  • saga

    MP4 Downloads

    ItsJoooory: DownLoad Link MP4 : Adam Lambert Singing Mad World at Universal Studios In Singapore, http://bit.ly/cr4NsZ
    3 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    MP3 Downloads at

    sahiraa RT @ohalyssand http://bit.ly/bZ0dAq
    – Folder with acoustic Singapore set. (WWFM,DTRH,BO,SLEEPWALKER,MW)
    half a minute ago via Twitterrific

    Downloads from @sassy_ct:

    All the songs from the showcase (audio only): http://bit.ly/9TzJL6
    less than 20 seconds ago via Echofon

    It’s the new faster Mad World!!!

    Down The Rabbit Hole (audio only): http://www.mediafire.com/?dwozezhyyly
    6 minutes ago via TweetDeck

    Singlish part (hilarious) (audio only): http://www.mediafire.com/?w0zymjmld0j
    12 minutes ago via TweetDeck

    Class 95 interview: http://www.mediafire.com/?myzmwevq0mm
    2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

    hooplamagnet The amr files from @sassy_ct can be played on RealPlayer. Hopefully, someone will convert them into MP3s.
    half a minute ago via web

    AnrichPins
    YT Vid: Adam Lambert The Glam American Idol at Universal Studios In Singapore, http://bit.ly/ab3SMC 22 minutes ago via web

  • saga

    Some photos…
    http://tweetphoto.com/user/2511753

    March 12, 2010
    Fireworks showcase before Adams Debut Showcase in Singapore !!! He is like so so frigin awesome !!! I’m so in love with him !!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opZ8hhDJqes

  • Chicagolaw

    That “Meet Adam’s Band” video is really cute :)

  • lorismile

    That fireworks thing is cute but I think they are for the opening of the theater, not because Adam is there.

    Can’t wait to get home and watch the vids from Singapore. Really enjoyed the article about the S8 crew and what they are up to now! They seem very busy!

  • saga

    Can’t wait to get home and watch the vids from Singapore. Really enjoyed the article about the S8 crew and what they are up to now! They seem very busy!

    It’s very touching to hear the screams, especially in broken open. It’s dead quiet and he sings the last note and they just scream.

  • dv

    Kelly DJ posted a crowd shot from the first stop on their South African tour. 15,000 at Johannesburg

    http://twitpic.com/185fqj

  • luval

    Wow…hope they enough money to bring Adam’s bodyguard. Those Singapore fans are wild!!!!!

  • Tess

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc4Dwy01SHM

    guitar and bongos only….

    Adam Lambert demonstrating how a really good singer can do his thing acoustically. IMHO…one of the best I have ever heard.

  • seriously

    I was watching AI videos on americanidol.com, and realized Andrew isn’t married. Am I the only person who thought he was?

  • caroleinfla

    WOW!! Thanks for the great interview and video of Taylor Hicks.
    I’ve seen him in Grease and he is Fantastic.

  • luval

    seriously…I thought Andrew was married too. Haven’t looked at any video’s but his backstory showed his baby and wife (so I thought). Or am I thinking of someone else? lol Can’t keep ‘um straight.

  • jpfan

    Andrew has a girlfriend and a child but isn’t married. I know Crystal has a son but I don’t know about a partner or if she was married before. The only one who is married is Big Mike.

  • wellhesback

    American Idol’s David Cook, Ryan Cabrera, Tyler Hilton, Audrina Partridge, Caridee English and Sean Payton all confirm 4 the 2010 Ezra Open (via @BTEFoundation)

    The Ezra Open is a celebrity bowling tournament. Proceeds to rebuilding New Orleans charities.
    http://btefoundation.org/html/events.html

  • ksgirlfordc

    Anyone know what kind of sales do you have to have to get a gold record in Singapore? Just asking.

  • saga

    Anyone know what kind of sales do you have to have to get a gold record in Singapore?

    6K for gold.

  • ggdoorsfan

    Anyone know what kind of sales do you have to have to get a gold record in Singapore? Just asking.

    from wiki….

    Recording Industry Association Singapore (RIAS)[36]

    6k for gold certification
    12k for platinum…+

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_music_recording_sales_certifications

  • monte

    Danny’s song got a radio add today – KFKF-FM Kansas City, market rank 32

  • aa618892

    Tess- I am thoroughly enjoying these great Singapore vids. It is great to see all the love from such a diverse fanbase (per some recaps on other sites). The screams and people singing along just makes me so happy for Adam! And yes, these acoustic showcases have certainly proven what an amazing and versatile vocalist Adam is. I am also so impressed with the new arrangements he and his team have come up with to make these songs work acoustically. I never though Music Again would work this way but it is awesome!

  • Mary102

    I just love Adam’s international tour rounds! They are so much fun -watching him around the world – meeting new fans! Plus we’ve gotten some of the best new performance vids and interviews because of it :-)

    I heard he did a different take on MW in Singapore – can’t wait to catch up on it all tonight!!

  • Truthiness

    Kelly DJ posted a crowd shot from the first stop on their South African tour. 15,000 at Johannesburg

    Great crowd for her. Go Kelly! Happy for her continued success, which seems to extend internationally.

  • Truthiness

    134 99 ALLISON IRAHETA Scars 44 21+ 23 0.089

    Fantastic. Allison needs another little song that could, like the guys have had … I’m still not convinced that this song is it. But I’ll certainly be thrilled if it is.

    Yeah, I’m not sure if this is the song to do it either, but I really hope so. She’s so talented, and I think that’s a good song, just maybe not for radio. But we’ll see.

  • tiger92

    —HERE IS A NEW ADAM PHOTO FROM ROLLING STONE-JAPAN!
    http://www.twitpic.com/1852va

  • ladymadonna

    Here’s a fun tidbit for those hungry for news about Cook’s upcoming album. This is from a guy who works in the A&R department at RCA:

    @TheDaveCarlson
    Jamming some new David Cook, gonna blow peoples heads off. Who has a dust pan and broom to clean the mess?

  • Parabola

    Breakaway (the album) is on sale at Amazon’s mp3 store right now for $2.99!

  • Mary102

    tiger92:
    03/12/2010 at 6:07 pm
    —HERE IS A NEW ADAM PHOTO FROM ROLLING STONE-JAPAN!
    http://www.twitpic.com/1852va

    Damn! I’m such a sucker for the peacock hair :-) Love it!

  • Trina

    LadyM do you think Dave Carlson is listening to demos that were done in UK/Sweden?

  • steph6449

    Danny got another early radio add, good one from LA station KKGO-FM — #2 ranked. That’s three altogether today, including a non-monitored station.
    Glad to see radio stations are continuing to add Danny’s single.

  • seriously

    @TheDaveCarlson
    Jamming some new David Cook, gonna blow peoples heads off. Who has a dust pan and broom to clean the mess?

    That’s gross. LOL

  • Pam

    News from Dave (2nd tweet)

    thedavidcook:

    I was hoping upon arriving back in the US, that I’d recieve an apollo creed/James brown sort of entrance montage. Next time…
    19 minutes ago via mobile web

    Oh and I brought a present back for everyone. We’ll be performing on idol this wednesday! Be sure to check it out!
    half a minute ago via mobile web

  • Organic

    Thanks everyone for the videos and pictures from Singapore. Just love the crowd’s enthusiasm for Adam. Every time he neared hitting those high notes, they went crazy. Too bad the whole band wasn’t there. Seems like they would have loved a full blown rock concert.

  • tierbee

    Oh and I brought a present back for everyone. We’ll be performing on idol this wednesday! Be sure to check it out!
    half a minute ago via mobile web

    Whoa, whoa, what?!

  • steph6449

    Aww, pic of Danny buying his CD at a Best Buy in Atlanta the day it was released

    Danny was in the Atlanta area on his March 2 release date, which included a performance and autograph signing – and a cool music purchase – at the Best Buy location at the Mall of Georgia. Danny’s on the radio now with his feel-good hit, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.”
    http://www.dannygokey.com/sites/dgokey6/files/Gokey,%20CD_0.jpg

  • Trina

    OMFG

    *head explodes*

    What the hell is gonna sing??!

  • Pam

    tierbee-That was my reaction to that tweet as well. I figured that we wouldn’t see him on AI again until possibly IGB next month.

  • sr4mjc

    Cookie’s going to be on Idol on Wednesday? Isn’t Orianthi on this week too?

  • Pam

    Cookie’s going to be on Idol on Wednesday? Isn’t Orianthi on this week too?

    As far as your 2nd question, that’s what I understood Ryan to say last night I believe.

  • tierbee

    tierbee-That was my reaction to that tweet as well.

    Could you “hear” me semi-freaking out right through my typing? Hee!

    What the heck is he going to sing?!

    Oohhh, but he’s looking so *pretty* – he’s going to look so nice on my TV.

    Crap, I gotta watch the results show now. Heh.

    (Disclaimer: This was not a flail)

  • Trina

    Is it too much to hope he’ll sing a Stones song after we’re going to be subjected to so many trainwrecks the day before? lol

  • seriously

    I’m looking for the dust pan and broom right now. LOL

  • Pam

    Could you “hear” me semi-freaking out right through my typing?

    I thought I heard a faint squeak. :P

    Is it too much to hope he’ll sing a Stones song after we’re going to be subjected to so many trainwrecks the day before?

    One can only hope. Heh

  • tierbee

    I’m looking for the dust pan and broom right now. LOL

    If anyone could make my head explode, he’d be the one. Though I survived 5 x David Cook live and meeting him and I still have an intact skull. Hmm.

  • MollyAnnMay

    Trina, that was my thought too, only because I can’t imagine what else he’d be singing. I doubt it though, because way to point out the assorted weaknesses of this season — the one they’re trying to promote right now.

    So I doubt we’ll hear DC & band do the Stones (even if I would kill for a tear it up version of Gimme Shelter — can you imagine Neal on that, never mind Andy and Kyle on the woowoos and Dave howling away about that storm rising? Hooboy), but what could it be?

    If they play Come Back To Me again I swear I’ll do an Elvis and shoot the TV.

  • tierbee

    If they play Come Back To Me again I swear I’ll do an Elvis and shoot the TV.

    Bite your tongue! (Finger?)

  • Keel

    But what in the world is he going to sing? It can’t be a new single (already)? Or could it? Because don’t they usually debut singles on radio first and then promo it on Idol a few weeks later? All he’s tweeted about are demos lately and not actual studio tracking so color me confused.

    Or would it be a song to promote IGB? Or something else? Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for more Cook on my TV, but . . . it seems so early for him to be appearing, no?

  • Pam

    If they play Come Back To Me again I swear I’ll do an Elvis and shoot the TV.

    I don’t even want to go there. heh I think I’ll lose my mind if that happens.

  • sr4mjc

    ooipau: http://twitpic.com/187d0p – ‘Caged’ in to see @adamlambert ! Queue grows for Adam’s Autographe Session at 4pm (its 10.30am now)

  • sr4mjc

    But what in the world is he going to sing?

    Maybe they came to their senses and gave him the boot song :)

  • Incipit

    Geebus, he likes to tease – and this surprise was well kept – WTF!Cook – for reals!

    So many questions, and no answers, unless you see for yourself.

    Thanks for the surprise -Much better than a T shirt. *snicker*

    Flove it.

  • ladymadonna

    Because don’t they usually debut singles on radio first and then promo it on Idol a few weeks later?

    Not always. In fact, CBTM went for adds on CHR on 4/7/09, one week after Cook performed it on Idol.

  • seriously

    Whats funny is David has probably known for a long time, but didn’t want to tell us Jeezbus. He gave us just enough time to make sure our schedules are clear.

  • incarcerate

    DC on Idol again — Can.Not.Wait

  • Pam

    I don’t think it’s the boot song he would be performing. Carrie didn’t perform Home Sweet Home until the night before the winner was announced last year.

    Isn’t that crappy song we’ve been hearing since the performance shows started supposed to be the boot song for the entire season? If not, then just ignore me. hee

  • Incipit

    Seriously, I wonder is there any connection with the track to make our heads explode that the RCA A&R dude was teasing about earlier?

    We don’t know is it Live or Taped, Old or New – oh, I’ll bet he got such a kick out of seeing Twitter explode! I saw close to 800 replies in less than ten minutes, and who knows what it’s doing now. LMAO!

  • MollyAnnMay

    Keel:

    but . . . it seems so early for him to be appearing, no?

    It really, really does. And can somebody tell me for sure — they are going to be on the bigger stage next week, right? Because if they tried to fit DC and the band on that little bitty round one they’d lose the roof off that place.

  • Trina

    Maybe while he’s there he can give this crop some lessons on the fine art of re-arranging a song where it doesnt sound like a hot mess?

  • seriously

    They’ll definitely be at the bigger stage, MollyAnnMay.

  • MollyAnnMay

    Gee, awesome quote fail up there, and I can’t edit. Sorry about that. The first sentence was from Keel.

  • Incipit

    Yes, MollyAnnMay – it’s the first time on the Big Stage – anniversary of the first Beatles Week, and “Eleanor Rigby”, one of my all-time favs that David did on Idol.

    Rolling Stones theme, supposedly – crossing fingers for Rawk!

  • ross

    Adam is on Nightline to “discuss his favorite music”? Um, why?
    Nice gig, but it seems totally gratuitous. Hope that doesn’t sound mean. Obviously I’m a Kris fan so I hope this doesn’t sound like sour grapes or jealousy on my part. It’s just that most appearances of idols or any musicians seem to be connected with something or other, and this just seems like: wtf? why is he there? That was just my honest reaction.

  • MollyAnnMay

    incipit: oh I’ll bet he got such a kick out of seeing Twitter explode!

    No kidding. I bet the explosion on his phone screen was *better* than a James Brown montage. *snort*

    Oh, and thanks for the info, seriously. And now I will stop post-hoing and wander off to speculate some more…

  • sr4mjc

    Adam is on Nightline to “discuss his favorite music”? Um, why?
    Nice gig, but it seems totally gratuitous. Hope that doesn’t sound mean. Obviously I’m a Kris fan so I hope this doesn’t sound like sour grapes or jealousy on my part. It’s just that most appearances of idols or any musicians seem to be connected with something or other, and this just seems like: wtf? why is he there? That was just my honest reaction.

    I’m an Adam fan and have no idea why. I guess because they asked? Still lol at it’s ABC

  • MollyAnnMay

    LOL html hates me today. Thanks incipit!

  • seriously

    I want David to sing Kiss On the Neck. The only downside is all the women he’ll impregnate with that moan.

    MollyAnnMay, don’t stop post-hoing! Post-hos make the world go around! Erm, well atleast the blog-o-sphere.

  • ksgirlfordc

    MollyAnnMay:
    03/12/2010 at 8:51 pm

    but . . . it seems so early for him to be appearing, no?

    Maybe AI needed a ratings boost based on the decline in viewership.

  • J9BT

    I’m still depressed after last night’s eliminations, but after seeing some comments about Cookie being on IDOL next week, I’m getting happier? Only I am too wondering what he will perform? I hope they make good use of the IDOL stage and have him sing something that 1) is available for purchase immediately and 2) is from his new album or is something that will be released to radio soon. Yay – something to look forward to after the horrible eliminations this past week!

    OTOH, I didn’t know that Orianthi was going to be on IDOL. Why are they giving a non-IDOL stage time? There are so many past contestants who could use the promotion! If it’s for ratings purposes, they could have picked someone better, no?

  • seriously

    OTOH, I didn’t know that Orianthi was going to be on IDOL. Why are they giving a non-IDOL stage time? There are so many past contestants who could use the promotion! If it’s for ratings purposes, they could have picked someone better, no?

    Yes!!! Word.

  • tinawina

    OTOH, I didn’t know that Orianthi was going to be on IDOL. Why are they giving a non-IDOL stage time?

    19 managers her.

    Yay cookie performance!

  • mmb

    Re nightline: they do a series called “playlist” where artists are interviewed about their musical influences. Kelly clarkson and j HUD have both done it. Various other artists have done these interviews as well.

  • tinawina

    I can’t edit! I meant to say manages, as in 19 manages Orianthi.

  • Incipit

    Orianthi is a great act to be on the same night as David and the Anthemic, IMO. – she’s a killer guitarist, and so is NealF’ingTiemann, and as you say, Tinawina, 19 manages her. Better than last year, with Lady GaGa.

    And truthfully, what other past Idol contestant would be such a good fit? I’m really looking forward to this, whatever they decided to perform. I believe he’ll make new friends among the contestants as he did last year – and the circles of acquaintance just get wider.

    The advice part – yeah well, pretty much can predict what David would say – “Sleep when you can”

  • ladymadonna

    Adam is on Nightline to “discuss his favorite music”? Um, why?
    Nice gig, but it seems totally gratuitous.

    Cook did this same Nightline “playlist” segment, but his was filmed and aired right after his win, as part of the big press circuit. So the timing is a little weird for Adam, but I think it’s a regular feature on Nightline.

    Totally psyched to have Dave back on the Idol stage so soon. It seems way early to release a lead single from an album that (to our knowledge) isn’t even fully written yet. So who knows. I’ve seen plenty of wild guesses flying around Twitter. Could be something new. Could be IGB-related. Could be a new boot song (since that Will Young thing is a putrid mess). Duet with Orianthi??

    Whatever. I don’t care. I’m just looking forward to seeing a pro up on that stage after what we’ve been dealing with the past few weeks.

  • seriously

    How much facetime do you think the band will get? I will be a little sad if I see Neal in the shadows again. I’d like to see a Orianthia-Tiemann guitar face off.

  • seriously

    Crap. No edit. I meant Orianthi. I blame my thick thumbs and iTouch. Bad combination.

  • tierbee

    The only downside is all the women he’ll impregnate with that moan.

    LOL!

    I like that moan. Like, a lot. I need to go to my mom’s house and watch in peace. Otherwise I’ll get disdainful raised hubby eyebrow, dammit.

  • tierbee

    I’d like to see a Orianthia-Tiemann guitar face off.

    That would be hot. .

  • Incipit

    I’d like to see a Orianthia-Tiemann guitar face off.

    Oh, you know how to Dream Big – excuse the pun. *wink* I’ll take anything, anything I can get!

    IDK about the staging for the band, though. Idol isn’t very good at it. As with all the rest – we’ll have to wait and see.

  • tierbee

    Oh, jeez, I’m stupid excited that he’ll be on my TV again. I miss him. Which is even stupid-er.

    But! BUT! It is less than 2 mos to Race for Hope. This, my friends, is good.

  • Trina

    LOL seriously considering the amount of screentime they got during Carrie’s Xmas specia and his previous return visit I’m thinking the most we’ll get is the 1/4 od Neal’s face. I wish I was kidding..

    BTW was just reading at the WNH he was working out of Maratone studios in Sweden. Is that primarily a writing studio? I’m clueless about this stuff. I just don’t think a new song would be doable in time for Wednesday especially needing time to rehearse it.

  • ross

    Re nightline: they do a series called “playlist” where artists are interviewed about their musical influences. Kelly clarkson and j HUD have both done it. Various other artists have done these interviews as well.

    Thanks! Now I get it. That’s a nice gig for Adam. Good for him.

    OTOH, I didn’t know that Orianthi was going to be on IDOL. Why are they giving a non-IDOL stage time? There are so many past contestants who could use the promotion! If it’s for ratings purposes, they could have picked someone better, no?

    I didn’t realize 19 manages her; yeah, that’s a pretty good reason!

    But anyway, now that it’s Top 12, don’t they begin to regularly feature guest performers at this stage of the show?

  • Miss Chaos

    I just saw the ad for AI, the Top 12 and the song they played was Breathe. I think it was a song Ryan Star that toured with David Cook and was on Rockstar was singing it. Anyone else see it?

  • Incipit

    BTW was just reading at the WNH he was working out of Maratone studios in Sweden. Is that primarily a writing studio? I’m clueless about this stuff. I just don’t think a new song would be doable in time for Wednesday especially needing time to rehearse it.

    Writing and state of the art production, Trina. It’s the Max Martin connection.

    The thing is – we don’t have any intel on whether this is taped, as CBTM was, or if the song was previously chosen and rehearsed long before – considering the Boyz are right there in LA, or close enough.

    It’s all gonna be a WTF!Cook – just like TuesDaves always were.

  • Truthiness

    Wow, great news on Cookie being on AI next week. Though agreed, the timing is really weird to me in terms of his music. But whatever it is, I’ll be sure and watch mj’s clip of it. Even he can’t make me watch the entire show, much less live. *shudder*

    But I really wouldn’t put it past the show to have him on to raise ratings. The show seems to need it and Cook’s season did do well and Cook is a popular recent winner who did well with his sales. All things the show would like to highlight at this point.

    Not sure how the Orianthia stuff will work with it, but I’m sure it will kick ass.

    So yeah, something to really look forward to next week. Oh and yeah, I would love if the show got smart and changed their minds had Cook do the boot song instead of that Will Young dreck.

  • tierbee

    I just saw the ad for AI, the Top 12 and the song they played was Breathe. I think it was a song Ryan Star that toured with David Cook and was on Rockstar was singing it. Anyone else see it?

    I saw a tweet from Ryan today that they were using “Breathe” next week for Idol but I couldn’t view the video from my iPhone. LOVE that song, very cool!

  • tierbee

    Here’s the tweet and link to the video – awesome!

    RyanStar:
    “Breathe” on American Idol for one week – starting tonight … http://ow.ly/1ixhl

  • Incipit

    I think it was a song Ryan Star that toured with David Cook and was on Rockstar was singing it. Anyone else see it?

    Yes, MissChaos, I did. Ryan’s album, 11:59 has been due out for a while – he’s got a promotion for that song, ‘Breathe for Jobs’ – and there’s a youtube of David and Ryan singing “Breathe” together in the middle of one of the sets on the Declaration Tour. They became really good friends. Very cool.

  • beth1114

    I just mentioned this in the “unplugged” thread and thought I should put it here, too. I’m a chronic lurker, so if I’ve not posted this in the right place, my apologies to mj!

    I read a tweet from 19News about an Idol Special on the TV Guide channel airing this Sunday (Mar. 14) with interviews from Adam, Kris, and Allison. I think it’s on at 5pm EST.

    Oh, I posted this in the “unplugged” thread cos I mentioned that VH1 aired the unplugged/WWFM 3 times this morning – you can read the rest of my message there if you’re interested.

  • mmb

    Don’t know if anyone posted this already (didn’t see it anywhere) but FYE moves up to number 3 on the BB dance/club chart this week.

  • Miss Chaos

    Thanks for the info about the Idol special, gonna mark it. I am embarrassed to say I have about 100 of Ryan Star’s songs on my MP3.

  • starstruck2000

    Adam is on Nightline to “discuss his favorite music”? Um, why?
    Nice gig, but it seems totally gratuitous. Hope that doesn’t sound mean. Obviously I’m a Kris fan so I hope this doesn’t sound like sour grapes or jealousy on my part. It’s just that most appearances of idols or any musicians seem to be connected with something or other, and this just seems like: wtf? why is he there? That was just my honest reaction.

    He is there because the show must think people want to watch him. I know it isn’t a show I normally watch but tonight I am sitting up for it.

  • steph6449

    Video of Danny singing in front of a biggish crowd at the St. Jude’s fundraiser this evening in Boston. Easton Corbin did a show earlier in the day for the same event. One of the radio peeps said they raised more than $300,000 so good for them all.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUW76BNXUmE

  • smeggingnuts

    Does anyone know if there is a video stream for Nightline..hehe I don’t have tv and don’t feel like waiting till someone posts it.
    Thanks

  • seriously

    I also want Cook to sing that Van Halen song that never saw the light of day. But really though. Why would they have him there with nothing to promote?

  • ann10

    “It’s all gonna be a WTF!Cook – just like TuesDaves always were.”

    Yeah, this is a good way to think about it! I had a momentary David Cook Fan Meltdown wondering what the heck he was going to sing. Feels like it’s too early in the season if he isn’t releasing a single right now. And it would be weird to sing something from DCTR.

    I will say that if he doesn’t sing a new song I hope they have him back later in the season when he’s presumably ready to release a single.

  • steph6449

    glad to see that the Packers | Danny Gokey bromance continues

    Today, March 12, 2010, 2 minutes ago |
    NickBarnett (NickBarnett)
    RT @StuYeWest: @NickBarnett ay man! Please Advertise some Danny Gokey! Let’s get him to 100,000 sales. He entered the week at 67,00! So close!!!

  • sunchick

    I’m just looking forward to seeing a pro up on that stage after what we’ve been dealing with the past few weeks.

    Somewhere in 19 Evil’s Legion of Doom HQ there sits a bright red phone with a direct line to a handful of secret weapons. Simon Fuller had it installed when he sold the company, on the strict orders that they only use it in case of emergency. Methinks Cookie got the call.

    Seriously, though, it’s all a bit WTF!Cook, isn’t it? God love him and his sneaky plans.

  • Pam

    Somewhere in 19 Evil’s Legion of Doom HQ there sits a bright red phone with a direct line to a handful of secret weapons. Simon Fuller had it installed when he sold the company, on the strict orders that they only use it in case of emergency. Methinks Cookie got the call.

    Yep, I guess it was one of those “break glass in case of emergency” situations hmmm? hee

  • cookmerized

    well i’ll be damned, i mean cooked. Cookie disappears on twitter for the day, only to resurface with news of a wednesday performance on ai? pinch me please. if that’s not something to get me and the masses excited for another night of season 9 schlock, i don’t know what is.

    new song? boot song? moan song? i’ll take whatever i can get. but can we take a moment just to dream of a new release? a chart topper? instant radio hit? are you ready people?!!??!?!!?!?!?

  • steph6449

    nice video interview/profile with Danny just posted here

    http://www.truecountry.tv/

  • Mtlfan

    Jim Cantiello is attending Kris’s concert tonight at the Grammy museum. Place is packed but it’s a small theater of 200 seats

    Regarding a boot song, I still think that Kris’s “let it rain” would be good!

  • Ratna12

    Adam is on Nightline to “discuss his favorite music”? Um, why?
    Nice gig, but it seems totally gratuitous. Hope that doesn’t sound mean. Obviously I’m a Kris fan so I hope this doesn’t sound like sour grapes or jealousy on my part. It’s just that most appearances of idols or any musicians seem to be connected with something or other, and this just seems like: wtf? why is he there? That was just my honest reaction.

    Because the media loves to have him, they dont have to have a reason. (I admit, I’m a jealous Kris’ fan)

  • tierbee

    Seriously, though, it’s all a bit WTF!Cook, isn’t it? God love him and his sneaky plans.

    He is a sneaky thing. TeamCook is like a fortress. Oh, the secrets they keep!

  • Ratna12

    Jim Cantiello is attending Kris’s concert tonight at the Grammy museum. Place is packed but it’s a small theater of 200 seats

    Oh wow, wait isn’t Jim supposed to be from New York ?. This Grammy Museum is in LA. I hope that Jim has another interview with video please and post it. Thanks for the info.

  • Jx223

    nice video interview/profile with Danny just posted here

    http://www.truecountry.tv/

    I think this is a nice interview with Danny, I also like the way he’s dressed in it.

  • claudette

    I’m excited for Cook. Maybe he’ll do a charity single like Kris did. A good thing to do, and great promotion for Cook and fans while waiting for new music.

  • Mtlfan

    Oh wow, wait isn’t Jim supposed to be from New York ?. This Grammy Museum is in LA. I hope that Jim has another interview with video please and post it. Thanks for the info.

    no, he said that he’s there just there for fun. Someone twitted him and asked if he has brought a sign of misheard lyrics ..lol

    he’s in 2nd row. that would be too fun if Kris got him to sing the yayayayay

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

    So cool that jim’s there-love him

    im SO excited about adam’s make-up line!

  • iluvai

    Thanks MJ! I would never know that Adam was on Nightline without your blog. I’m going to tune in for my few happy seconds of Adam. :)

  • dhunken

    mmb:
    03/12/2010 at 9:54 pm

    Don’t know if anyone posted this already (didn’t see it anywhere) but FYE moves up to number 3 on the BB dance/club chart this week.

    Thats great it really has moved up very fast on the dance charts and I predicted it weeks ago and I am sticking with the prediction that it will go #1 on the dance chart. Now I know for some not a big deal but to me being #1 even if it is a dance chart is a great thing. It also opens up that many more people up tot he album. Any promo or placement is all good. Agian thanks for the great info and keep it coming. :-)

  • sue

    From twitter:


    “Oh and I brought a present back for everyone. We’ll be performing on idol this wednesday! Be sure to check it out!”

    I don’t know if this was already posted. I guess Cookie will be on idol next week. Cool Beans! I hope Archie comes back too too. I miss those two guys. :)

  • Mtlfan

    oh that will be so cool to hear Cookie on the show next week!! Wonder what he’ll sing??

  • tripp_ncwy

    It seems Kris’s concert date on May 29th in Benton, Arkansas for Saline Summer Daze Festival had not been officially confirmed. It has been removed from his official website. There is supposed to be a new conference 3/18.

    http://www.bentoncourier.com/content/view/207906/1/

  • LK09

    Later in the season would be a great time for David Archuleta to premiere his next single. Not sure it will be ready yet though.

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

    David Cook’s coming?…(don’t kill me please) meh…

    Well he’s better than scottymac…

  • iluvai

    3, 2, or 1 minute of Adam to look forward too. Come on Nightline. lol.

    So I’m completely thrilled. Adam!!!

  • sunchick

    Yep, I guess it was one of those “break glass in case of emergency” situations hmmm? hee

    So that’s where the AC Les Paul has been…*breaks glass, hands to Cook, tells him to save show* Seriously though, I hope he’s had enough time to get something properly prepared what with all his traveling. Although the new ‘do is making sense now, eh?

  • sue

    Sorry MJ for posting the Cookie news again. I should of known it would already be posted. Duh! It won’t happen again. LOL. I am looking forward to his performance. I love his performance of “Permanent” last season, so moving. I hope Archie performs a song that showcases his voice like “Somebody Out There”, and not something like “Touch My Hand”, that didn’t translate to teevee too well. He did give good advice though. LOL. Archie is still my favorite idol of all time. I am sure both Davids will blow it out of the park this year, they are soooo seasoned now.

    Kris, Allison, and Matty G. have done so well with their return performances on idol. I am so happy for all of them. I am sure Adam will be equally amazing of course.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I have three guesses for what Cook could possibly sing. My hope is that it’s one of the Claude Kelly collaborations. (Cook worked on a demo of a new song with Claude months ago, and Cook was with Claude again in an LA studio before he went to Canada, so maybe a single was tracked then – wishful thinking on my part.)

    Or, they’re going to present him with his platinum plaque for Light On, so maybe he’ll sing that. He’s not performed Light On on the Idol stage yet. His first televised performance of that song was on SNL.

    My last thought is based on the fact that the theme is Rolling Stones. Cook could rock out with Bar-Ba-Sol.

    That’s all that I got. Discuss. :)

  • Pam

    Although the new ‘do is making sense now, eh?

    I would say yes. ;)

  • seriously

    luvadamlambert:
    03/13/2010 at 12:00 am
    David Cook’s coming?…(don’t kill me please) meh…
    Well he’s better than scottymac…

    What does he have to do to convert you? LOL Have you heard his album? It kicks ass! There has to be some room left in your heart! Adam can share his room with Cookie! Hehe.

  • Esqt

    Mr Lambert is trending…

  • Trina

    I would rather hear a random cover rather than hear LO. That’s like going two steps backwards and the song has served its purpose. Even if they want to give him the plaque its not necessary he sing it. I’m just so sick of the song lol I’d be fine with BBS however.

  • LK09

    Sue- I agree. Something like “Waiting for Yesterday” (a bonus track that didn’t even make the album :() would be a great choice.

    This is a very poor video, but he did a great job.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzSDmt8FxtU

  • Incipit

    WTF!Cook said “I brought a present back for everyone…” and he just landed in the US from a week long working session in Sweden, preceded by a writing session in London., so no – I wouldn’t expect anything old. That’s just not “Progression.” We know how he values ‘progression’. And it wouldn’t jibe with what he said. Beyond that – I’m as mystified as he could wish – all random ideas and no facts and totally WTF? I’d say I can’t wait, but I sorta kinda have to. ;)

  • Keel

    Seriously, people? You think there’s a chance in hell that Cook will actually sing LO for an LO platinum plaque presentation? That’s like the worst idea in the Hall of Fame of Bad Ideas! Last I heard Cook actually had professional publicists and management and stuff. And I’m pretty sure he has a working brain.

    I admit that I don’t have any idea what he’ll sing either, but I do know it won’t be LO.

  • tierbee

    Well he’s better than scottymac…

    Aw, luvadamlambert, that is some seriously faint praise ;)

  • wordnerdarchie

    Keel,

    I’m just relaying the song discussions that I saw on twitter tonight. I’m hoping for a new song, myself. (Light On is a good song, but its time has passed, imo.)

  • tinawina

    The more I think about it the more I think Cookie will either sing some kind of charity song for Idol gives back, a rolling stones cover or perform a cut off his new album to drum up some buzz (not the single – I think its too soon for a single). That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. :)

  • ladymadonna

    Yeah I’m with Tinawina. I’m thinking an IGB song to start building anticipation and awareness for the big show in April. Or maybe something new like Make Believe or You & I. It would be nice if they did something that was available for sale, but they could also just be trying to maintain a steady level of awareness while the album is being recorded.

    I doubt seriously they would do LO (it’s long done), but I guess even one of the stronger album tracks like Lie or Heroes or Bar-Ba-Sol wouldn’t totally shock me. But I don’t think they’d be doing a single now unless it had scored some kind of huge promotional tie-in (like Idol boot song, major sports theme, soundtrack song, or something like that). It’s just too far in advance of an album that hasn’t even been recorded yet.

    If they don’t do something new that’s available for purchase, I expect the early timing was deliberate. Based on how often Carrie has appeared on the show since her win, I’d kind of be surprised if 19E didn’t have Dave back again at the tail end of the season to promote the lead album single then. Who knows. Team Cook does like to hold their cards close to the vest.