Idol Headlines for 03/15/12

Adam Lambert is Set for Kiss Fest in Boston – “American Idol” hopeful-turned-superstar Adam Lambert thrilled 50 lucky fans yesterday at a swanky, invite-only event at the W Boston Hotel. In town for the unveiling of the 2012 KISS Concert lineup (May 19 at the Comcast Center), Lambert performed two songs — new single “Better Than I Know Myself” and title track “Trespassing” — and sat down with the Herald to chat.- Read more at the Boston Herald

‘American Idol’s’ Colton Dixon Sings Hair-Metal Hit; White Lion Frontman Praises Performance, Lays Into Steven Tyler – We reached rocker and co-writer Mike Tramp in his home country of Denmark where he told THR he had “nothing but praise and the absolutely the best to say about Colton, his voice and his passion for music. I enjoyed his performance and conviction of the song. Colton has my support all the way, he is a true star.” As for Tyler’s comments, Tramp seemed baffled, especially since the two frontmen go back. Said Tramp: “What’s wrong with Tyler? White Lion toured with Aerosmith for three months back in 1987 and we became friends. I would say he knows pretty well who White Lion is and that ‘Broken Heart’ is a key part in the foundation to the band and why we were successful in the 80s.” Tramp didn’t cut Idol’s backing band much slack, either. “It’s a shame they couldn’t lay down a better groove based on what they get paid or at least listen to the original better, even though they were doing their own version,” he jabbed. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘American Idol’ finalists looking forward to Chris Daughtry’s return to the idol stage – “Oh my goodness — thanks to Chris for letting me hang with him and the band and meeting up with me,” he says. “Such a nice guy — such a genuine, humble guy who’s been in the same shoes that we’re in. It was cool to hear what he had to say and what he thought about the show, which was all positive, so it just gets me excited about what’s ahead.” – Read more at Zap2it

AT&T Commercial – HTC Vivid™ & Beatbox Portable featuring Jordin Sparks

If you missed Jordin Sparks’ adorable AT&T commercial that ran during Idol last night, here it is:

Jennifer Hudson’s Son Sassiest Kid in Hollywood – Jennifer Hudson’s son might be the coolest kid in Hollywood — and he’s definitely the best judge of comedy — because he totally owned our camera guy for attempting some jokes … bad jokes. – Watch the Video at TMZ

Seriously…watch this video. IT’S HILARIOUS

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  • Anonymous

    WTG, David!  He’s right:  TMZ guy was NOT funny at all.

    Jordin’s AT&T commercial, OTOH, is pretty funny.  The side eye Jordin gives the lady is great!

  • Anonymous

    JHud’s little David is hilarious-and so honest! I’m serious!

    I’m excited for Adam and the KISS concert-he’s part of a great lineup. I watched the announcement online yesterday and heard him sing “Trespassing”-I can’t wait to hear the recorded version. I know we always say this about our Idol favorites, but Adam’s Trespassing sounds like a radio hit to me.

  • Anonymous

    David probably learned the behavior from Mommy.

  • djafan

    David Archuleta playing Adele’s Someone Like You on piano (beautifully) on the Nandito Ako set.  He sang a bit, would love to hear him sing this. 

    Adele follows David A on twitter, would love for her to see it

    Uploaded by mikaelahahn on Mar 15, 2012

    Impromptu singing session, I was so starstruck that he was playing the piano that I could barely sing. haha

    Killing time on the set of TV5’s “Nandito Ako”

    BTW,I was the stylist of David and the whole cast on the show.

    Can I just say that despite his enormous talent,David is one of the
    nicest,most humble and down to earth people that I have met in my entire

    I’m really proud to say that I have become a true fan.

  • Anonymous

    Jordan’add is very good!
    lol at David and TMZ !!

  • djafan

    Preorders for Forevermore are doing great!!! Can’t wait to get mine!

    3/14/2012 WOW HD Top 100
    Forevermore by David Archuleta

    #1 United States
    #1 Canada
    #8 Hong Kong
    #8 China ??
    #8 France
    #8 Japan ??
    #33 United Kingdom
    #94 Australia

    3/15/2012 WOW HD Top 100
    Forevermore by David Archuleta

    #1 United States
    #1 Hong Kong
    #2 Australia
    #1 Canada
    #1 China ??
    #1 France
    #1 Japan ??
    #24 United Kingdom
    #30 New Zealand

  • VelvetGlammine

    Adam Lambert on the cover of Swedish magazine Dorian, looking quit scrumdelicious!!! :)

  • Anonymous

    David A. sure is leaving for his mission on a high note.  He is working so hard right now recording so he will have something to leave us for the 2 year drought.  Today on Nandito Ako he (as Josh) proclaimed his love for one of the girls and it was very moving.  He also showed that he could still beat David Cook in the handstand department. lol  He yelled at and pushed down Uncle Stevil(as we call him for his evil ways).  He is doing a great job!

    3 David related phrases were WWTT again today.  His fans are doing a great job keeping him trending on twitter.

  • Enough already!

    Interesting Kiss lineup.   Adam was on two years ago, and I am surprised that no one from the Idol world was listed as up and comers.   I realize they don’t do country on this venue, but there were any number of contestants that are pushing the envelope.   Just thinking aloud.

  • Kitwana

    Djafan: Thanks for all that data on ranking for the Forevermore CD. I know most on this board judges success based on US album or concert sales but what David has managed to do in Asia is really impressive. At the end of the day, money is money.

    It’s also great to see that has offered this CD for sale already. It waited much longer to offer the Asian Tour Edition of The Other Side of Down. It’s a good sign. Hopefully they can work out a deal with iTunes.

    I really think that this CD will make David an even stronger presence in Asia than he already is. He’s basically recording the biggest hits of artists who have had success throughout Asia (Side A, South Border). This will get people who would not ordinarily listen David Archuleta music to give it a try. I think they will be impressed with David’s versions because they seem to put his voice front and center. Full credit to his new mgt for finding this great project for him.

    Sony Music Asia has really done a good job promoting David and his music. I’m so impressed that they have remained so firmly behind him even though he left Jive Records and 19R over a year ago. I hope he continues working with Sony Asia when he gets back in 2 years.

  • Mase Wallace

    weird commercial,lol

  • Anonymous

      I think they are still looking for people that also have a following or
    fan base and it could be these contestants that you say are pushing the
    envelope are not known enough to pull in an audience or make people
    want to see them.

  • Anonymous

    I love that cover!  Very cool.

  • Kylee

    Melinda Doolittle freaking out over Joshua’s performance! Its hilarious!

  • Anonymous

    The “rising stars” were all local artists, meaning they were from the around Boston area. What other Idol, that has something current out, is from the Northeast?

    Isn’t Haley from somewhere in the Northeast? She would have been a good choice for an opener.

  • TwigLA

    My TV was still tuned into Fox when I turned it on today  … right at the part where JHud and baby David’s segment started. I seriously laughed out loud.

  • Anonymous

    When I think about artist that push the envelope, American Idols are not at the top of the list. 

  • Tinawina

    Haley is from Chicago.

  • gferna

    Hey, in the lineup of the KISS event, there is a “group” called “Adam Lambert gym class heroes”.  ?! wtf is that s***?? 

  • Anonymous

    No big deal, they just got Adam Lambert’s name mixed up with Adam Levine. It’s not the first time something like this has happened. Usually they will realize their mistake and correct it.

  • Anonymous

     djafan  That video of David playing Someone Like You was so David.  He was letting the singer shine.  He only sang when she needed help with the words.  He would never try to out maneuver someone for attention.  Would love to hear him sing that song, though.

  • Mateja Praznik

    One Direction #1 on HDD’s Vibe-Raters list this week:

    One Direction

    album: Up All Night

    track: What Makes You Beautiful

    Album to debut at #1. UK X-Factor alumni Top 25 at Top 40. SiriusXM
    Hits-1, Z100, WIOQ, KHTS, WNKS, WNCI, WKSS, WDGC, more. Adds: WXKS,
    WHYI, KZZP, many more. TV: MTV, MTV Hits. Over 60m+ online video views.
    Big Time Rush tour dates through 3/9. Just won Brit Award for Best
    British Single. Today Show 3/12. Mgmt: Richard Griffiths, Harry Magee,
    Will Bloomfield/Modest! Mgmt.

    WMYB video actually has over 70 million views.

  • Anonymous

     Not sure what Adam Levine has to do with KISS concert since he is not appearing.  confused!!!!!!  LOL

  • Nele621

    If I hear one more person talk about The Voice judge, Adam Lambert…

  • Anonymous

    Gym class heroes had a hit song with Adam Levine. Someone obviously screwed up the Adams last name and attach Lambert to the duet with GYm class heroes.

  • Anonymous

      Okay.  Now I understand.  Personally I never heard of Gym Class Heroes
    and don’t particularly care for Adam Levine’s voice but it looks like
    their names are going to be attached forever….lol

  • happyhexer

    Any Adam fans around? Especially cwm and Montavilla?  If anyone lives in the viewing area of Fox News out of the greater Portland, Oregon area, there was a Fox News commercial that said to watch Fox News for 5 chances tonight to win Live 95.5 tickets to see Adam Lambert perform at the Bing Lounge, I think on March 25th.  (Just in case you weren’t watching Idol or missed that commercial.  The news airs at 10:00 pm PST, I think.)  I will post this in the evening thread as well.